Monday Mailbag: Tradez Edition

New year, same old mailbag. We wanted questions, and you gave us some to answer, a lot of them talking about trading, but usually for different people.

Yes, his name rhymes with Jeter Cirelli.

In all seriousness, it’s probably not all that likely to happen. His contract has gone from not good at the time of signing to straight up awful, and with five years after this season left, it would take an idiot to take on that contract.

Trevor Moore.

It will obviously depend on how they finish their seasons, but I’ll operate under the assumption that their current scoring paces will continue.

Marner, Rielly, and Tavares will probably be a bit worse next year just because they’re all having career years. Tavares and Rielly are both in their prime, which means totals like these are likely going to be their peak. Marner could be a different case, considering he’s only 21, but I’d have a hard time betting that anyone not named Connor McDavid tops 110 points as their career highs.

Auston probably gets better mainly because we haven’t had a full season from him for two seasons, so we haven’t truly seen what he can do over the course of 82 games.

Kapanen’s 28 goal, 50 point pace is the kind of production many saw as close to his ceiling, so it’s likely that he might be having his career year, but at 22, there might be more in him.

Johnsson’s starting to enter his prime at 24, so it’s likely that the production we’re seeing from him this year is what we can expect for the next few seasons. He’s like Zach Hyman, if Zach Hyman had any finishing ability in him.

As great as Moore’s been, Johnsson has been excellent in the top nine, no matter where he’s played. If any player should swap out of the top nine, it’s the guy who’s on the fourth line in a healthy lineup in Connor Brown. Brown’s only had 3 goals this season, so he could probably be replaced a bit easier in the top nine.

First off, wrong right handed defenseman from Carolina. If the Leafs should be going for anyone, it should be Dougie Hamilton.

Second off, that is not enough for Pesce or Faulk alone, never mind with Ferland. That’s not gonna happen in our wildest dreams.

What exactly is “this” referring to in this scenario?

My sources tell me that Tavares did not want an interview with the Montreal Canadiens.

I’d imagine McDavid lasts longer than two more seasons. The Oilers would be idiotic to trade McDavid without firing Chiarelli, although if there’s anyone dumber than Chiarelli, it’s the guys above him. But, they’d just hire someone just as incompetent, and the same problem would exist. So, I’ll say he requests to be left unprotected in the expansion draft, and becomes the cornerstone piece for the Seattle Kraken.

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