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This involves Lou, there's no way this was real and got leaked.

 

It's a brave new world in Toronto, both for the franchise and for Lou. Lou can't operate under the radar anymore over there, and he has bosses and a team to work with; meaning, things will get leaked. It's not New Jersey up there, with 2 beat reporters and a cardboard cut-out covering the team, and Lou doesn't hold the reigns.

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It's a brave new world in Toronto, both for the franchise and for Lou. Lou can't operate under the radar anymore over there, and he has bosses and a team to work with; meaning, things will get leaked. It's not New Jersey up there, with 2 beat reporters and a cardboard cut-out covering the team, and Lou doesn't hold the reigns.

 

Nonsense. Several Leafs trades under the new management had zero leaks prior to happening. Same with the Grabner trade the other week. The old Leafs regime leaked everything and if Lou & Co wants to keep things quiet, they certainly can.

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the trade would probably be something like Zajac & Merril for Kadri or JVR...

i would be good to move zajac and merril for jvr... i dont think its worth getting crazy over right now moving those two players plus a first rounder no thanks... were not in a position in anyway to absolutely have to have him right now to give up a first round pick that we really need

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Potentially dumb question - does Zajac have any sort of NTC / NMC?  With the way Lou handed those out like candy I wouldn't be shocked to hear Zajac has a full NMC that kicks in 2017.

 

One comment says JVR should command Zajac, Severson, Blackwood and first rounder. 

 

I mean this isn't news to anyone here, but clearly Leafs fans aren't the brightest bunch.

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im pretty sure that zajac does have a ntc.. does jvr have one? Although zajac may not be against waiving it to go to toronto with lou ..i know that zajac put his house up for sale a few months or so ago dont know if he ever sold it, bought a new one or what...

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JVR and Palmieri baby. Jersey boys come on home!  Bobby Ryan, you're next!

 

Getting rid of Zajac would be icing on the cake. The great thing of Lou leaving for Toronto is that we can now exploit his blinding loyalty to bad players.

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Wouldn't say Zajac is bad, but staying on the Devils doesn't look like it's going to be the ideal situation for him in the short term.  He's shown he can be a great all-arounder with the right talent to play with.  Don't know if he'll have that here in the next 2 seasons or so.

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Zajac is great if you have a top scorer to capitalise on his strengths. The Devils don't so the benefit of a trade is getting rid of a long term, expensive contract. Helps clear the decks while rebuild mode is still in full flow.

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Too bad some Devils fans don't appreciate it Zajac

 

That's not the situation here. If we can get a younger piece back for him (i.e. a Kadri or JVR) that makes sense going forward. By the time we're in real contention again, Zajac will be that many years older. That said, if we don't move him, its not a big deal either. While we're in a perfect position to afford Travis, JVR has one of the best contracts in the league compared to Zajac, who has one of the worst. 

 

I don't think Zajac hesitates to waive his NTC to go to Toronto. 

 

I also don't think this trade happens at all.

im pretty sure that zajac does have a ntc.. does jvr have one? 

 

Zajac has an NTC. JVR doesn't.

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And TSN has taken the bait.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/could-maple-leafs-be-in-play-for-zajac-1.367408

 

One comment says JVR should command Zajac, Severson, Blackwood and first rounder. 

This is what happens in a big market where being a fan of that team is the thing to do. Everyone is a Leafs fan, so there are bound to be plenty of really dumb ones.

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JVR and Palmieri baby. Jersey boys come on home! Bobby Ryan, you're next!

Getting rid of Zajac would be icing on the cake. The great thing of Lou leaving for Toronto is that we can now exploit his blinding loyalty to bad players.

Zajac is nowhere near a bad player.

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Chere has moved to Єklund (2.3% accurate) status for me.

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One guy says execs wouldn't be surprised if Lou tries to get Zajac up there, Chere being Chere says it's in the works, rest of the hockey world takes the bait.

 

God I hate this freaking hack

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It's amazing how speculation turns into "reports" and "rumors". That being said, it makes sense from Lou's stand point. He drafted Zajac and likes him as a player. I'm not sure if Shanny lets it happen though.

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That's not the situation here. If we can get a younger piece back for him (i.e. a Kadri or JVR) that makes sense going forward. By the time we're in real contention again, Zajac will be that many years older. That said, if we don't move him, its not a big deal either. While we're in a perfect position to afford Travis, JVR has one of the best contracts in the league compared to Zajac, who has one of the worst. 

 

I don't think Zajac hesitates to waive his NTC to go to Toronto. 

 

I also don't think this trade happens at all.

 

Zajac has an NTC. JVR doesn't.

I understand what you are saying however Zajac is better getting back on defense and covering for his linemates on defense while playing offense . Zajac is better on PK and PP than JVR Scoring I would give to JVR unless Zajac has better linemates.

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so why exactly is Chere getting all the heat and Elliote Friedman is getting none exactly? He started it lol

 

 

"There’s more than one NHL exec who thinks Lou Lamoriello would love to get his hands on Travis Zajac."

vs 

 

"Talk in Toronto is growing louder that the Devils may already have a trade on the table that would send center Travis Zajac to the Maple Leafs.

It is no secret that former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello would like to acquire Zajac, but it is believed that he is discussing several potential deals with Ray Shero. "

 

 

There's a not so subtle difference in how that's conveyed.

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- Dreger had inside sources from Nonis an Co. for 5+ years. He got every scoop, and now with such a tight ship in Toronto, he'll probably entertain any rumour. He is the best in the biz at talking about absolutely nothing and making it sound like something could be up.

 

- I didn't love the Eliotte tidbit but it is possible that a GM did know of Zajac's name coming up in a trade and made the link. It's the kind of throwaway line that you would know starts all of this in Toronto. Chere just jumped in for fun.

 

- As for idiot Leafs fans, they aren't short of them, but it's all proportional to the size of the fanbase. Read a number of Devils sites or social media, and you'll find just as dumb comments on the daily.

 

- For the deal, it's hard for me to see anything that makes these two teams trading partners.. Both teams badly need center depth.

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