I guess if Nonis loses all hope in Reimer developing into that number one goalie, I could see him pulling a trade like this.
Not for Miller though. Miller doesn't like the Leafs, and I'd rather not deal futures within the division again. Pretty sure Buffalo doesn't want to deal Miller within the division either.
Though I don't like a trade like this anyways. I'd rather just be patient with our prospects and going young players. I seriously doubt we'll win a Cup in the next two years, so lets have some patience.
Last edited by Joe Pesci: 02-22-2013 at 09:39 AM.
Reason: Because Conference ≠ Division
Leafs don't need a goalie, never mind one who gets rattled and starts pointing fingers when things don't go his way.. With the exception of a few hot streaks, Miller is pretty average. Being on the wrong side of 30 really gives the Leafs no incentive to make this deal.
Why do so many Leaf fans want to trade away Gardiner anyway? Makes me think his concussion was worse than they let on.
No.. it's just that many Leaf fans have an insatiable need to continue the practice of throwing away their team's best young assets in order to gain instant gratification rather than being patient long enough to see these assets develop into whatever they're projected to become at some point down the road.
As for the OP's proposal.. no thanks.. not interested in trading away futures for someone who isn't needed.
Please don't put Miller on the Leafs. It makes them a middle of the pack playoff team and possibly in the playoffs, dare I say it....a contender
Lol....nobody picked the Leafs to make the playoffs, while Buff was a shoein. Our goalies are currently outplaying Miller as well as the rest of the team. No big changes in net are needed at the moment.
it's just that many Leaf fans have an insatiable need to continue the practice of throwing away their team's best young assets in order to gain instant gratification rather than being patient long enough to see these assets develop into whatever they're projected to become at some point down the road.
Beyond the fact that Toronto & Buffalo generally don't trade with each other... I just don't see the reason for the Leafs to do this...
They're a young team. They have 2 goalies, who are 24 and 26 respectively. They have the second cheapest goaltending tandem in the league, they're both signed for next year, and most important, they've got a .930 sv%. It puts them 6th and 7th in the league amongst starters/tandems, respectively.
If the Leafs are going to dip into the FA pool, they're going to need the money to do it.
Reimer or Scrivens
Gardiner or 1st(2013/2014)
Biggs or Percy or Finn
Have at it. I just want to see if value is there?
no............absolutely no value for the Leafs whatsoever in fact a trade with the Leafs giving that much away for a goaltender of Miller's ilk would be counter-productive and actually set the team back
I wouldn't pay that for Luongo and he's a much better goaltender then Miller