caperns61

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  1. 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.............
  2. 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..
  3. 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...
  4. 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 ......
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  7. Wow watching these playoff series play out, more then ever, goal one is to make the playoffs because truly anything can happen..
  8. IF we had Radulov and Patches this season, remove Tatar , would we be in the playoffs and would we be making any noise with all the upsets? Price was back to being Price, and no doubt Rads and Patches would have given our PP a huge boost.
  9. I agree Domi and Droiun did play well together over the first 50 games. I also would prefer they use Lekonen with them. Lekonen is a much better skater, plays all zones well, I think there is offense in Lekonen not sure why its not there yet though??? I like KK , he has a nice package of size, hockey IQ and NHL shot, however, I am not sure he is ready to take over from Danualt yet. I think he still needs to be in that number 3 spot. He still looks like he is chasing the play. Alot can happen over the next 5 or 6 months though, if he continues to get stronger and work on his foot speed. But another year in the 3 spot is fine.. I would actually like to see Poeling on the wing with KK at center and Armia on the right side...injuries happen throughout the season. If Domi or Danult go down, KK can move up and Poeling can take over the 3 spot.... IF KK comes into camp with better foot speed and strengh and clearly outplays Danualt then i think you have Danualt drop to number 4 and Poeling takes over the number 3 spot... your 4th line could be Byron, Danualt and Shaw.. Soooo Depending on what lines are going you would not really have a 4th line more like 2 top seconds and 2 top 3rds. Until we can find that winger who can be a true sniper like Patches was we really dont have a number one line..I think Domi and KK both have the skill set to be top line centers. They need the wingers to complement them. Shoot first players. Maybe if we dont get that deeman at number 15 we get that sniper at number 15...2019 draft. And then on top of all this you have Suzuki ......WHO may yet be the best of them all From having one of the worst group of center over the last 10 plus year. IF these kids continue to develop, It looks like we may be one of the strongest in the yrs to come...
  10. Well I will explain why! 1. Klefbom has been on the block before.. 2. Edmonton is crying for wingers that have the skill set to play with Draistail and or MCdavid...They traded away Eberle and Talor Hall to quickly. 3. If they want a pick with Droiun thats fine. Maybe tehy want more grit on the wing Shaw and a pick as we, his value is probably higher after. I am sure though something can be worked out 4. If they want that veteran in Weber that is even better, 5. We were doing quite well without Weber to start the year....If you started the year with Petry, Juslen, Brook and Fleury on the right side that would be fine by me...Now your left side would be Klefbom, Mete and Kulak... 6. Why cant we make the playoffs next season? We were only a couple of wins away this year. Any kind of PP and a half decent backup we would likley have had over 100 points 7. With Poeling on Board, KK a season under his belt, WHo knows what may happen with Yolenen and Romanov?? I think we will be better next season....
  11. For sure he should be looked at. He has all the tools to be a steal in the draft. He actually reminds me more of Corey Perry, but a much better skater....Problem right now is he may go earlier in the draft as well, his stock is going up each playoff round. Halifax is in the Semi Finals of the Q league playoffs and Lavoie has 20 points in 11 games, 13 of those points are goals, the closet to him has 8 goals in the playoffs..... I am with you though. We need a LD badly, but if its going to be a project anyway, we can wait for a forward to develop longer then a LD to develop. I think our route is through a trade, Preferably one of our right deeman now. My choice would be Weber. Second choice would be Petry. If they want to keep both those aging dee, then it has to be Droiun staight up or Droiun and a pick. And they have to be 25 or under. I think a deal to be made is with Edmonton...Klefbom for Droiun..
  12. Other then his size, he has no comparison to McCarron. This kid can flat out skate and has really heavy shot. He is best suited for the wing, he will either blow by a defender or skate over a defender to get a goal.... I am in Cape Breton and watched this kid play multiple times when halfiax comes down, He likes to score goals , if your after a sniper he could be a steal at 15, this would be the kid, he is a project, because he hates the defensive side of the game ..... I would be eyeing Philip Broberg the LD from Sweden if he is still available though
  13. VALUE??? not much value in a 7th round pick :).... Gardiner would be a worst mistake than Drouin. If we are not going to get rid of Weber for a good young LD then we may as well get another grizzeld vet to play with him and a grizzeled vet who can still skate. I would try for Duncan Keith. Top 30 in scoring and a plus 13 on a really bad Chicago team.. Maybe Drouin For Keith and a second round pick. We have lots of young dee who can develop over the next two years to replace Weber and Keith.. He was almost a point per game player over the first 55 or 60 games. His game disappeared over the last 20 - 25 games.
  14. I dont want to defend him because he can be really lazy. But we are stuck with him because he really has no value in a trade, after his auspicious start in Tampa and we try to trade him after 2 seasons...well your not going to get very much. He is still one of the most talented players we have. And untill some of the Kids like Poeling, KK, Yolen, Suziki can step in. We need to hope Drouin grows up and performs better for us. If the kids surpass him, then you cut your loss and get on with things. I really think he belongs with Domi. It would be nice to upgrade the right side, Shaw had a very respectable season but needs to be playing on the 3rd or 4th line where he started this season.
  15. I don't know that was a pretty sweet shoot out goal Droiun scored. Big Yawn...just kidding We missed the playoffs again and it sucks. Poeling had one of those games where eveything that could go right went right. The game itself was like an all star game,each team had over 50 shots, and probably a 100 directed at the net. Have you heard about John Scott he got MVP in one of those games. Having said, my take on Poeling last night.... He has a nice strong skating stride, almost reminds me a bit of Marian Hossa. With his size and skating. He has a nice release and he plays along the wall well and goes to the net well. Didnt really see him carry the puck much nor did I get the impression he belongs in the the middle. He was certainly making sure he was in a good defensive position all night. First time I seen him play, I would be more inclined to think he may be a better winger than a center.....
  16. KK centering Poeling and Armia. That is our third line tomorrow....
  17. I agree I liked Droiun and Domi. Droiun was almost a point per game player through the first 55 games.....He struggled got demoted and never got to play with Domi again. My Line would be Droiun Domi and Leks. I prefer leks over shaw becuase leks is a much much better skater and a much better defensive player. I like how Shaw played this season. But should not be in our top 6. Only when there are injuries.
  18. I dont think he fluked with Tatar as much as people think. Tatar now has 5 straight seasons on 20 or more goals. Vegas had to give give up a 1st 2nd and 3rd to get him. Ya so what he did not fit in with vegas. They were already rolling and really had no where to place him. Yes I dont think they thought they were getting a 60 point player but I am sure they assumed 20 plus goals and 45 plus points why wouldnt they??? He was still young and putting those numbers up on a bad detroit team.. Weber for Subban i was not happy when it happened, but the trade is closer then I gave it credit for. Its not about Subban anymore, its about the team . Add to the fact he has scored more goals per game. Plays more physical. And is not surrounded by Elkhom, Jossi and Ryan Ellis...I think it ends up being more even then I gave it credit for. I am not sure why people think Galchenyk had more value. He is one of the worst defensive forwards in the game. And his offensive numbers dont compensate for this weaknes. If anything we stole Domi when he was at an all time low...Not the other way around Droiun for Sergachev i did not like and still dont and to make matters worse I think Droiun has little to no trade value.And our only hope is he grows up matures and can contribute to this team in the future
  19. Any plug can have a good game or even a few good games, but the odds are stacked against you if you have to keep relying on players who score 6 goals a year and are 34 years old. And that sure look like Weal who decided to take the puck in the defensive zone which led to Tampa's second goal. I think its a huge mistake to have players like Weal and Nate Thompson taking over for KK. We were perfectly fine with him in the role he was in on the third line. He was not reason we lost to Pittsburg, Columbus or Carolina when we needed the wins. I like Weal and he would be fine on the 4th line with Byron and Nate I would not get to carried away with the win. Yes one of our better games this year but I can gaurantee you most tampa players and coaches would probably say that was one of their worst games of the year. Remember we had everything to lose and they had nothing to play for ...and no Hedman I am proud of this team this year they have always bounced back. But for this team to be a legitimate contender we have to hope players like Suziki, Poeling, KK, Mete, Julsen, Brook etc are given a chance to succeed, not NHL 4th line players... Being close is not good enough.. Anyway hope Carolina and Columbus lose their next two
  20. Claude Julien did this to Tyler Seguin as well and it wasnt until he got out of his grasp that he got put back to where he belonged... Not all centres are Patrice Bergeron. They kept KK and they new they would have to live with the good and the bad.. I think its a really bad decision to sit him and even worse to play him on the fourth line wing... IF anything give him gallagher and tatar for a 1 or 2 or 3 periods...you playd him center all season why move him to theth line wing with 3 games left.
  21. Yep two career 4th line players pushing our number 3 pick, future top line center to pressbox and 4th line minutes on the wing.... thats how you develop players%&#**#
  22. Beg to differ - your center on that line is 34 years old and averages 6 goals a year and 16 points, over 82 games..... Now if the line was Poeling KK and Byron ...i might agree
  23. Poehling, Josh Brook, KK, Julsen Skating, Mete, Jesse Ylonen, Cayden Fleury coming on ....So happy for the next few years We need to move Weber for a left deeman and open up a spot on the right side. We can afford to move Drouin also for a top end young left handed dee, or draft picks I want to keep Petry for now he is more suited for todays game...even though his value is probably at an all time high...
  24. KK out, so am I ... Yep lets play - Nate Thompson, Peca - Weal , Deslauriers - lets go habs - build on that future - This is beyond ridiculous, youhave the kid afraid to make a mistake. We all new there would be growing pains, but how can you grow in the press box..........................DUMB