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  1. I trust in Holland more than previous regimes. Holland has a history with AA so I'd imagine he likes him long term and is confident that he can resign him. Valid Top 6 forward that is one of the few players that can skate stride for stride with McDavid. Their defence is still meh and their goal tending is in a worse situation. Can't fix everything at once though so if AA looks to be a legit winger with McDavid and they can sign him long term then works for both sides
  2. Stecher for Barrie straight up toronto gets rfa more of a defender. canucks gets UFA offensive Defense man
  3. Was musing on the effects of fatigue specifically after the Boston game. A tired team on 3 games in 4 days it’s hard to differentiate from effort, passion or just straight up fatigue taking effect. Benn sitting out as a 7th, Bailey and other Utica players that have earned a look up here. We should be utilizing that kind of benefit with regards to tough stretches in the schedule and specifically but not exclusive to veterans. Edler is a warrior and has played well in the new defensive look. He’s settled into a proper 2/3/4 role and off the PP. that said he looked tired and super slow. Benn likely would’ve been a better option in either the Boston game or Carolina. Maybe the travel itself is the problem but a mental day off of the NHL game is worth the look into the benefits from fatigue. We can also move this towards the forward group. Beagle looks beaten up and could likely skip a game along the way. Erickson is the same as Edler in that he could use a rest day every now then. i understand that there is a need to ice the best possible players to give the best chance to win but a couple of fatigued players causes holes and can break a system and thus should be thought of in terms of decision making. As an added benefit you actually get to see what you got in Utica which could impact TDL decisions. I know this isn’t a new idea, basketball rests players all the time but the NHL seems to be lagging behind in that mentality. What are your thoughts on rest and swapping out for “fresh” depth or what players in Utica are you dying to take a peek at in the NHL
  4. Wait who in that list is worth a first on their own? Anyways 5 for 1 deals never happen so really not much of a discussion here.
  5. A lot of these are just paper trails for players to have a backup or a deadline from the team. Contracts can still be signed and arbitration avoided. The most interesting is Binnington and how much the arbitrator would value a Stanley cup or even if that is even a viable argument towards the value.
  6. I don't think Canucks would want to go into next year potentially without their 2 first picks in 2020 draft. Also we are pretty well capped with Boeser contract coming up.
  7. Ah so this was the final piece to Sakic's puzzle. It all makes sense now
  8. Hmm forgot they still have Horton in IR retention this year which would free up 5.3m not entirely sure how the cap magic works with these perma injured players but I'm assuming they will be able to skirt around and get that 5.3m available. so they still need to do some work on the cap but they aren't in as much trouble as i initially thought.
  9. Agreed... they traded out Soderberg and now Kerfoot and Barrie which were #4/5/6 on their top scorers of their season... on a team struggling for secondary scoring.... out: Barrie / Kerfoot / Soderberg in: Donskoi / Kadri / Burakovsky also not sure how Leafs are going to sign Kerfoot, Ceci and Marner with 11 mil in cap space
  10. can just bring the kids up / down based on injury needs. Biega as a stop gap for immediacy whilst they travel. but I can see the allure in creating depth in the NHL to provide stability in the AHL they got spread too thin with all the call ups last year
  11. Benn is solid prob gonna be a bit pricey but is likely worthwhile either way. his biggest asset is his versatility in playing left or right sides which would give us flexibility in case of injuries or if Juolevi looks good and we get a good deal for tanev or something. on signing a depth defence, I’m a meh for that. I think we have enough alright guys in the AHL that can hold their head above water as a bottom pairing player.
  12. I would say take a chance at him but he's been injured the last 2 years and played less than 30 games in those seasons and at 33 years old I'd be afraid this is a trend due to his age rather than circumstance. Either way we have Edler and Tanev on the roster still so with their health uncertainty we would be better suited in targeting someone like Jordie Benn even if it is for longer term and higher cap hit.
  13. you forgot Kerfoot and Girard but Jost has been pretty supbar in his career so far, 2 seasons 20-30 points. Not saying he's a bust or can't improve but more so saying that some of these guys won't live up to their hype / expectations or at the very least will take longer than the expected timeline. Barrie also seems to be leaving next year so not sure i'd say he's part of the dynasty.