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Jul 6, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Campabee</b></div><div>Montreal asks if you partied with Kuznetsov last night cause there is no way this can be a serious proposal! 2-1sts 2-2nds a bottom 6 forward and a 4th! Why wouldn't we just trade for Killorn or sign Hall or Saad? It would make more sense than this ludicrous deal.</div></div>
Kuznetsov has three 70 point seasons, and was on a 76 point pace for March and April of 2021, after a slow start. Eichel has one 70 point season. Kuznetsov has an addiction. Eichel has a neck injury. Eichel is four years younger and scores more goals, so he's more valuable, four firsts to two and a half. Hall has two 70 point seasons but has said he's staying in Boston long term, regardless of money.
Killorn has zero 30 point seasons and is 32. Saad at 28, has three 50 point seasons, but none since he turned 24.
If the Habs move Tatar out, they have 20M of cap space to add six players. If they trade Byron (1M retained) for Killorn, they get Killorn by adding 2M to their cap number. That's a good idea.
With Danault a UFA and Kotkaniemi an RFA, I think the Habs most likely just sign those two long term and, along with Suzuki, call that good enough. But if they let Danault walk, bridge Kotkaniemi for four years, cheaply, and trade for Kuznetsov, they could have a lot more offense, and they might have cap space to sign Saad.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>GoodIdeaAtTheTime</b></div><div>Easy no from Buffalo. Nothing they need for a rebuild so all the wrong pieces except maybe Samsonov.</div></div>
Pre-draft comments on Lapierre:
"Hendrix Lapierre is a very skilled, very good skater, possession player, one of the elite playmakers in the draft." — Blackhawks Vice President of Amateur Scouting Mark Kelley
"The left-shot forward has great hockey sense, compete and playmaking qualities. He was limited to 19 games because of an upper-body injury but may have the highest ceiling of any player projected to go in the first round." — Mike G. Morreale, NHL.com
"Great background work will have to be done on this player. If health is a non-issue, and that’s a big question, there’s a steal waiting to happen." — Sam Cosentino, Sportsnet
Since the draft, he's got 31 points in 21 games, back in the Q. He and Samsonov are the kind of players you rebuild any team around.
If this trade happens after Oshie gets a $3M bonus this summer, then Oshie's salary this year is $3M with a $5.75M cap hit. If Buffalo is building down to the floor in a total rebuild, that lets them spend 2.75M below the floor. He'd also come in as their leading scorer. Total, he's owed 16M over four years, for an average savings of 1.75M below cap. Definitely something rebuilding teams value, if they're saving up to spend big in a few years.
I agree Eller doesn't fit a rebuild at all. Great two-way player with Eric-Staal level offense, the last three years, but younger and faster. Great penalty killer. Scored a Cup-winning goal. Throw in a 2022 1st instead.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SNipeSHowInc</b></div><div>Wonder what Washington fans think Wilsons value is,...Hes a 40 point guy, whos intangible is that he hits and is generally a scumbag on the ice (not a bad thing when hes on your team). Vinacek is alright, but the Leafs have an unproven starter in Campbell, yes last year was great and I think he will be the real deal. But if he isnt, Im sure the Leafs want a bit more stability than a guy who has 1 NHL season under his belt</div></div>
Wilson was on a 57 point pace this year. He does average about 40 points a year, but he's finally starting to get a little bit of power play time and he's effective there. I think he's valuable, but the Caps do have Oshie, Mantha, and Sprong who can play top six RW spots if necessary, so... if they get a terrific offer they could listen.