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2021-22 NHL Off-season Discussion Thread - #3

Jun. 15 at 9:47 a.m.
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Ban Price trades
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Losers club continues with its third iteration
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Jun. 15 at 10:40 a.m.
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Crowed crease
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Jun. 15 at 10:47 a.m.
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v5 CBJ GM
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Crowed crease


Considering he'll be coming off an injury and had a meh AHL year, he could use the extra AHL year, however after that, I'd expect him to backup Merz
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Jun. 15 at 11:02 a.m.
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I have no idea who this guy is and he's probably irrelevant, but toying with his "scoop" - Anderson to NJD, Zacha to CBJ, futures to MTL
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Jun. 15 at 11:30 a.m.
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Quoting: SevenLeg




I have no idea who this guy is and he's probably irrelevant, but toying with his "scoop" - Anderson to NJD, Zacha to CBJ, futures to MTL






Same stuff as this guy so most likely a fake scoop
Jun. 15 at 11:52 a.m.
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This is some elite analysis from Sportsnet (Sam Cosentino)
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Jun. 15 at 12:01 p.m.
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Damn, people are straight trippin' in the AGMs these last 24 hours.
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Jun. 15 at 1:00 p.m.
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This is some elite analysis from Sportsnet (Sam Cosentino)

Don’t forget the fact that almost every single player is trending up, and the 2 or 3 that aren’t are remaining flat, nobody’s trending down lol
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Jun. 15 at 1:20 p.m.
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Yzerman would never
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It pains me every day that the islanders would have a cup if they didn’t trade Devon Toews
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Jun. 15 at 1:41 p.m.
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Crowed crease


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I hope his hip is fully healed. He’ll likely be the backup (or even 1B a la Samsonov-Vanacek if the King falls off a cliff) by year 2 of the deal.
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Jun. 15 at 1:46 p.m.
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https://twitter.com/KevinWeekes/status/1536907580806774788?s=20&t=5OtfLzb2mZTG_d6tteb5OA

Hm... Interesting.
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Jun. 15 at 1:58 p.m.
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So do I have to trust Kevin Weekes as a legitimate insider now lol? I still remember last year when he broke like 2 or 3 things that were obviously false (clearly just being fed info by one side or another to drive up prices, e.g. the Tkachuk+2 1sts+2 prospects for Eichel thing), which real insiders should know is fake until they confirm with someone else. But he did break a lot of trades and seems to be the first guy to get a lotta coaching stuff. Do we think he’s legit now? I’m down to bump Dreger down the insider rankings tbh, never really trusted him since it was made clear he’s a Darren Ferris mouthpiece (even though I was a big fan a decade ago).
Jun. 15 at 2:17 p.m.
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Quoting: MatthewsFan
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This is some elite analysis from Sportsnet (Sam Cosentino)


Btw Cosentino had Pickering at 15 in his previous rankings, he's now at 21 but hey, he continues to rise i guess
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Jun. 15 at 2:24 p.m.
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Josies on vacation
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Quoting: MatthewsFan
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God dammit Pickering why did you have to climb lul
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Jun. 15 at 2:31 p.m.
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So do I have to trust Kevin Weekes as a legitimate insider now lol? I still remember last year when he broke like 2 or 3 things that were obviously false (clearly just being fed info by one side or another to drive up prices, e.g. the Tkachuk+2 1sts+2 prospects for Eichel thing), which real insiders should know is fake until they confirm with someone else. But he did break a lot of trades and seems to be the first guy to get a lotta coaching stuff. Do we think he’s legit now? I’m down to bump Dreger down the insider rankings tbh, never really trusted him since it was made clear he’s a Darren Ferris mouthpiece (even though I was a big fan a decade ago).


Dreger is terrible and loves to push other teams agenda's. He speaks nonsense IMO.

1. Friedman
2. Weeks
3. Johnston
3. Lebrun
4. Seravalli
5. Custance/Marek
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Jun. 15 at 2:43 p.m.
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Dreger is terrible and loves to push other teams agenda's. He speaks nonsense IMO.

1. Friedman
2. Weeks
3. Johnston
3. Lebrun
4. Seravalli
5. Custance/Marek


Yep he says Leafs and Campbell havent had talks about a new deal

Campbell's agent

"We have been talking once a week"
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Jun. 15 at 2:48 p.m.
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Yep he says Leafs and Campbell havent had talks about a new deal

Campbell's agent

"We have been talking once a week"


Oh ya, he loves to stir up the Leafs.
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Jun. 15 at 2:52 p.m.
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RIP Ben Stelter
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Dreger is terrible and loves to push other teams agenda's. He speaks nonsense IMO.

1. Friedman
2. Weeks
3. Johnston
3. Lebrun
4. Seravalli
5. Custance/Marek


Seravalli that low? I'd honestly think about putting him at #1 (him or Friedman), with Lebrun at 3.
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Jun. 15 at 2:52 p.m.
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Dreger is terrible and loves to push other teams agenda's. He speaks nonsense IMO.

1. Friedman
2. Weeks
3. Johnston
3. Lebrun
4. Seravalli
5. Custance/Marek

Wow Weekes that high? Those are usually the guys I trust though tbh. If none of Friedge/CJ/LeBrun/Seravalli/Bob have tweeted about a big thing, I generally don’t believe it. Because even if someone else does get there first, one or more of them will usually confirm it. Some of The Athletic writers are usually pretty solid/trustworthy too (especially concerning their own teams), although they don’t tend to break as much news.
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Jun. 15 at 2:54 p.m.
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Quoting: PointStamkosVasilevskiy219188
Seravalli that low? I'd honestly think about putting him at #1 (him or Friedman), with Lebrun at 3.


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Wow Weekes that high? Those are usually the guys I trust though tbh. If none of Friedge/CJ/LeBrun/Seravalli/Bob have tweeted about a big thing, I generally don’t believe it. Because even if someone else does get there first, one or more of them will usually confirm it. Some of The Athletic writers are usually pretty solid/trustworthy too (especially concerning their own teams), although they don’t tend to break as much news.


I can see that I should not have put numbers, this wasn't a ranking, more of the guys who I consider legit.

That was confusing so my bad
Jun. 15 at 2:55 p.m.
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So do I have to trust Kevin Weekes as a legitimate insider now lol? I still remember last year when he broke like 2 or 3 things that were obviously false (clearly just being fed info by one side or another to drive up prices, e.g. the Tkachuk+2 1sts+2 prospects for Eichel thing), which real insiders should know is fake until they confirm with someone else. But he did break a lot of trades and seems to be the first guy to get a lotta coaching stuff. Do we think he’s legit now? I’m down to bump Dreger down the insider rankings tbh, never really trusted him since it was made clear he’s a Darren Ferris mouthpiece (even though I was a big fan a decade ago).


At this point I think he's one of the most trustworthy. And aside from that, his announcement videos crack me up every time. I still remember the one from the barber shop at the TDL, I spat out the water in my mouth when I saw that lol
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Jun. 15 at 2:56 p.m.
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Seravalli that low? I'd honestly think about putting him at #1 (him or Friedman), with Lebrun at 3.

I think the issue I have with Seravalli is that sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between news, rumours, and then just speculations he might have. I like that Friedge is extremely pedantic about specifying which category everything he says falls into (it can be annoying to listen to sometimes, but at least you’re certain the information is always accurate/trustworthy), but it takes a little more thinking to parse through Seravalli’s stuff (probably because he’s big on driving clicks with headlines, which is fine, whereas Friedge has earned that top insider spot by being reliable, and everyone in hockey reads his stuff for that reason anyway).
Jun. 15 at 3:01 p.m.
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It would suck to lose Carbery after just one season. The PP did struggle again in the post season but was lights out in the reg.
Jun. 15 at 3:06 p.m.
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I think the issue I have with Seravalli is that sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between news, rumours, and then just speculations he might have. I like that Friedge is extremely pedantic about specifying which category everything he says falls into (it can be annoying to listen to sometimes, but at least you’re certain the information is always accurate/trustworthy), but it takes a little more thinking to parse through Seravalli’s stuff (probably because he’s big on driving clicks with headlines, which is fine, whereas Friedge has earned that top insider spot by being reliable, and everyone in hockey reads his stuff for that reason anyway).


The only thing that annoys me about Friedman are his team abbreviations. Like, just use the proper abbreviationstears of joy
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Jun. 15 at 3:12 p.m.
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RIP Ben Stelter
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Also would throw in the list of reliable guys Eric Engels (covers the Habs for SN), Mark Masters (Leafs for SN), and of course Joe Smith (Lightning for The Athletic). All 3 are terrific.
 
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