Jun 24, 2019
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really well written. i agree with most of what you say. for the sake of argument i have a few point of views we can go back and forth with:
1. trades in off season:
of player under contract, and contributes, who do you think is moved. its safe to think at lease one will be traded of significance. here are my choices:
a) nylander- please i do not like him at all
b) strome- i think his rights will be traded. i dont think he is worth it to keep around
c) Keith- this is a long shot, but for a team that needs a steady dman, and 5.5mil is not a lot. i think a team in win now mode would consider this. he would get a good return as well i believe.
d) would get the best return, but not sure what it wouuld look like.
like most think crow will be brought back, and i dont mind that, i dont think many of us have playoff hopes next year. chance of signing Lehner less than 5%? here are a few i would want signed:
a)Barrie- i think any signings will be on D. he could be signed pennys on the dollar, and i think in a more sheltered position he could get back to a productive dman.
b)DeMelo- same as above, watch him a lot, and am confident in him
c) Haula- like him a lot. big strong guy.
assuming chicago picks in the top 8. does anyone know how many of the top 8-10 prospects are considered NHL ready for next year? not many had dach as ready, so assuming anyone chicago picks will probably be in the lineup. also any goalies that will be projected to be taken in top 15? i think they will go for a forward.
i dont see them making big waves next year. just ride it out, sell at deadline, and hope these young guys are ready for 2022.
Keith is pretty good.. ha. im not to worries about winning games after the TDL this year. lets be in the top 5 for the draft.
bowman then has the whole summer to build around keith, murphy, Boqvist, seabs (kinda).
also you have to assume a couple prospects will make the jump: guilbert, beaudin,regula, holm at least 1-2 of them will be up i hope.
so no i dont think it is dire to keep the dmen we have for next year.
yes there are one hit wonders but there are more great players that have 1 bad year, then go back to productive. i still like the way he is playing, he is getting such great opportunities, that im not worries, it will click eventually this year. if not he will be damn motivated to come out blazing next year.
i agree. but every time i think they are out they win 4/5, and every time i get my hope up they lose 6/7. ha heart breaking.
i think its time to sell. like you said teams know it is a very open playoffs, they have to go for it making prospects, and picks more expendable.
here are my lists:
i want moved:
strome, crow, maatta, nylander, smith (i think is a perfect TDL pickup), koekkoek
im ok with trading, but would rather keep:
saad, lehner, guskampf
id hate to see go:
everyone else i dont think its even reasonable to think they will be traded (other than picks/prospects)