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  1. Wasn't his mistake. He left because ownership wouldn't fire Sutter.
  2. If we did 6y at 6.5M-7.5M i would be thrilled tbh. Sets us up very nicely for four strong years from 2025-26 to 2028-29. I figure next two years are still going to be largely irrelevant.
  3. I agree that d is the big weakness as a team but the young guys need to play. Kova is older so maybe he can be a bit more out of rotation. But Barron, Xhajek, Guhle and Harris need game time. Guhle is in the NHL now permanently. Harris won't accept a demotion well. Leaves Barron and X. We have the spot on RD for Barron so... maybe Xhajek starts in AHL and Kova is a in and out 7th? something like mattheson-??? Guhle-Savard Harris-Barron kova then AHL is a a lot of guys... Maybe this? Trudeau-Xhejak Norlinder-Mailloux Struble-Fairbrother @dlbalrwhat's the AHL Blueline like next year?
  4. No but Carolinas problem was always a lack of goal scoring talent. Pacs was the move to get that talent. Injured. Then Svetch... Their only actual weapon with pedegree beyond Aho... Goes down? Brindamour somehow got 6 goals out of a guy who had 10 all year in Bratt, then more out of Noesen and Jarvis... Only thing he didn't manage was to turn water into wine with Puljiarvi... I'm just not sure he could make any changes to get more from that core.
  5. The fact Carolina made it this far without Pacs and Svetch? I think losing a bunch of close games without the two guys you had envisioned being your goalscorers gives him some leniency.
  6. What are you thinking d wise? Obviously Edmonston moved for anything... Wideman is likely not relevant unless injuries pile up Mattheson LD Savard rd Guhle LD Barron rd Harris LD Kovacevic rd Xhejak ld With so many young d are you thinking some sort of idea where we improve on Savard? Flip a young d for an older better guy?
  7. Question... What are people's thoughts on getting Connor Garland or Brock Boeser out of Vancouver for our RW? Likely cheap given caphits.
  8. I mean with the supposed depth of this draft... I could see it. Also I could easily see it if one of them is keen on Mitchkov for example and trade down to 5 with some knowledge on who is drafting 2-4. But get another pick to help mitigate the risk.
  9. Yeah like there should be a couple strong vets guys can learn from too. Every line and pairing should have an older dude I'd think. Maybe just a 7th dman older guy to swap in and out for injuries/callups. Ideally the team would always be in the mix for the playoffs. Once in a while try and make a run at it.
  10. Kulak is just an odd dman. He's good at skating with the puck. Zone entry/exits.. but not really good at passing.. creating chances/breakouts. Then defensively he's not physical or a crease clearer but positionally sound with a good stick? I feel a lot of coaches would struggle to fit him in. He needs a crease clearing partner who can do a breakout pass... Edmonton has those.
  11. Bit over 8M for a guy who I feel can hit ppg at his peak. He's had huge clouds over him at the end of CLB and entire time in Winnipeg. Plus anyone who WANTS to play here... If we aren't overpaying to acquire him. I'm not too worried about the cap hit. He's a solid player.
  12. Buffalos 4 pts back with two in hand... And playing Florida next... They win that game and they can do it. Also play clb, ottawa, Detroit...
  13. I think your issue with the Guhle injury is not a rushing prospects thing. Guhle is 21. Injuries would happen at the AHL level too. This issue is a 'play through it' culture issue in hockey generally. Slaflovsky in the NHL at 18 and getting rocked repeatedly because he doesn't skate with his head up... Ends up injured long term... That's a rushing prospect issue. Let him learn that at the AHL level against slower guys... Not at NHL speed.
  14. I really wonder what he could be of he was in phx without the media storm or any public pressure. He's still good enough skill wise to be a offensive 3rd liner on a bad team who fills top six when there's injuries.
  15. Admittedly I thought he was still among the non denials. That being said prior to this going public Hart had a bit of reputation out west in the junior scene... I only brought it up though because I thought he hadn't denied involvement. So I won't suggest it again off junior scene rumors alone.
  16. I think Carter Hart is not going to escape from the WJ scandal. So they may not have a choice but to move on.
  17. I am more curious where I pulled that 90 number from hahaha. No idea why I knew that.
  18. Yeah so that one basically would never factor into anything (other than PHX keeping all the players they in theory could draft lol)
  19. Two picks. At least the 1st was a 27th OA. Our 2024 2nd is yet to be done. Though we likely can get a vaguely similar package retained at a deadline next year. I don't think it'll end up being terrible. May come out in the wash.
  20. Okay, then you're probably on to something. Side note: Is there like... a 'in organization' limit? Like 90?
  21. Well we didn't use our three retention slots... But the teams certainly blew the floodgates off using retention in trades this deadline!!! My doubt was misplaced in league GMs 😛
  22. I mean it could really just be a contract slot thing. Pitts adding Bonino needed to ditch a contract. Montreal didn't want to add one for retaining so we send a dude to SJ.
  23. Not really a rumor... But all the moves got me looking at MTLs lineup next year. I'll assume we don't lose everyone to injury... to start the year should have 9 NHL dmen next season. NHL Roster Locks: (LD) Matheson and Edmonston (RD) Savard (LD/RD) Guhle and Harris. Leaves one spot on the RD for: (Rd) Kovacevic, Barron, Wideman and LD/Rd Xhejak. what do you guys think the plan will be offseason? I figure Edmonston is gone or honestly maybe LTIR. Seems headed that way. Now that's two spots for four guys. Probably keep Wideman up as a 7th dman to sit him? Have one of Barron or Xhejak in AHL to start like earlier this year? Or are they too good for that? I could see Xhejak maybe having a soft more slump from the pressure or the injury? But seems like a super determined kid and doesn't seem like that 'take a step back' kind of player... Think Barron could use more AHL time? or are we going to end up moving a young dman for a forward?
  24. My biggest concern with the Slaflovsky decision is Gordon is coming from an org that has really screwed up and pissed off high draft picks, in NY. Load Anderson, Kratsov, Lafreniere, Kaako.....
  25. Using a retention slot, giving Dallas an upgrade and giving them 400k in cap space... For a 25 year old 'project' RFA we get 20 odd games to judge? I feel this deal is mainly us doing Dadanov a solid. I am concerned we may give this guy a bad contract though if he gets a 'new team boost' then sucks after. Hopefully we do a 1 year prove it deal with him if he has a hot few weeks.
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