No. We can do better than that. I'm fine with our goalies right now and they still need time to show what they will become. Bring schnieder here will just give us another reimer, or worse on weaker defence than vancouver.
Darren Dreger is so ridiculous lol. Theres history between Phil and Burke, but not Phil and Nonis..as if Nonis just appeared here overnight. SO dumb if we trade away Phil.
Safe to say Dreger knows a lot more about hockey and has far better connections than almost anybody in the business, especially you. Nonis is also his cousin, so he tends to get the inside scoop with the Leafs, and there is speculation/rumours that Nonis was never a fan of the Kessel trade to begin with, so yes, Kessel can be "Burke's guy" despite Nonis having been here for 4 years or whatever already.
Dreger doesn't typically stir the pot just for the sake of a story. There are quite a few reasons to think that Kessel might be available. And he didn't say Nonis was actively shopping him, he said he was listening to offers.. which most GMs would do about most players. Gretzky got traded, there's almost no such thing as an untouchable, and Kessel definitely isnt one.
With the cap going down the Leafs are ok but are still paying $2 million next year in buyouts and can't really afford to be taking on too much salary themselves.
For one year if it gets us the best package in a trade? Definitely do-able. We have a ton of cap flexibility. If the trade WASN'T made, we would have Kessels salary on the books next year. Presumably if we ate some of the salary for another team, it would be to make the trade cap-neutral for the other team, in which case it would also be cap-neutral for us.
I'm not worried about the cap for next year. We don't have much of a shot at all at getting Getzlaf or Perry. And even if we magically were able to get both, we'd be able to work it out by buying out Komi or something like that.
Reminds me of a trade Nonis made in Vancouver where he got a young Roberto Luongo and ended seven + years of instability in net.
Corey Schneider, Nicklas Jensen, 1st 2012 and Brendan Gaunce for Phil Kessel, Ben Scrivens and 3rd.
We eat a portion of salary next year to help Vancouver out with there soon to be cap troubles, and they ice one (id probably say the best, but for arguements sake) of the best hockey teams in the league.
Why the hell are we trading Kessel in a deal that has a goalie as the centrepiece? Reimer has been our best player all season. We need help on D and down the middle, not in net. We could use a veteran backup though.
Kessel isn't going anywhere, at least not in a trade that has Cory Schneider as the best part.
Nonis didn't just come from outer space to be the Leafs GM. He was there for 4 years as the AGM.
Remember how Anaheim was listening to offers for Getzlaf, Perry, and Ryan last year? It's that kind of listen.
Not really... Bobby Ryan requested a trade, they flipped their head coach, and Perry and Getzlaf are both UFAs at the end of this season. Not to mention they are in contender status, and despite their poor season last year had and still have multiple pieces capable of placing them in contention - ie. good top-3 core, #1G. They have Fowler and Vatenen on D and thought they had Schultz coming down the pipeline. They have a really good depth in prospects with Smith-Pelley, Etem, Holland, Palmieri, and Friberg, and they have both Gibson and Fasth for future consideration between the pipes.
Needless to say their franchise state couldn't be much more different than ours, and is thus not a good partner to draw comparisons to.
That said, I too am not sold on Schneider, and for that package I admit I know little about Jensen other than he's a big swedish RW who is highly regarded by their organization, as any 1st rounder should be.
The Corrado piece puzzles me - a 5th rounder, defenseman, Toronto boy... seems really out there, not sure why it would be considered a piece in this.
So really, it's Jensen, Scheider and their 1st. That's a decent package, provided we feel Schneider is legit and Jensen has sufficient upside, neither of which I'm quite sold on TBH.