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Okay, before I even start, I know this is totally far-fetched and would never happen in a million years and people will be jumping down my throat after they read this scenario. But the 2012 trade deadline is fast approaching and I was bored at work so I started daydreaming and came up with an exciting (and totally non-reality based) 3-way deal, including 18 bodies and four draft picks, that would totally revamp all three teams involved. It would actually help each one according to their needs while taking roster depth, salary cap issues and contract statuses of the players involved into consideration. So without further ado, here goes:

To CBJ: T. Connolly, N. Kadri, L. Schenn, M. Lombardi, J. Johnson, J. Bernier, J. Stoll, TOR 2012 1st RDP, LA 2012 2nd RDP

To LA: J. Carter, D. Brassard, N. Kulemin, S. Pahlsson, J. Gustavsson, M. Komisarek, TOR 3rd RDP

To TOR: R. Nash, A. Kopitar, D. Penner, S. Mason, G. Clitsome, CBJ 4th RDP


*Columbus adds roughly $1 million in salary, with the 29-year-old Stoll off the books next season as a UFA should they decide to not re-sign him. They receive 2 young impact d-man, a top-6 forward prospect, a young starting goalie, three roster players to fill the holes and two high picks to jumpstart their rebuild.

*Los Angeles saves roughly $1 million in salary while receiving 3 players to help their offense, a solid player for their bottom-6, a decent backup for Jonathan Quick and a veteran d-man to replace Johnson while ridding themselves of 2 of their pending UFAs.

*Toronto adds on almost $2 million of salary with Penner coming off the books as a UFA, thus allowing them to re-sign Grabovski, should they want to do so. They receive two top-6 forwards, including the #1 centre they’ve long coveted, a goalie who might benefit from a change of scenery and a young depth d-man to replace the losses of Komisarek and Schenn.

The Leafs line-up would look like this:

Lupul – Kopitar – Kessel
Nash – Grabovski – MacArthur
Penner – Bozak – Crabb/Armstrong
Boyce – Steckel – Brown

Phaneuf – Gunnarsson
Franson – Liles
Gardiner – Aulie
Clitsome

Mason – Reimer

Oh, to dream.....
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February 23, 2012 3:46 PM ET | Delete
nice try but not a chance lol
February 23, 2012 3:51 PM ET | Delete
He admits its far fetched...but actually it's a pretty brilliant trade. I might have thought Cliff Fletchers trade in 92 was far fetched the day before he pulled it together. For all the lunatic ideas I've heard from so called arm-chair hockey genuis's I'd give you a management job...
February 23, 2012 4:01 PM ET | Delete
The Kings don't have a 2nd round pick now the entire deal fell apart.
February 23, 2012 4:02 PM ET | Delete
What a waste of words.
February 23, 2012 4:21 PM ET | Delete
Not bad for a fairytale trade
February 23, 2012 4:33 PM ET | Delete
LA got screwed on that deal xD
February 23, 2012 4:40 PM ET | Delete
not bad at all, a tad unrealisitic in todays nhl but stranger things have happened in this sport. for an idea the author deemed as far fetched there may very well be certain aspects of this scenario that do go down b4 tuesday
February 23, 2012 4:45 PM ET | Delete
LA Gives up: Kopitar, Penner, Johnson, Bernier, and a 2nd.......... LA Gets: J. Carter, D. Brassard, N. Kulemin, S. Pahlsson, J. Gustavsson, M. Komisarek, TOR 3rd RDP....... They get raped.
February 23, 2012 6:03 PM ET | Delete
hahahhhahahahaahahaha leafs fan much
February 23, 2012 6:23 PM ET | Delete
I remember my first beer..
February 23, 2012 7:23 PM ET | Delete
I am hearing Aeorsmith's Dream On in the background... But what is wrong with that? You are a fan of your team, and it is a cool thing to dream. Why wouldn't we all want a nice juicy trade to help a cup run. Roy, Sekera and pick for Stamkos!
February 23, 2012 7:24 PM ET | Delete
To risky for LA. If they do this
February 23, 2012 7:25 PM ET | Delete
February 23, 2012 7:25 PM ET | Delete
Message Postedmiss
February 23, 2012 7:58 PM ET | Delete
I can't believe I wasted 23 seconds of my life
February 23, 2012 8:21 PM ET | Delete
This is a joke right? LA gives up Kopitar, Johnson, Stoll, Bernier, Penner and a 2nd round pick for Jeff Carter and the rest of that junk?
February 23, 2012 8:22 PM ET | Delete
These sort of things are always fun...Although LA gets screwed in this scenario.
February 23, 2012 10:56 PM ET | Delete
Its not too bad of a trade, leafs lose 7 roster players and 2 high draft picks but get Nash and Kopitar..Penner is garbage, maybe he will come back to life, Mason is a bad contract and if he cant play in Columbus, he wont be able to play in Toronto with all the media. I think LA gets shafted the most but they still get brassard, kulemin, phalsson, and carter. Shoulda showed this to Burke before LA traded for Carter!
February 23, 2012 10:58 PM ET | Delete
LA would never move Kopitar i dont think
February 24, 2012 6:19 AM ET | Delete
February 24, 2012 10:00 AM ET | Delete
Crazy shit from a hopeless Leafs fan, lol
February 24, 2012 1:33 PM ET | Delete
We're you daydreaming at work or were you actually on crack? This isn't NHL 12 where fair trades is turned off. Must really suck to be a Leafs fan.
February 25, 2012 3:27 PM ET | Delete
Who in there right mind would take Connelly?
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