May 23, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CD282</b></div><div>The best players dominate and change the way the game is played. Matthews has done neither. Points doesn't mean everything but you can't claim dominance without actually putting up a lot of points.
Look at it this way: since entering the league McDavid is the #1 scorer. Since entering the league Matthews is the 20th best scorer. He's an elite player but his results fall well short of generational.
Except for deluded Leafs fans, of course! :tearsofjoy</div></div>
McDavid cannot win a cup alone, it takes 23 players to win not 1 and all it take is one hit and McDavid is out, with 2x80+ point players, even if they are overpaid, is better than 1x110 point player, both Mathews and Marner are overpaid about 2 mill than they should be. In a cap era, cap hit in extremely important, MCDavid at 12.5m vs Mathews and Marner at 22.5m, thats 10m diff for what 40-50 points more for marner and mathews, Oilers can easy get 2x50+ point player for that 10m or a 80+ points player then it becomes, 200-220 points vs 160 points for the same amount of cap hit.
Oilers lose this trade by only because of cap hit of marner and mathews in term of point producing players
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Claesson4Norris</b></div><div>Since leaving Arizona, Strome has been playing at a 20 goal, 60+ point pace. That's firmly 2C territory.
The idea with Hanifin trade would be that the Sens get a more established 2LD than Wolanin, which makes it easier for Brannstrom to find a top 4 RD spot. Sens wouldn't play Branny with Wolanin or Chabot, but the more defensively minded Hanifin makes more sense there. Trading Wolanin is tough, but Hanifin makes that loss palatable. I don't think Lajoie factors into any decision making for Ottawa. He's an AHL player at this point.</div></div>
this season he dropped off big compared to the last one, 58 games with Chi in 2018-2019 he had 17g and 34A for 51 points, in 2019-2020 12g, 26A for 38 points on pace for 17g, 37A 54 points below average for a 2C, 1 season does not make a player or Dorion should sign Duclair to a 8x8 contract...... No way in hell is he worth 2 of OTT top prospects and 33OA. He regressed playing with better players this year than last year. How about OTT give Brown a chance before trading him.
i do not think the flames will trade Hanifin, Gio is 36 and not getting younger and hanifin is their 2nd best LD
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Richard88</b></div><div>Yeah after posting this yesterday I reconsidered, and think Ottawa would probably try to use their 2nd's to move up, rather than trading down one of their high picks.
As for Askarov though, why wouldn't they consider picking a franchise goalie? Are they really going to put all their eggs in the Sogaard basket?</div></div>
they have Hogberg, Sogaard, Daccord, gustavsson,Mandolese in the pipeline, they have more pressing need up front than a G.
The 6’4” Mandolese posted a save percentage of 92.5% with the Cape Breton Eagles, the highest mark in the QMJHL for goalies with at least fifteen games played. He signed his entry-level contract in April, and it appears the plan is for him to start the 2020-21 season in the ECHL.
Hogberg is also the reason OTT did not compete with detroit for last place, he got OTT like 8-9 loser points....