Jul 6, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jcambers</b></div><div>I'd hate the agree. If you were able to trade Gaudreau for Bjorkstrand, Texier, and a 1st (or 2nd, for that matter), I'd make the deal and keep Bjorkstrand instead of trading him for something else.
I'd probably rather do Gaudreau, Kylington, and Ryan for Bjorkstrand and Savard, if you're looking for a RD.</div></div>
Not sure I'm following...are you saying you would trade Gaudreau + Kylington + Ryan for Bjorkstrand (1 year remaining) + Savard (1 year remaining)? Because that is a little bit below value...
As mentioned in my description at the top of the page, I think CGY (and specifically Treliving) would probably prefer to keep Bjorkstrand to add a right shot 20G scorer to the middle six, and then let Kylington, Petrovic, Mackey, (and Stone?) battle it out for the 3rd pairing spot with Valimaki.
And I'll add -- in spite of this not being popular with CGY fans -- that I would still do Texier + Bjorkstrand + 1st (ie. remove the 2nd rounder). Texier is a very solid player who is developing quickly.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>benjgc</b></div><div>Yeah, that doesn't make sense for Columbus. We'd be trading away our 1LW, our 1RW, a first and a second for a new (admittedly better) 1LW. Too high a price to pay.</div></div>
Atkinson is still the 1RW by a mile in CLB...
Though the rest of the comment stands. I know it's a high price, but I could see Treliving starting around this package and sliding it down. Like CLB fans, I'm really impressed with Texier's game and development. I don't see him getting to the 90+ points level (ie. elite), but who knows. If the package was Texier + Bjorkstrand + 2nd, I think Jarmo would really have to think about that deal for Gaudreau, even with the risk of walking to UFA in 2 years. Part of the thinking is that Gaudreau still holds big value at two trade deadlines before his contract expires, so if the fit isn't there with Dubois OR if Gaudreau told management he didn't intend to extend, they could flip him for picks/prospects and recoup a decent chunk of the price paid to get him.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Nhl_oilers</b></div><div>And the Seattle Kraken are proud to select forward Matthew Tkachuk. Like I’m not a fan of your protection list.</div></div>
7F: Tkachuk, Monahan, Lindholm, Backlund, Mangiapane, Rakell, Dube
3D: Andersson, Lindholm, Tanev
Unprotected: Bennett, Lucic (waive), Giordano, Kylington, Rittich
Valimaki doesn’t need to be protected.
I don’t like leaving Bennett open for selection. Not concerned if Giordano, Lucic, Kylington, or Rittich get selected.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TMLBRIAN</b></div><div>Now do you think TB considers this also?
Solves their cap issues. They get 2 young, prospects with a lot of promise and 3x 2nds.</div></div>
No, I don't think TB is going to lose both Sergachev and Cirelli this year. They are both key pieces to their Stanley Cup in 2020, and now is the time to take advantage of Hedman, Vasilevskiy, Point, and Kucherov. They are likely better off paying a premium to move Johnson / Gourde / Killorn, or even trading Stamkos below fair market value to keep the core together.
The only way that I see TB potentially losing both players is if a team offer sheets Sergachev above $7.5M and another team offer sheets Cirelli above $6M. In that case, I think they match Sergachev, let Cirelli walk, and then start the process of selling off cap hits for a premium that hurts a lot.