Proposal: Matt Duchene to Toronto for 1st round pick in 2019 and ?

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  1. Buzzman17

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    The leafs have a lot of cap space even when Nylander signs for 6.75 x 6 years. What would it take for the Leafs to pick up Duchene as a rental for the season?

    How about a 1st round pick in 2019, and a young roster player?

    This would give the Leafs excellent C dept - Matthews, Tavares, Kadri and Duchene
     
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    No from the Leafs. They'll have cap space, but part of it needs to be set aside for Matthews and Marner's bonuses, so they don't cost against the cap next season.
     
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    Leafs won't be trading for Duchene to be their 4th line C, while still not addressing the d.
     
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    Liferleafer Bob's assclown

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    Duchene as 4C? Well....that's not stupid at all....
     
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    ...and Matt Duchene, minus a 2019 1st round pick.

    We don't need more offense. Trading for rentals is stupid. Just nothing about this makes any sense. Including the fact that Dorian would lose a deal on purpose rather than trading him to us.
     
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    Silly Leafer. We're also going to trade for Eric Staal. Duchene is going to be our 5C waiting in the press box for injuries. Can never have too much depth.
     
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    This wouldn't be smart for the leafs, I doubt duchenne would play enough minutes to even be worth it. Maybe a superstar winger as a rental. But what they really need is a defenseman.
     
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    He's SUPER gritty, and will muck in the corners, doing all the heavy lifting. I mean.........it's obvious.
     
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    Lol...makes perfect sense. Should look at moving some D for more center depth!!
     
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    No need for Duchene whatsoever, if the leafs trade for a forward it’ll be for a big power forward
     
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    Dubas "we'll trade you Nylander and Rielly for Duchene"
    Dorion "It's just not quite enough"
    *Calls Doug Wilson*
    "Duchene for Donskoi, a 4th, and a conditional 1st guarenteeing you don't trade Duchene to the Leafs?"
     
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    Of all the teams that don't need an expensive centre/left wingers it's the Leafs. And no the Leafs don't have cap after Nylander signs. Leafs need to go into 2019/20 with no Perf Bonus carryover
     
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    I’d do a first for Duchene. He’d fit in quite well at LW on the Tavares line. Leafs should absolutely be in the rental market, and if you can pick up a Panarin/Eberle/Duchene, you do it regardless of depth.
     
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    No need for Duchene? He’d be a major upgrade at LW on either the Tavares line or Kadri line.
     
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    No need for Duchene, we'd have interest in Stone if the price is right though (both by trade and what he's willing to sign for).
     
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    You guys have the 2nd/3rd best center depth in the league, you dont need more centers. Save the assets for a dman, if one doesn't become available, draft elc talent for the future.
     
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    Why? Leafs need several young effective NHLers on ELC to stay competitive? Not to mention the Leafs need D, not forwards. This makes no sense.
     
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    This isn’t EA Sports :laugh:

    You need D, not a top 2C to play 4C.
     
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    if you could get Duchene for that, you probably do it and flip him for more but obviously not a good fit for the Leafs
     
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    The last team in the NHL that would want or needs Duchene is Toronto. They have arguably the best C depth in the NHL. At worst 2nd best behind Pittsburgh. This is beyond pointless.
     
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    do we need him though?

    I didnt say we have no space for him, or he wouldnt make the team. I said NO NEED for him. NO NEED.
     
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    We do need him, he's a significant upgrade over Hyman, Marleau and Johnsson. If a first is all it takes, it's worth it. Late first rounders are really overvalued anyway, our late 2nd would provide a similarish level prospect.
     
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    If thats the case, why not trade for a rental, veteran d-man who can kill penalties and solidify the back end.

    Or, a big, physical forward who can help in the playoffs?

    We have a ton of skill and speed. We dont need a guy like duchene at this point.

    Four years ago, I would have been cheering in the streets if we got a centre of his caliber to play with Phil, crazy how much has changed since then
     
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    LOL. No.
     
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    What? Alot of draft research shows theres little difference between pick 29 and 59.

    Like who do you suggest?
     

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