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  1. Daniel

    Hughes or Kakko

    Everyone assumes he will, but he hasn't been named yet.
  2. Daniel

    Hughes or Kakko

    Lack of size doesn't scare enough teams anymore. It doesn't look like he'll make it past 15 at the latest.
  3. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Chytil and Zacha put up the same numbers as 19 year olds, Zacha might have been a little better. Whatever the case, Chytil is not a guy who scares me and I would probably just stick with Zacha if the Rangers offered me Chytil for him, but I wouldn't feel that strongly about it. Andersson is the type of guy I'm hoping to compare to Pavel Brendl some day. Even his AHL numbers aren't all that impressive. The point is that the Rangers really have only two sure fire impact players on their roster at the moment, Zbad and Kreider, and they're sort of at the low end of what you call impact players. They would be absolutely foolish to trade the pieces it would take to get someone like Malkin.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    I'd say let them get Malkin so long as they have to pay something like market price to get him. Hopefully I'm not eating my words, but the Rangers are actually kind of a mess, like close where we were at the start of the 2015-16 season. Their defense group is pretty terrible. And since they started their rebuild, they haven't drafted any real impact players that we know of yet (Chytil and Andersson are probably more disappointing then Zacha thus far into respective careers)... maybe Kravstov or Miller will be that, but they'll probably be trading one of those players for Malkin anyway. Malkin will be 33 at the start of next season. He's the last thing the Rags need, but here's to hoping that Dolan steps in and wants a shiny toy.
  5. Daniel

    Hughes or Kakko

    Maybe this guy writes better stuff, but the whole article is an absolute mess. He talks to NHL people that say in order to move from 10 to 1 in this draft you need a Lindros like trade package. Other NHL people then say it just won't happen under any circumstances. Then he goes full Leroy Jenkins giving credence to the views of Canucks fans that think they can trade a bunch of chicken sh!t for chicken salad. Translated, the best offer from Canucks fans to switch from ten to one, is a first round and second round pick next year, two draft busts (one of whom may not play more than 100 games in the NHL and who all of their fans scream at their scouts for drafting) third pairing defenseman in Hutton, one of the worst free agent signing in recent memory that they're dying to get rid of in Erickson, and a goalie who is probably not as good as either of the ones we have. This seems to be a thing with Canucks fans more than any other fanbase. If you make the mistake I do and dive into the sewer that is the HF Boards trade proposal board, up until last year's trade deadline, you had Canucks fans who seemed to have thought that Chris Tanev was one of the top ten defenseman in the league.
  6. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    If we could somehow get Kessel on the cheap without sacrificing assets needed to land a defenseman. There's also Letang, but never have been a fan of his.
  7. I'm pulling for Lou and the Islanders so that maybe every supremely arrogant sports writer based in the vicinity of Toronto might shut up about everything they're sure they know, if maybe for ten seconds. Obviously, not a single one of them will admit that they don't know what they're talking about.
  8. At one point they had four on their roster, all of whom they drafted: Hall, RNH, Yakupov, McDavid.
  9. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    If he turns into a better player, he’ll produce no matter what line you put him on. And if it’s on the wing, so be it. If you can sign someone who is 22 to a long term deal at less than the average per player cap hit who can tally more than 50 points a season and who plays a well rounded game, that’s a huge win. And even if he can’t consistently break 40 points, it’s no worse than having an underachieving Marcus Johanson on the team for two seasons.
  10. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Johansen seems to have had a similar career arc to Zacha production-wise and they are kind of similar players and almost exactly the same size. The big difference is Johansen’s NHL career took off in the equivalent of this season for Zacha. Don’t want to oversell the possibility. But given all the circumstances, there’s pretty much no downside in signing him to the deal I suggested while there’s an enormous upside.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    I hold out a glimmer of hope that Zacha can turn into a Ryan Johansen type player. A long term deal that pays him less than $3 million AAV would be a pretty good risk to take.
  12. Marner is what we hope Hughes will be, so he’s worth the draft picks. I’m more concerned with how much you’d have to pay him and that it would make it much more difficult to upgrade on defense. So yes, I’d rather try and get a Subban or Trouba both of whom you might be able to buy relatively low on.
  13. We should be done with “building through the draft” after June 22. That’s what drafting Jack Hughes on top of what else we have gives us the luxury of doing. Maybe the calculus is different if there’s a McDavid type next year, but there isn’t. If we’re talking about the four first round draft pick offer sheet for Marner, compare it to the Columbus’ four first rounders towards the end of the Castron era: Ryan Murray, Alexander Wennberg, Sonny Milano and Zach Werenski. That’s worth Mitch Marner. The more realistic thing would be to use our 2020 first rounder as a centerpiece for someone like Trouba or Subban. I’ll risk the small percentage chance of losing out on Alexis Lafrienier as compared to the person we’d likely otherwise be drafting who doesn’t figure to be as good as either of those two players.
  14. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    The issue with Trouba is that he can control where he gets traded to. I believe he is a UFA after next season, so realistically any team that trades for him will want a long term deal as part of the trade. Winnipeg might want Butcher from us so he can be reunited with Dylan Samberg. I would dangle our 2020 first rounder if that appeals to them more given the cap crunch they’re likely to have. EDIT: Whoops, I had it in my head for some reason that Butcher went to UMD with Samberg. Maybe got him confused with Joey Anderson.
  15. It’s worth it for someone like Marner. The Rangers went without a first round pick for four years. They eventually decided to tear it all down, but you look at where they were picking and they really only theoretically missed out on one superstar, which was Sebastian Aho in 2015. We would be a much younger team at the start of that stretch than the Rags were in 2013.
  16. At this point I'm starting to hope that Hall agrees to take less money than he otherwise might to help the team fit in more talent, perhaps in exchange for getting as much money up front in bonuses as possible. Like not a whole lot less, but perhaps something like $9 million AAV as opposed to the $11 million he could probably hold out for. If he agrees to that, the Devils could probably in theory give out a $13 million AAV deal to someone, maybe an offersheet to Marner that the Leafs can't match.
  17. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that zero players on the Flyers live in Philly.
  18. Everyone on the team respects Greene and he’s going into the last year of his deal. Hall’s decision will not depend on whether or not he’s named captain next year. And if it is, I almost would be willing to say good riddance. Whatever, what happened last night makes it like a 90 percent that’s he’s staying.
  19. Daniel

    Hughes or Kakko

    He missed some games at the World Juniors, but still played. Point per game if I recall.
  20. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    A team like the Devils that has little media exposure is a good place for a player like that
  21. Daniel

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I mean if Karlsson has interest in signing here, that’s better than what I came up with.
  22. Lottery is done and we can breathe a sigh of relief. Let the projecting roster for the 2019-20 season begin here. My opening gambit is as follows: Draft Jack Hughes. Sign Taylor Hall to extension. Trade 2020 first round pick top three protected, Vatanen and McLeod for PK Subban. Trade Will Butcher, Miles Wood and our 2019 second round pick for Jacob Trouba. Sign Jordan Eberle. Hall Nico Eberle Bratt Hughes Palmieri Boqvist Zacha Coleman Agostino Zajac Bastian/Anderson Greene Subban Smith Trouba Davies Severson Mueller/Santini Blackwood Schneider This can happen.
  23. Daniel

    Hughes or Kakko

    I'd say it's closer to a Taylor-Tyler debate.
  24. Daniel

    Hughes or Kakko

    Hughes can also play wing.
  25. Apparently the reason Nashville wants to move him is salary related more than anything else, which usually indicates that you're willing to sell at a discount or at least for something inexpensive and they have Dante Fabbro who they're pretty high on. So if we end up with one of the top two picks this year, I would trade our 2020 first not lottery protected, or at the most top 3 protected. If we're picking below 2, I would trade our first lottery protected, Vatanen and McLeod. Or maybe Severson and a second.
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