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  1. I’m shocked...this thread has several thought out posts, discussion about the original topic and...it makes sense!! What is going on CDC??? Are we actually looking at a talented young player from an objective point of view? Not declaring Hughes the greatest defenceman of all time or a complete bustaroo is just not like us. Seriously though, Hughes is an amazing talent and deserves to get well paid. How much depends on a few things. How long does he want for term, how does he expect to be played. For example the Makar deal is not a fair comparison. Makar plays in far more situation
  2. Well, I don’t think Reaves brings much to help the Rangers win hockey games but I will be tuning in to watch the Rangers-Capitals game for the first time ever this year.
  3. Time will tell, that’s a tough comparison. I think Poolman and Tanev play a similar style game except Poolman is bigger and Tanev is a little more aware. (Personal opinion, curious what others think). I think Hamonic brings more to this team than Stecher but again this depends largely on if he can keep finding chemistry with Hughes or Rathbone. It’s a different team now than it was. I would say it’s pretty close and give a slight edge to Hamonic/Poolman but until we see them on the ice it’s kind of a crapshoot
  4. Given the available options, who would you have preferred they sign? I don’t think it’s debatable that we needed an NHL player on the right side D. I’m definitely making an assumption now but I think we can also agree that we lacked defensive awareness last year. So the contract was a year longer and a half to a million more than we all think is right but what could actually be done differently? Larson is gone, Hankanpaa was the only guy that fits the bill and he is making even more $$. No team in the NHL is without an overplayed player or 4. I guess I’m just so happy to see Eriksson gone th
  5. Yes! This is exactly what I mean. Nate is a player I was excited to have here and he did not work out well at all. I expect him to succeed in Winnipeg because the role he fills is needed there. He is a good skater and a puck mover. He needs time on the PP to do what he does best. We have Hughes that is younger and already better at that role so he got fewer prime offensive minutes. What we did sorely lack was right handed D, and PK, defensive minded guys in general. This is why imho that despite a talented group of guys we were a tire fire in our own end. Expecting Myers to cover fo
  6. I read the last three pages and I still know almost nothing about Tucker Poolman. A month ago we were all talking about the need for a bigger right handed D man with strong defensive tendencies. I have personally suggested several times that an Adam Larsson type would fit great. He got signed to Seattle along with Oleksiak before we could even chat with them. I really don’t know much about Poolman except that he is over 200 pounds, somewhere between 6’2 and 6’4 and whoever he plays with seems to have better numbers than without him. Time will tell if he is a bottom pair guy or if he can move u
  7. You are not wrong, at the moment. I think we all believe that he will be a top pair guy in the future. (Hopefully soon). If OEL can come most of the way back to form and develop a little chemistry with Myers (I know...there is a lot of “if” in that statement) our defence looks pretty damn good. I don’t think any of our top 4 (OEL, Myers, Hughes, Hamonic) are legit defence stars but that is the most solid group I’ve seen on this team in a very long time.
  8. I’m not sure I like it, but I’m glad it’s done. I think if ego’s could have been kept in check there may have been a better fit afte the bigger UFA dmen get signed, or at the trade deadline. That being said, he wanted out, we recouped our pick and he is now stuck in Winnipeg. Benning has made some huge moves this season, I’m hoping for a couple of very good small ones to round this out. 1 - Sign Petey and Hughes to deals that are at least reasonable if not team friendly. 2 - sign a decent backup goalie for cheap so we don’t expose Mikey D too much or risk everything on a Demko injury
  9. There are only a few things that players or their agents can do that I think are simply low. The biggest one is young RFA players holding out and refusing to play unless they get grossly overpaid. (Looking at you Nylander). The other is requesting a trade and refusing to accept what comes along. If you don’t like it here we will find somewhere else for you to go...NTC is supposed to prevent the team from trading you when you want to stay. If you ask for a trade then “no trade” should not apply. Please don’t jump all over me as I’m aware this isn’t how it works, but if you are a team player the
  10. I’ll believe the PhillipBlunt seal of approval for a lot more than a tweet from Taj any day!
  11. Why is anyone buying this? Someone make a bet with me...if Petey signs an offer sheet that Benning doesn’t match I’ll do some weird stuff. Even an 8 million 7 year (max term for an offer sheet and reasonable ask) will net us 4 first round picks. With the way the draft looks the next couple years a GM would be nuts to offer that. Also Benning would match it. Does anyone here really think Petey is worth over 10 million? What teams have the cap space to do it, the picks to surrender and the depth to believe they can compete without a first rounder for 4 years? Look at the implosion around here
  12. This is click bait. Go ahead and quote me (I’m wrong a lot so don’t really care). Petey is a good player, but the draft picks that come with an offer sheet of his caliber aren’t worth it for the offering team. In order to get Petey to sign the offer sheet it is going to be near 10 million. If Montreal wants to sign Pettersen to a 10 million deal ... let them. No Weber on the D. Price is injured, this could be 4 straight lottery picks. If they want to go 8 we will just match it. I don’t think Elias would make such a move for an extra couple $100K
  13. What I love with bringing him in is the versatility in the top 9. I expect he will be slotted in on Bo’s line which combined with chemistry already there with Pearson gives us a legit 2nd line for the first time in a long while. Miller - Petey - Boeser Pearson - Bo - Garland Hogz - Dickinson - Podz Motte - (name here) - Mac is a huge improvement from last year.
  14. This...exactly this. Stats are exactly what they sound like, numbers taken that are factual, but completely lack context. Most “experts” understand that +\- doesn’t always tell you anything but it can show outliers. For example a player on a terrible team that finishes the year with a +2 might: 1 - be amazing defensively 2 - might play on a heavily focused offence only line that rarely starts in the defensive zone 3 - may have played one game in which his line scored two goals and then put back to the minors Without all the context these stats mean nothing. Analytic
  15. I’m torn, I don’t really care for Getzlaf after his time in Anaheim. This being said if he wants to come here for at or around league minimum it’s probably a good idea. I think it would boil down to his reasoning. If it’s “one more kick at the can” then I will pass. If he sees what our lineup is and believes he can help the youngsters push for a cup then it’s worth a low cap hit short term gamble.
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