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Apr 25, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>leafs_RtheBest</b></div><div>Kuemper trade requires just SDA, Kivi, and a 1st. Keep the 2nd. You said yourself, 1st rd and prsopects. SDA is a rly good prospect, Kivi is a decent one, and the 1st. That's it.
Ekblad trade is WAYYY overpaid. Why would you trade for Ekblad and sacrifice a 30+ goal scorer on a good contract AND a 15th overall pick and a servicable 2nd/3rd pairing D-man? Nylander and Dermott for Ekblad and a 4th. Or just sign Pietrangelo, and give up Johnson and Kerfoot instead for draft picks. You get assets and a great defender, without sacrificing a core player and a 1st and Derms?</div></div>
The cost of Ekblad, who still possibly hasn't reached his highest potential of being that high IQ superelite defender, is going to be really high. I think it's an overpay but you're not getting a 4th back for Nylander + Dermott, but I don't know what makes Florida bite. The less you need to give up, the better.
I wonder if the play is to make a trade for Ekblad sacrificing Nylander + or perhaps a Marner deal, and then still signing Pietrangelo in free agency. That blue line would be no joke and the offense would still be elite with Ekblad/Pietrangelo and losing one of the top Right Wings.