Jun 26, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>wabit</b></div><div>You forgot JEE, Greenway, Kunin, Donato; all of them in the NHL already; and Belpedio, Menell, Jones, and Robson in the AHL/minors last year. 1st this year, 2 x 1st next year.
Bjugstad (in theory) just filled the 3C slot, and LWs are overfull. Domi fits nowhere in the lineup.</div></div>
I don't consider any of JEE, Greenway, Kunin, or Donato prospects. They all have a few seasons under their belt. They're definitely still developing, of course, I just don't think they're prospects.
I just listed the more known players since most non-Wild fans have no idea about Mennell or Belpedio. But I did forget to add Kahkonen and Jones.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NixJets</b></div><div>I 100% agree there’s holes in the line up. But trading Laine to fix them is a terrible idea</div></div>
Well if you can get a first pairing defenseman and a 2C for him then I think you pull the trigger. But not many, if any, teams are willing to give that up for a winger, even one as talented as Laine.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MisstheWhalers</b></div><div>Thing is they'll never fill those holes with one trade and if it takes trading Laine to fill one or two of them yeah they've filled some holes but then subtracted
30-50 goals from their lineup so are they really any further ahead?
Honestly the window is closed for awhile, best to try to sign Laine long term and keep an entertaining product on the ice.</div></div>
Like I said, it would have to be for the right deal. I wouldn't say the window is closed, you have Scheifele who is still somewhat young, Ehlers and Conner are some of the better wingers in the league, Wheeler is getting up there in age but he's criminally underrated nationally, Pionk looks like a solid addition, last I saw Morrissey is still very good (maybe that has changed), and Hellebyuk is probably a top 10 goalie in the league. There's a lot to like about the Jets.