Saturday, November 6, 2010

Trade Centre - round two

Last month I took some time to track the trades that Bryan Burke has made as the General Manager of the Maple Leafs to see whether or not the Leafs got the better end of the deal or not. In any case, I had concluded at that point that Burke's trade win ratio was: 14 wins, 2 losses and 4 ties. The two losses: Stempniak to Phoenix and Kubina to Atlanta - those players were better than the players Toronto received in exchange.

Of those trades, I believe that several of them are closed to evaluation. So, updating will mean that if a player the Leafs acquired in a trade is no longer on the Leafs (and wasn't dealt for another asset) then the trade is closed. Likewise, if the former Leaf that was traded to another team is no longer with that franchise (and he wasn't traded for an asset) then that trade is also considered closed.

Therefor, how have Burke's moves favoured the Leafs so far?

So, beginning at Free Agency back in 2009 - Jul. 1 - I've gone over each of his trades and considered which team got the best of it.

1. Primeau Trade [Jul. 27, 2009]
To Toronto: Wayne Primeau and a 2nd round pick in 2011
To Calgary: Anton Stralman, Colin Stuart and a 7th round pick in 2012.
Evaluation: All that's left of this trade is to see what Calgary's 2nd round pick in 2011 will mean to the Leafs, and then what Toronto's 7th round pick in 2012 will be (though, it's much more likely the 2nd round pick is more valuable than the 7th round pick).

Advantage: Toronto, decidedly.
2. Kessel Trade [Sept. 18, 2009]

To Toronto: Phil Kessel
To Boston: 1st round pick in 2010 and 1st round pick in 2011.
Toronto wound up trading their second-overall pick (and next year's first round pick) for Kessel. He has played 82 games, scored 37 goals, 27 assists and 64 points for the Leafs so far.

Tyler Seguin (2nd overall, 2010) has 3 goals, 2 assists, and 5 points and 10 games played for Boston.

As it currently stands, Toronto has generated more immediate value out of the transaction, and likely will continue to hold the advantage in the immediate results of this trade for another season or so. Then again, the impact of Seguin and whatever comes to Boston in 2011 should technically combine to give Boston the advantage in the end.
3. Giguere Trade [Jan. 31, 2010]

To Toronto: J.S. Giguere
To Anaheim: Vesa Toskala and Jason Blake
Giguere has played 23 games as a Leaf, with 10 wins, 10 losses, 2 shutouts and 3 overtime losses. He has 57 goals against in 1395 minutes played (or a 2.45 GAA).

Blake has 8 goals in 39 games with Anaheim, 18 points. Vesa Toskala was swapped for Curtis McElhinney, who has played 14 games played, 6 wins, 3 losses and 37 goals against in 723 minutes played (3.07 GAA).

Goalie for Goalie - Toronto has 9 more games played 4 more wins. Blake's production has definitely not matched his salary - so the Leafs are still in the lead.

Advantage: Toronto.
4. Phaneuf Trade [Jan. 31, 2010]

To Toronto: Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom, Keith Aulie
To Calgary: Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers, Ian White.
Phaneuf - 2 goals, 12 assists, 14 points and 37 games played.
Sjostrom - 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points and 31 games played.
Aulie hasn't played any games for the Leafs yet, though Marlies' coach Dallas Eakins says he's close to making it as a call-up.

Stajan - 4 goals, 20 assists, 24 points and 38 games played.
Hagman - 9 goals, 8 assists, 17 points and 40 games played.
Mayers - 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points and 27 games played.
White - 5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points and 40 games played.

You look at it this way - and it looks like Calgary has received more production out of this trade than Toronto. And while Phaneuf is injured, they will likely continue to receive more production out of it. I'd like to see things improve for Toronto shortly.

5. Caputi Trade [Mar. 2, 2010]
To Toronto: Luca Caputi, Martin Skoula
To Pittsburgh: Alexei Ponikarovski
Caputi: 23 games played, 1 goal, 5 assists and 6 points.
Ponikarovski: 16 games played, 2 goals, 7 assists and 9 points.

Pittsburgh has still got the advantage here, but Caputi's coming along. He should be able to beat Poni-boy by the end of this season.

Advantage: Toronto.
6. Matt Jones Trade [Mar. 4, 2010]
To Toronto: Matt Jones and Phoenix's 4th and 7th round picks for 2010
To Phoenix: Lee Stempniak
Matt Jones doesn't have a lot of stats to his name, which is no surprise. I can't find any record of him on any Maple Leafs roster, but his link remains on their official site.

For their fourth round pick, the Leafs selected D Petter Granberg (9 points in 40 games in Sweden). The 7th round pick was RW Josh Nichols (49 points in 71 games in the WHL).

Stempniak: 30 games played, 18 goals, 7 points and 26 points

Advantage: Phoenix!
7. Brown Trade [June 26, 2010]
To Toronto: Mike Brown
To Anaheim: 5th Round pick in 2010
Brown: 12 games played, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points and 22 PIM

Anaheim had two 5th round selections in the draft as well. They selected RW Christopher Wagner (83 points in 44 games in the EJHL - where?) and D Tim Heed (37 points in 32 games in Sweden). [ANA's 5th round picks sound a lot better than TOR's]

Advantage: Toronto - for now. We'll see how that 5th round pick turns out.
8. Versteeg Trade [June 30, 2010]

To Toronto: Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweatt
To Chicago: Viktor Stalberg, Chris DiDomenico and Philippe Paradis.
Versteeg: 11 games played, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points.
Stalberg: 14 games played, 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points.

DiDomenico and Paradis have not played a game yet. Head to head, looks like Chicago is leading in this trade so far.
1. Paradis Trade [Dec. 3, 2009]
To Toronto: Philippe Paradis
To Carolina: Jiri Tlusty.
Evaluation: Paradis still has yet to play an NHL game. However, more valuable to the Leafs, he was a part of the Kris Versteeg/ Keith Aulie trade a year and a half later.

After the trade to Carolina, he scored once in 18 games, with merely 6 points. He has not made the Carolina starting roster this season either, but now has 1 goal and 1 point in 5 games with the 'Canes.

Advantage: Toronto - TBA. Versteeg has got to pan out, but so does Tlusty for Carolina.
2. Seventh-Round Pick Trade [Mar. 4, 2010]
To Toronto: Anaheim's 7th round pick, 2011
To Anaheim: Joey MacDonald
Toronto doesn't know what they've got in Anaheim's 7th round pick this year, but they can rest assured that Anaheim didn't use MacDonald last season, or this season. MacDonald was signed by the Red Wings later, basically providing no value to Anaheim in the long or short run. Scratch your head on this one.

Advantage: Toronto
3. Fifth Round Pick Trade [Mar. 4, 2010]
To Toronto: New Jersey's 5th round pick
To New Jersey: Martin Skoula

Skoula: 19 games, 3 assists and 4 PIM.

Toronto selected twice in the 5th round, so they either picked C Sam Carrick (42 points in 66 games in the OHL last season) or LW Daniel Brodin (5 points in 30 games in Sweden) with New Jersey's selection.

Advantage: Leafs
4. Lashoff Trade [Aug. 27, 2010]
To Toronto: Matt Lashoff
To Tampa Bay: Alex Berry and Sefano Giliati.

Toronto picks up Lashoff, who hasn't played for the Leafs yet, but is going at it for the Marlies right now, while Berry and Giliati hasn't either. This trade was to free some roster space, so there's nothing really to worry about here. Both teams win!

No players have played NHL games here, yet.

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