Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:08 PM
to be honest, nothing, really interests me from Toronto. This is the total representation of how bad their team actually is. NO one interests me at all. If it was Tampa bay for example, I would say, Brett Connoly. IF Florida was interested I would cool with Gudbranson OR Kulikov as starting pieces. If it was Columbus and yes they are looking for a goalie too, B C boy Jonhansen and their pick would be who I am interested in.
Leafs have nothing I, personally want. I'm not sure about gillis, but as a Canucks fan, theres no one I want, and theres not anyone Gillis will be interested in.
Were not sure what he looking for, maybe a player that can help the team right away? I'm sure he's going after youth.
Luke Schenn. A HUGE NO for Luke Schenn. I don't want this guy, he won't help, not very good offensively, he's tough nails, but as raymond tends to screw up offensively, Luke Schenn is the guy that screws up defensively. He's there version of Mason Raymond, and we have plenty of other players that have smiliar abilities to him. So adding won't really improve the team. I also believe "we can do better" then a luke Schenn.
Kadri. Prospect, future top 2 centerman with speed and skill. I"m not really interested in this guy because we have something similar in Schroeder. Also heard of some attitude problems from him, but in the end. not really interested in this guy. Not unique enough.
Colburne. I'm not sure why we are going after a guy that is a future 3rd line player.
Jake Gardiner. A fan favorite. I respect the fact that he is good enough to be labled a untouchable. But if the Leafs are not willing to include him, it's going to be real hard for us to give up a star goalie.
5th round pick. Florida was wiling to give up the 8th pick for Voukon. 5th pick for Luongo is not far fetched, but Burke can potentially look stupid, knowing he traded traded away 3 of his first round picks 3 years in a row away. So understandable too, hes not willing to move it.
Nikolai Kulemin. MR highlites from the REL, but just a normal player in the NHL, the problem with this guy, is that he wasnt even effective on a non playoff team, how is he going to impact a top 2 NHL team? He's useless to us in a sense were we have plenty of 2nd line wingers, like HIggins, Booth, Burrows, Raymond, so is he's pretty much useless to us. Gillis is not looking for spare parts.
Dion Phaneuf. Leafs captain. NHL teams have adapted to his game, since then, just looks like a normal defencemen. Not the same from the 2006 season, at times looking like a pylon.
Lupul. Lupul was a point per game, but playing 1st line minutes. By adding him to our team, doesn't mean he will be point per game. Lupul will probalby be shuffled in the A.V's never ending of line juggling were he will never see 19 minutes of ice time like he did in Toronto so it's really no point trading our franchise star goalie for him.
PHil Kessel, hes the only guy that will interested gillis in return.
So honestly, theres no one that will interest Gillis from the Leafs. They are not willing to trade their 5th pick, or even Gardiner, which is totally fine with me, in the end, I honestly don't see how Luongo will end up being a Leafs, infact, I really think it's impossible, unless it's smoething he can't refuse. Thats about it. Even if Burke offers for example, Kadri , Schenn and something else, this is a deal that is the Leafs sending us a bunch of players we were never interested in the first place, so it's going to be real hard for us to work a deal with a team like the Maple Leafs
Again i'm going by this.
Varalmov fetched the captials a 1st round pick.
Thomas Voukoun at the time 32 years of age, fetched Nashville the 8th pick.
No offence Luongo is much better then Voukoun, should be able to fetch us something more then a 1st round pick.
So that's my conclusion. From the Leafs, honestly...... there's not anyone I would be interested in. Also a smart gm, he's not going to trade just for the sake of it, and not because he has too. Gillis is a smart gm. He will trade him when the right deal is presented. I honestly doubt, the Leafs have anything decent to present. I find it also quite funny, how Leafs fans are saying, Gilli's option is limited.
There is 1 Roberto Luongo
I'm not sure , but there will be more then team interested in Luongo, so no, we have more options then Leafs. If Leafs are no longer interested in Luongo, that's totally cool, because I don't want Luongo playing for the Leafs.
Players Nikolaj Ehlers have been compared too by the fan base of the Vancouver Canucks.
1 Pavel Bure
2 Markus Naslund
3 Nathan Mackkinon
4 Jonathan Drouin.
5 Jonathan Tavares
combine results. Ehlers 5'11 162 lbs of solid rock.