Ossi Vaananen

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  1. I didn't see anything posted, so I'm making a thread. I know it's unlikely that NHLers will attend the 2018 Olympics, but apparently the NHL has planned in case they do. https://fansided.com/2017/07/18/report-nhl-alternate-schedule-2018-winter-olympics/ I imagine this is prepared just in case Russians (or other Europeans) flee during the Olympics. Ovechkin has previously said he would go regardless.
  2. The full schedule from Capgeek:
  3. I wasn't trying to project him as the extra player. He's in brackets as a wild card. He's both a guy that has to earn a spot in camp, and when listing our RW depth he's probably in the top 3, despite still being a prospect. I think he makes the squad. As for Virtanen, we'll see. I'd love to see him make Dorsett expendable. Even from just the one-ways and waiver eligible guys, there's 16 forwards to choose from. Projecting the roster is proving difficult. If anything it's worth getting excited over the X-factors in Rodin, Burmistrov, Boeser, Boucher, Virtanen, and Goldobin. None of these guys want to start in Utica, but many will.
  4. I thought Granlund was great with the Twins but if putting Eriksson on their line gets him going, then go for it. I think Granlund is versatile enough that he can get any line going. Baertschi - Horvat - Granlund Sedin - Sedin - Eriksson Rodin - Sutter - Gagner Gaunce - Burmistrov - Dorsett (Boeser)
  5. It's that point in the off-season where I'm tapping my veins, shouting 'I need it!'

  6. Can't blame either player. STL would be dumb not to keep Parayko happy.
  7. He was capable at the AHL level. Usually guys that can play in NA tend to stay, or go to a EU league like the SEL, NLA, or KHL. The German league is actually a move down. Maybe he puts up the points to make himself marketable? Seems like the wrong choice to me, that is of course assuming that he wasn't offered another contract with the Comets.
  8. Gagner? Gaunce?
  9. I think Boucher gets eviscerated if this goes to arbitration. He bounced around all year, showed up out of shape, was a healthy scratch on some pretty bad teams. He does have over 100 NHL games though, and has managed to produce when given the chance. I think he gets a bump in AHL pay, I can't see him landing a one-way. I mean I guess we could give it to him, but even then do you guys see him on the opening night roster? I like the guy, but is he just competition for camp or something to build around? Baertschi - Horvat - (Boeser) Sedin - Sedin - Granlund Eriksson - Sutter - Gagner Gaunce - Burmistrov - Dorsett 13F (Rodin, Boucher, Megna, Chaput, Goldobin, Virtanen)
  10. I'm thinking Chaput and Megna get paid full dollar to play in Utica. Right now, do you slot them in? I know Megna will be in tough competition for wing spots vs. the likes of Boeser, Goldobin, Rodin, and Boucher. Chaput will have centres in Gaunce, Burmistrov and Gagner. I don't see either of these guys starting with the Canucks: Baertschi - Horvat - Boeser Sedin - Sedin - Granlund Eriksson - Sutter - Gagner Gaunce - Burmistrov - Dorsett Rodin, Boucher (Goldobin, Megna, Chaput)
  11. Looks like Luchuk is getting the Penticton invite:
  12. Ah, it's an AHL deal. Here I thought they were giving him another shot.
  13. Alright! He earned it, showed up on a Utica contract last season and was stellar. Very happy to have him as a call-up option.
  14. Need the Eklund warning on this one. Even Eklund mentions the comparative Hamonic trade, which landed the Isles a 1st and 2 2nds. I'd sooner do something along those lines than take back a cap dump in JVR, and whatever frugal Lamoriello decides to package.
  15. Nah, for me it was Gaudette as well. He was really the only one on Blue that was notable. Juolevi was quiet, which is his game.