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  1. Teams tend to prefer 2 Ds on their 2nd unit because once the penalised player comes out of the box it's not ideal to have only 1 D on the ice.
  2. Has little to do with OEL leaving. They've significantly downgraded their roster. Can't compare last season to now when they have Beagle playing on PP1 and starting in OT and Loui_E as a lineup regular. They've also downgraded in goal. Carter Hutton hasn't been very good in Buffalo. Vejmelka is in his 1st NHL season coming from the CZE league.
  3. There's no extra 500K if Rathbone is sent down and recalled. His bonus is a non issue in a demotion/recall because he started the season on the NHL roster. In LTIR, when a bonus eligible player is demoted, his bonus creates a bonus pool. That bonus pool can then be used to cover his own bonus when he is brought back up - the bonus pool simply goes back to zero.
  4. That feels quite insufficient for Chychrun. Just look at what Seth Jones got. Chychrun has developed into a D1. Even saw projections that have him in the top-4 for team Canada at the Olympics.
  5. Chychrun wasn't sheltered by OEL last season. Looking at the minutes they played against the top-guys last season suggest the opposite. Chychrun played upwards of 60 minutes vs MacKinnon while OEL played 18 minutes. The rest of the D-corps didn't play any much more than OEL against MacKinnon. It's Chychrun-Goligoski that got the tougher assignment of shutting down the biggest scoring threats. They also got the Stone assignment in Vegas.
  6. Where did you get the turnover numbers? The NHL doesn't track them and they are so much more relevant than give-aways. Noticed that he had 3 give-aways so could it be that you are listing his give-aways rather than turnovers?
  7. He got concussed with with Barracuda - that's why he didn't finish the season. It was already his 2nd concussion that season. The Sharks saw him as a long term project. Himself didn't think he was ready to make the jump. They decided it was best to allow him to go a place where he could be happy again and get back to being himself. Doug Wilson Jr. explained it: "Jonathan went through some things last year in Utica. When he came to us, he got a concussion in his seventh game with us. It was just a tough year for him. We’ve known Jonathan, we’ve seen him grow up. We just felt really comfortable that if he went somewhere and he was happy and had a really good season, we could get him back to be the Jonathan that we always remember, that second-round pick, being a high-end skill guy. That’s where the risk was, but we just felt that we had done enough homework on the kid. Niklas Sundstrom knows the family very well, knows Ulf. It’s a long-term project for us, it always was. We weren’t really too concerned where he played this year. We just wanted him to get back to being Jonathan. It looks like that’s what’s happening right now."
  8. Vancouver would have held his rights till he is 27 - pretty much past his chance of starting an NHL career at that age. He is 23 now.
  9. It was under Green. He played a few games under WD to end the 2016/17 season but Green then took over for his rookie season in 2017/18.
  10. Drance is wrong - it's a non issue in this case. The Canucks are in LTIR. When a player that is bonus eligible is sent down, his own bonus creates a bonus pool that can then be used to bring him back up. When they recall him - the bonus pool goes back to zero and all they need is the cap space to fit in his 925K. His comment is only true if Podkolzin did not start the season on the NHL roster. That's what happened last season with Höglander. He was not on the opening roster but recalled in time to play in game 1. His recall cap hit was 233K higher because he was performance bonus eligible. Once Juolevi got demoted, his own demotion created a bonus pool which allowed to re-allocate Höglander's bonus to that pool. Juolevi's recall cap hit was not 1.91M like it would have been if he did not make the opening night roster, but his base of 863K + Höglander's 233K that would have been reallocated to the salary pool. All the rest of his bonus was covered by the bonus pool his own demotion created.
  11. Boston only has 7 Ds on their roster. John Moore has been assigned to Providence today while they've kept Zboril on their main roster. To activate Lazar they will probably demote forward Anton Blidh rather than move a D.
  12. A primary assist for Gadjovich on a give-and-go with Weatherby.
  13. They own his rights till 1 June 2022. Maybe an ATO to Abbotsford once his season in Sweden is over and an ELC to start next season.
  14. Back to Gadjovich. He is playing right now in Boston on a line with Cogliano and Weatherby.
  15. And Dahlen denied it but at the end the relationship wasn't working. He's in a good place now. He took his time to develop his game - he says the best decision was to go back to Sweden those 2 seasons and work on what he had to improve, especially his play away from the puck.
  16. Except Dahlen says he had plenty to work on still. Which was then consistent with him asking SJS to allow him to return to Sweden to work on his game. Dahlen didn't even attend training camp - he didn't try to make their roster that season because he knew he had things to work on. “Obviously, you can’t jump over a step, and that’s not what I want to do either because that would just look terribly wrong if I’m in the NHL and not good enough. I’m trying to develop my game here in the [AHL] and become a good player there first before I even think about taking the next step.” When asked what he still needs to work on to make it to the NHL, Dahlen didn’t mince words, reinforcing his statement that he knows he’s not ready yet. “I think it’s a lot,’ he said. “I have to work on a lot of things in my game. Get speed. I’m really excited to work here with a good coaching staff. Work on every detail in my game, to play in the American League first of all, and be a good player there. We’ll take it from there.”
  17. Dahlen said he never asked for a trade. For whatever reason the relationship was not working and Benning decided to move on. You can read Benning and Dahlen's comments here: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/canucks-hockey/jonathan-dahlen-denies-demanding-trade-dials-in-on-development-2228145
  18. Dahlen wanted a change of scenery. Doug Wilson Jr saying that they wanted him to be happy again and get back to being the player they know, suggests that for whatever reason, things didn't go well in Utica. This was Palmu's perception of his treatment in Utica: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/canucks-hockey/petrus-palmu-explains-reasons-why-he-left-utica-comets-nobody-really-talked-to-me-2228082
  19. Palmu mentioned a lack of communication in Utica to explain why he wanted to leave. Doug Wilson Jr. speaking on Dahlen says that he went through some things in Utica and that the Sharks weren't concerned where he played as he was a long term project, they just wanted him to be happy and get him back to being himself.
  20. This was an interview with Doug Wilson Jr. in March 2020. Dahlen had decided he would spend the 2019/20 season in Sweden. Wilson explains that they just wanted him to to be in an environment where he could be happy and get back to being himself after a tough year. He talks of how he he's a long term project for them and has things to work on. https://www.fearthefin.com/2020/3/4/21164397/doug-wilson-jr-jonathan-dahlen-john-leonard-erik-karlsson-ryan-merkley-san-jose-sharks-draft-lottery SP: What’s the plan for Jonathan Dahlen next year? Is there a plan for him to come to training camp next year? DW: We have a plan for him next season, but we’re still focused on this season. Timra is having a great year. He’s three points away with two games left of breaking the all-time single-season record for points in that league. We’re tracking to see how long his playoff run goes. Hopefully, Timra does really well. Depending on when his season is over, we’ll probably bring him over this season. So we’re more focused on this season with Jonathan. He will be eligible to come over whenever his Timra season is done. But they could be playing for a long time. We’re kind of in a holding pattern. We want them to go as long as they can, to win a championship. It’s a win-win. If Timra goes a long way, we won’t see him this year. I just saw him and his mom and dad over there. They’re all very excited. He looks great. Parents are excited with Ulf being Sharks alum. SP: You said you saw him live recently, what did you see from his game that could translate to higher level? DW: He sees the game at a very high level. The last few years, we’ve really focused in on doing everything we can to find difference-makers through trades, the draft. We traded a good player for him in Linus Karlsson, but it was a risk we had to take because the kid’s skill level is very high-end. He still has a lot of development to go, in regards to an NHL body, to get through 82 games. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that our top-six forwards are Logan Couture, first-round pick. Tomas Hertl, first-round pick. Evander Kane, first-round pick. Timo Meier, first-round pick. To get those star players, you have to draft them. We’ve traded a ton of picks recently, so we’ve had to come up with some other creative ways. Trading Linus for Jonathan just gave us another chance at a potential top-six forward. He’s very smart. What’s going to allow him to be successful is how he thinks the game, how he reads the play, his play-making and finishing ability. He still has work to do in the defensive zone. He still has work to do with his body, physically. But again, we haven’t had the draft picks to go get tons of high-end talent. We’ve used European free agency to get some depth guys like [Radim] Simek, Melker [Karlsson], Marcus [Sorensen] and [Joonas] Donskoi. But you’re not going to get star players from European free agency. There’s one [Artemi] Panarin, right? The only way you can get these skill guys is to draft them. SP: When you guys were deciding where he would play this year, was there some concern that he would be going to the second-tier Swedish league? Why did you guys opt for that instead of having him return to the Barracuda? DW: Jonathan went through some things last year in Utica. When he came to us, he got a concussion in his seventh game with us. It was just a tough year for him. We’ve known Jonathan, we’ve seen him grow up. We just felt really comfortable that if he went somewhere and he was happy and had a really good season, we could get him back to be the Jonathan that we always remember, that second-round pick, being a high-end skill guy. That’s where the risk was, but we just felt that we had done enough homework on the kid. Niklas Sundstrom knows the family very well, knows Ulf. It’s a long-term project for us, it always was. We weren’t really too concerned where he played this year. We just wanted him to get back to being Jonathan. It looks like that’s what’s happening right now.
  21. Several in media wrote that Tampa had 1st claim but it's not true according to CapFriendly. The same question came up with Juulsen earlier this year where someone tweeted that Montreal would have priority if he went back on waivers and someone else then asked CapFriendly to chime in: CapFriendly@CapFriendlyJan 10 No, the original club does not have priority in the claiming process when a player they lost to waivers is put back on waivers. The only advantage the original team has is if no other club puts in a claim other than them, then they can send that player directly to the minors.
  22. They worked inside of it. The exterior and roof were preserved as it’s a historical landmark. They suspended the roof during construction and the windows were taken down to be put back up afterwards.
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