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Per Elliotte Friedman's 31 Thoughts:

 

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21. In addition to Valeri Nichushkin and Brett Ritchie, Dallas is also dangling Mattias Janmark. A couple of years ago, they felt his injuries removed sorely needed speed from the roster. Janmark scored 14 even-strength goals in 2015–16, and, after returning from injury, 13 more in 2017–18. He’s got just three in 49 games this season. He’s better than he’s shown.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-whats-next-oilers-chiarelli-firing/

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Janmark is interesting, but definite pass on the other two. Ritchie is garbage, and Nichushkin probably isn't going to earn enough money here to prevent him from going back to the KHL.

 

I wonder if Dallas would consider Goldobin for Janmark? Frees up a fair bit of cap space for them (almost $1.5M apart in salary), and provides a shake-up. Goldy might get inspired by Radulov (however, hasn't worked for VN).

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8 minutes ago, HI5 said:

What’s Nichushkin worth now? A third round pick? Second at best?

37 games played, ZERO goals.

 

$2.95M cap hit, this year and next. I suspect negative value - I wouldn't be surprised if he clears waivers.

 

You know who should trade for him? Edmonton! Spooner + a pick. Both sides get a shake-up, Dallas gets potentially more speed. But if VN doesn't work out in Edmonton, he's still young enough to get a 1/3 buyout. Spooner is past 26, so he will cost twice as much to buy out.

 

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SCOUTING REPORT

 

Assets Oozes hockey sense and can be a tremendous puck distributor. Is very creative and skates well, so he is difficult to defend in the offensive zone. Can play either wing or center.
Flaws Needs to add more bulk to his 6-1 frame and get stronger physically in order to maximize output at the highest level. Could also stand to shoot the puck more often.
Career potential

Talented, creative and versatile forward with some upside.

 

Sounds a lot like Markus Granlund but more refined offensively.

 

Rather have Janmark patrol that second unit PP over Granny.

 

 

 

His acceleration and foot speed gives him the inside edge on defenders.  COuld be a fascinating fit with Bo or Virt

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Gagne for Nichushkin? Pretty close cap wise, play him in a top 6 role to see if he can benefit from a change of scenery. If it doesn't work (90% chance it doesn't) waive him, he either clears and plays in Utica, leaves for Europe (we are off the hook) or he is claimed (we are off the hook).

 

No lose situation.

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39 minutes ago, coryberg said:

Gagne for Nichushkin? Pretty close cap wise, play him in a top 6 role to see if he can benefit from a change of scenery. If it doesn't work (90% chance it doesn't) waive him, he either clears and plays in Utica, leaves for Europe (we are off the hook) or he is claimed (we are off the hook).

 

No lose situation.

 Canucks would have to waive someone to make room for Nichushkin.  Benning gave Schaller 2x 1.9M - not sure he is quite ready to waive him.

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Just now, mll said:

 Canucks would have to waive someone to make room for Nichushkin.  Benning gave Schaller 2x 1.9M - not sure he is quite ready to waive him.

Yeah benning wouldn't waive one of his failed UFA signings... ask gagne.

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