Jul. 15, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>justaBoss</b></div><div>Good question. Capwise, our options are limited. Before we make a decision in that regard, we need to make sure we can afford the target, both short and long term.
If we were to slot this winger to the lineup now, it'd had to be someone that fits to a line with Seguin and Marchment. Segs and Mason bring leadership, offensive prowess and some physicality into a line, but they somewhat lack speed. I think the guy we should go after would be someone that has good legs. Konecny works in this regard imo, but PHI will demand a huge cost for him.
We also need to consider the long-term need. Should we target a rental, and then trust Stankoven to fill that hole long term. Or should we pay up a bit more to get a long-term asset? If we think pure rentals, Patrick Kane obviously comes to mind, but Hawks probably don't want to deal him to a division rival. Kuzmenko, if he's available, is an option to consider as well.
Also, is there a potential option in the market that could be had for a reduced price for some reason. Would that save us cost wise and if it does, how much. Guys like Boeser has been in the rumors for a while, and I wonder if guys like Vrana or Mantha are also available at a cheaper price given their reduced roles in their current teams.
Lots of questions need answering. But it's safe to say it'll be nigh on impossible to find one guy who meshes well with all the mentioned criteria</div></div>
With Texas playing well, I don’t think we will want to mess up the chemistry in the A. Mavrik and Stankoven are keeps. I’m thinking our trade chips are Guri, Faksa, and picks. I don’t think we would move Dobby. He helps Texas out, and winning / playoff runs are good mentally for players in the A.
I think Domi could improve the second line for low cost. Konecny is my first choice, but he might be too much. Boeser would cost too much long term, so there would have to be retention. Same thing with Horvat (who we couldn’t afford to extend). AA could add speed at a low cost. Monahan and ROR have been injured (remember Zuc).
I guess imo the most reasonable would be Domi or Boeser with retention (if Faksa and Guri go the other way). OR Horvat with Guri and Faksa going the other way for cost. If we pulled Horvat without losing Logan, Mavrik, or Harley… I would be impressed.
The more I think about it, the Stars could do 2 years at $7mil
The cap should go up in two years, so the offset with Benn’s contract isn’t necessary. Even at that, there might be a move to free up more space. They would want to run a 23 man roster. With that being said, could they go 8 years on Robo while moving Dobby? What would be the cost? Also, if Nils shows high value, in two years he might bank. Does this add to the desire to sign Robo to 8 years?
Is Bourque ready? We know that Ty might miss the start of the season with a broken finger, so do we try one or two of Logan, Wyatt, and/or Mavrik during that gap?
I like the Miro-Nils pairing. I lean more towards Lindell-Miller, but with Miller’s injury history, maybe what you have works. I would just play Suter-Miller less.