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  1. I only really see the highlights and obviously the stats but I read about the frustration about Jake so I would like to know what we want from him next year. Is it not necessarily about a step up in points but rather consistency and being a 'presence' on the ice in all shifts? I guess for some fans next year is make or break or are most fans understanding that this is the progression of a power foward and it will take longer than that?
  2. Yeah I agree with you here. I guess because we have at least two new D coming through who are potentially top 2/3 next season then it's worth seeing how they progress during the season. But you're right EK's don't come along very often. For sure it's a difficult call, guess that's why JB gets paid the big money.
  3. Actually he thinks (or thought) we could fight for a playoff spot with the current players without trading some big assets at the trade deadline. I would say that's called staying the course
  4. I think we're still 2-3 years away from competing, we have big holes on our top line wings. I don't know why any big time UFA would come to a non-competing team if they have options to go elsewhere with similar dosh. Add to that we'll have Hughes and hopefully OJ on the team next year and maybe Woo the year after. We have no idea how those guys are going to pan out and we have time to see. It might be the big money for that big UFA signing might need to be spread amongst two players for example. If we get Edler for two years that would be best so we'll have the money to splash at the end of his contract.
  5. I guess in an ideal world, management would have sat down with him before the trade deadline and said look, this is our final offer for the new contract, if you think you want to test other teams instead then what about a trade? In that scenario I hope it was sorted verbally before the TD. 3 years max and no NMC NTC.
  6. I think we're too early for signing someone like Karlsson. He's like your last piece of the puzzle when you're ready to challenge for the next few years and I don't think we're there yet. I know that means we miss out on him but we have time with this core and another scoring D will become available. We go all in when the time's right, when we know Hughes is the stud we think he's gonna be and OJ has finely hit the big time. Until these young guys have played an NHL game we can't count on anything.
  7. I'm sure with a day left for trades they will have told Edler what he'll be offered probably even with a bit back and forth with his agent for a final offer. Then he can decide what he wants to do regarding trades, if any offers have even come in, or signing or walking in the summer. That would be good and decent management. I can't see any animosity from either camp.