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Everything posted by East_Coast_Juggalo_13

  1. But would Joe Sakic? He might do Drouin for Byram straight up.
  2. I think overall it'll be good for any prospect not named Nick Suzuki to be playing down in Laval.
  3. I think if the plan is to bring in Romanov once his KHL deal expires, it only stands to reason that you would want a guy like Kovalchuk. A veteran presence for the young Russian to mentor under signed to a modest extension is a huge asset. It also helps young sniper Cole Caufield. I would be interested to see if Caufield ends this season in Laval, if not MTL to add scoring punch. I would be interested to know how contract talks are going for both Romanov and Caufield.
  4. I would be shocked if Gardiner actually signs in MTL.
  5. I think people are too pessimistic going into this season. I think too much emphasis is put on big ticket names. You look at what TOR and EDM did last year with the big ticket names everybody claims we're missing from our line-up and it really wasn't all that much. Remember, the Stanley Cup goes to the best team. Not to the team with most high profile individual signed to the biggest contract.
  6. Anybody want to take a run at a Chris Kreider who put up 28 goals last year? I'd rather have him on our side than have him take another skates first run at Carey. Maybe a package of Peca, Hudon and a 5th?
  7. My issue is the same as it is with most trade scenarios. I would much rather be patient with the young guys we have (Seeing how we just got an elite sniper of the future potentially in Caufield) rather than subract futures for a short term solution.
  8. He could end up a Jeff Petry type for us but withe little more jam to his game. Jeff Petry was a late bloomer and didn’t start putting bigger numbers until his late 20’s early thirties.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MjSEGRAjXs His skating looks pretty good.
  10. I remember when MB first traded Weber for Subban, Button basically called Weber a beer league caliber defense-man. The biased rage based tyrant was awful at best. BTW he had us taking Lavoie at 15 for the longest time. Thankfully we went Caufield.
  11. Craig Button calls MB's offer sheet on Aho laughable.
  12. I honestly think MB goes after either Gardiner or Ben Hutton.
  13. I see what you’re saying. But it could very well be that MB is clearing out a roster spot for one of our younger guys, and clearing cap space to sign Domi to an extension. It could really be that simple.
  14. Why? Because moving Shaw is a deal breaker for whoever signs with us? Or because we didn’t land (insert 1 pairing d-mans name here) by using Shaw as bait? Last off season we would’ve been lucky to get a 6th round pick for Shaw. Now you’re telling me we were going to get a top pairing d for a guy whose only put up 1 good year for the CH? If we could’ve had a top pairing LD for him, the deal would’ve been done already. The truth is, Stan Bowman overpaid because he’s getting impatient with his rebuild.
  15. For once we have the depth to make a move like this and not have it hurt us. On top of that, our fearless leader 🤡 Marc Bergevin has finally 8 years in to his 5 year plan started building through the draft as promised. This the most promising the Hans future has ever looked.
  16. No star player at forward? Kotkaniemi, Poehling, Caufield, Suzuki...We’re far from hurting. As far as our answer at LD goes, the answer is Romanov. This was a smart move by Bergevin to sell high on Shaw and get multiple assets.
  17. 2 Rick Tocchet aka the Kessel whisperer.
  18. I honestly get the sense that maybe Bergevin feels Leskinen solves his LD problem.
  19. Shaw for Gustafson I could see.
  20. That’s a little harsh. I think Marc Bergevin has done an excellent job playing the patience game this off season. I think Drouin is still part of the solution in MTL. Maybe the addition of Duchene helps Drouin. The addition of CC to your prospect pool makes pieces like Shaw and Byron expendable, both now and eventually. By the time CC becomes a Hab will most likely by 21-22. Your line combos by then are: Poehling, Kotkaniemi, Caufield Drouin, Domi, Suzuki Tatar, Danault, Gallagher Lehkon, Ikonen, Armia
  21. I would much rather see if Vegas would do Juulsen and a lottery protected 1st for Theodore.
  22. That's why you either sign Gardner in free agency, or take advantage of another team's cap crunch (Vegas comes to mind). Gardner for the right cap hit, bolster's your D automatically by giving you an established top 4 defense man. However if you can pry Shea Theodore away from Vegas for a similar return on the Subban trade to help Vegas clear cap space, then that should be our play.
  23. Struble has huge upside according to Trevor Timmins: He’s a natural athlete. Similar to Charlie MacAvoy. The Hockey News compared him to Matt Dumba.
  24. I’m really happy we got Caufield. Size be damned, I want someone who can put the puck in the net. Btw P.K. Subban is a New Jersey Devil. 😳
  25. Canfield is a steal at 15