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Posts posted by gocanes0506

  1. 12 minutes ago, KJUNKANE said:

    Any thoughts on Bokk making a 13th on this team? Somehow I'm intrigued by him.

    I think it depends on his 2+ months in the SHL. 

    if he can come out and play like bokk post WJC, he has a shot to make the roster.  If its before WJC Bokk, we probably see him stay in Sweden, if preferred, or go to Chicago.

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  2. 11 minutes ago, JonKerfoot said:


    I thought Ned's last contract was for one year of a two-way deal and one year of a one-way. Lemme check....


    Yup, it is. 2019-20 was a two-way deal, $70K AHL/$725K NHL with a minimum of $125K, 2020-21 is a one-way, $750K deal with $737K cap hit.



    Does this mean the Hurricanes can't stash him in the AHL? I assume he'll have to clear waivers if they try.

    Yes he will have to clear waivers to go down much like Forsberg last season.

  3. 16 minutes ago, JonKerfoot said:


    Minor correction here, gocanes.


    It's Drew Short, not Devin.


    Devin is three years younger (drafted by Dallas in 2012) and is a UFA after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Blue Jackets.

    Dang. Drew Shore.  Yep

  4. 16 minutes ago, wxray1 said:

    I've heard rumblings of considering 5 in 7.  So, think like this:  play M-T,  off W, play Th-F, off Sa, play Su. 




    BTW, I think that's a trial balloon to see what kind of pushback will occur from the players.

    It’ll be interesting. Players will want to play as many games as possible to earn as much pay as they can and at the same time not take years off their career.

  5. 1 hour ago, raleighcaniac said:

    Is Bettman still calling for an 82 game sched beginning Jan 1?  If so he isn’t lucid. That will in turn push back the 21/22 season. Where does this end so seasons going forward get back to the more agreeable Oct-June timeline?

    We can’t creep into the Olympics. So that will force us into a regular schedule the following season.  They plan to cram as many games as they can between January and April with playoffs is the assumed plan.  Carrying 22-23 players will be a necessity. They will be playing so often guys will need to rotate out.

  6. 2 hours ago, Kyrule said:

    Like DW said, the Wolves are not the same as the Checkers. Charlotte was strictly our AHL affiliate, whereas Chicago is a little bit more akin to a team of its own. The Wolves have a pretty good history and I think their standard is slightly above the normal AHL team.

    They are not going to have a lineup of all green/first year players, it was basically said to expect to see a more veteran presence in Chicago. I think that’s what we are seeing.


    This is the down and dirty of the situation.


    Waddell said Chicago is different in that they will help foot some of the bill of AHL veterans (who I would presume is our preferred call up targets). This idea is beneficial to us in a few ways. 1. we can leave prospects in Europe longer before bringing them over and starting their ELCs (also no transfer fees!), cheaper for us with veterans, prospects in Chicago have some mentors, and we arent wasting precious development time being an extra / 8 minute TOI, 12th forward in Raleigh.  


    We will see a very heavy veteran team this season because we have 7 prospects in Bean, Keane, Ned, David Cotton, Smallman and Mattheos in the AHL.  That is it. 


    Prospects will begin flooding the scene this coming April / whenever the CHL and Euro leagues end with Suzuki, Rees, Bokk, Sellgren, etc coming in to join the AHL affiliate.  I think we will see a Chicago roster in 21-22 that is at least 10 prospects deep.  

  7. 5 hours ago, MidnightAngel said:



    All very good points.  I know that the Committee has indicated they want a 2-year deal but the only person that matters is what Svech wants.

    He's driving the bus, not Waddell and not Dundon.  If he wants a 5 to 8 year deal I think he'll get it.  And really, why shouldn't he?

    Its flipped. The FO wants Svech locked up long term but I don’t think we will offer the money to entice him.  So, he is going to want a bridge deal to bet on himself. 

    A three year bridge makes the most sense but the timing of the contract doesn’t. Unless we sign to a 3 year with full commitment that we extend him before his 3rd year is over. Or committed to extending Aho / Turbo before their are up.

  8. 29 minutes ago, Canesfanforever said:

    I figured as much ,   Teams  in the AHL  depend big time on ticket sells and  with how things are going I don't know if there will even be a season .   NHL marked  date is  January but for the AHL  they have not come forth yet to my knowledge of any planed date .  

    They said December 4th but folks have speculated it will get pushed into January 

  9. 3 minutes ago, Canesfanforever said:

    More AHL guys .    Assuming they could not bring in Puistola , Honka or Sellgren  yet since their seasons  in Europe already started ? 

    We can bring European folks that are on loan without a transfer fee. I doubt that anyone is brought over until camp is known. AHL probably gets pushed back as well.

  10. Couple of interviews with Bokk with him being transferred to SHL (his previous league)


    He has gotten about 6 minutes of ice time in his first two games.  That could be expected with him joining them just 2 weeks ago.  He is getting scoring chances.  


    Some points:

    He fully expects to be in Carolina's camp and wants to play in the NHL this season.  He understands that he is on loan and that it is best for him to keep playing. 


    Coaches are asking him to take control of the puck and create.  


    He was training with the German national team before coming to Sweden.  Germany has a worse situation with COVID and never trained with the whole team.


    He is working on driving the net harder and becoming stronger with the puck.  


    one of the Bokk interviews



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  11. I think we’ll see a 2 year bridge for Svech. I don’t think the front office wants to pay a winger more than their franchise center.  So, Svech will bet on himself and want a bridge deal.


    2 year makes the most sense for the organization.

    Gardiner’s and Staal’s contracts will be done at the same time, it will be before Aho’s & Turbo’s deals are up, will save enough for us to fix our contracts before giving him big money, and we will have control of him through 31 years of age, his best years.



    a zoomed in look at the hit, I like.



    one of the big hits for Nikishin.  Teams stayed away from drafting him because of his condition but he was a 1st/2nd round talent. We’ll see how it works out.


    his goal and hit




  13. 1 minute ago, Caniac5 said:

    What about Gardner and Fleury for Lanie? Fleury is coming into himself and will expect $1mil+ this year. With Gardner making $4mil, that's $5mil right there. Not a huge cap hit then.



    Winnipeg would block our number.  Gardiner isnt worth a buyout but he has very little value.  Winnipeg is wanting Pesce and Necas for a return.  

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  14. Update:




    Bokk was transferred to the SHL from the DEL.  DEL starts in two weeks but the SHL team isnt good. Maybe Bokk will get plenty of ice time but he may not put up a bunch of points.  He didnt score in his 1st game


    Nybeck was transferred to the J20 team and have 4 goals and 2 assists in his 3 games there.  He seems to be in a weird spot where he is too good for U20 but not quite good enough to get adequate minutes in the SHL. Granted HV71 is typically a pretty strong squad.


    Sellgren continues to push offense in his good minutes in the SHL.  6 assists in 8 games,  +3 rating


    Drury is have bumped to 1st line center on his SHL team.  he has 4 assists in 8 games.


    Gunler is getting scants minutes as well and has a goal and an assist in 8 games.


    Liiga / affiliates


    Tieksola is in the Finish version of J20 (U20) and has 2 goals and 1 assist in 3 games.


    Puistola has 2 goals in his scant minutes in 6 games for JYP.


    Makiniemi finally got another start but it didnt go well.  5 goals on 34 shots.  


    Honka is getting a lot of ice time and make us of it.  1 goal, 3 assists in 6 games with a +3 rating.


    KHL / affiliates


    Slepets has 2 goals in 5 games in the VHL


    Pashin has not scored in his 2 games in the VHL


    Kochetkov hasnt played in quite some time.  


    side note: Kaski is tearing up the KHL with 5 goals and 6 assists in 18 games.  I wonder if he gets another shot here in 21-22.  



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  15. 8 minutes ago, beboplar said:

    I agree there will continue to be ties to Carolina with his history playing with Aho.  However, with their goals of signing Svechnikov and Hamilton to extensions, bringing on another fat paycheck may not be in the cards.

    i hope we arent lured by the idea of hooking the big fish.  I want to avoid Laine.  

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