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A few tidbits on a quiet Sunday afternoon......

*Roberto Luongo was apparently in Toronto over the past couple days to meet with the Leafs and look at houses, schools, etc. Take that for what you will, but it's starting to look more and more like Bobby Lu will be wearing blue and white next season.

*Speaking to a source close to the Subban family, it appears PK is no longer comfortable wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge and would very much welcome a move elsewhere. Could the Canadiens be quietly accepting offers for the young defenseman? If so, I wonder if that will have some effect on what they do at the draft. Murray??? Trade with Edmonton???

*So I was thinking about all the possibilities that lay before us from now until Draft Day. There are so many possibilities and many trades that can be made in that time and a lot of rumours will be flying around....not just involving Toronto but league-wide. Of course, we’ll probably only see about 5% of everything that has been rumoured and talked about for weeks and weeks, but a few significant deals should go down. Having said that and having the ability to dream, I was conjuring up a few fantasy deals, mostly just for my own amusement.....

To TOR: Corey Schneider, Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond
To VAN: Phil Kessel, Joe Colborne, Carl Gunnarsson, 2013 3rd rounder

Analysis: Let’s assume for a moment that due to the lack of interest in their star goalie, Vancouver decides it’s not worth it to deal Roberto Luongo at this time. He’s still a top goalie with 5 or 6 really good years left and given their window of opportunity to win, they can keep him, try to win now, trade Schneider and get a lot more of a return than what they’d get for Lu. Toronto still needs a goalie and a top line center. Kesler, who may be falling out of favour in Vancouver, could fill that role. Did I mention he’s American? Raymond can respond with a change of scenery and Schneider, also an American, becomes the Leafs #1 goalie.

It has been speculated recently that given his contract status, it may be wise to deal Phil Kessel now while the iron is hot. After all, if he is not a fan of the Toronto spotlight, chances are he signs elsewhere after his current contract expires and he becomes a UFA. Imagine the damage he could do playing with the Sedins. (Having said that, I don’t see Burke dealing his prized possession away after all the heat he got for dealing two 1st round picks and a 2nd rounder to get him.) Colborne is a top prospect. If Burke can sign Justin Schultz, it can ease the loss of Gunnarsson.


To TOR: Rick Nash, Steve Mason
To CLB: Nazem Kadri, Clarke MacArthur, James Reimer, Tim Connolly, 2nd rounder

Rick Nash replaces Phil Kessel as the 1st line RW and is signed for six more seasons. Columbus gets a young potential starting goalie, a top prospect and two potential top-6 forwards. Mason and Connolly are basically a positional salary swap. Connolly can provide some much-needed offense for Columbus while Mason can be our back-up for a year until Scrivens is ready. Losing both Colborne and Kadri hurts, but that can be replaced by drafting Grigorenko or Forsberg.

To MTL: #1 overall
To EDM: #3 overall, PK Subban, 2nd round pick

Self-explanatory. Edmonton needs defense and Subban wants out while Montreal desperately needs an offensive star.

Draft Results:

1. N. Yakupov (Mtl)
2. A. Galchenyuk (Clb)
3. R. Murray (Edm)
4. Rielly/Dumba/Reinhart (NYI)
5. F. Forsberg/Grigorenko (Tor)
31. M. Subban (Edm)

The Leafs line-up would look something like this.....

Lupul Kesler Nash
Kulemin Grabovski Frattin
Raymond Bozak Forsberg
Brown Steckel Crabb/Armstrong

Phaneuf Schenn
Gardiner Schultz
Liles Franson


Not gonna happen.......but it’s fun to speculate.


To TOR: Roberto Luongo, Mason Raymond
To VAN: Mike Komisarek, Joe Colborne, 2nd round pick

To TOR: 2nd overall pick, Steve Mason
To CLB: 5th overall pick, James Reimer, Tim Connolly, Jerry D’Amigo


1. N. Yakupov (Edm)
2. A. Galchenyuk (Tor)
3. F. Forsberg (Mtl)
4. R. Murray (NYI)
5. M. Grigorenko (Clb)

Leafs lineup:

Lupul Galchenyuk Kessel
Kulemin Grabo MacArthur
Raymond Bozak Frattin
Brown Steckel Crabb/Armstrong

Phaneuf Gunnarsson
Schenn Liles
Gardiner Franson/Schultz?


That’s maybe a more realistic scenario but it’s still far-fetched. It’s really hard for me to see Columbus being willing to trade down......but you never know. We gotta keep ourselves busy until Friday.
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June 17, 2012 7:13 PM ET | Delete
June 17, 2012 8:03 PM ET | Delete
Luongo Raymond 1st for Shenn Kadri 1st
June 17, 2012 8:19 PM ET | Delete
The HockeyBuzz community has become the "who can over value their team's assets the most" community. Still, fun to read!
June 17, 2012 8:25 PM ET | Delete
i know its all fun and speculation but even if the leafs get galchenyuk hes not playing next year.
June 17, 2012 8:50 PM ET | Delete
Subban is a great young defender, no way Montreal trades him and the 3rd overall pick for the 1st. Edmonton wins that trade hands down.
June 17, 2012 8:53 PM ET | Delete
I don't think it's all that far-fetched that Galchenyuk couldn't step in immediately after a good camp.Subban would get dealt if he wants out......and if Montreal could use that to get their hands on Yakupov, I'm sure they would do it.
June 17, 2012 9:01 PM ET | Delete
pacanucks, no chance bud, you might be able to get a komi,armstrong,2nd rounder for luongo, 2012 1st
June 17, 2012 9:21 PM ET | Delete
subban montreals 3rd and a 2nd round pick for edmontons number 1 over all are you on crack hahaha omg thats so rediculous , like thats going to be our new gms first decsion , some peoples kids ...ifff and thats a hugeee ifff habs to move subban, it would be for edmontons number 1 overall and thats it, so than we would have a shot at yakupov and murray or galchenyuk
June 17, 2012 9:42 PM ET | Delete
subban for the oilers first overall....... thats a crack deal for the oilers. subban is worth a late first round pick, the oilers wld be better off moving the first for the rights of suter then to go for subban
June 17, 2012 9:49 PM ET | Delete
point is its not happeing regardless, maybe subban plus a second round pick for edmontons first thas as far as id go fer a pick only 2 spots above
June 17, 2012 10:41 PM ET | Delete
You say subban is worth a late first rounder at best.. thats jokes. but ill play along. how about subban. weber. and an early second rounder this year. and if you dont want weber how about a second rounder in a very deep draft next year.
June 17, 2012 10:54 PM ET | Delete
As a leaf fan i like the second scenario much better than the first
June 17, 2012 11:33 PM ET | Delete
Ballard for Komisarek
June 18, 2012 2:40 AM ET | Delete
June 18, 2012 2:44 AM ET | Delete
Nonsense...Bobby Lu "meets" with T.O. and is looking at a house...get real! If it happened, then the leafs would be guilty of tampering. P.K. Subban wants out of Montreal...Get real! He stated OTR not that long ago that he was excited for the future in Montreal and loved it there. Quit wastin' people's time with this garbage!
June 18, 2012 2:55 AM ET | Delete
You're insane. Even if a fraction of the rumors you claim here were true that still would be the case
June 18, 2012 3:24 AM ET | Delete
The Canucks need size, not the most easily intimidated player in the NHL.
June 18, 2012 3:41 AM ET | Delete
PhillyD39, you are effing insane. Canucks take two bad contracts and give up their first for the leafs 2nd? You are fu¢king insane. If the Canucks take back even one bad contract, 2 of Franson/Schenn/Kadri/Colborne/Ashton would have to be in the deal.
June 18, 2012 4:03 AM ET | Delete
Say you guys do get Galchenyuk, I think it would be to risky to have him play in the NHL next season. After missing pretty much the entire year last season having him make the jump straight to the NHL is a huge risk with only the one year of CHL experience.
June 18, 2012 4:12 AM ET | Delete
In my opinion, we dont need nash and we dont need to trade with columbus unless its moving up in the draft number one. 1st rounder 2012, Franson for columbus first rounder 2012. Number 2, schneider would cost alot just to acquire from the nucks and i for one know luongo would rather leave there then stay there since for some reason, hes not in good relations with vancouver. The highest i would do for luongo is komisarek, 2nd Rounder 2012, Damigo and Mueller coming off good playoff runs and good seasons.
June 18, 2012 4:15 AM ET | Delete
Thus:Kessel _______ LupulKadri Grabo MacFrattin Bozak KuleminCrabbs Steck BrownGunner PhaneufGardiner Schultz (signed)Liles SchennLuongoReimer
June 18, 2012 8:18 AM ET | Delete
Wow what a load of fiction.
June 18, 2012 12:53 PM ET | Delete
June 18, 2012 4:06 PM ET | Delete
The kesler deal is just horrible.
June 18, 2012 4:21 PM ET | Delete
Gotta love all you armchair GM's...
June 19, 2012 12:23 AM ET | Delete
I think it would be more fair if it was 1st overall Paajarvi for Subban 3rd overall. And this is coming from an Oiler fan who values the 1st overall and Paajarvi in high regard. Honestly though, Paajarvi is just a developed version of Forsberg anyway. Very similar scouting reports and stats going into draft year.
June 19, 2012 12:57 AM ET | Delete
Say what you will....but I have it on GOOD AUTHORITY PK would wlecome a trade.
June 19, 2012 9:36 AM ET | Delete
June 19, 2012 10:01 AM ET | Delete
Phenom...so your saying, that when P.K. was on OTR and stated that he loved Montreal and is excited for the future there, that he was lying? No disrespect intended to you but I'll go with what he says versus what you say. Cheers.
June 19, 2012 11:06 AM ET | Delete
LMFAO!!!! Subban PLUS the 3rd and a 2nd.....for an unproven potential Star player....i think he made this work in NHL 12 and thinks its doable in real life now
June 19, 2012 11:33 AM ET | Delete
starting to wonder if Burke (or other GMs) doesnt hire these 'bloggers' to create descent and false rumors i mean when your Blog Motto is 'In Burke We Trust' lol nuff said
June 19, 2012 12:09 PM ET | Delete
Even for a fan blog, this is hilariously brutal.
June 19, 2012 2:28 PM ET | Delete
Couldn't stop laughing while reading this whole thing... Classic. The 1st for the 3rd, Subban and a 2nd rounder... Beyond horrible
June 19, 2012 4:03 PM ET | Delete
Maybe if Burke didn't pop off about other GMs he might be able to get a deal done. He just sounds like a bitter old man.
June 19, 2012 7:17 PM ET | Delete
Not to hit this too hard but even for a fan blog based on "fun speculation" this is troubling unrealistic. My only advice: try looking at it from the other team's needs as well as opposed to exclusively from the TO perspective.
June 20, 2012 11:42 PM ET | Delete
June 21, 2012 12:33 PM ET | Delete
what a joke hahaha,Why would they trade Subban!!!
June 21, 2012 1:13 PM ET | Delete
these offers are stupid, i wouldnt trade kessler alone for that package, i actually wouldnt trade schneider alone for that either. another leaf fan totally dreaming. good job bud!
June 21, 2012 6:31 PM ET | Delete
this habs trade proposal of 1st round swaps plus the habs throwing in subban and a 3rd to move up just 2 spots is the dumbest trade idea i have heard of since the gomez trade. you must have forgotten that we have new management.
June 21, 2012 8:42 PM ET | Delete
Homer trades. I agree with allen gamble...wouldn't trade either of those Canucks for that package of leaf trash
June 22, 2012 4:11 AM ET | Delete
Ouch, you guys are ruthless.....but I like the feedback. As for Subban, all I can say is I got the info from a Subban family friend and it was confirmed by a family member. But go on and believe what you want to believe.
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