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  1. Unless Z just sucks this year, I'd think he'd be a pretty attractive piece for Vegas. $7M actual salary next year, but after that it plummets. Conn Smythe winning leadership. And it's not like anyone else we'll have exposed will be that great. I'd bet Z will be protected.
  2. Interesting, but I wonder if Khan might be mistaken. In 2013, Zack Boychuk was waived by Pittsburgh on March 5th, and claimed by Nashville. Then on March 21st, Nashville waived him and Carolina re-claimed him. (Carolina had him originally, and waived him on Jan 31st, when Pit claimed him.) That was the lockout season though, so maybe a pro-rated time period. Then in 2015, Mark Arcobello was waived by Nashville on Jan 14th, claimed by Pittsburgh. Waived again on Feb 11th. But he had played 10 games with Pitt. Plus. there's nothing in CBA about it that I can find, though that doesn't mean much. Clear as mud. And after re-reading the CBA, I think I was a little off before. I believe it's if he's waived again, and we are the only team to put in a claim, we could then send him down without waivers within 30 days/10 games of the time we claim him, rather than from the time of the original claim as I said previously.
  3. No, there's no game requirements. He could be sent to the minors, but would have to be put on waivers again. If that happened within 30 days/10 games of when he was originally claimed, and we re-claimed him, we could send him down right away though. Not sure if there's special waiver priority for us or other teams that made an original claim. I've heard there is, but didn't see anything in a cursory look at the CBA. A player claimed on waivers can't be traded until the end of the year, unless he's first offered "on the same terms" to any other teams who put in a claim for him. That's the only restriction as far as I know.
  4. Giving up Tatar AND Nyquist and Smith for Fowler and Trouba would make our team worse, plus giving up or first. I think now I officially hate Trouba.
  5. $12 budget team: Holmstrom-Datsyuk-Sheppard Fetisov-Larson Hasek
  6. You misspelled "Kevin".
  7. Helm has 3 goals as well. Would like to see his line get some extra time. Larkin at 3rd C. Ouellet's been decent the last couple. Not so much the first two I thought. Marchneko has a better history, plus gives us the L-R combo on each line. LGRW!
  8. AA was on the first line in his first game and still didn't do anything. The kind of player he is, playing on a lower line should give him a better opportunity to stand out. He didn't have much problem doing so last year. We need to stop blaming Miller and Glendening for everything. He won't be out long anyway, unless they swap him for Mantha.
  9. But unless we're trading Dekeyser (which would kind of defeat the purpose), we don't have what the Jets want in return. Plus we may still need to clear some extra cap. We wouldn't need to clear that much to fit Fowler. Dump Smith for a pick. Not exactly a big trade. Another small trade to dump Ouellet or Marchenko, or just waive someone. And that's only one of a handful of options. We're not a great trade fit in either case, but I'd say it's a bit more likely that we can free up a little cap space than we can convince the Jets to change what they're asking for.
  10. Best part is that 15g, 37p isn't even bad. It's still top-6 range.
  11. 3 million or so reasons. Retaining $900k is better than paying Pavelec $3.9 million to play in the AHL.
  12. Kings currently have about $16M in cap space. 2.5 if they send us Zatkoff. Waive Budaj when Quick comes back put's them at 3.1, or 3.4 if they waived Howard. So the cap would work if we retained $1.9M or more. They probably wouldn't want Howard anyway, since they're not exactly overflowing with cap space next year. But maybe they think Vegas would take him if his salary was only $3M-ish. Pavelec would be more attractive though, and the Jets wouldn't have to retain as much. All in all, I'd give a 0.03% chance. Maybe 0.04% if Jimmy makes himself look good tonight.
  13. One thing to note; despite what the article claims Russo is still waiver exempt next season. Of all the jokes in that post, this was by far the funniest. It is overpaying. Grossly even.
  14. No misinterpretation at all. I'm not arguing with the concept. I was arguing with the reality of the suggestion to trade Mrazek for Trouba. I brought up the Jets because Trouba plays for them. He's (arguably) their third best defenseman. He hasn't made their defense good enough. So why would people think he would come here, as our #1, and make our defense so good? Same thing I meant when I responded to you. Doesn't matter that a great defense can make up for a less-than-great goalie; Trouba wouldn't make us a great defense.
  15. You think Trouba makes us the Blackhawks?