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Forum: Armchair-GM6 hours ago
Thread: Turcotte
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>tkecanuck341</b></div><div>They're not really comparable players.

Kupari is a speedy skilled player that is likely destined for the middle six. Good size with a bit of nasty to him. Exceptional on the powerplay. Probably not enough of a primary scoring threat to play on the top line unless he takes a big step forward.

Thomas is a smaller but still physical forward with exceptional speed that just oozes heart and compete. Played center in junior, but will likely be moved to 3RW in the pros. I can see him as part of the next generation of the Cizikas-Clutterbuck-Martin line.

JAD is a bottom-six forward. Can play 3C if needed, but will more realistically be a 4th line forward. He's the Kings' next version of Jarret Stoll. Great on faceoffs and very reliable defensively. Top penalty kill option.

I would say the Kings have more redundancies similar to Kupari/Thomas than they do to JAD. The value of the first two guys is higher, but JAD is probably less likely to be moved.</div></div>

So what you're saying is Kupari then ?

You dont want to give up a Heart and Soul guy like Thomas as from your Description he sounds like our Gallagher
JAD is safe then Kupari would be the logical Target

From your Description he actually sounds like a great fit for our situation
We have Suzuki for top line and Dvorak for 4 years i think so we need a 3rd Center to hopefully grow to a 2nd C

Poehling show be it but he's to slow for our system period
If he would use his size and become more Physical like Armia after he moved here
Then he could carve out a role on Bottom 6 while maturing his Play
But he wont and is just built for the NHL pre 2012 lock out TBH

We need a guy like Kupari to replace him but also hopefully motivate him
Even if he's a bust as a top 9 guy there's still a small chance we can mold him into a Scissons
Forum: Armchair-GM6 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>VancLOSERCaSUCKS</b></div><div>Let's say I made zero trades...
Personally, I think you'd banking a lot on Drouin and Anderson to have real bounce-back seasons. As well, have Hoffman know his role and do it well because I see him as a one way player: PP specialist and shooter. He doesn't really drive the offense. As well, I don't think the left side of their defence is strong at all and will really rely on the right side. Yeah size and grit is cool and all but eventually, you're gonna need some skill in the back end other than Petry. Really hoping Romanov makes a big leap.</div></div>

Our LD as is was strong enough for a SCF so thats pure opinion inspite of fact that isnt even 3 months ago so shouldnt be forgotten so easily .
Drouin and Anderson arent being thought about to much they're the 3/3 person on each of their lines
MTL runs 4 line system under Ducharme usually with those lines staying the same and when changed 1/3 forwards on 3 lines are flipped or he uses Bench depth players.
He doesnt line mash and 1st and 3rd line have about 1 minute ice time difference 5v5

Hoffmans - On a Line with ARZ leading Goal Scorer the past 2 years and MTL's (he's not even the biggest Goal Scoring Threat on his line so he'll slip in undetected like Glenn Anderson made a career on)
Drouin/Anderson are on 3rd which often was played 4th line due to KK poor play with Lehkonen/Byron-Evans-Armia/Perry 4th line stepping up which eventually became Armia-Staal-Perry line in the playoffs
Armia and Evans can both rotate up to 3rd line to replace either
Paquette can draw in as 4th C with support from Perrault in the faceoff circle if needed

Romanov has an Entire year before we expect anything from him
Then his security blankets of Kulak/Chiarot are gone and he's on his own surrounded by LD Prospects turning pro
Forum: Armchair-GM6 hours ago
Thread: Turcotte
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Thread: Turcotte
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Thread: Turcotte
Forum: Armchair-GM7 hours ago
Thread: Turcotte
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Radu47</b></div><div>Imagine if Waddell offer sheeted Turcotte next year

Like homer simpson eating chips

And the baby greyhounds jump stealing them</div></div>

You even looked at their Cap projection after adding KK?
If they sign him and Necas with term their top 5 forward core is locked up Svechnikov,Aho,Tuerovinen,KK and Necas with 33/82m minimum required
Another 14.5m in D invested with term for 47.5/82m with 14 other players to account for with 34.5m/82 left with 16.5m tied up in Staal,Gardinar,Anderson and Ranta
So realistically you got 18.5m to sign 10 players or keep Nino,Trochek,Martinook,Fast,Deangelo ,ext

Thats if Necas doesnt push for more then a matched Cap hit to KK OS reward
If he does that then their in a bit of trouble

MTL has Byron gone , Drouin with 2 years left , Chiarot and Kulak with 1 year
Thats an extra 10.8m not including the cap cleared moving Byron out or that Lehkonen is unlike to return (2.4m to match its easier to invest that in Suzuki/Romanov/Caufield)

Easily sign Suzuki for 7m on a 6-7 year deal im sure but if not we'll be getting a huge return on OS of 2x firsts ,1x second &amp; 1x third
That leaves Romanov enough cap between moving Byron , the 3.8m left from UFA's and letting Lehkonen go if need be to match any OS on Romanov.
Caufield would be tricky but moving out any RW behind him clears enough cap as long as he doesnt have a 30-40 goal break out season

MTL has options even if we add Turcotte as his ELC isnt up for 3 years
By that time Carey Price is only has 2 years left and if we havent won a cup yet will be looking to leave for a contender anyways
IF not Edmunston, Hoffman and Toffoli's deals will be up giving us another 12.25m to work with

CAR needs to worry about CAR
They went all in on KK now they either got to pay him or left him walk a UFA
(no one's taking a trade on him at that cap if he struggles this season)
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MarcBergevin69</b></div><div>Ferrell has Gaudreau upside. He could also be a bust. I just wanted to add him in cause he could end up being a crucial part of our future.</div></div>

I agree he could be
But at his Size with his level of Conditional it will be an uphill battle in the NCAA(plan season around Weekends and Holidays)
That said if he puts in the work Gaudreau did anything is possible keeping in mind he went to one of if not The Top NCAA program taking full advantage of it
His Conditioning was Elite

Farrell is playing for Harvard where the focus is on Education and Ted Donato is their highest accomplished American Born/Developed Prospect.
They've had Success with Killorn,Sweeney, and D.Moore who all were developed in Canada but no consistency with US born players for Decades.

If you told me Farrel was playing in Massachusetts i'd be a lot more optimistic as its the toughest division in the NCAA with the best prospects produced at their schools.
They put so much into Hockey there and no one else really does outside Minnisota and Michigan at the volume they invest.

Its the difference between OHL and WHL production of stars. Where OHL has Gretzky,Mcdavid,Stevie Y , &amp; Brodeur(not including OHA it replaced Hull,Orr,Espisito,Makita,Mahovlich,ext)
Compared to WHL's Sakic,Price ,B.Clarke &amp; B.Trottier which is good but not on OHL's level of Greatness Produced

Farrell would have been best off going the Patrick Kane route opting out of NCAA for OHL where he hit another level all together becoming undisputed #1 OA pick with a fantastic run with Gagner ,Kostitsyn and S.Mason. Find him a good team to play on in a system like London Knights with a history of Producing All Star level Talent and the sky is the limit for Farrell
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:40 pm