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  1. Bovada has Montreal as the team with the best odds for landing Vanek. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.mlive.com/v1/articles/20207741/odds_of_red_wings_thomas_vanek.amp
  2. The Jurco trade from Chicago's perspective. https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-blackhawks-tomas-jurko-20170224-story,amp.html
  3. Babcock never got anything out of Jurco either. And didn't use Eaves the correct way either apparently.
  4. The Jurco trade has me really excited about the days leading up to the deadline. It was known Jurco wanted out and we weren't going to re-sign him in the offseason and we still got a 3rd. We might be able to get a 1st or 2nd and a really good prospect for Vanek now. Not bad for a guy we took a chance on in th off-season. I could also see Smith getting us a 3rd as teams get desperate closer to March 1st. We will have a lot of picks to move around in the draft this year if someone is sitting around and high on their draft board. Never thought a rebuild would be exciting.
  5. I see Jurco playing well for Chicago especially if they give him the minutes. He just didn't fit with us. I'm very happy with a 3rd. Albeit prolly a late 3rd selection.
  6. I wonder if Eaves being off the table makes Vanek a favorite to a land in Chicago.
  7. Here is the only way I can justify Holland saying this. If people are offering him weak offers like a 5th or 6th rounder and he is trying to squeeze a 3rd or 4th rounder out of someone, perhaps he is just saying he is going to explore an extension as a way to roll up the bet. But sadly I think he is just so convoluted that he may actually be considering extending Smith.
  8. Always good to avoid arbitration. I was worried Holland was losing his mojo. If he is good at anything it is signing restricted players. Although sometimes too high. This is a good cap hit.
  9. He would have prolly gotten 6 in the market if he were unrestricted so I'm happy with a 5 mill cap hit.
  10. People need to settle down. If they go to arbitration my guess is they settle for 3.5-3.8 mill for 2 years. I can live with that and I think both sides will be happy. If we had the money still that we gave to helm and paid him 5-6 mill a year, this site would have had a meltdown also. Let it play out.
  11. Perhaps fans aren't happy about giving up a 1st rounder on a rental just to be knocked out 1st round. But I still see your point.
  12. I figured our front office would be ranked more middle of the pack.....just like our team ends up year after year.
  13. Yea I hate seeing projected lines with him on the top line. He would be much more effective on the 2nd line. He isn't a top guy anymore. Slotting him lower could prolong his career as well.
  14. I have zero problem with Cleary playing in Grand Rapids. The only reason he played as long as he did in the NHL is because he worked harder than those around him. He was never the most talented guy so the younger players can learn from that.
  15. Congrats on a great career Brad! But no I don't think he is HOF worthy. He didn't dominate long enough and only played 15 years.