claremont Posted May 21 Report Share Posted May 21 Not too early to think about who we might want to sign in this pool and even whether you feel we could use an offer sheet? A couple of targets would be; 1) Lias Andersson - C currently an RFA with LA Kings. He's a recovery project drafted 7th overall - 2017 but put up 31g, 28a in 67 AHL games last year. He may have got his life back under control after some fallout with the Rangers who traded him to LA. The Kings have too many centres ahead of him and he's not going to play behind Kopitar, Danault, Byfield, Lizotte. Even John Madden, Alex Turcotte and Francesco Pinelli are probably ahead of him. It's worth an offer sheet or a trade inquiry as the Kings don't have a ton of cap room. Could pick him up for close to league minimum to $1.5M 2) Monahan - obvious familiarity the question is term and how much AAV for the injury risk and / or bonus vs guaranteed money Anyone see any gems on the RHD side? I personally rule out Dumba on term and AAV and he is coming off a rough year. One usually overpays for age. Justin Holl anybody? Oilers will be cap jammed to sign RFA Bouchard. Damon Severson from NJ will be 29 as a UFA. I would not be giving up a lot to accelerate a year with Dubois - discussion in other threads have debated this including his leadership and character concerns. I don't beleive the Rangers give up on Lafraniere just yet and the offer sheet price is probably matched. Not much in the UFA centre pool as J. T. Compher at 28 is looking probably for term and is only a marginal difference upgrade over Dvorak. RFA C - Ryan McLeod from cap challenged Edmonton has some appeal. I would have considered Benoit-Olivier Groulx for similar reasons as a development challenge for Evans but he's with Anaheim, unlikely to play at the NHL level behind Zegras, MacTavish, Strome and Gaucher etc., but the Ducks have cap room. RHD Reilly Walsh of the Devils is an RFA, and intrigues me but NJ has enough cap room to keep him despite being loaded up at RHD with Hamilton, Marino and the emerging Nemec. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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