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  1. A team like Nashville has strengh at dee, Roman Jossi, Ryan Johansen, Eeli Tolvanen for Conner MCdavid. Nashville still has a top 3 dee group in Subban, Ellis and Eckholm and Dante Fabbro in the works..Edmonton gets an elite deeman in Jossi, a good centerman with size who can slot in behind Draistal and an up and coming young player. It could help both teams.
  2. It certainly is a huge factor playing on the opposite side, The obvious is picking up the puck behind the net with your strong hand, then protecting the puck with their body after getting possesion and allowing them to make a pass with the strong hand.... Anyone in the numbers industry can check this link out... https://hockey-graphs.com/2016/03/04/quantifying-the-importance-of-handedness/
  3. If they have a package for Danualt and Droiun maybe but even then.. Domi has become our best centerman since i can remember not sure why people keep wanting to put him back on the wing. He has great vision and great speed he opens up the ice quickly his passing skils are top end. Thats what you want in a centerman. Plus he is only 24 years old, he will likely get better. Get him a shooter on the wing. Dont I repeat Dont put him on the wing. I would not be to worried about Poeling starting on the wing. Big body skating above average and it certainly looks like he plays well in traffic, on the wall and in front of the net, he actually may be better suited for the wing..I am more worried that Suzuki gets buried on the wing then Poeling..... For this reason I want to stay away from Duchene. I could see our three centers in a couple of years being 1 KK only because i see him being the best two player, Suzuki and Domi as 1a and 1a...
  4. OH I agree, its great to throw all these names around and to pretend to play lets make a deal. I do it as well. Teams are not going to just throw players at us because we are weak in that area. They have to consider what hole they are creating when you give up a top pairing deeman. We are looking for a top pairing guy in his mid 20 i would be shocked and I mean really shocked if that pot of gold showed up at the end of the rainbow....if it did happen you would have to give back quality young players like Suzuski or KK or Julsen or Poeling and really do we want to do that? I know if I was GM i wouldnt. I would be willing to move on from Droiun (Galchenyk 2.0), top end skillsets but alot of empty space between the ears..but i dont think anyone would give you a top pairing deeman man in his mid 20, because he comes with baggage now. Failed in Tampa and wined. And he has failed here in Montreal. But do think he could fetch an older top 4 pairing deeman though... And that leads me to this, I really think that is our path right now. I think adding a older deeman at a lower cost so we don't touch our youth. Not one that was a bottom pairing like Benn was his whole carreer. But someone like a Duncan Keith, Keith Yandle, Andrej Sekera Jay Bouwmeester etc etc etc Now Edler..... who I would be all over if he reaches free agency. Here is my lets make a deal. Sign Edler during free agency and trade Droiun for Yandle... Now you start the season.... Edler and Weber Yandle or Duncan Keith and Petry Mete and Juslen. Kulak and Folin
  5. Duchene I wanted a few years ago for Glachenyk. I was near laughed off the site. I cannot imagine one person that would take Galchenyk over Duchene today . Well maybe BigTed3 Having said that though, i would not be interested in Duchene now. He has baggage, just like Droiun. He wanted out of Colorado, he wanted out of Ottawa. I think it would just give Julien more vets to sit the young ones. We would have Danualt, Domi and Duchene down the Middle. Where would KK be? Suzuki be? Poeling be? Our forwards are fine. KK another year older, hopefully the emergence of Poeling and Suzuki.Similar roles as KK this season. We were 14th in the league goals scored not bad, 2 of the remaining 4 teams were just behind us at 15 and 16... Of the 4 remaining teams in the playoffs 3 of those teams were in the top 8 for fewest goals given up. San Jose is the outlier however they were the second highest scoring team in the league. And I would bet on St Louis beating them in the Semi Finals Our defence needs help period. I am betting on Julsen jumping right in again this season and being really good for us.. We suck on the left side and it could not be any more obvious that is our biggest issue.
  6. Never ever said he was old i said he was a journeyman! Just in case you were not aware a a Journeyman is a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding. Do you know where Mark Messier started his NHL Carreer as a 4th line centerman with Edmonton that turned out all right. It didnt hurt Poeling on the 4th line in his first game either.
  7. I am not sure why you feel he cannot have the same success. He was successful at the Junior level. He was one of the top rookies his first season in the NHL. He suffered through some injuries his second season. Third season was tough but he finished really strong. That carried into the next season along with the trade to a hockey hotbed. I do think he thrives in the spotlight...I think he would even become a better player in the playoffs. I was all for the trade when it happened. And I knew we would be getting a really good player back. I am not so sure I thought it would have turned out this well. If we can find him a snyper type winger, i really believe his offensive numbers will get better, he has great vision and open up the ice quickly with his speed. He is not one of those true elite palyers like MCdavid or Crosby or Malkin or MCkinnon who drives the lines 100% but i do feel he is just a rung below and if we could find him a true sniper i believe his numbers could go up..
  8. I hope they do keep him, when he played with Julsen early in the year, they were our best pairing most nights, I would like to see that pairing given a chance again this season. If we don get that LHD... I would give him another two year contract around the same money he was getting. I would sooner a million to him then Benn. Its the left side on dee we need help with, yet were signing forwards who will take spots from the kids, and another right handed deeman we dont need, we have 3 young prospects for the right side, Julsen, Brooks, Fleury, why sign Folin to take NHL icetime away from the kids. You know Weber and Petry are one an two Why sign a 34 year old, or a journeyman 27 year old to contracts only to take spots from the younger players. We can add those types of players late in teh season if we need them, they are not making us better. We need help on the LHD side that should be the first and only thing we focus on this offseason. Maybe look for a few other Reilly/Kulak type deeman around 23,24,25 that other teams have that you can get for little to nothing, maybe we can get lucky again. I wish they would stop signing 4 th line players and RHD deeman we DONT need them...
  9. I dont what other teams problems, we are in a good position to take advantage of trades in the market, because we have a bucket of really good looking young talent, we were a PP away of making the playoffs Klefbom AND Jesse Puljujarvi for Droiun and who or what else would get this trade done.............
  10. Waste of money and gives the coaches another marker to sit one of the young guys when they make that first mistake. We did not get better with him in the lineup the team actually got slower and the 4th line got worse. We were a 500 team with Nate in the lineup If you dont believe me check the corsi numbers Agostino had a corsi for over 56%, Chaput was 52 % Nate was 50% They were both better skaters and much younger..
  11. Neal has zero value to our club right now, plus he makes over one million per year more then Alzner and his contract does not expire until a year after Alzner. Add to the fact we have Kids like KK and Poeling and then Suzuki, Ylonen, probably ready to play this coming season or next. They need NHL icetime. Alzner does not hurt us right now playing in the AHL. If a team wants him at half the contract make the deal for a 7th rounder. But in no way do you add an aging vet to this team with a larger and longer contract and in a position where we are already strong at...
  12. I did not mean you started the rumour, sorry it came out like that. BUt you just dont start moving core players because you just lost a playoff series, Look at Washington, they were losing every year, but kept their core, OVIE, BAckstrom etc and added to that group until they were good enough as a team, I am sure Pittsburg will retool, But i would be totally shocked if it was Crosby, Malkin or Letang. They won a stanley cup just two seasons ago, 31, 32, 31...older but still capable. Cosby and Malking were more then a point per game, Letang was top 10 among deeman in scoring 5th in goals. I was just saying that teams have a few core players that you need and you build around that, they may not always show up in a 4 to 7 game run. Stuff happens...You dont panic a week after losing you sit down and evaluate. TSN is just looking for a story, media does this all the time. Now a team like Edmonton who struggles to make the playoffs year after year they if they were in the TSN report then I likely believe that ......
  13. Weber is 34 this year and Petry 32 this year............................ NO way I trade any of our young dee prospects, if you want to move a forward for a left dee go for it Great we have some potential Deeman in the pipe line on the right side.........if you want a young deeman for the left side move a forward, or one of the old guys..... Let them Develop in the AHL, Cale Fleury another Year - Josh Brook a full season below...Julsen is already a go at the NHL level.... You have Mete, and Kulak now, Romanov in two years, who knows what you get in the draft this year... Maybe Edmonton would do Drouin for Klefbom or Anaheim for Fowler or Philly for Ghost Or take a lower tier route Droiun for Hayden Fleury/Pick in Carolina, Jonas Brodin in Minnesota Its easier to sign a free agent forward then to get a deeman, SAVE the prospects on dee... Move a forward and some picks if you need to for a LF deeman...
  14. This is how crazy rumours start :). If that was said about anyone it should be Crosby, 1 point, an assist in 4 playoff games, and a minus 4. Crosby, Malkin and Letang are there core and still are. They simply were beat because they got 0 goaltending and there stars had a tough series, usually one of them show up. Not this time.. You think Tampa wants to get rid of Stampkos, Kutcherov or Lapointe because they did not get it done? You think Winnipeg wants to get rid of Scheifele, Wheeler or Trouba Nashville, Jossi, Ellis or Forsberg Calgary, Gaudreau, Monahan or Giordano You dont define a player after 4 or 7 games....
  15. Wow watching these playoff series play out, more then ever, goal one is to make the playoffs because truly anything can happen..