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  1. Good thing your not GM then, if you get rid of staff that work for free.
  2. You have to put me on the payroll first.
  3. I did end up watching some of the draft on TV last night out of curiosity how they were going to handle it,,, with pretty much all the picks leaked beforehand. Needless to say, it was a pretty pathetic production. The content looked lacking everywhere and the hosts looked lost at times. Bush league.
  4. Shot in the dark draft for the most part where we are picking. I'm getting the feeling we'll be focusing on restocking the French content in the organization rather then BPA,,, seeing as it's such a crapshoot this year.. Who's really to say if a guy is as highly rated as his paper assessment? After the obvious are chosen we may as well flip a coin.
  5. I was under the impression only the Kraken have negotiating rights with UFA's until tomorrow?
  6. I would agree if the plan is to still contend for the Cup. We got along fine without JD and a banged up Weber, Petry and Gally,, not to mention a benched Tatar,, and for the most part Romanov. Shouldn't be much of a stretch to make us competitive again next season,,,, especially if we don't get the brutal schedule we endured in the last month or so. If we're planning on a mini rebuild for a year or 2,,, then by all means use that space to pick up assets and not sit on it like we did a couple years ago. As one of the richer teams in this League we need to take advantage of using our FULL CAP.
  7. If Price was just turning 30 as opposed to 34 then i can see justification to not expose him, as the following years would be close to what he's worth on the open market . When he got this deal they probably assumed the contract would be fair value (percentage of cap) through the later years. With the flat cap that's no longer the case. I sure don't want to lose him for nothing, but at this point in his career we could say we might be better off with the Cap savings as a team rather then hoping for the all world goaltender he has been in the past.
  8. I highly doubt MB would offer them something to NOT pick Price. If that were the case, then why not expose Allen and offer them something NOT to pick him? I imagine it would have been a cheaper ask. I can maybe see the conversation going more like,,, what would you give us to select the player you want us to pick?
  9. The Seattle Kraken continue to take a "deep dive" on the possibility of selecting Montreal Canadiens All-Star goalie Carey Price in Wednesday's expansion draft, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun also notes that he suspects the Kraken may approach the Habs in regards to what it would take to not select Price.
  10. I am totally in the dark as to whom they pick. If they don't want to commit to the big bucks, they pass on Price. If they don't want to commit to a question mark about playing status next year,,, they pass on JD. Nobody in the League wanted Byron for free last year because of his contract so that's likely another pass by Seattle. There are a lot of better options then Kulak available so i can see them pass there too. Maybe they go with a prospect like Fleury???
  11. The door won't be open for long knowing MB. He's just as likely to sign a replacement within days.
  12. I think he easily makes up that half mill/year and more in endorsements from the Montreal/Quebec area being pretty much the only French player in the market without having to pick from other teams. He has to take that into consideration IMO.
  13. It's odd because we would have then needed to sign another goalie to expose in the draft.
  14. More news..... A day after we learned that Carey Price would be left unprotected, and hours after that was made official, a report surfaced that Price was dealing with a hip injury that would require several months to heal, likely carrying into the start of the 2021-22 season. The news may help to explain Price’s exclusion from the protection list beyond just the team trying to protect the more enticing contract of Jake Allen. Seattle was surely made aware of the issue when the Montreal Canadiens’ list was revealed, and would have had that info from the start as they try to select their one player from the 30 participating teams (Las Vegas excluded). Seattle still has several goaltenders to choose from (they need to select at least three), and it’s still not out of the question that they would take on Price’s contract and wait for him to return to health before he becomes their starter moving forward. We’ll learn what their strategy is on Thursday when they full roster is revealed.
  15. Yeah ,,,, if he's holding out because of half a million more/year,,, then he obviously doesn't want to be here. If Price ends up in Seattle somehow, then possibly MB ups his offer,, but i wouldn't count on it.
  16. I think i read somewhere that Price had a huge bonus due him before next season. Might be another reason Seattle could pass. If Price and Weber aren't targeted, then that leaves Kulak and Fleury as the next best option for them,,, unless they have info on JD that the rest of us know zip about. Can't see Dano being of interest to them as a UFA
  17. Protecting Armia over Drouin really says a lot about JD's situation going forward IMO.
  18. Available Brandon Baddock (F) Joseph Blandisi (F) Paul Byron (F) Phillip Danault (F) Laurent Dauphin (F) Jonathan Drouin (F) Michael Frolik (F) Charles Hudon (F) Corey Perry (F) Michael Pezzetta (F) Eric Staal (F) Tomas Tatar (F) Lukas Vejdemo (F) Jordan Weal (F) Cale Fleury (D) Erik Gustafsson (D) Brett Kulak (D) Jon Merrill (D) Gustav Olofsson (D) Xavier Ouellet (D) Shea Weber (D) Charlie Lindgren (G) Michael McNiven (G) Carey Price (G)
  19. Protected Josh Anderson (F) Joel Armia (F) Jake Evans (F) Brendan Gallagher (F) Jesperi Kotkaniemi (F) Artturi Lehkonen (F) Tyler Toffoli (F) Ben Chiarot (D) Joel Edmundson (D) Jeff Petry (D) Jake Allen (G)
  20. Certainly will be an interesting few days in the media and fan boards.
  21. If that's the case then Seattle probably balks at picking him without the flexibility of flipping him. Who knows though,,,, could draft him strictly for promotional purposes.
  22. That would be interesting to find out if he can do that. I would think when you get traded that clause gets nullified.
  23. Yes but,,, Price becomes a lot more attractive as a trade chip if a team retains some of that salary. A franchise like Seattle has the Cap room to do just that if they flip him for another teams starter and some high draft choices or prospects.
  24. Was wondering the same thing.
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