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Tom Sestito

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  1. It's still relative. They picked badly. We had late picks under gillis and picked badly with those picks up until whatever 2012 or 2013 when he revamped the scouting department
  2. Check again. Boston has been terrible drafting for the last 15 years - Benning or no Benning.
  3. The drafting under Benning from 2007-2013 was equally as bad as Boston's drafting was after he left.
  4. On a serious note, you are dead wrong. If you changed Pettersson to Hughes and used this phrasing, I would agree with you. But EP is a superstar who dominates the game when he’s on the ice on both ends.
  5. I would bet you they go to a 2-3 year deal in the 6 range. That’s what I would pay him, at least. If you pay him more, you’d be banking on some hope that he improves defensively to be passable. He isn’t there yet. I wouldn’t want to risk that bet. I would do 8 years on Pettersson if we had the capspace.
  6. I’m not disputing any of that. My point is it wasn’t a guarantee that Edler had a renaissance post-torts and turned into this fantastic defensive player rather than the primarily offense guy he was before. Now with OEL, you’re banking on that Edler-like renaissance and you basically need it to happen because of the contract that is attached to it.
  7. We can’t be going relative to a bad contract. Hughes isn’t at the level of Heiskanen and Makar because of his defensive play compared to those guys. Hughes should slot in far lower.
  8. Edler played his best hockey from 2014-2020. There’s precedent here if he can adjust his game and have a second prime. It’s unlikely but a definite possibility. I am going to reserve most of my judgement on how he performs on this team until game 82. I do think there’s basically no level he can perform at where people wouldn’t call him a top four D as we’ve seen with Myers.
  9. Sure, I’ve never debated that his morale was shot. That has always been clear. My point is it has been so long since he played at a truly high level - and he himself admitted that. I’m hopeful but not optimistic about him returning to form.
  10. Yeah, I don’t doubt some level of improvement because of the coaching change but there have been some insane denials of how bad OEL has been for the last few years. They need him to perform like an elite top four D. If they do, and his contract becomes only a slight overpayment, the trade becomes a win. If he performs near the level he has under Tocchet, we are &^@#ed.
  11. Feels like people weren’t happy when I said OEL hasn’t been good for five years - he himself said he’s struggled for the last four years.
  12. I’m 100% aware that Chychrun was the first PP guy. But the canucks heavily lean on the first unit to the point of Hughes/EP often sitting out for a full two minutes. His PP time is going to go down from his career averages.
  13. He’s a twenty point at even strength D. Hughes is the first PP guy. OEL PP production will fall. If he gets deployed in hard matchups like Benning suggests he will, his production will fall at ES as well.
  14. Do you think everyone who plays X amount of minutes are capable of playing that much? Did you think Markus Granlund was a 1st line forward? How about Travis Hamonic as a top pairing defender last year?
  15. Hey, no explanation still. Just more deflects. One of us also admits when they’re wrong - Like I did on Motte (also the only thing I’ve been wrong about which is why you’re going back to it even though I admitted I was wrong on it) The other one just keeps on going.
  16. Again, if player X plays the fifth most difficult competition and third most time on ice (all of this at ES) and bleeds goals while doing it, how is that anything other than a #5D?
  17. OEL is the Kevin Love of the NHL. Washed up guy making superstar money on an awful contract with term remaining. Also not the first time in his career. The Coyotes have made it further in the playoffs than we have since we made it to the finals. Both teams have been mediocre for a decade now basically. Maybe the effort level picks up. I would hope it does.
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