Jun. 23, 2015
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>dopplsan</b></div><div>We’ve already gone over this - Capfriendly’s terms are incorrect. CHI keeps the pick if it is top two, straight up. https://www.nhl.com/news/seth-jones-traded-to-blackhawks-by-blue-jackets/c-325758614
Sillinger is listed at 6’0. And he’s 18. He’s going to grow a bit. Regardless, he’s not being moved - the team is immensely high on his potential.
I think VAN would be foolish to sell low on EP right now, and CBJ likely aren’t going to make a splash move without seeing what the draft holds - if CHI ends up with a Top 10 pick, I imagine they’ll be happy rolling the dice with what they have, particularly if their pick is in a similar range.
Foudy doesn’t have that much trade value on his own - he’s likely a sweetener add on to another trade. Bemstrom is likely the same, and Stenlund has little value - he’s gone through waivers twice now, and no team has claimed him.
I think the only trade of these that could happen is the Nyquist trade - even then, CBJ would have to retain the full 50%, most likely; but, I’d be down for that.</div></div>
He’s listed as 6’0” but he’s shorter than everyone he stands nexts to. I think that’s a bit generous. And given his lineage, it is a much safer bet that he’s not getting taller. Height is not everything, and I’m high on him too, but he’s not Petterson. Elite center talent is needed to compete for cups. Sillinger isn’t going to be elite.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bluejackets2000</b></div><div>Ok, trade Laine and package including Marchenko or Bemstrom, but need to keep Sillinger. His maturity and compete level are what will set him apart, not his height.
I was thinking there was no way that the Jackets could land Shane Wright with the Chicago pick in 2022, since the condition is that if Chicago win either of the 2 lottery draws, they can keep the pick. Well, if Chicago finishes last in NHL (not likely, but possible), and doesn’t win either of the drawings (and the top pick drawing goes to a team below 10th, then the Jackets would land that top pick from Chicago and take Shane Wright.
Game changer. I think that would definitely lead to Bowman’s firing. And a new era in Columbus.</div></div>
That’s an insane scenario to rely on as a counter argument. Also, it’s impossible as dopplsan pointed out. Also Bowman is already gone. Did you miss the whole sexual abuse cover up?
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bluejackets2000</b></div><div>All this is really not necessary.
Yes, the biggest problem CBJ has is down the middle.
They should keep Laine long term.
They need a bona fide scorer.
Keep Sillinger. He will be very solid 1/2 center.
Just remember how good Dubois was?
Keep in mind they sent Dubois back to Juniors his 1st year after being drafted. Then the year after that Dubois made the team and thrived in the NHL. Granted he did have Panarin for a couple years. But…
Next year Johnson will probably make the team out of camp. Another true center. They also may get a top tier draft pick from either their own or Chicago’s pick in 2022.
That will leave Sillinger, Jenner, Johnson and Kuraly/Roslovic down the middle.
Trade Foudy (he was overhyped by Torts).
Don’t resign Hofmann unless he improves to warrant it.
Top wingers in 2022…Laine, Voracek, Bjorkstrand and Domi/Nyquist.
Bottom wingers…Chinakhov, Marchenko, Robinson & Bemstrom.</div></div>
Yeah, if we still had Dubois we wouldn’t need a 1C, but he’s gone. Sillinger ain’t Dubois. He is 5’10, 200lbs. His dads 5’10”, his brother is 5’10”, his grandpa is 5’10”. Dubois was a man child. Nothing against Sillinger, he’ll be a fine player, but he ain’t Dubois.
You gotta give to get. Laine is an elite scorer, we all know, but he is not a complete player by any stretch of the imagination. His value as an elite scorer is what it will take to land a 1C.
Johnson looks great! On the wing. I hope he’s our 1C too, but right now his ability to play center in the NHL is a complete unknown, and plenty of scouts think he’s a better wing already.