Feb 3, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>I4evrblue</b></div><div>Andrew Shaw, a perennial 30something point player has a single season over 40pts at 27 years old and gets a 2nd and a 3rd
Colin Miller, the oft scratched RD with a single decent season under his belt at 27 years old gets a 2nd and a 5th
Justin Braun, an over 30 defensive defender, gets a 2nd and a 3rd
Marcus Johansson, a consistent 40pt player, gets a 2nd and a 4th as a rental with salary retained, at 28 years old
Gustav Nyquist, a consistent 40pt player, gets a 2nd and a 3rd as a rental (yes, he was enjoying a career year)
Brian Boyle, a 4th liner, keeps getting traded for 2nd round picks
And you think a 40pt 23year old, signed to a good contract for a couple of more years, is going to get a 2nd and "maybe" a B prospect?
The kid is worth more than all the players I listed above, he'd get a solid return.</div></div>
agree, he was the main piece going the other way in the kessel trade in 2015...and his value has only gone up since then.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>Yeah I don't think CAR is going to trade with us. They are neck and neck with us in that division with Philly.
We are all bubble teams at the moment. Any one of them could not make it.
I really don't think the players on the ice are the issue with the power play. It starts with them not dumping the puck in and skating it in.
Sullivan simply does not adjust his game plan well. I don't know what to say other than that. I don't look forward to this team facing the Islanders because of that. Trotz has got his number and he doesn't change the game plan.
I think they could move JJ I don't know. I'd like to think it gets easier after this year. His play is better, less contract length, cap hit seems smaller. We'll see at the end of the season. FA will have sticker shock. Bottom teams who need bodies might want to talk as they are probably thinking, why spend big on defense when we aren't a playoff team. They can hold him for a year, send him to Seattle so it's only a 1 deal maybe for a team. I don't know.</div></div>
agree on Car not likely being a trade partner...which is a shame, because I do think it could be a good fit for all involved. Isn't Recchi running the PP or is that shared? I know he did last year as well, but yeah they are dumping the puck in, as opposed to carrying it in with speed as in the past. I'm not seeing that reverse pass going into the NZ with speed as much either. When they were running full steam ahead, that's what they did. Why make that change...unless they felt the need to eliminate those SH opportunities...which IMO wasn't the reason for the SH opportunities, but whatever....I don't remember every chance they gave away last year, but I feel like the D to D pass in the OZ was getting picked off, which created a breakaway in the other direction...
I don't think it's going to matter, I think they will do a similar thing to the LV draft with MAF, but this time it will be Hornqvist. If they still have him on the roster, he is the guy they should push them to take. His cap hit is simply too high for what he does.
Otherwise in addition to the must protects (87, 71, 58) I'd protect Murray, Dumo, Petterson (maybe Marino instead), Guentzel, McCann, Kahun, Tanev, and Galchenyuk
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ClockReads2113</b></div><div>No fan organization goes berserk over a prospect in pre-season than PIT fans haha Legare will need at least a year in juniors and at least a year in AHL before hitting the NHL. This isn't to say he isn't good, he was a steal in the 3rd round, no idea how he got there, but he still has developing to do.</div></div>
He's already had two years in juniors, but I agree he isn't there yet. He is close, his shot is NHL level, his skating needs work. Since the Penguins signed him though, he isn't eligible to play in the AHL now until he is 20, so that likely won't happen. He will spend a 3rd season in Juniors and if he doesn't make the roster next year, he will have to spend a 4th season there. He doesn't turn 20 until Jan 11, 2021...so he won't be 20 before the Sept 15th cut off date next year.