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  1. Well, the budget for broken sticks combined with his cap was kind of expensive anyway... I thought the order reset after the season??? The whole Rick Nash thing last summer.
  2. We did not get too worked up about the lottery. Congratulations to the winners regardless! I think this means we draft 10th overall @Nail ? Minnesota does not own any generational talents in its prospect ranks. And are a bit humbled by the fact we missed the play off's on the back of trading a couple of veterans? If we had just kept Peter Budaj alone. We would have just cleared into a playoff spot by 5 points. And Jersey would have missed. (Well played @Mike Vanderhoek BTW). Or the combo of Couture and Spurgeon. But we also jumped late in the year in standings. We were as low as 27th just before the deadline. On the back of waiver pick up Goligoski & Darnell Nurse returning from injury. The trades also solidified our future! We're looking at it as having the 10th pick & a burgeoning crew of good young forwards. Even if a level below, say, Austin Mathews. Brayden Schenn, Tkachuk & Viktor Rask are all playing top 6 minutes. We're hoping Sam Bennett will join them soon? Ryan Strome is in the discussion somewhere as well. (Maybe ?) It does appear Adrian Kempe & Kasperi Kapanen are ready for full-time roles. So too might be, in our opinion, our most intriguing prospect Oskar Lindblom? Who was top 3 in SEL scoring all year! And lottery pick Michael Dal Colle. Our weakest position, perhaps the real reason we missed the play off's was backup goaltending? But we have picked up MacKenzie Blackwood & Tristan Jarry in trades. If they don't crack a lineup soon, we are quite sure they will. Which will leave us with a killer duo in net, John Gibson factored in, for the long haul. And we have an underrated crew of D prospects to also shore up the back end??? Although it will still be a focus! We quite like Madison Bowey (and he likes coming back to BC for summer, no doubt), Kale Clague & Jordan Schmaltz. And also have huge Markus Niemelainen, Ville Pokka & Jeremy Roy who have legit NHL aspirations if they develop well. Depth, which we never enjoyed before, appears just 1/2 a year to a year away? Plus 9 draft picks this year, maybe not a boatload, but a lot of cap to spend this summer in the market. Calling it now, that we won't miss the play off's again next year!
  3. Minny adds to the list making a claim on Alex the great! Edler...
  4. Well, everybody should love JG Pageau? He's already got a goal. His team is down 2 goals well into the 3rd despite. Against a goalie many believe is no worse than 2knd best in the world? Gets a natural hat trick including the winner, in the 2knd overtime on a pass from Alex Burrows to close out the game. In his hometown arena, playing for the hometown team he grew up cheering for! And at 180 lbs he leads his team in hits. Very proud to have Jean play for our Bruins! Very happy for this player...
  5. It's like making a trade with SV...
  6. Only @gmen81 @Salter with multiple picks...
  7. Hmmmmn? Got my ass kicked by Colton Sissons & Matt Irwin today. Gets its just the way its goin do far... Cudo's to @inane for his depth though! Also to @oldnews . Who pegg'd Austin Watson for over 5 pantasy points a game?
  8. Hudler & Sharp coming off the books. Hemsky possibly? And buyout a goalie. Up to $17 mill for a goalie, a D & a winger. But lets call it $13.5 for a goalie, Hemsky & Alzner. Tight, but possible.
  9. I'm not sure Edler is better than Lindell at this stage. Probably? But its a debate. Alzner is better. More speed.
  10. I think so. He's had 3 full years in the AHL. All positive. And they need his speed and skill in the line up. Alzner Klingburg Lindell Honka Hamhuis Johns Johns is right hander too btw. Oleksiak Nemeth That's Plan A. Tanev only comes in if they cannot supplement their left side. It's my read anyway. I certainly do not see them dropping Johns on purpose in ED.
  11. Dallas has Johns & Lindell for size. With decent mobility I might add. Honka and Klingburg to move the puck. Create offense. Its an ermerging D. I'm less inclined to believe they will give that up. One that may not even have right handed minutes for Tanev? I'm more inclined to believe Alzner will be plan A. Let Sharp go, buyout a goalie. Spend any assets on a goalie or also give up Hemsky & spend on Bishop.
  12. Dallas, assuming they're the trade partner, will probably protect Klingburg, Lindell & Johns. Expose Oleksiak, Hamhuis, Nemeth. Dallas will not make a Tanev deal, pre ED IMO. Get Tanev, lose Lindell? Johns? Tanev is better. But it is not a smart move.
  13. Someone send me an alarm please...
  14. Just a simple one TM? Pavel Zacha shows his contract expiring 2017/18. We parked the first year of his 3 year contract in junior last year. It should expire in 2018/19. Cheers & Thanks!