Feb. 22, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hockyluv21</b></div><div>I know that the backlash against Hockey Twitter is a thing, and I know that our pool doesn't have elite prospects outside of Jarvis, however, there are at least 15 guys on here that have a very good chance to be effective NHL role players, which no other pool can boast outside of Los Angeles. On top of that, you have maybe 5-10 more guys on top that are pure boom-or-bust and are not likely to be NHL players, but if they are, could be impact guys. To me, I see Carolina as being anywhere from the #3-to-#8 prospect pool in the league, depending on what you're looking for in a farm. It's certainly the best prospect pool of any contending club in hockey, which says a LOT.
I would also keep Geekie as a prospect, for now, just because he's only played 2 regular-season games in the NHL.</div></div>
Who are the 15 guys who have a “very good chance” of being nhl players?
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Miles_Togo</b></div><div>Doesn't make sense for Buffalo to trade two RHD, and Montour's style of play is just more of what Toronto has and doesn't improve their weaknesses. Risto is a big, physical D who goes up against the best, is difficult to play against, can break the cycle and clear the front of the net. He is what Toronto needs. I would prefer a D like Jones, or Ekblad but they are unlikely to be available. Advanced stats devotees will lose their minds, but publicly available advanced stats are trash, and teams have much better analytics. Knowing that Dubas has much, much better analytics he also engaged in trade talks about Risto with Buffalo before the trade deadline. If the Leafs ever hope to get Sandin and Liljegren into the lineup and succeeding, or if they ever hope to not get killed by a big, strong cycling team, they need heavier D.
I would trade Marner for Risto, a 1st (doesn't matter to me if it is 2020 or 2021) and a decent prospect.
Marner and Eichel would look great together. At the same time Skinner struggled badly on the second line after Olofsson became the first line LW. Marner feeding him the puck would likely return him to the kind of production they need from him to justify his contract.</div></div>
Are you serious you’d trade an elite winger for a not very good overpaid defenceman a 1st and a decent prospect.