KKnight Posted January 30, 2017 Share Posted January 30, 2017 So im not sure if it makes me a bad fan or a Realist, for hoping we slide down the standings. I just feel its inevitable wuth February being a tough schedule. Which then would give us scenarios we would have to address. Id like to get some feedback to see what everybody is thinking going in to TDL, offseason, draft & expansion. My ideal TDL: Blues: Miller Canucks: Late first Reasoning: Blues need a goalie, but want Allen to be their guy. Not a lot of other attractive goalies unless you want term and Miller has been playing lights out. Van needs assets. I would aim for Makar, Andersson or Glass with this pick. Montreal: Burrows Van: Washington 2nd. (Eller trade) Reasoning: Montreal adds a reliable, hard nosed playoff performer who is having a bounce back season. We add more assets - the second is basically a 3rd. Capitals: Hansen + 3rd round pick (2016) Van: First round pick (2016) Reasoning: I looked at other teams like the Wild, Ducks. Although it made sense from a hockey stand point, it didnt make sense from a expansion stand point. Caps only have 6 forwards who they surely have to protect going in to next year. Plus they might lose Oshie. So they get Hansen in his prime at 2.5 for the next 2 years and get to protect Granny. We get their late first this year and give them back a 3rd. Offseason : Resign: Horvat 4.2 cap hit over 5 years. Gudbranson - 2.75 cap hit over 2 years or extend QO. Tryamkin - 2 cap hit over 2 years. Rodin - 900 thousand over 1 year Gaunce - 850 thousand over 1 yr Draft : 3 firsts, 3 seconds. I dont know enough about the draft to select people id want in later rounds. i feel we will draft anywhere from 5-7. (5-7) - I would be happy with any of Middlestadt, Necas, Petersson or Vilardi. (late 1st) - Makar, hes got this Letang shiftiness to his game, definitely has a wow factor. I feel hes better than game film ive seen from Liljegren. (late 1st) Andersson, Glass or Anderson-Dolan. In that order of whoever is left. (Our Second) - Anderson-Dolan or if taken Maxime Fortier. I love how Anderson-Dolan competes, very good 2 way player. I like how fast Fortier plays at, shifty. More offensive player, would need to round out his game. I say we try to trade with Arizona witha package of one of our seconds if not both. Arizona - Tanev, second + Subban. Vancouver - Domi or if thats not enough. Arizona - Tanev, Virtanen.+ Subban Vancouver - Domi, Wood. Reasoning : I dont like letting go of Virtanen, because i feel he can develop in to a very good player, but Domi is too good to pass on. By us selecting a forward again this year in the draft it allows us to kind of take a risk. Arizona needs someone to play with Ekman-Larsson and Subbs can get his shot down there. If we keep our seconds. 1 of Oettinger, Luukkonen or Dipietro could give us another goalie prospect. For the other second i dont know enough to hone in on one specific player. Expansion. With us trading Tanev, Hansen. We are able to protect Sbisa & Granny. Protect: Forwards: Sedins, Eriksson, Horvat, Sutter, Baertschi, Granny. Defense: Edler, Guddy, Sbisa. Goalie: Marky. Unprotected: Dorsett, Gaunce, Rodin, Biega. If they take Dorsett, i say we resign Skille. If they take Gaunce, we PTO some Centers next training camp & have our prospects compete for the spot. Offseason : Sign: If Dorsett is taken sign Skille. Sign Boeser to 2 year max rookie contract. Sign Experienced Back Up or if Miller is there extend an offer. Sign Burrows. 1 year 2.5 cap hit. Next year: Sedin - Sedin - Eriksson Domi - Horvat - Baertschi Granny - Sutter - Rodin or Boeser Burrows - Gaunce or ? - Dorsett or Skille ex Rodin, Boeser or Skille. Edler - Stecher Sbisa- Tryamkin Hutton - Gudbranson ex Biega Marky Miller or ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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