I hope the sarcasm is you completely joking about doing that deal, because MacArthur is a little over a year older than Dubinsky and barely managed 35 points in a single season prior to breaking out last year. Dubinsky, a year younger, homegrown and much better all around, could EASILY match the year Mac had last year this season.
that was the 2nd time i ever ventured to the leafs board. the first being in july when the original dubi to tor nonsense came about. man do they have such an ignorant fan base, many of them seem non educated. they think nhl trades are the same ones they do in nhl 11.
So far the consensus from Rangers fans is that Gunnarsson is worth a 2nd rounder + 1-2 mid level prospects?
Personally, I would be looking for an above average third liner + a pick or a mid-level prospect with an offensive upside in return. Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with the Rangers 3rd line or prospect pool
My perspective is that Gunnar is a reliable #3/4 defensemen at both ends of the ice with above average (NOT top-notch) puck moving abilities and an offensive upside. You don't notice him, in a good way. The knock on him is that hes not overly physical, but has some size and can handle himself in front of the net. His strength comes from his positional play and decision making.
He could break out, but most likely will improve at the same steady pace he has been.
As for the Leaf board... it is mayhem there, but don't let it characterize all of us. We have our fair share of short sighted hot heads, but also a sizeable amount of level-headed, self-depreciating, educated, grammar-capable fans who love to have an intelligent debate that excludes name calling and pidgeon-holing.
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Christensen and a 3rd for Gunnar get it done slats
You forget as good as Slats is, Burke's better. 0:
Christensen is leading the 2nd liner on the Marlies, not doin' anything for the Leafs. Gunnarsson seems to have the Leafs vote of confidence or is being baited for teams that need a 4-5 defensemen who can play offensively or defensively and is on a great contract and is still relatively young. (25)
Leafs would probably want a good prospect with a good shot at the NHL. For all your ranting and raving about how Dubi is homegrown and a great player, Gunnar is also a homegrown player, who re-upped this summer, and is looking better and better. From a Leafs perspective there's zero reason to trade him to anyone unless we get a boom/bust prospect with very high upside or he goes along with another defensemen with a bloated contract to try and add some cap relief to our team when we gotta re-up Kulemin and Grabovski.
We don't even need Dubinsky why ask for him? We have Lupul and Kulemin on our LW and both play smart hockey and have heavy wristers. They're not great power forwards but they don't need to be.