Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Draft and Offseason Trade Guide

Rumoured names on the trade market, UFA's by position:

Eric Staal, Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza, Ryan O'Reilly, Mike Richards, Ryan Kesler, Vincent Lecavalier, Sam Gagner, Nazem Kadri, Patrik Berglund, Stephen Weiss, RJ Umberger
Paul Stastny, Brad Richards (possible buyout), Steve Ott, David Legwand, Olli Jokinen, Dave Bolland, Brian Boyle, Derek Roy, Mikhail Grabovski, Michal Handzus, Marcel Goc, Dominic Moore, Jay McClement, Vernon Fiddler, Manny Malholtra, Saku Koivu, Mike Santorelli, Zenon Konopka, Derek MacKenzie, Cody McCormick

Patrick Marleau, James Neal, Nail Yakupov, Evander Kane, Chris Stewart, Brad Marchand, PA Paranteau, Kris Versteeg
Marion Gaborik, Jarome Iginla, Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri, Radim Vrbata, Ales Hemsky, Milan Michalek, Devin Setogucchi, Lee Stempniak, Ray Whitney, Jussi Jokinen, Steve Downie, Nikolai Kulemin, Tod Bertuzzi, Mason Raymond, Brendan Morrow, Dan Cleary, Shawn Thornton, Brian Gionta, P-M Bouchard, Benoit Pouliot, Mike Rupp, David Moss

Kris Letang, Mike Green, Dustin Byfuglien, Dion Phaneuf, Braydon Coburn, Dennis Wideman, Johnny Boychuk
Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle, Andrei Markov, Joni Pitkanen, Andrej Meszaros, Anton Stralman, Willie Mitchell, Stephane Robidas, Sami Salo, Brooks Orpik, Derek Morris, Tom Gilbert, Henrik Tallinder, Nick Schultz, Ryan Whitney, Kyle Quincey, Hal Gill, Douglas Murray, Matt Greene

Cam Ward, James Reimer
Ryan Miller, Martin Brodeur, Tim Thomas, Evgeny Nabakov, Jonas Hiller, Ilya Bryzgalov, JS Giguere, Tomas Vokoun, Ray Emery, Devin Dubnyk, Scott Clemensen, Jonas Gustavsson, Tomas Greiss, Al Montoya, Nikolai Khabibulin

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Most popular names in the rumour mill

I'm going to go across the internet and write down names that are frequently mentioned on the various trade rumour websites/pages. Here they are:

Paul Stastny
Sam Gagner
Ryan O'Reilly
Nazem Kadri
Brandon Dubinsky
Daniel Briere
Steve Ott
Matt Stajan

Evander Kane
Tomas Vanek
Matt Moulson
Blake Wheeler
Ray Whitney
Ales Hemsky
Tuomo Ruutu
Mike Cammalleri
Martin Erat
Lee Stempniak

Dustin Byfuglien
Dan Girardi
Alex Edler
Michael Del Zotto
Jake Gardiner
Dmitry Kulikov
Rusty Klesla
Sergei Gonchar

Ryan Miller
Cam Ward
Jaroslav Halak

Friday, July 5, 2013

Leafs RFA's and what the rest of the summer could hold

Here's some rough numbers on our RFA's and what kind of cap space we could have left -

Nazem Kadri - $2.5 million
Joe Colborne - $0.8 million
Cody Franson - $2.8 million
Carl Gunnarsson - $2.4 million
Mark Fraser - $1.2 million
Additional $9.7 million - Let's call it $10 million to be safe.

This would bring the Leafs to within $1.5-2 million of the salary cap (closer to $2.5 if Holzer is left with the Marlies). Here's the roster -

James VanRiemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - David Clarkson
Jay McClement - Dave Bolland - Nikolai Kulemin
Fraser McLaren - Joe Colborne - Colton Orr

Dion Phaneuf - Carl Gunnarsson
Jake Gardiner - Cody Franson
J.M. Liles - Mark Fraser
T.J. Brennan

Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

Not a bad looking team. There's enough cap space to add a veteran defenceman into the mix, and then fill the final roster spot up front out with a cheap Marlie.

With most teams really tight against the cap, most of the remaining UFA's will not be getting those outrageous UFA contracts. Here are some UFA dmen who I would hope Nonis is kicking tires on, looking for one who could come in on a short term deal in the $1.5-2 million range

Tom Gilbert
Ron Hainsey
Ryan Whitney
Toni Lydman
Tomas Kaberle
Hal Gill
Marek Zidlicky

Probably more likely Nonis allows the likes of Blacker, Holzer, Percy, and Rielly to fight for  the final spot. But if none of those guys seem ready they could look at some of these veterans. The Leafs could even wait until camp and if none of the kids look ready they could look for that token UFA who is kicking around with no contract and get a vet on a bargain basement deal.