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02-15-2012, 02:09 AM
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What happens if the Leafs become sellers?

This isn't a sky is falling we've lost 4 games in a row let's blow up the team post.

As the market is severely dried up, what happens if the leafs sell at the deadline (within reason of course). What type of deals can we expect to see?

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I'd hope we can find someone take Connolly. As a seller we don't have a lot of valuable assets.

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The only scenario where we sell is if we do cap dump trades. Komi, Connolly, Lombardi for example.

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Lombardi for a mid round pick.

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i doubt the leafs will be sellers anymore as long as burke is here, and to be frankly i don`t ever want to do that..we lost our window to rebuild,now we need to compete hard year after year and become a contending team..

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The only scenario where we sell is if we do cap dump trades. Komi, Connolly, Lombardi for example.
I want to do that even if were buyers

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This would be a great year to sell. The Leafs could get a great return for Grabovski, especially now that Ruutu is off the market. Trade Grabo and MacArthur for picks, hope somebody is dumb enough to take Connolly off our hands, go for MacKinnon next season.

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I can't imagine Burke selling.

Not that I'm against the idea as this team is still a ways away from contention, but I think Burke will do his best to see this team into the playoffs.

If we do sell, then I think we have several attractive pieces that would interest teams.

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02-15-2012, 06:13 AM
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This would be a great year to sell. The Leafs could get a great return for Grabovski, especially now that Ruutu is off the market. Trade Grabo and MacArthur for picks, hope somebody is dumb enough to take Connolly off our hands, go for MacKinnon next season.
i agree with u grits ......this team as it sits will be in tough just to make the playoffs ....but i cant see burke being allowed to sell by ownership ...if this gets ugly ..ie:a loss tonite " then i can see a panic move ...a good prospect for a half assed goalie or something
i think burke has to answer to someone soon.......new owners may have their own ideas....and maybe marketing good young homegrown stars is the way
a loss tonite and burke will look like a chump by extending wilson ....a coach firing would likly be a bigger spark than bringing in jeff carter or dustin penner ......we got enuff under achievers now ......bang on grits ....sell sell sell

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I wouldn't mind if they became sellers but it will never happen.

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I wouldn't mind if they became sellers but it will never happen.
It may. If we do, we'll get lots in return with how weak the crop of available talent is.

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Dont see it happening.

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We would be heading in the right direction, at the wrong time.

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02-15-2012, 06:44 AM
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I expect them to be Sellers and Buyers.

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Every year its the same nonsense....TSN and Sportsnet hype this trade deadline day for months in advance....When the day comes they both have panels on from 8am until 5 oclock.....for a bunch of role players, depth players and muckers getting shifted from roster to roster. We are all waiting for that team shaping huge blockbuster trade but as in years past, I expect little nothing moves....Joey Crabb for a 5th round pick type of deals. I'd be surprised if the Leafs did anything of significance. It would be nice to wake up to a 9 player blockbuster deal that would actually make a difference for once. I'm getting fed up with looking at the garbage on this hockey team.

Remove Stajan, Blake, Hagman, Mayers.....Insert Bozak, Connolly, Lombardi,Brown....same sh1te...different pile.

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I really don't want to lose Grabo, but if we have to, this is probably the perfect time. A pretty weak cast of available players means that he could probably fetch quite a nice return.

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Wouldn't it be wonderful if Burke moved Connolly, Lombardi, and Armstrong somehow before the deadline, and Frattin/Colborne/Kadri came up to replace them? One can dream...

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This isn't a sky is falling we've lost 4 games in a row let's blow up the team post.

As the market is severely dried up, what happens if the leafs sell at the deadline (within reason of course). What type of deals can we expect to see?
If you have watched Brian Burke during his tenure you would know that will never happen. He will move out excess bodies and contracts but he won't be selling UFA's like Grabovski for picks or prospects. Never gonna happen.

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Think it is becoming clearer by the day this team is still one that is building rather than is in the buy mode, I recall Burke saying a year ago, I want to build for a championship when discussing trades, rather than to buy a spot in the playoffs only to have our arses wiped in the 1st round. I'm sure he is not going to mortage the future for a quick stop gap solution.

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02-15-2012, 08:22 AM
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I doubt we will, but I wish we would...
We can trade MacArthur, Franson, Aulie away
And dump Komi, Connolly, Lombardi, etc if possible...

Obviously they seem unlikely, but even just trading away ONE or TWO of those piece would be nice, free up some money and most important, free up a roster spot

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seems like a great market to be sellers but its probably to late to really improve the draft position.

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If he could find takers on lombardi and komisarek, we would become a better team.

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Sell to Buy.

if anyone wants Army, Lombardi, Komi, Connolly.

We can take the picks and prospects and add them to upgrading trades

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If he could find takers on lombardi and komisarek, we would become a better team.
I would add to that, Grabo, The Monster, MacArthur, continue the streak of trades Burke has compiled since the Phaneuf trade. Almost all overwhemingly in our favour. Even picks 2nds and 1sts have value later on, it's currency you may need if we visit a bigger deal that may come along in the offseason.

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Every year its the same nonsense....TSN and Sportsnet hype this trade deadline day for months in advance....When the day comes they both have panels on from 8am until 5 oclock.....for a bunch of role players, depth players and muckers getting shifted from roster to roster. We are all waiting for that team shaping huge blockbuster trade but as in years past, I expect little nothing moves....Joey Crabb for a 5th round pick type of deals. I'd be surprised if the Leafs did anything of significance. It would be nice to wake up to a 9 player blockbuster deal that would actually make a difference for once. I'm getting fed up with looking at the garbage on this hockey team.

Remove Stajan, Blake, Hagman, Mayers.....Insert Bozak, Connolly, Lombardi,Brown....same sh1te...different pile.
I would much rather the latter 4 over the former 4.

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