BCNate Posted November 26, 2021 Share Posted November 26, 2021 (edited) I don't usually make proposals here, but I am so sick of watching our best players not produce. Horvat, Boeser and EP's lack of production are the biggest reasons we are in this spot. 5x5 Boeser 3 goals/2 assists/5 points in 17 games Horvat 5/4/9 in 20 games EP 0/3/3 in 20 games Think about that EP line for a bit....he is supposed to be elite. Anyway, here are my proposals to re tool and hopefully get us competitive in the next few years: JT MIller @ 50% to the Leafs for Liljegeren, Amirov, 1st, Kerfoot Horvat @ 50% to NYR for Schneider 2022 1st Boeser + Rathbone to Minn for Fiala + Addison Run with: Hoglander EP Fiala Podkolzin Kerfoot Garland Pearson Dickinon Motte Chiasson Lammiko Lockwood That top 6 is outproducing what we currently have. Bottom of the lineup is ugly, but would have room for some waiver claims and to work guys like Lockwood, Petan DiGuiseppe, Dowling and McDonaugh after the NCAA Season. Why I do this: 1) We need change 2) Miller@ 2.6 mil for 2 years is dollar for dollar as good as any value in the league, he is a game changing piece for a contender. Leafs add a huge piece without losing much off of their roster. We get a quality RD prospect who is near NHL ready, as well as a solid near NHL Ready Russian Winger, a replacement for Horvat in the short term, and a late 1st. This free up lots of cap space following the 2022/3 season. 3) Horvat is a great fit in the NYR top 6, and great value at 2.75 for 2 years. We get an excellent RD prospect, who I feel fills a huge organizational need and a 1st. 4) Boeser goes home to Minnesota, They get a better fit for their lineup than Fiala and a LD prospect. We get a change of scenery and solid winger and a RD Prospect. 5) Ultimately I don't know that we are much worse after these trades than we are now for this year, we will get a top 10 pick as well. We come out of this with 3 RD Prospects, a solid Russian prospect, 2 late firsts, a replacement for Boeser and a downgraded Horvat. Also leaves us significant money in 2 years time. Our 2023/4 lineup would look like this: Top 6 of Fiala, Hoglander, EP, Garland, Podkolzin, XXX Bottom 6 of Pearson, Dickinson, Greenway, XXX, XXX, XXX LD: Hughes, OEL RD: Hamonic and Schenn walk, Buyout Poolman, Bury Myers, or trade with a sweetener and retention for his last year. Goalie: Demko, DiPietro Prospects: Klimovich, Amirov, Addison, Liljegren, Scneider, Woo would all be ready or close. We would also be adding 4 1st round picks to that pool. UFA/Trades: We would have a ton of space to any missing pieces. Edited November 26, 2021 by BCNate Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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