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  1. remkin

    In-season trades and player moves

    I guess we need Bishop since we traded center for winger, so I'm thinking Bishop and McKegg get to stay one way or another. Saku or Foegele down? I've been thinking Foegele could use some AHL time for awhile, but not sure I'd bet on it. He's stuck here all year. I think it might be the right move though.
  2. remkin

    In-season trades and player moves

    Just to expand. Nino is having an outlier bad year, Rask is having a continutation of 1.5 years. Even with bad years this year: Nino 16 goal, 40 point pace over 82 Rask: 3 goal, 16 pont projected pace over 82 Nino has essentially put up 20 the past 4 years, and two years ago, 25 goals/57 points. Nino is last on the team in plus/minus this year, but has been plus every year in the past. I don't know if something has materially changed due to injury or something, but if not, a change of scenery could yield a 20 goal 50 point, plus player for a guy we would have had to dump for nothing. If he is not fighting an injury, it's hard to see how we didn't make out like bandits on this. While it's not THE move, on this move itself: I give the committee an A.
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    In-season trades and player moves

    So I go to work and this happens. I was going to respond way back that I liked Nino but not for Staal, and boom. We would have paid a lot more for Nino last year, but Rask's value has never been there save for about 3 months a long time ago. I was ready to dump Rasks' salary for used hockey pucks. Nino is having a down year, but he's been productive for multiple years before that. He may just need a change of scenery, but Rask may need a change of career level. I don't want to speak to soon, but I have to agree it sure looks like we really got away with one here.
  4. remkin

    In-Season 2018-2019

    At least it's not Mongo. I do hope Mrazek can go tomorrow though.
  5. I expect the Marley girl talk to remain firm here. However, I do see that this thread was also for adding anything inspirational. We've had positivity threads before, and they've been nice to have. So I'll go off the board and link to this article about some of our prospects not yet in the AHL. I know we are ready for the guy whose going to come in and be fully ready to contribute, but we do have some nice prospects still. This article is just a few of them. Fox is clearly the man, but there are several discussed here, particularly interesting to me: Cotton and Mattheos. https://www.canescountry.com/2019/1/16/18185796/carolina-hurricanes-prospect-corner-adam-fox-harvard-ncaa-chl-stelio-mattheos-finland-liiga
  6. remkin

    In-season trades and player moves

    I definitely see your point, especially with how well Faulk is playing this year. And it's probably right. But we have too much D. I know you can't have too much D, but really you can. I just really like what DeHaan brings and I'm not moving Slavin for less than a top 10 1C, so that's why I come back to both of those guys, but.. We have Fleury and Bean, and I think we all are drooling to add Fox. Slavin/Pesce/Faulk/DeHaan/Hamilton/TVR/Fleury/Fox....Bean. That's 8 (9) guys for 6 (7) spots. Not sure the exact best guys to trade, but we really need to trade two if we are to make room for Fox and Fleury, let alone Bean. One at a time I guess.
  7. remkin

    In-season trades and player moves

    I think I floated something along these lines with Staal plus say Pesce for a fairly elite forward. Rask is a pure salary dump, but teams may see value in Staal. If that combo returned a stud forward, it would be worth considering, and probably free up salary space to sign Ferland, Aho, etc.
  8. remkin

    In-Season 2018-2019

    Please do not even go there, I'm looking forward to going to that game! Ned is hovering around .900 and Mongo can't even hit that. Not only do we need to keep winning, but again, I'm going to the game, and it's all about me.
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    In-season trades and player moves

    Just one more reason that the D for O move makes so much sense is that we are also trading salary out. If we trade Faulk or Pesce, we're moving $4-4.8 million/year out, Hamilton $5.7 million. This will be replaced with guys making much less from within: Fleury, Bean, or Fox for instance. If we double down on that, and move two, it moves out even more salary. Say we moved both Faulk and Pesce. And added say Fox and Fleury or Bean, that frees up even more cash for forwards or even a goalie.
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    In-season trades and player moves

    Also, are we talking about trading for Stone or trying to be one of 31 teams vying for him in free agency? That is a pretty remote chance. If we trade for him, we either rent him, or sign and trade him, where we have to give up more. I love the idea of Stone on this team, but does that mean we can't also have Ferland? Move Staal and Rask's salaries out, buy out Darling. Get near the cap.
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    In-season trades and player moves

    My short term fear on Jordan would be the guy coming back from a prolonged concussion recovery (possibly concusion on concussion). It took Ferland a while for a more typical milder concussion and Skinner took most of a season to get his game back. Just like all prospects are not equal, all concussion recoveries are not equal. I'd be concerned that it might take Staal 20 plus games to get going. Maybe not. Maybe just having a long break midseason will help more than hurt, but 85% of concussions are essentially healed in two weeks. Those are the typical ones we are used to. The other 15% are a much different story. They are also widely variable, but all of them have even more impact than the typically milder ones.
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    In-season trades and player moves

    I think it was Elliot Freidman, who is on XM a lot lately, but whoever it was they predicted that Matt Duchene will be traded. Apparently he put out a statement that he wanted to go through the UFA "process", and this will not allow the Senators to take any chances of getting nothing for him. On the one hand, not sure we want to rent him. On the other hand, we have some extra draft picks and Cliff Pu if we did want to...
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    In-season trades and player moves

    I look at Svech and the top line a bit differently. I think Ferland on the top line allows us to build our second line around Svech. Next year he's mostly 19. Plus defining lines by number is still a bit sketchy. If we bring in a seriously good forward in a trade, then that second line could be that guy and Svech, plus whoever fits with them.
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    In-season trades and player moves

    I was going to try to make a longish post on the reasons to sign Ferland, but this article covers it. Good reading. I'm interested to see the upcoming counterpoint article, but this one makes the case for me. We need to lose Rask's salary to help pay Ferland, hopefully we can give him away. I never thought I'd say it, but this current winning streak sure suggests that the idea of moving on from Jordan is not crazy. Last year I'd have thought very differently. I still think Jordan is a possession monster, and just seems to control things from our end to the other blue line, but he just does not create offense, and the 2C has to produce some offense. If money were no issue, Jordan would be one of the league's best 3C's. Right now I'd rather have Ferland. I'd suggest that moving Ferland on actually makes giving Skinner away even harder to fathom. At least Ferland exactly fits the mold of the type of guy that pushes the team in the department that we've struggled with for years. To let him walk, leaves us back at square one having to go out and find, well, Michael Ferland. Just as the joke now is that this team needed goals, and needed to go out and get a high scoring winger, and that guy could be Jeff Skinner, oh wait. The same thing if we move Ferland on. Then we need to go find another Ferland. But there are really not many of his type of guy, and most teams don't want to let them go. The only reason we got him in the first place was trading two very good young players. I think we need to sign Ferland and Martinook unless their demands are insane, or they don't want to be here.
  15. remkin

    In-Season 2018-2019

    Thing is, while Bishop has been good, McKegg has been better, at least offensively. Rask is not going to sit for any length of time in reality. So even though McKegg was the emergency call up, if Bishop is ready who do you keep? For that matter who gets in tomorrow? I'm thinking we'd like to keep rolling McKegg as long as we're mostly winning.