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Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 10:45 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 7:18 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ZiggyPalffy</b></div><div>When you take into account how long Vilardi didn't play hockey or even train/workout before those AHL games it might make you wonder how much better those numbers would be if he wasn't injured and had been doing that... Vilardi was a projected top 5 pick and slip mostly because of his skating. He would have made the team that year had he not been injured.

I'm not going to go back and fourth about numbers and whether or not Vilardi is a 2C when you are 100% capable of watching him yourself and watch how he carried himself and his complete two way game against other top 6 NHL players.

To say Vilardi is nothing, but a prospect is "naive" especially coming from a numbers guy who doesn't watch hockey. Vilardi is the Kings 2C, he was the last 10 games and he will be next year. He performed like a 2C and he will again and we have evidence from last season to be confident he will do so again. Most people also have him as a Calder finalist, but nevermind that.

<a href="/users/tkecanuck341" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@tkecanuck341</a> I would love to hear your insight on this if you'd be willing to share.</div></div>

Kings fans want to acquire Sergachev without giving up very much (i.e. a 2nd round pick and a couple A-/B+ prospects). Tampa fans don't want to trade Sergachev, but if they do, they want a Kings ransom (i.e. a lottery pick and Vilardi) in return. The answer, like most things, is probably somewhere in the middle. You're not going to get Sergachev for that return, but you're not going to get Vilardi/Turcotte/Byfield/Bjornfot/Grans plus a 1st round pick either.

I suspect the actual price would be a 2nd round pick and Vilardi or Turcotte, or a 2021 1st (top 5 protected) and Kupari or Thomas. As a Kings fan, I wouldn't do either one, but that's what the price would be.

Realistically, I don't think there's any chance Sergachev ends up in any jersey other than Tampa's.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 18 at 10:22
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