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Forum: NHLMon. at 6:25 p.m.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hearing that the Calgary <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Flames?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">#Flames</a> are looking to sign forward Adam Klapka. The 21-year-old undrafted free agent had a great rookie season in the Extraliga, also made his men’s national team debut and scored his first national team goal. <a href="https://t.co/IX75bbtCHN" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/IX75bbtCHN</a></p>— Czech Prospects (@CZprospects) <a href="https://twitter.com/CZprospects/status/1526164020092354562?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">May 16, 2022</a></blockquote>



It’s official. That’s a big boy, 6’8 245 😮

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welcome to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CofRed?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">#CofRed</a>!The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Flames?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">#Flames</a> have signed forward Adam Klapka to a two-year entry-level deal! <a href="https://t.co/5o5P7l92jV" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://t.co/5o5P7l92jV</a></p>— y - Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) <a href="https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1526302992936230912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">May 16, 2022</a></blockquote>

Forum: NHLMon. at 4:16 p.m.
Forum: NHLMon. at 3:33 p.m.
Forum: NHLMon. at 1:55 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Alfie11</b></div><div>I kinda want Ottawa to offer sheet Liljegren in the 4.1mil range lol (2nd round pick). At best they get a decent young RD for a little too much AAV and a pick they don’t need while they have cap room to spare. At worst they throw a wrench in an already difficult offseason for their closest rivals.

Also, who plays 2C for the Leafs if Tavares moves to the wing? Does Nylander get dealt and replaced with a 2C in the current Kadri/Trocheck price range (Copp for 5mil? Probably the most reasonable FA option, and he might get more, so probably a trade) and a 3mil middle six winger (like Rakell has been)? I don’t think I’d trust Kerfoot at 2C, Kampf isn’t a top 6 player, Nylander’s been a disaster every time they try him at C, and there are very few young centres in the system, fewer that are NHL adjacent, and none that look like top 6 threats.

They’ll obviously be bargain bin hunting in free agency again (guys like Vatrano, Sturm, Hinostroza, ERod, Gagner, Janmark, Athanasiou, Namestnikov could maybe be targets depending on the demand for them) but I don’t see another Bunting or Kase so far this year. I guess we’ll have to wait for which RFAs don’t get qualified (last year my UFA steals were pegged as Bunting, Kase, and P. Suter).

Dubas should be back, you can hardly blame the guy who keeps improving the best team in franchise history.

I’d be interested to see what the Kawhi move is. I don’t think either centre gets dealt for obvious reasons, but Nylander could realistically be dealt in a good, near lateral move if Dubas is smart (which he usually is). Ottawa would definitely be interested, and would likely put 7oa on the table, which the Leafs could use to grab someone they like off a rebuilding team. I wonder if they would consider dangling Marner, that would be really interesting. I’ve been thinking Marner would look great in Anaheim’s future, and they could give the Leafs a lot of depth (guys like Comtois, Lundestrom, and Steel could come back, giving the Leafs a much different look throughout the lineup, plus prospects like Perreault or the 10th overall pick [Lekkerimaki?]. If it had been last year, they could have included Rakell or Manson, maybe they add a half-retained Silfverberg). Or maybe a Marner for Hischier swap if NJD drafts Cooley. Maybe target a guy like Barbashev somehow.

I’m also curious what the Gio number is. He’s obviously not worth nearly 7mil anymore, but plenty of teams would be interested in the 2-3mil range (including Calgary, Zadorov probably wants a raise and walks). I would honestly be shocked if he chose to stay in Toronto for 750k like a lot of Leafs fans want. You’d think if he was gonna offer a major discount like that to anyone, it would be much more likely to be the Flames.</div></div>

First, fukc you lol, at least offer him so we get the 1st and 3rd, I am still licking my wounds of another exit. Offer sheets are so rare but this crop of FA RD's is looking pretty bad so I guess anything is possible.
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Friedman on 32 Thougths just suggested the Leafs think about splitting Matthews and Marner up and moving Mitch to Center. Which is crazy to me. I am totally against moving Nylander but he had no chemistry with Tavaras so either split them up JT and Marner have been great, or I guess you look at moving Nylander cause having him on the 3rd line is a waste (even though Keefe moves him around mid game). They were in on Garland before he got traded to VAN, maybe there is a deal there, multiple pieces, VAN new Swedish GM wanting to pair his superstar C with another Swedish player. The Leafs had scouted Höglander who seems to have fallen out of favor in VAN also, there could be some players there I would be interested in.

FA guys I would be in on are: Riley Smith, Ander Copp, Rickard Rakell, Max Domi, Frank Vatrano, Tyler Motte, Michael Raffl, Mark Jankowski
RFA (if available) Sam Steel, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Julien Gauthier,
I like the guys you have mentioned also.

This team is fukcin close, I still believe the core 4 is the path to continue on but the supporting cast NEEDS to be better. Obviously easier said than done, the flat cap f'd whatever long term plans they had envisioned for this group. But that's life now, need to adjust and figure it out like every other team needs to.

Edit:
forgot Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome
Forum: NHLSun. at 4:53 p.m.
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