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  1. This is question that takes a long time to answer but I'll keep it short. You really have to know a team to know if they are short on cap space, more so than looking at capspace.com. Take Minnesota for instance, they have 14 million in cap space right now and seems like a bunch. In reality they have zero space. They need to re-sign 2 huge RFAs and need to fill 3 roster spots as well. Us on the other hand have 27 million in cap space, need to re-sign TT and have 5 roster spot needs (4 forwards and 1 dmen). 4 of the roster spots and TT shouldn't cost more than 9-10 million. 3 million for TT, 2-2.5 for 5th dman, and 3.5 million for 3 4th liners. We get 17 million for at least 1 top 6 forward. That is without discounting a salary LV takes off our hands. There are teams in a similar boat, like Arizona, who can afford a big salary. But there are many teams who cannot either because of now or salary issues in the next offseason. Edmonton, Minnesota, Chicago, NYR, TB, LA, STL, Detroit, Capitals, and maybe a couple of others I am forgetting that can't make a significant change to their roster. So we get leverage to take a contract that helps us for a big discount, we can take a high priced RFA off their hands, and/or our competition for FAs is smaller.
  2. If Suzuki is there take him. He has very similar write up to Skinner. Concerned about the height, great hands, great shot, isn't afraid to mix it up. Heck Skinner was rated anywhere from 7th to 18th in 2010. Suzuki seems to be in that boat. If he was 3 inches taller he would be a sure fire top 5 selection. 45 goals last year. I believe Skinner had 50 his last OHL season and a ridiculous 20 more in the playoffs. Suzuki put up a mundane 8 in 17 playoff games.
  3. We are getting someone who isn't going to come right in and fill a need. So BPA is the way to go.
  4. I wasn't sure, my bad. TML are drafting 17th.
  5. Are you asking who is Tony? Thats Tony MacDonald, director of amateur scouting. If you weren't, my bad.
  6. To piggy back off WXRay's post about the competition committee, they submitted two possible rule changes today: 1. Teams that commit an icing cannot call a timeout. *thats a big change, trying to penalize the penalized team. I would spend a lot of time with defenders to get the puck closer to the goal. 2. If a team is on a power play and plays the puck with a high stick, the faceoff goes to the neutral zone. *which matches the results of a similar play 5 on 5. Why was it any different to start with?
  7. Draft discussion meeting with scouts everyone see this? GMRF laying down the ground work with the scout meeting. Of course they cut out when they discuss the good stuff (no I didn't expect otherwise) Ron did say he did have some offers out for players using our picks. Told the scouts don't be upset if we don't have all the picks but be prepared to use them all. Good info without being info at all.
  8. Thats some big time salary cap issues there. We have about 12 million in D re-signings next offseason, Lindholm to re-sign next year, and TT to re-sign this year. Before any of those contracts are up Aho to re-sign as well. Adding another 5.7-7.25 for an under producer for 3-5 years is a big burden. Thats why I think the Chicago deal is the best, sure we don't get a pick and overpay a 4th line center for 2 years. I believe we could move TVR and get a good forward out of the deal. Get a good forward without having to move on our top 4 is big.
  9. The LV GM said we may see moves as early as today. A lot of bad contracts with high picks rumored. Would anyone do any of them? LAK: Brown and the 11th overall. Brown has 5 years 5.785 AAV left TBL: Callahan and a 2nd. He has 3 years 5.8 AAV left. NYR: Marc Staal and a first. 4 years 5.7 AAV left. OTT: Ryan and a 1st. 5 years 7.25 AAV left. Chi: TVR and Kruger. Kruger has 2 yrs 3.085 AAV left. TVR will be a RFA next year. these salary dumps could really take power away from GMRF to trade for a good player for very little. I would do the Chicago deal. Then flip TVR and a forward prospect to a team that is struggling with forward expansion slots. TBL wants to keep all their youngsters NYR wants to get Shattenkirk for some reason LAK: just suck CHI: I still don't know how they continue to compete as they give away their young players. Thanks for TT and Nordstrom. Bickell was a nice guy as well. OTT: Ryan just costs too much.
  10. Combine Notes I saw this article from the Hockey Writers. recap: As much as the mock drafts are all over the place, so are most teams top 30s. Author stated most teams have very different top 30s. He said we may even see a well thought of player fall to the 2nd rounder. So we might get a player in GMRF's top 5 but that same person may be bottom on other's list. Might see a lot of movement in the draft too with all that variety. Expects Patrick, Nico, Heiskanen to go 1-2-3. Matthew Strome, brother of the other Stromes, could be a serious faller. I guess his skating was bad and he didn't improve from his last season. He supposedly has top 15 IQ, hands, and playmaking but his skating is holding him back. Only talked to 17 teams. Could be a long term project pick for one of our 3 second rounders (if we keep them). He did say Mittlestadt's upper body issues wont cause him to fall. overall, between LV and the varying top 30s this next month will get wierd.
  11. IDK how seriously teams take this combine results but if they do, Mittlestadt may fall some. He did not complete a single pull-up or do more than 150 on the bench.
  12. With the combine over, we should see an updated mock draft and rankings come out soon. C Joshua Norris was solid in the physical tests. In the top 10 of most categories. A lot questions about Patrick's health still coming off 2 hernia surgeries.
  13. We may have an offer around Fluery but I doubt EDM will go for that. An unfortunately most of the teams that need to move a Dmen are also looking for O help. The execptions maybe Chicago and Minnesota. Both of whom need to shed salary and might be willing to take prospects.
  14. TVR wouldn't be a bad get with Kruger. Too bad he is RFA after this season as well. GMRF is great but don't want to put that much stress on him
  15. Although Galchenyuk would be an interesting addition, get Petry isn't worth it. With 4 years at 5.5 AAV, it hurts us being able to keep the current top 4. No way we could afford 5, 4.75+ AAV Dmen. I could see it if he had 1 maybe 2 years but not 4. I could take Emelin. He has 4.1 million for next season. His higher salary would fall off as we need to sign our young defenders. Interesting idea though but we do lose a good 2 way player
  16. If a western team had the number 1, I would consider trading a top 4. With it being a division foe, I don't want see Faulk that much.
  17. Interesting article referenced by Spector today. The conversation was with Vegas' GM. He mentioned trading some of the expansion draft picks because they realistically expect to get all every player that doesn't make the roster through waivers. Also mentioned potentially trading UFA signings they get during the early signing period. This article really opens up a new avenue for GMRF that I hadn't considered before. Definitely have some decent #5 dmen and bottom line wingers in the expansion draft. Make a trade with LV to take Lack for Pitt's 2nd rounder and if they pick a certain player from another team that we will trade for later. Man I wouldn't want to be a unprotected player right now or really consider signing with LV as a UFA. I could be on the worst team in the league and has little hometown fan attendance or I could be a third team in 2 days. That is a lot of ambiguity for a family man. players I would try to trade LV for: C Matthew Perreault 45 Points, >51% FO. A little over 4 million AAV for 4 years. Adam McQuaid- D 2 years 2.75 million AAV left. Big guy at 6'4. Could really help a younger guy like McKeown learn the league with a steady stay at home guy paired with him. Maybe get one of Nashville's exposed wingers in Smith or Wilson at 4 million AAV. a plethora of options and im just looking at mock expansion drafts
  18. What about Faulk and a 2nd for the #3 and Lindell/Honka. Both younger finnish Defenders. Honka is a RHD. Both have great reviews and play both ways. Lindell has played a whole season, Honka just about 10 games. At least we could slide one into the top 4 next year. P.s trading Faulk would be hard but if we want a number 1 center we have to move someone. take Foote with the 12th to get another RHD in the system. Trade down even.
  19. Minnesota is looking to win now. They'll want people who can come in and play now. They also cant afford too much salary. They only have 11 million in cap space, need to fill 4 roster spots, and re-sign Granlund and Nino.
  20. Well Minnesota has too many Dmen to protect and needs to cut salary. I would love to get Nino in the deal as well but I don't see Minnesota moving two of their best young players. EDM Dumba MIN Stempniak Murphy CAR Eberle
  21. Eberle isn't worth a top line RHD but they need someone who is capable of playing first line minutes with Sekera. I think if McKeown had already played a season, we might be able to make the move to play on their 2nd pairing. I doubt at this point they would be willing to make that trade for an unproven RHD.
  22. Edmonton is in win now mode and want RHD help. Any Top 6 guy they move will require a RHD to play on the 2nd or even 1st line pair.
  23. From what I have seen, skaters have to be under contract to be exposed. Las Vegas may select a non protected RFA in lieu of a contract player.
  24. I have no objection to PA but I would rather have Stalberg back. Smith would be a great addition as another defender but I think it'll be more than GMRF will spend on a 5th defender. With that said, GMRF said he was looking for a 5th defender this offseason so Hanifin probably isn't going anywhere. I want to bring in a top line guy but Im not willing to move a current roster player(unless its Stempniak). So smaller pick ups it is. The cap strapped teams are still going to have to do something (wild, rangers, blackhawks, lightning). With Anahiem out now, I've seen a few speculations on their offseason moves. They are kicking the idea if one of their young defenders for Drouin. Makes too much sense and we'd miss out on getting Silfverberg though as they'll switch to 7-3.
  25. Its still crazy how all over the place the mocks are. I doubt Rasmussen gets passed 8. I still think Kostin is the man, as long as his shoulder checks out. Without surgery he could have been at a top 5 guy. Really like Suzuki though, he reminds me a lot of Skinner. Has great touch, battles, and slightly under 6 feet. This is the first time Ive Suzuki's name near 12, so I would be good with that.
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