Kaifin

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Forum: Armchair-GMSep 8, 2019 at 7:18
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ccc</b></div><div>Lol Ottawa Russians is too true.

Itd be nice for Ottawa to get a few smaller guys like abramov (if he develops well).

A couple small wingers paired with brown and white and Tkachuk, who can really help create space. Plus it’s obvious for everyone involved with the sens; Formenton and Batherson are so ****ing exciting to have in your pipeline. Although I believe batherson will be the elite stud Ottawa wants him to be, I really like Formenton, if Tkachuk or white plays Center you could have Formenton- Tkachuk (Or white which is just as exciting)- Batherson; which is a dream line</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ccc</b></div><div>Lol Ottawa Russians is too true.

Itd be nice for Ottawa to get a few smaller guys like abramov (if he develops well).

A couple small wingers paired with brown and white and Tkachuk, who can really help create space. Plus it’s obvious for everyone involved with the sens; Formenton and Batherson are so ****ing exciting to have in your pipeline. Although I believe batherson will be the elite stud Ottawa wants him to be, I really like Formenton, if Tkachuk or white plays Center you could have Formenton- Tkachuk (Or white which is just as exciting)- Batherson; which is a dream line</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ccc</b></div><div>Lol Ottawa Russians is too true.

Itd be nice for Ottawa to get a few smaller guys like abramov (if he develops well).

A couple small wingers paired with brown and white and Tkachuk, who can really help create space. Plus it’s obvious for everyone involved with the sens; Formenton and Batherson are so ****ing exciting to have in your pipeline. Although I believe batherson will be the elite stud Ottawa wants him to be, I really like Formenton, if Tkachuk or white plays Center you could have Formenton- Tkachuk (Or white which is just as exciting)- Batherson; which is a dream line</div></div>

Bobby Brink would have been a <strong>PERFECT</strong> fit as a RW compliment for the Tkachuk-White line. Crafty as hell, and can get pucks on net for Brady to gobble up. Hope Ottawa knew what they were doing with Shane Pinto. Time will tell.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 8, 2019 at 7:29
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kaifin</b></div><div>Not a whole lot to say that you guys didn't cover, except maybe my surprise of Aspirot. Brannstrom was absolutely the star of the defence but I really liked Aspirot's game. He threw his body around quite a bit with Kelly and Kastelic, especially with the hit on Evans, and was pretty defensively sound from what I saw. It'll be hard for him to fit in with Ottawa, even in the future, having Chabot, Wolanin and Brannstrom (plus Lajoie if you want) on the left side but I can see him being a decent 7th D to fill out the bottom pairing when injuries rise up. Excited to see the boys play in the next game!</div></div>

Even if Aspirot is just a depth AHL guy, you still need those to bolster a winning AHL roster. Obviously you want your young prospects to be the key pieces, but you still need your Jack Rodewalds or Erik Burgdoefers. If Aspirot can be that it's a win for Ottawa. After impressing two years in a row, I bet he's earned an AHL deal.

Nick Welsh caught my eye a few times, most notably when he got sprung on the breakaway out of the sin bin. Definitely someone I'd keep an eye on. Could be good depth on Belleville's really weak RD side. That's what you should be looking for out of Invites. It's incredibly rare to get a guy of Parker Kelly's level on an invite.

The Dman who has me intrigued is Max Guennette. Makes a lot of shrewd defensive plays, and had a few smart breakout passes. Hard to expect too much out of a 7th round pick, but he's been noticeable in a good way, which at this stage is all you can hope for.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 21, 2019 at 6:44
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kaifin</b></div><div>I disagree harshly on the line combinations, but personal opinion aside - Is it worth selling off Pageau and DeMelo? I keep seeing people trade them off and never really entertaining the idea of keeping them around. In my eyes, I see DeMelo as Methot and Chabot as Karlsson in this rebuild, a solid duo that has no real reason to be split unless things start going south for them. In Pageau's case, I see us re-signing him because he's the familiar face along with Anderson, Borowiecki and Ryan, the only ones to have spent more than 3 seasons and a 'selling point' or face of the team for the fans (though that's mainly Chabot now). I've always liked the idea of him playing 1st RW with Tkachuk and White, being the veteran presence on that line and a solid two-way contributor (not the mention playoff warrior when we actually make it)

If it turns out there is a log jam at centre and we start selling off some pieces to make room for more young guys, then I see Tierney being a better (higher value) trading asset, as he's coming off a pretty strong season on a very bad team. I might also look to flip Anisimov instead (and maybe eat a bit of salary) due to the extra year on his contract. On defence, I agree Hainsey is most definitely being moved - as while I don't see Lajoie being a permanent blueliner, I can very easily see Brannstrom getting the call fairly early and potentially multiple times across the season if he somehow doesn't stick around for the whole year</div></div>

The line combinations are whatever, you can stick them in a blender and they'll be just as accurate as what I came up with, I'm thinking anyone who is a pending UFA trade, the reason being that odds are they aren't going to want to resign with the team that is probably gonna be bottom by a large margin. JGP could get you a decent return, as could Boedkker at the deadline, and as a rebuilding team to me it just seemed smarter to sell of any pending UFA's so the team regathers maximum value, leaving as few UFA's as possible to walk away from the team
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 21, 2019 at 7:27