1st round pick 2014
Both teams are in need of a shakeup; Gagner and Kadri have been rumored to move and are unhappy with their teams. The Leafs need more help for top 6 forwards when we need defensive depth; the drat pick and prospects balance out the value gap that Yakupov has over Gardiner. What say you?
Not as bad as some of your other deals, but I'd decline from a Leafs perspective. Not really interested in Gagner, Yakupov I think will be a good player one day but is redundant with guys like Kessel and Lupul locked up long term; not to mention that our winger depth is the best aspect of our team.
Don't want Gagner
Don't want Yakupov
I would not trade Kadri straight up for either of them our future #1 centre (our current #2 centre), nor would i trade Jake straight up our future #1/2 Dman (Current #3)
wait for it...OHL/CHL leading scoring prospect Connor Brown
+ wait for it....our 1st round pick.
The only way the leafs make suck a bad trade is if they want to tank!