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  1. The main reason why we are losing games right now is our center depth. Sutter and Horvat are 2 big defensively sound centers that help our defense out. Without them it puts more pressure on our defense which is why we are hitting these insane blow-out games. Of course Tanev is a great player but our defense is bare with prospects and none are legit cornerstone defenders to build around with. I'd say it'd be more worthwhile to trade Tanev to get multiple pieces to find that prospect. In 2 years he's walks, traded, or resigns for a lot more anyways and let's be honest we likely aren't going to be contending at that point. Trade him now when his value is at its highest.
  2. (Proposal) TOR - VAN

    position doesn't equate into quality... Look at Boeser for that reason and realistically even if we trade for Liljegren I would still draft a great RHD defender because that's how you build depth. On the proposal, it's quite a far-fetched proposal. trading 2 NHL players and a high-round 2nd pick is not a great proposal when the return is an unknown raw small defender. I'm a huge Liljegren supporter and whilst he has made some bad turnovers in the WJC he had a great NHL camp and a pretty good year in the AHL this year. You also notice the skill, speed and dynamic ability when watching him play on the WJC. I doubt the leafs are looking to trade him but I do see the fit in bolstering the defense position... Hell I was willing to trade Tanev for the Liljegren spot + another prospect so I'll offer the same this year lol. Liljegren + first + (capdump) for Tanev Toronto gets 3 more years of Reilly + Tanev combo that should shore up their first pairing and realistically their next 2 years is the most important while Matthews and Marner are still on RFA contracts.
  3. Nooop, buyouts do not count to the retained salary cap. Therefore we have the ability to retain 1 contract in a trade this year
  4. (Proposal) VAN - TOR

    I was screaming at home for JB to trade into the 10-15 range to select Liljegren when I saw him slipping that far.. Then the leafs took him at 17th and I cried a little. I believe he made quite a stir at the pre-season so I doubt they would trade him but my god I'd be straight up pumped to have him in our system. Then again if Benning is planning to pitch for Dahlin then maybe getting a bunch of picks to throw together a trade up deal makes more sense looking forward to the draft... Yet I think any team trading down from Dahlin would be a damn fool lol.
  5. Hansen is the pro typical 3rd liner plus one of the best pk players we had. Id say there’s a fit there for that reason. id like Kane over strictly for the bite he has
  6. [Proposal] Canucks - Islanders

    Pretty interesting, though i I like the idea of having two good goalies on the club whilst we are bringing in a bunch of young defensemen and forwards. How about a hutton for Dal Cole + 2nd top 4 young dman for an underwhelming 5th overall pick (Benning special) and a 2nd..
  7. Nikolay Goldobin | LW/RW

    think it is believed that he'll play the next game after he gets a practice with the team in. My assumption is that burmy is out and gagner moves to center
  8. [Sportsnet] 2018 Draft Rankings: November

    This year would be the year to sell Vets for more fodder at the draft. We need to put ourselves in a position to move up to target some of the high-end defense talent at this draft. The dream is ofcourse Dahlin but Boqvist sounds like a nice player too and is RHD which we need more of.
  9. Yeahhh, Even if we make the playoffs this year and maybe make some noise in it... 1 year does not equal guaranteed success... therefore OEL for 1 year is not worth giving up the probable asking price... Of which on top of Hutton + 1rst 2018 would likely include Juolevi, Lind or one of our other appealing prospects.
  10. Thatcher Demko | G

    I hope he ends getting a couple starts in the NHL this year. Would be nice to see if he's close to ready in a backup capacity next year.
  11. Dorsett has always played this way.. speed grit straight ahead game. He's always had the speed to get chances he's just finishing and getting the bounces. I will say that Green's system and his utilization of that line is on point. He has Granlund, Dorsett, and Sutter each in a designed role. No more Sutter on the PP! Also helps they play 15+ minutes a night but that line is legit and is shaping up being one of the better checking lines
  12. My guess is he'll go on a conditioning stint in the AHL first. Then he'll be eventually slotted in. The vanek, burmy, Gagner line haven't really been amazing so I'd imagine he'd cycle in for one of those players.. most likely burmy
  13. Petrus Palmu | RW/LW

    Palmu may not have the insane skillset that Pettersson has or the physical tools that Lind has but my god, from what his coach said this guy has the gumption and the will to succeed. He was one of my favorite benning picks last year. The guy reminds me of Brendan Gallagher.
  14. Benning is doing a great job! (Discussion)

    You can have your opinion and others can have there's. One shouldn't attack credibility with random speculative remarks. onwards to the real topic: Sutter isn't a 4th liner... Chaput // Megna // Gaunce // Dorsett these are 4th liners. These guys don't compare to Sutter's skill level. Sutter isn't a top6 center... It's pretty obvious, he lacks the playmaking ability to utilize his wingers in a top 6 center role... Sutter can be a top 6 winger. He's got a great shot, one of the better shots on the team. Is good at puck retrieval. He'd be kinda like a Kunitz // Burrows type of top 6 winger but not every top 6 forward has to be a straight up offensive dynamo... Sutter IS a 3rd line center... Faceoffs, checking, dependable, chips in points... This is your typical 3rd line center... This is what Sutter is. So no Sutter isn't an expensive 4th liner. You can argue that he's an expensive 3rd line center but my opinion 4.4m for a 3rd line center isn't insane especially if you count the icetime where he plays a big role on the PK units. PP unit I'd like to see him booted off of.
  15. I like this idea, create some depth players that are projects so that we can fill our Utica team with a pretty good prospect lineup. Let our prospects get confidence playing against pros and we can turn these projects into assets at the deadline or into longer term roles if they turn out nicely... Or we let them walk lol.