Kap or A-Jo?

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Kapanen vs Johnsson

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  1. ThatsSoSlavin

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    Now I know dubas has stated multiple times that he won’t trade either, however let’s say a ridiculous trade offer came through and it’s 1 for 1, are you keeping kap or A-Jo?


    Edit: assuming both kap hits (see what I did there?) are equal
     
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  2. DanM

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    Keeping both, they will sign friendly deals for sure.

    They live for being Leafs

    P.S. I just read what OP stated, I would keep Kap over AJ, but that may change before seasons end.
     
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    Johnsson.

    Literally nothing against Kappy, just we have options at RW whereas LW is very shallow.
     
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    Keep Kapanen if it's the same offer for either.
     
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    Johnsson is better right now and fills a bigger need, but Kapanen is younger and has that gamebreaking speed. Tough call, but I'd probably keep Kapanen
     
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    Kap
     
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    Kapanen probably carries more trade value thanks to name recognition and the former 1st round pick prestige. Both are fairly equal contributers in different ways. Since we're much weaker on the left side, I'd keep Johnsson.
     
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    kap
    I wonder about AJ’s durability
     
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    It's a bad poll as we don't know the cap hits.
     
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    Depends on what they ask. If one ask for 1M more, that would be the one for me.
     
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    I would keep AJ just because he's a LW.
     
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    Both and trade Benchlander.
     
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    I keep Johnsson, even though Kapanen has the higher upside. Kapanen is locked into #3RW for the next 6+ years. Leafs need to keep their depth at LW.
     
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    Kapanen is basically Hyman with speed and skills. Johnsson is closer to Nylander but more of a scorer and less of a passer. If I'm ranking the 3 of them.

    Goal scoring: Johnsson > Kapanen > Nylander
    Passing: Nylander > Kapanen > Johnsson
    Stick Handling: Nylander > Johnsson > Kapanen
    Physicality: Kapanen > Johnsson > Nylander
    PP effectiveness: Nylander > Johnsson > Kapanen
    PK effectiveness: Kapanen >> Nylander & Johnsson
    3 on 3: Kapanen > Nylander > Johnsson
    Skating: Kapanen > Nylander > Johnsson

    I put all 3 of them as very close. Nylander is super overrated and overpaid.
     
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    Would rather keep both and see if you can Dump Marleau/Zaitsev instead.

    Gonna be tough to do I know
     
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    Losing Kap's gamebreaking speed worries me. That goal in game 7 vs Boston. That was a gamebreaking play as he has the feet and the hands (but we blew it after) and I worry about losing that option. Some have the hands but not feet. Some have the feet but not the hands. He has both.
     
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    Nylander is considerably better than both of them :facepalm:

    People on this board have the memory of a gnat.
     
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    It's pretty close.

    The thing that would really separate them is their next contract because Kapanen could actually be the player we're most vulnerable to with an offer sheet. So you have to weigh what you get back for either as well. Kapanen seems to be generally viewed as more valuable due to being younger.
     
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    You've gotta find a way to keep them. Sell off Marleau and Zaitsev as cap dumps with some draft picks if need be.
     
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    Kap is worth more. Younger and plays a dirtier game. Penalty kills. And has a history of big goals in big games. And that speed is amazing.

    AJ is the guy most likely to have a hat trick and 5 point night though. Love that guy.
     
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    Unless you're trading him in a package for Parayko/Hamilton, I keep Kapanen due to his age + durability.

    Johnsson's concussion history scares me + he's getting a bit lucky right now.

    Even if he doesn't pan out, Kapanen is at worst a ~20 goal guy who can PK and be a speed demon.
     
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    Would hate to lose either player. Hope they both stay, but if only one can stay I hope it's Kap.
     
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    This is the right answer IMO.
     
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    I'm not sure Kapanen plays a "dirtier" game than Johnnson. Your other points I tend to agree with.

    For Kapanen though, I'm not sure he's best suited with either Matthews or Tavares. Aside from his speed which very apparent, I do feel he doesn't have the vision to it make go with Matthews in particular long term. Which is why he may be better suited in a depth role.

    Which is fine, but when numbers between $4m and $5m get thrown around, it could make it very difficult.
     
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    Keep both. Trade kadri
     
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