Jun 17, 2017
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E. Kane is just not needed. I just don't see him as a fit for this team where there are other, cheaper options, particularly if a 2nd/3rd line winger.
Not sure I see any team taking both MacDonald and Weise, especially NSH, but would be nice.
Neuvirth might be worth a little bit more, maybe a 5th rounder.
The Simmonds + 1st for Josi trade is interesting. I don't see NSH trading their captain while on a very team friendly contract, but my guess is that it would be a starting point for more talks.
The move to 2nd overall is ambitious. If it is Rubtsov, a 1st, and 2nd, and you draft a pure goal-scoring sniper that the team desperately needs, the I would be willing to pull the trade, but more research is needed considering this is supposed to be a deep draft and Flyers may not want to do that for this draft year.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>DirtyDangles</b></div><div>Ya, Ottawa's asking prices are ridiculous which is why they are going to lose Karlsson for nothing..</div></div>
Regarding Hoffman, the Flyers balked at the starting price of Sanheim and a 1st round pick. There is no reason to think GM Hextall will move from that position. GM Dorian has time to sit on Hoffman and wait for a deal he likes, but it's highly doubtful with the Flyers if Sanheim, Myers, or Frost are part of any deal. As I understand it, Melnyk is forcing Dorian to go cheaper, which may limit is trade offers and potential returns. I don't see much benefit of adding Stolarz to the mix for OTT since they have two NHL goalies for another 2 seasons, unless they can trade one, like Condon.
Regarding Karlsson, the only way this works out is if he can pull off a move like Sakic did, but OTT GM won't have the time luxury that Sakic did with Duchene. He likely won't get the return he could have gotten at the 2018 Trade Deadline.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>thepmofgreece</b></div><div>I think Muse is the casualty. He is older so his window to be successful is closing. Maybe he would agree to sign with Reading if he wants to stay in the system but realistically he will probably sign somewhere else. The more I think about it, the team has to make a decision on the future. They have several options to contemplate:
1) Sign Mrazek (2 or 3 years), move Neuvy and Elliott, and have Stolarz (need to sign him) as NHL backup with Lyon (sign him as well) and Hart in AHL
2) Sign Mrazek, move either Neuvy or Elliott, let Stolarz walk, and have Lyon and Hart in the AHL
3) Let Mrazek walk (you don't lose a 3rd rounder), Have Elliott and Neuvy work the NHL, let Stolarz walk, and have Lyon and Hart in AHL
4) Let Mrazek walk, have Elliott and Neuvy in NHL, let Lyon walk, and have Stolarz and Hart in AHL
5) Let Mrazek walk, trade Neuvy, have Elliott and Stolarz in NHL, and Lyon and Hart in AHL
6) Let Mrazek walk, deal Elliott (who might have more trade value), let Stolarz and Neuvy split NHL time, Lyon and Hart in AHL
I'm sure I'm missing one scenario, but you get the idea. Personally, I don't let Mrazek walk unless I think Hart will be ready with only one year of AHL time. Hart is clearly the future. Don't forget about Sandstrom in the SHL. If I'm Hexy, I do option 1. It gives Hart 2 years of AHL time to get ready to take the reigns and gets back some value for the other two goalies.</div></div>
I agree regarding Muse. There is likely a 2-way deal in his contract for AHL/ECHL. I think he might sign elsewhere at the end of 2018-2019, but for now, he is somewhere in the Flyers system.
Scenario 1 is likely if Mrazek plays well down the stretch and into the playoffs, say, winning the first round.
Scenario 5 is likely if Mrazek falters and they stumble into the playoffs and lose the first round in convincing fashion.
Ideally Hart is ready to start the 2019-2020 season, and realistically start the 2020-2021 season. Sandstrom may be a year or two behind Hart, but the number of decent goalies generally isn't a bad problem to have.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>tweaky</b></div><div>Late getting back on this, but here goes. On the right side, the Avs have Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie, and insert #6D of the day. Gudas could very well fit in the #6D slot....but they are not going to give up a early round pick to fill it. Maybe a 4th or 5th. And moving forward, they have Cale Makar, Conor Timmins (you may have heard of them, the two best D on the recent WJC champs), and Nic Meloche (another young kid that plays a very similar style to Gudas, but is much cheaper and less suspension prone).
They could use a bit of help on the left side though. Say those two picks for Sanheim?</div></div>
Definitely heard of Cale Makar. Not so much with Timmins. If Meloche is ready to go this season or upcoming season then it wouldn't make much sense. I do not know if he is ready, since I only see his ELC started this season and d-men tend to need some development time.
Regarding Sanheim, despite some probable early mismanagement, he should be a top-4 fixture. I can't see trading a 2nd and 3rd for a former 1st with that type of potential that doesn't need a change of scenery. Maybe not the Avs, but some other team might look for that physical defenseman. At least I found out more about the Avs defense then when I first started.