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Forum: Armchair-GMJul. 16 at 1:32 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMJul. 16 at 12:19 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NYR1983</b></div><div>I think you are completely misunderstanding. No one is saying Panarin isn’t soft. But you said the top 9 were. I pointed out 2/9 that aren’t soft and it’s obvious they aren’t. I’m not making arguments about the other 7, maybe all 7 are, maybe 3 are…irrelevant. I’m saying it’s not all 9 as you initially suggested 🤦🏻‍♂️

Also, you don’t need an entire team of Tom Wilson’s to win 😂. Every team that has won had soft skill as well as tough. War of attrition 😂 most of those top 9 have seen a conference finals.</div></div>

Yes many of these players have seen an Eastern Conference Finals, but also the team couldn't do anything after game 2. Strome, Copp, and Vatrano are gone, so 1/3 of the top 9 in the Eastern Conference Finals won't be back. I am glad Trocheck is here to add a physical presence, I completely agree you don't need a team of Tom Wilsons, but you do need some physical players and guys who will stir things up. Look at the difference Kadri made for the Avs. Yes I concede Kreider and Laf are not soft, but I fully expect them to be on the top line and the middle 6 you had listed isn't built for the playoffs. Trocheck on the 2nd line makes a difference, Goodrow or Blais will hopefully be on the 3rd line. Carpenter, Hunt, Rydhal, and Reaves certainly can provide the physical edge on the bottom line plus guys like Cuylle or Trivingo are not going to shy away from physical play if they end up on the pro team.
Forum: Armchair-GMJul. 15 at 4:58 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jimbo1119</b></div><div>Bad penalties? He took 3 penalties last year...drew 9. If you want to see bad penalties- see Ryan Strome or Ryan Reaves.
Hands of stone- can't disagree. Don't like your assessment of "one move to the net"- because that move consistently works...if he'd only finish every so often!
Hockey IQ- everyone seems to go there...I guess at this point he shows little- but it's amazing how a little luck and a little success can change an assessment like this- if he is only given a chance to play! At 800 K he's almost as cheap as roster spots come...and the guy has the size and speed to be able to open up ice for others. And he back checks like his next paycheck depends on it!
Don't think asking a 3rd is out of line. Any 3rd is a low % NHLer- so taking that flier on a guy- who if he figures it out in the NHL can be dangerous- is a worthwhile risk to take....and even if he becomes AHL fodder- that's not the end of the world.</div></div>

14 penalty minutes in 30 games the year before, he seemed to always take high sticking penalties in the offensive zone or interference penalties for no reason from memory. I wouldn't say going to the net move works consistently when he scored a grand total of 5 goals with the Rangers the past 2 years. If the Rangers could get a 3rd round pick for him, that deal would have been completed already. He certainly has potential, but he will never be a top 6 guy here, they don't seem to even be willing to use him in a top 9 role. I'd rather he get traded for a 5th or 6th and get a chance somewhere else.
Forum: Armchair-GMJul. 14 at 4:45 p.m.
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