Jan 8, 2017
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Now this is interesting. Juulsen might never be the same player he used to be, he is just now back to practicing/playing. But it will be interesting between Juulsen and Fleury for the RD 3rd pairing next year. Hudon is having success at AHL level, can he translate that to NHL. He is not a bottom six player, his skill set is ideally a 2nd line player but he is not producing at NHL level. Was it a confidence issue? coaching style? But a decision needs to be made.
Now for the interesting part and you are one of the few people addressing this. I see Suzuki as the 1st line C in two years. Can he improve on his faceoff's and handle top line responsibilities. As much as I love Danault, he is not a 1st line C. However, I am old enough to remember Lemaire between Lafleur and Schutt. A responsible two way player between two snipers and it worked. KK is producing at AHL level, I think this has really helped and it should have been where he started, however, he either stuck at NHL or went back to Finland and team wanted him here, so I get it. I think Suzuki, KK, Danault and Evans are your four Centres of the future with Poehling sliding to the wing. But I also think KK should do another year at the AHL level. I like Domi, but he is not a winger. So the question is do you sign him to a short term deal, considering you still have RFA status left in him or do you move him for the trade you mentioned? I like your offer, would it be enough to get those two guys? If you do get Silverberg, I see him above Armia.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Blazingbat11</b></div><div><strong>caufield should stay another year in the NCAA.....</strong>
I disagree, I say sign him, see if he can prove he's NHL ready, if not send him to Laval. At least there he can start adapting to pro hockey, Wisconsin are garbage (lack depth and goaltending). If he were playing for Cornell, Minn state, North Dakota, or even Boston college i'd say stay in the NCAA, but he's not.
<strong>Forget A.LAFRENIERE we wont get the first pick....</strong>
no way for you to definitively know that. just keep your fingers crossed. If Habs don't get him, evryone at LW gets bumped up. I still see no issues.
<strong>Too expensive for Gaudreau and DUBOIS.... </strong>
Perhaps...but look at that lineup man, deep at every position....no way that isn't a young legit playoff team that oozes contending potential.</div></div>
Love your enthusiasm if you could pull that off forget being GM, replace the idiot trudeau! LOL
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>F50marco</b></div><div>Like I said, If you started with an offer that insulting, I'd take it personally and not deal with at all going forward. If I was desperate to make the deal maybe I would be a little more understanding but Im not and just because you've convinced yourself of my supposed desperation, doesn't make it true. Reality is I am not worried at all. In fact Buff's retirement, although would suck, would solve a lot of issues cap wise for my team sooo....
So you know what I have a counter, Laine for Domi, Gallagher, Kotkaniemi, Poehling, Suzuki, Mete, 2020 1st, 2021 1st and the twenty minutes or so i lost having to explain to you the nuance of negotiation.</div></div>
okay thanks! LOL it is finally not raining here in BC, no I am not from BC, but I am here right now, so I will go out and enjoy the beautiful day! sorry about your lost 20 minutes. Hey, you could have been playing a video game! LOL