Tag: Trades

Hockey, Sports, The Campaign to Fire Brian Burke

The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: Trade Deadline 2015

The Leafs didn’t make any major moves today – I for one am disappointed to see Bozak and Lupul still on this team – but they did make a couple. Blues get: Olli Jokinen, 36, C: UFA; 0G, 1A for 1P, +1; 14:18 ATOI in 6 games for the Leafs;  3G, 3A for 6P, +2; 13:31 …

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Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: The Clarkson Trade

YaaaaaaaaaaaHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Blue Jackets get: David Clarkson, 30, RW: $5.75 mil per season until 2020 15G, 11A for 26P, -25; 14:29 ATOI in 118 games for the Leafs 82-game average: 17G, 12A for 30P, -9; 14:12 ATOI Leafs get: Nathan Horton, 29, RW: $5.3 mil per season until 2020 5G, 14A for 19P, -3; 15:27 ATOI …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: The Winnik Trade

Penguins get: Daniel Winnik, 29, LW/C: UFA 7G, 18A for 25P, +15; 16:50 ATOI in 58 games with the Leafs 82-game average: 8G, 18A for 26P, +3; 15:20 ATOI Leafs get: Zach Sill, 26, C: UFA 1G, 2A for 3P, -7; 8:18 ATOI in 42 games with the Pens 33, 40 277 82-game AHL average: …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: The Second Franson Trade

After not having any idea what to do with him for most of his tenure, the Maple Leafs have moved Cody Franson back to his original team. Let’s look at the trade. Predators get: Cody Franson, 27, D: UFA 20G, 95A for 115P, -24; 19:24 ATOI in 236 games for the Leafs 82-game average: 7G, …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: Ashton and Broll

It has been literally ages since I wrote one of these posts, in part because it’s so hard to fucking care any more and in part because, frankly, nothing has been done in some time. I mean, with the exception of firing Carlyle – the benefits of which have been documented well elsewhere – Nonis …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: Roman Polak

I messed up with my draft summary the other day, I’m sorry to say. I somehow completely missed a trade Nonis made Saturday morning. Oops. St. Louis gets: Carl Gunnarsson, 27, D: 20:14 ATOI; 15G, 71A for 86P, +15 in 304 games $3.15 mil per season until 2016 (but Leafs pay retain $200,000 of his salary) …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: Mark Fraser

Oilers Get: Mark Fraser, 27, D: By any stretch of the imagination, Fraser had a career year last season. He had been a depth / AHL D for his entire career before Burke picked him up for minor league depth. He was one of Carlyle’s two experiments on the backend last season (the one that …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis: Dion Phaneuf and the Liles Trade

On New Year’s Eve the Leafs extended Dion Phaneuf. On Year’s Eve they traded John-Michael Liles and a prospect for Tim Gleason. First, the Phaneuf deal: The Leafs signed Phaneuf to a $49 million, 7 year deal. It’s a tiny raise, in sports terms. In terms of Cap hits, the only people making the same …

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Why did the Leafs even trade for Cody Franson?

On July 3, 2011 Brian Burke made one of the best trades of his tenure. He traded away the following players to the Predators: Brett Lebda, who had managed 540 minutes of playing time the previous season, where he was the 8th D and managed a -14; Robert Slaney, a career minor leaguer who at …

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The Bernier Trade

The Leafs, who made it to the first round of the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade almost solely because of their goaltender, have traded for another goalie. This of course raises a question or two, mainly: Why are the Leafs so desperate to replace Reimer? But before we get to that …

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NHL Trade Deadline 2013: It’s a Buyers Market

It has been fairly busy prior to trade-deadline day, likely meaning that, as usual, trade-deadline day will be uneventful. Here’s what’s been happening. March 29: Oilers get: Kale Kessy, 20, LW Coyotes get: Tobias Rieder, 20, RW Rieder is still very young and has been putting up decent numbers in the OHL. Who knows if …

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Tlusty

According to Leftwinglock.com – via Scott Cullen – Jiri Tlusty is part of this year’s second most productive line. Now, obviously that mostly has to do with his line-mates, Eric Staal and Alex Semin. But it still gets in my craw that the Leafs (prior to Burke) mishandled his development and then Burke traded him for …

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The Campaign to Get the Leafs to Truly Rebuild: Kevin Marshall

Leafs get: Kevin Marshall, D, 24: 82-game AHL average of 2G, 8A for 10P, -6 Capitals get: Nicolas Deschamps, LW, 23: 82-game AHL average of 13G, 27A for 40P, 0 The Leafs give up on a former second round pick of Anaheim’s that they once acquired for the once-heralded Luca Caputi (the supposed key piece …

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The Campaign to Get the Leafs to Finally Rebuild: Steckel

Ducks get: David Steckel, C Leafs get: Ryan Lasch, RW/LW; 7th Round Pick Before I knew who Steckel was, I was really upset when the Leafs traded a 4th round pick for him back in October of 2011. This is because I looked at his hockey-reference.com profile and not his NHL.com profile and I failed …

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The Campaign to Get the Leafs to Finally Rebuild: Mike Brown

Oilers get: Mike Brown Leafs get: 4th round draft pick Leafs Nation is already in mourning, which is hysterical and yet further proof that most Leafs fans as stupid. Green is averaging a career low 4:39 minutes per game this season (for a total of 56 minutes all season) as the Leafs clearly can’t find …

2013, Basketball, Sports

On Your Way, Jose

You may wonder why I haven’t yet started a “Campaign to fire Bryan Colangelo” in this space. Well, there are two main reasons. To this day, I do not know basketball like I know hockey. At this moment, without cable and without league pass, I watch way more college basketball than NBA basketball, and I …

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The Campaign to Fire Dave Nonis – Matthew Lombardi

With Burke gone, and with Nonis as yet an unknown entity as a Leafs GM, I don’t really know what to call my latest evaluations of Leafs trades, so maybe I will retroactively change it to something else if I am indeed forced to launch a campaign to fire Nonis, but the way he has …

2012, Basketball, Sports

Howard Trade

Putting Howard’s ridiculous, childish behaviour (which perhaps only seems so childish because it has been amplified by our new “social media” technology) which caused this trade, I want to try to think about it from a purely practical perspective.   Denver gets: Andre Iguodala (from Philly) Iguodala: 28, SG/SF: 37.7 MPG; 14.6 PP36, 5.6 RP36, …

2012, Hockey, Sports

Rick Nash Trade

So I have been on a business trip this past week and didn’t have time to blog about what will probably go down as the biggest NHL trade of the summer of 2012. (You know, unless something wackier goes down.) But just as an aside, the Rangers re-signed Anton Stralman for 2 years at around …

2012, Hockey, Sports

Summer 2012 NHL Trades: Some Thoughts

Ducks: 2nd round pick; Islanders: Visnovsky How the Islanders got Visnovsky for a 2nd pick is beyond me. I guess he had his worst offensive year in nearly a decade last year, so that’s why. But given that he automatically becomes their 2nd best defenceman (that’s a guess), and is an underpay, and lets them …

2012, Hockey, Sports, The Campaign to Fire Brian Burke

The Campaign to Fire Brian Burke: Schenn for JVR

Toronto Maple Leafs get: James Van Riemsdyk, 23, LW: 47G, 52A for 99P in 196 games, +13 14:03 ATOI. That’s an 82 game average of 20G, 22A for 42P. Cap Hit: $4.25 million through 2018 Salary: $2.5 million per year in ’13 to $5 mil per year in ’18 Philadelphia Flyers get: Luke Schenn, 22, …

2012, Hockey, Sports

The 2012 LA Kings: Do I Have to Eat My Words? And Other Thoughts

Unlike virtually everyone I knew, I was very much on Philly’s side when they traded away their supposed franchise players last summer (though not so much when they signed their supposed franchise goalie). And through the regular season, it certainly looked like I was right. Of course now the Kings have won the Cup and …

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The Campaign to Fire Brian Burke: Aulie for Ashton

Keith Aulie traded to Tampa Bay by Toronto for Carter Ashton With this trade, the last non-Phaneuf piece of the fabled Phaneuf trade leaves Toronto. At the time of the Phaneuf trade, Aulie was much heralded as the real gem of the deal (this was said to those of us who thought the Leafs gave …

2012, Hockey, Sports, The Campaign to Fire Brian Burke

The Campaign to Fire Brian Burke: Fabian Brunnstrom

Leafs got Fabian Brunnstrom, LW, Stars got Mikhail Stefanovich, C The infamous Brunnstrom, who was signed to the NHL based on a YouTube video, finally came to Toronto.  Burke had previously pursued him and fortunately lost out.  Brunnstrom’s NHL totals to date: 41 points in 104 games. Sure, he hasn’t been given a full season, …