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Forum: Armchair-GMJan 21 at 9:54
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 24, 2020 at 11:53
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JayTea</b></div><div>Here's the thing from my perspective: if Greenway finally shows some consistency, they're not taking Kerfoot over him and if he doesn't, Seattle can have him. Soucy was good (but not great) in a top 4 role, but not anything they absolutely need with Addison and Menell (who I think will be back if he's good in the KHL) under team control. Talbot? His contract was bad before the ink dried, so we're lucky if they take him.

I'd rather the Wild get whatever futures for Bonino to give them more draft currency to use or add to a package to trade for a 1C. He's a proven 3C on a Cup winning team, that will have value at the deadline.</div></div>

I'm curious where Kaprizov will fit in the lineup, because as far as Greenway goes, I could see him being pigeon-holed into 3LW role next season if Kap or Fiala are on the left side. Not sure what that will do to his value, but I think I'd like to hang onto him. I agree Soucy isn't a top-4 defenseman. I think a lot of people overvalue how the Brodin-Soucy pair played with such a small sample size. I actually don't mind the Talbot signing, however I would've prefer like $3Mx2 rather than what he was given. Thinking Guerin maybe overpaid him so he can protect Kahk and Seattle won't select Talbot.

I guess I'm starting to think our window could open in 2-3 years. I look down the road and if Kaprizov is as good as advertised, Rossi develops into a top-6 center, Boldy can transition just decently from college and we're able to sign a guy like Danault, for example, we could be working with:

Greenway - Rossi/Danualt - Fiala
Parise - Rossi/Danault - Kaprizov
Boldy - Ek - Zuccarello
Foligno - Sturm/drafted C - Hartman?

Suter - Spurgeon
Brodin - Dumba
Soucy- Addison


Scratched: Beckman?, Menell

Looking at that, it'd be nice to hold onto most of those guys I don't want to lose. I just think a 2nd rounder we could draft thanks to a possible Bonino trade could be as many as 4-5 years away. Maybe I'm too optimistic about when we'll be ready to compete, though.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 24, 2020 at 11:08
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 23, 2020 at 5:20
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>wabit</b></div><div> Hartman and Greenway already meet the expansion draft requirements, so there only needs to be one more. You can get that as part of a trade for one of the rentals, by playing Rask/Strum on the 4th line normally, or hoping Zucc/Parise will waive the NMC (unlikely).

I'm wondering if the expansion draft games played number will get lowered because of the COVID. Roughly 10 games per team were lost last year and no clue how many will be lost this year.

Bonino shouldn't be re-signed (unless it's a sweetheart short deal for the club), trade or let him walk away after the season. The same goes for MarJo and Bjugstad. Take their combined $10m and use a chuck of it to get a real top-6 center for the 21-22 season.

Kerfoot is nowhere near a 1C. He's an o-zone 3C, nothing more. His o-zone (compare their 24/25 season even strength) abilities are on-par with Haula, but he has nowhere near the same d-zone game as Haula had.</div></div>

I don't get what your point about Hartman is since he doesn't help meet the requirements of having two under contract players if we're talking about demoting Rask to the AHL in this situation, but I agree Mojo, Bjugstad, Bonino, Hunt, and Pateryn (if healthy) should be shipped if we get offers.

That is a good point about covid and the expansion draft requirements, would be nice if that was lowered, especially with the prospect of a shortened season.

As far as Kerfoot and a true 1C go, I'm aware Kerfoot isn't one. He's maybe a bottom tier 2C at best. This trade is a gamble with the hope of him overperforming next to Fiala and whoever joins them on that line (like R. Strome from playing with Panarin) and catching the eye of Seattle to be taken. If that doesn't work out, I wouldn't call it the end of the world, because the only centers hitting UFA that catch my eye are Nugent-Hopkins and Danault, but I don't see Edmonton letting Nuge walk. I do have another post where I sign Danault, though. He's an option but I don't think he's going to lead us to a Stanley Cup as 1C...