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Everything posted by gocanes0506

  1. You think they would move 3 roster players for a good 2 way guy, a underperforming G, and a D propect? We couldn't get two of them for that. Based on their asking price we would have to be in the ballpark of: Staal Lack Fluery Roy Nordstrom/McGinn staal for Skog swap McGinn & lack for Soderberg Fluery & Roy for Duchene Skinner-Duchene-Stempniak Skog-Rask-Lindstrom TT-Soderberg-Aho the thought of the Skins, Aho, & Duchene on the same line is exciting and scary at the same time, so I split them up.
  2. This and hording as many good defenders as they can to allow them to make some good trades. Dallas move the #3 for Dumba, Demers, or Jack Johnson? Would Philadelphia be willing to swap Raanta and 6th for the 2nd? They could get the franchise face they are looking for. D and goalies would have some serious currency this year. 4 teams are looking for a starting goalie and 6 or so teams are looking for a D upgrade to be serious playoff teams. LV could get some good young offensive players to fill the AHL team. If they get too greedy with their pick hoarding, then all of that is out the window.
  3. Im aware of Staal but I believe his chance of coming back here is zero. No reason to bring him up.
  4. Best chance at that is Soderberg. He had an abysmal season with Colorado but has a past of getting to 50 points. He'll be 32 at seasons start so I have no idea if he can get back to it.
  5. The names that interest me: the wingers from Nashville, already mentioned. Josh Anderson- Columbus 6'3 220lb RW that put up 17 goals last year. RFA McQuaid- Boston, big RHD with a low AAV and 2 years left. Decent veteran 5th Dmen for us C Miller- younger version of McQuaid. Will be a RFA next offseason C Soderberg- COL. had a terrible year for Colorado, like everyone else. But put up 50 and 41 points the last 2 years, respectively. Signed for 3 more years at 4.75 AAV Jokes: Justin Falk from Buffalo is available, could be fun for announcers and fans
  6. Side deals I wouldn't mind with LV: A Nashville forward, Wilson or Neal, to play on Staal's left side. we know Minnesota will have a great forward available but LV will more than likely take Zucker. He is a LV native who they will keep. we'll see soon if Jets, Columbus, and Anaheim went 8 or 7-3. Could be a pretty good forward from either available or a really good defender.
  7. I have to believe Minnesota is one of the teams that gave up a first to select a specific person. It was a little disappointed that a deal wasn't made. I am guessing that we'll make a deal with LV for an okay winger maybe a third line center.
  8. I don't think its expansion related so ill drop it here: coyotes got someone to freely take Smith's contract and get a good return out of it. Arizona is going to need to pick up some serious cap eaters this year. They are down to 20 million. They have a couple of RFAs to sign still.
  9. That is a great pickup by the Slugs
  10. Hmmm Gaborik would be a tough sell. He is owed 16 million of the last 4 years of his deal. He'll turn 39 during his last year. Also he has only played in 68% of games the last 2 seasons at a 0.375 PPG pace. if we could pull off Rem's dream and trade the 11 and 12 to get Philly's pick, it may be worth it. If Gaborik was in a stage where he was making significantly less that his cap, it could be worth it. Man if Gaborik was just going to retire and we only had to eat his cap, that could be worth it. We aren't getting within 5 million of the cap ceiling
  11. Could kill the possibility of getting a forward like Schenn from Philadelphia. But im not sure how much Cousins saves them in cap space
  12. I understand Carolina doesn't get a lot of rumors posted because we don't draw the eye balls. I have an odd feeling we'll have a less than hopeful offseason.
  13. Tampa did it because: they needed talent that wouldn't require protection they need cap space they needed defense Rumor milled to move Drouin's problematic personality the only way to solve that is with a ELC Dman. Not too many of those changing hands or worth Drouin's talent level. Our 3 have more value than Drouin.
  14. I hope the only way we move Pesce or Hanifin is to get another top 4 in return and use their added value of not requiring protection to help get an O player. Minnesota comes to mind. They have O to move and D to swap.
  15. If I'm shooting for a decent but not top name center, its Brayden Schenn. Philadelphia needs to move a center with one of top 2 coming in. They will more likely take picks and spects. They have 8 million in space but need a top goalie, re-sign 3 RFAs and need a 5th defender. Whoever their #2 pick is will have almost a million in cap hit as well.
  16. 5.5 per. That is a little risky but that could be, and I believe will be, a great deal.
  17. Galchenyuk would be a good wing addition on Staal's left side. Basically always been a minus player(for those that care) and isn't a great FO guy. He would really help that line put up points with more 2 way responsible players of Staal and Lindholm. Montreal needs center help though. Move Roy and Pitts 2nd?
  18. Canes still have 24 million in cap space. Could add another 2.5 if LV takes Lack or Stempniak.
  19. Yea a pity Fluery didn't atleast get a few games this year. Maybe that trade could have been ours. Sergachev is touted but trading with a conditional 2nd for Drouin! Wow! Outside of a bummer that Fluery didn't get it done, this trade really shows the value of Hanifin, Pesce, and Slavin. TB traded a 50 point 21 years old RFA LW for a played 4 games in the league, last year's 9th overall pick, LHD.
  20. Signed TT signed 2 years at 2.86 AAV. A great low signing for 42 points last year. He'll need to re-signed again when Aho is needs to as well. A short bridge deal for him. I believe he'll still be a RFA for next deal as well. i would have hoped to give him 3-3.25 million and get him for a 3rd year. Well OBX got me by 4 minutes, sorry for the repeat.
  21. I don't believe the Caps are looking to even do a mini rebuild. They cant afford Oshie because of their RFAs. I think they are looking for a little more depth to help Ovi and Co
  22. I agree on the Oshie rights. The best thing I give up is NYR's 2nd rounder. No current players. i get what you are saying on Minnesota. The sticking point for me is who is else is moved. They can try to move Parise but I don't see a taker. He has 8 years and 45 million left in actual contract dollars at a cap hit of over 7 million per year. He hasn't played a full season, missing 86 games over his 5 years at Minnesota.
  23. IDK what keeps happening with the board but either way. i think the lack of trades of potential exposed players tells me that LV has plenty of draft picks coming their way. Which stinks, that ability to give them a pick to select a certain person really killed our ability to get a decent player for low cost. We still have 2 days though. hopefully, LV picks some decent talent. They will be looking for prospects to trade for, which most of the teams in exposure problems want roster players. We'll see.
  24. I still believe our best trade partner is Minnesota. They want to win but also need to move a some salary/exposed pieces. To CAR Nino Dumba To Minnesota Pesce Stempniak Gauthier Solves the needs of both teams. Minnesota could have a solid 4 defenders still, wouldn't have to protect Pesce, and get replacement roster players in both positions(a more solid shutdown RHD IMO). Minnesota can go to a 7-3 format and protect all their forwards, afford to re-sign their RFAs, get a RW for the future, and get more roster players. Hurricanes get a RW and goal scorer they need and get a RHD to replace Pesce without having to expose either. Pesce would be tough to lose but we have to give up talent to get it. Dumba will need to be re-signed next offseason as well as Pesce so we don't gain any contract longevity. but just a crazy suggestion.
  25. This is a whole different discussion that could take a while. I've seen in many discussions that teams are trying to convince LV to take a bad salary in order save their own skins. Rangers, Chicago, LA, Ottawa, and Columbus are a few names that are hoping to get an overpaid vet to waive their NMC and be picked by LV. The trick is LV cant pick up every bad contract in the league. Just a name mentioned from those 5 teams is going to cost 30 million and be stuck with most players for 3-5 years. LV will still need to furnish a decent team with about 30 million (I don't see the as cap huggers). Of course, LV must make long term plans before accepting these contracts, financially and roster building. LV should do fine the first season with ticket revenues between excited home fans and away fans clamoring to go to a LV game and gamble later. After the first season, do they really want to be stuck with terrible contracts as they struggle with being competitive through the next 2 years? I bring all that up because there are plenty of writers banking on LV taking these contracts. They are writing as if they have already happened and planning who to sign to make the team better. I am hoping LV breaks hearts with the draft. Here is what I would do: take the Chicago trade: trade for Kruger, short and fairly cheap contract. That way I could draft TVR. take the most talented player I can on each team and/or the one you can flip the easiest. I keep the best younger players. flip any decent expansion pick that is older than 26 or wouldn't make the top lines/pairings on most teams. Even if it is a sell low type deal, try to get as much talent over the next 2 drafts and current prospects as I can. You maximize your earnings now, keep spending low years 2-3, and basically tank in order to get you top 3 picks in order to get your star power. Sorry for blending the two threads together.
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