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Everything posted by maas_art

  1. Yeah, full expected. Curious about where he's going to play. I think he'd be a lot better next to Petry than Emelin, but we shall see.
  2. I think MB regrets that move. I dont think he's made a ton of those gaffes since....
  3. Honestly if we can escape this deadline day by adding maybe a Vanek (to fill our iffy #2LW spot) and a mobile left-shooting defensman I'll be happy. As much as Id love Duchene on this team I have a bad feeling that MB would overpay drastically for him & I think that will hurt us in the long run.
  4. Possibly. Most likely this would only happen if they've agreed in principle and the other team is requesting it though. Honestly I think if we make any sort of big move, most of our assets will come in prospects and picks so i wouldnt expect anyone scratched tonight but you never know.
  5. This is hte biggest problem. In the summer you have flexibility and often more options. While our overall defense has gotten better since wet got Petry, we have had a glaring hole at #1 LD since Markov started to slow down a couple of years ago. Bergevin has continued to ignore this, instead trading our #1 RD for another #1RD. Even if you feel Weber and Subban are equal players, it still leaves us with that hole at #1LD. Now he has 1 day to fix it.
  6. Apparently Drouin is available again in TB. This sounds very surprising, but i think Yzerman has always held a bit of a grudge after the kerfuffle last year. He wont come cheap though. I think you'd have to move a player of at least Gallagher's quality to get him. Not sure if it the right fit here (especially if we do lose Radu in the off season) but i would kick the tires at least if i was MB.
  7. But really, would you have wanted any of those guys? especially at the cost of a few of them? IMHo its pretty unlikely Bergevin makes a big deal (although if he does, today will be the day) but i could easily see us doing something like Vanek + Smith from Detroit for Juulsen + a high pick. We end up with a band-aid at #2 LW and a guy who *might* be able to fit on our top pairing. I just dont think you're getting any slam dunks this time of year unless you are prepared to move quality players off our roster which most of the time will end up being lateral moves.
  8. FWIW, do we not still have Zach Redmond? I have to believe MB has more trades in mind, right now our blueline cannot be ideal for Julien to work with...
  9. Or the wrong Bure, or the wrong Turgeon (although we remedied that) etc...
  10. Hey maybe his brother will want to sign with us in the future... when is his contract up again?
  11. They are both slow but both very good positionally. I have less concern with their speed and more concern with Markov wearing down before the playoffs. Playing Weber-minutes is going to take its toll on Markie. If we can balance it somehow, rotate between Markov and someone else, I think it might be a band aid solution if Bergevin cant get a deal done before Wed. I dont think Benn is a viable solution there.
  12. GAH! The headline I saw said we got Benn from the stars for Pateryn & I was like MB!!! Deal of the century!!! Jamie Benn for Pateryn! LOL. Havent seen Jordie play a ton, although my understanding is that he's basically a left-handed version of pateryn (a few years older) so its probably a wash. We end up getting a little more flexibility on the left side too, although i dont see him playing any higher than #5-7.
  13. I definitely agree he needs to do something. The big problem i have is that we traded Subban for Weber but never filled the hole we had last year (#1 LD) and continue to scramble to find someone. I get that MB doesnt want to give up roster players or top prospects but we have 4 or 5 key players who most likely will never be as good as they are right now - its time to upgrade that first pairing.
  14. Thing is, he's got skills. He's Prust 2.0 but with way better hockey sense. If he could cut out all the dumb stuff he could be a very effective forward. He's not afraid of going to the dirty areas & in many ways could be probably as good if not better than Gallagher. He just needs to stop doing the really really dumb things that make you hate him for 3 or 4 games in a row.
  15. I think he plays a lot better with a creative playmaker than a 2 way centre like danault. Patches can play with either kind of guy but Radu needs someone who can read him better than PD.
  16. Honestly i only have 2 thoughts: 1) Galchenyuk isnt 100% or in some way makes Julien think he shouldnt play him on the top line until something is fixed (his confidence etc) i dunno. Doenst make sense. 2) Julien thinks Danault has the potential to be an elite two way centre - like Bergeron, BrindAmour etc. I find this hard to imagine but who knows. At the end of last season it seemed unfathomable he'd be a regular in our top 9 and now he looks like he could easily be a #3, maybe a #2 down the road.
  17. ^^^^ believe it or not, I actually agree with this. Im not in any rush to dump Desharnais (unless we need the cap space for a deal). Obivously I would not resign him but Julien has given me no indication he will over or misused Desharnais & ive said all along that he can be a valuable player at times if used properly. I like DD on our 4th line with limited, sheltered minutes more than a number of players (Flynn). We shall see what happens.
  18. Depends what the plus minuses are. I am not sure Edmonton would do RNH for Emelin and Juulsen straight up but maybe they would. Depends how much they like Emelin i guess.
  19. I get that but you can make a strong argument that Galchenyuk is the most talented forward we have. Giving him 2nd line minutes is not they way to spread the wealth. Radulov and Patches are the only two consistent scoring threats we have - one would think if you were to 'spread the wealth' you would give Galchenyuk at least one of them two work with.
  20. Agreed. Cmon MB: Emelin + Juulsen + Picks for RNH + _____ There are rumblings that Colorado actually never had intentions of trading Duchene or Landeskog at the deadline but are instead just gauging their value for what they believe would be a much bigger trade in the offseason (teams wont part with core players this time of year if they are heading into the playoffs)
  21. This. There is no better example of this than Dominik Hasek. He was lights out the best player int he world for long stretches but couldnt win the cup by himself (and was on a few pretty decent teams during that time). It took until he was a far inferior player with detroit for him to finally get his rings.
  22. I cant help but think there's more to it than we're being told. I mean ok, Therrien played Danault over Chuck, I get it, Mt wasnt the greatest judge of talent. But now Julien? Why? Unless our coaching staff think that Danault has the ability to become Patrice Bergeron V2.0 it just makes no sense.
  23. Yes. considering it supposedly happened a week ago & not a single reputable news outlet has reported it Id say its a pretty safe bet it was fake.
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