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  1. I don’t disagree with Laughton being a good piece. My point is we need to improve the RH side of our D right now much more than we do 3C. Schmidt is our best trade able asset to do that.
  2. If we are dealing Schmidt, we need the principle piece coming back to be a better fit on our d. I think we are really solid for forwards, and can roll 3 good lines. This deal makes that better, but weakens our d. I think that defeats the purpose of dealing Schmidt.
  3. I was bummed not to see a pick, but can live with it since we got Garland. He is an absolute stud, and has a ton of room to get better. He put up a 65 point pace in AZ. Put him in our top 6, and he should see a big increase in production. Factor in that Dickinson will take a fair amount of Bo's defensive load, and a 2nd line of Hoglander-Horvat-Garland could be excellent. We have so much depth and flex in our top 9 now, most in a decade for sure. I'm not sure Guenther will be better than Garand, but who knows. If LA hadn't taken Clarke, I would have been more dissapointed.
  4. No thanks, 5 years of Laughton at 3 is too much. I like the idea, bit I think we can find a better partner than PHI. I think it's easier to do two separate deals.
  5. The problem for Jake is that he is our 7th best winger now. In fairness I am real high on Podkolzin though. I really don't see any way he plays in our top 6 barring a few injuries.
  6. I have a sneaking suspicion Virtanen could be back in a bottom 6 role for us next year if we can't find a trade for him. Pearson-3C UFA-Podkolzin Motte-Dickinson-Virtanen We would have a ton of options with that lineup.
  7. Chaka is still there? Some had him 15-20. Raty, Morrow, Schmidt. We should get a real solid player here.
  8. I know the quote you are referring to. This trade changes that timeline though. We have a much,much better team now than we did this morning. A few years down the road is there risk? sure, but for next year, we have a solid looking team. I expect a few more move will be made in the next few days. OEL is a significant upgrade on Edler, and Garland could put up 65-75 points next season. Dickinson was a very good add as well.
  9. Best top 9 we have had in a decade. I think our 4th line will be much different than that, we have $ to improve it Rathbone should be in for Juolevi. I think we have enough $ to get a better D than Hamonic. What a day. We are looking really good heading into next year.
  10. Check out our top 9 as well, might be top 5 for depth and quality in the league. We also have a bunch of space to rebuild our 4th line as well. We have a really good team heading into camp.
  11. There is no way the expectation of this teams isn't going to the 2nd round next year. We have a legit top 9 forward and top 4 D now, and opened up a ton of money to keep improving.
  12. This is an excellent trade. OEL is a 40 point Defenseman, and will likely see a rebound here. He eats a ton of minutes, this will allow us balance our minutes much better. At 7, he is OK for 4 years. If we buy him out after that, the cap increase covers that. Garland is exactly what we need. Nothing more to add, prefect fit in every way. We now have a ton of money to re sign EP and QH long term. What a great day.
  13. I am so nervous. With Garland involved, this could be the best, or worst deal in a long time. I feel the next 10 mins will determine Benning's legacy.
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