Jun 24, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>Seabs has to be protected unless he agrees to waive....he won't of course.
Don't see us signing Saad at $6M for another 4 years, he'll be going on 29 and headed on the back of his career.
Ian Mitchell is a lock for a 2nd line role. Forget Jammer...he's injury prone and will be too old. Role with Boqvist, Mitchell and Murphy on the right.
Expose Shaw. Guys like Kurashev, Hagel, Barratt are going to get a crack at the lineup.</div></div>
Only reason I think Seabs might waive if because Seattle would be so close to home near Vancouver. Bowman might have a conversation with him pre-draft and say that he can stay as a 7th dman or go to Seattle for playing time. This is an optimistic, maybe not so realistic post.
The term might be off, but (as you know) I love Saad and think he will be an important part of the future. Don't think he deserves a raise, but don't think he deserves less than what he makes now either.
Fine with me to switch Mitchell and Hjammer. I think they should bring in some veteran d-help so we don't have a top 6 made up of rookies and sophomores. Mitchell can get the minutes, as long as Hjammer gets the PK time.
I'm fine with exposing Shaw, he has been mostly disappointing this year, but I don't think he gets taken if so. If one of Kurashev, Hagel, or Barratt are good enough to crack the top 9, Shaw is still a good fit as a 4th line guy.
This is so far in the future that a lot of the lines are complete guesses, but I think this roster could be pretty accurate (if the Seabrook trade can happen, which is what I based the post off of). We'll see I guess.