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Marshall last won the day on September 22 2017

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  1. 2018 UFA Thread

    I mean, 4-4.5 is basically the going rate for early 20's defensemen when they sign their second deals (and those deals cover the age Trouba is currently at), so it's not an unreasonable stance. But obviously 4 is just set to anchor the midpoint, which the arbitrator almost always comes down at.
  2. 2018 UFA Thread

    Columbus are pretty set on D, especially on the right side. They'd ask for forwards coming back.
  3. 2018 UFA Thread

    Best/worst part about MAF's deal is that it doesn't kick in until next year.
  4. 2018 UFA Thread

    You have to be a special kind of special to be a C but not handle playing wing.
  5. 2018 UFA Thread

    Obviously the trade is absolute bananas and it reeks of "hey we gotta get a third team in there who cares if they get fleeced in this". I'd probably take Johnson on NJ though as some sort of compensation for taking Callahan and I think Zacha turning into Johnson+ (ie what Johnson was 3-4 years ago, not what he seems to be now which is an OK 2C) is a pipe dream at this point.
  6. Is there a trade with Toronto now?

    It's been talked about on and off since it's his natural position pre-NHL and they've tried him there from time to time, but just about everyone (including Babcock) prefers him with Matthews since they're deadly together. And Nylander probably prefers it too, considering he'd get lesser linemates/play elsewhere.
  7. Is there a trade with Toronto now?

    Nylander plays wing.
  8. Is there a trade with Toronto now?

    He's on a sweetheart deal and Kyle Dubas won't trade a guy because he took three dumb penalties.
  9. Yes, I think this is the case as well.
  10. Devils select D Ty Smith 17th overall

    Pretty ecstatic about the pick. Guys who've done what he's done turn into successful NHLers at a very good rate. You usually don't get those at 17.
  11. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Niderreiter's value isn't really in his goalscoring. I'd be perfectly fine with moving 17 for him. Devils also need right shot forwards/right wingers.
  12. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Tallon said on his conference call that Wilson called him the night before the trade(s) and asked if he was interested in getting Hoffman. So the way it played out was Wilson's plan all along.
  13. 2018 Offseason Thread

    He was scratched several times and at least twice in the playoffs last year. Here's one article on him being scratched, it was the third one in my google search: https://www.gacklereport.com/feature/rink-notes-sharks-boedker-opens-getting-scratched-never-fun/. He's a not very good 5v5 player who plays defense occasionally (I'm being kind) and needs (lots of) power play time to reach his decent production level. But for Ottawa the real value is probably that his cap hit is higher than his actual salary. Ottawa were stuck between a rock and a hard place, and you'd think San Jose were too when they had Hoffman on their roster. Nobody wants the guy after all (except teams in Ottawa's division, which they wouldn't trade him to which is insane for a rebuilding team). But then Doug Wilson turns around and gets *three* picks for him from Florida. This probably happened because Dorion reportedtly negotiated in bad faith before the story broke and created a good portion of the rock he was stuck next to. Saying they got a prospect is very kind - Bergman is a nothing guy whose ceiling is third pairing and you can sign guys like that for 750k any day of the week. So Ottawa got nothing for the present (other than help hitting the floor) and nothing for the future, while Wilson cleared cap space and got picks. So yeah, it's an absolute abortion of a trade from Ottawa's perspective even when you account for that they were gonna get pennies on the dollar because of Hoffman v Karlsson.
  14. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Hahaha, watch him thrive with the right linemates. Like he did in San Jose? He was scratched in his first season after signing his big ticket. And who are these amazing linemates he'll find in the barren wasteland once called the Ottawa Senators? Dorion got fleeced. Not Hall for Larsson, but he horribly mismanaged an asset and got schooled by one of his peers. I guess so, insofar as 6 feet is closer to 10 feet than 4 feet is.
  15. 2018 Offseason Thread

    He's a poor man's Adam Henrique. That's not a good return on a legit top line scorer. It's entirely possible Ottawa really likes him and probably do so in no small part because his AAV is 4m but salary is 3m.