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  1. Sure, at this rate. But if so, then why not trade Mantha and Bert for 1st round picks? Since neither of them work with that timeline? or Larkin for that matter?
  2. That's understandable, but you need to acquire high value draft picks. I'm all for drafting and hoping with your late 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks. But the reality is that Yzerman might very well go the rest of his career without finding another Brayden Point in the 3rd round, for instance. So I don't think that can be the central thrust of your rebuilding philosophy. You also need to make those picks count. If you're looking for gems in the 2nd round you need to take guys with boom upside. Antti Tuomisto types just aren't going to cut it.
  3. Honestly I think the right course of action may be to sell off all the 25 year old guys (Mantha, Bert, AA) and go forward with a new core of (Larkin, Zadina, Veleno, Ras, Hronek, Seider) and a bunch of 1st and 2nd rounders. I just don't see us getting out of this drafting only once in the 1st round each year. We need multiple 1sts like Ottawa has acquired. Also have to get SOMETHING for Helm, Glendening, and DK at some point. If you're not willing to trade good younger players, and you're not willing to trade good older players, and you can't trade bad players, then I'm not sure what your hoping to get for whoever is left.
  4. Bernier is playing outrageously good and we still lose every game he starts.
  5. Hard not to be disappointed here. Not sure what the plan is. I don't know why you'd sell this low on AA. The trade was fair value for the season he's having, but you'd have to expect a rebound going forward. I don't know why you wouldn't put any/all of Helm, Glen, Bernier, Fabbri out there if "we need as many picks as possible" really is your strategy. Adding two seconds and a fourth over two drafts isn't really going to cut it.
  6. I was literally about to say the opposite. We have a log jam at forward now. Unless Yzerman is planning on waiving a bunch of dudes really soon.
  7. Underwhelming for sure, but probably good value considering the year he's had. Also, there may be conditions.
  8. AA for two 2nd rounders according to Dreger.
  9. Dallas has been really quiet today. Most of the West has been actually. Expecting a flurry over the next two hours.
  10. Plus the absolutely haul he gave for Pageau. Neither of whom are needle movers given what he's already got on the Island. Just saddling this team to mediocrity down the road for no realistic shot at a Cup.
  11. Lou Lamorello has lost his f*cking marbles.
  12. No s***. But trades don't materialize instantaneously. Presumably CBJ had an offer on the table that was close, and Yzerman is waiting to see if someone beats it. Smart considering AA's value has only increased as the day has gone on.
  13. It probably WAS close, then Kreider re-signed making AA the top remaining forward on the market. Yzerman would be dumb not to wait it out after that. See if any of the Western Conference teams want to pony up more than CBJ.
  14. Can't wait to hear Torts' post games comments on AA in about two weeks. Lol.
  15. Fingers crossed for Josh Anderson in the return.
  16. Dreger reporting that Kreider will re-sign with the Rangers, meaning AA just got a lot more valuable.
  17. Bold strategy from Pittsburgh to not address their abysmal defense, and instead acquire Zucker and Marleau.
  18. I have it on good authority that he's about to get a 5.5m by 6 year contract. Edit: Pageau to the Islanders for conditional 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
  19. Makes that Mike Green return look pretty good right now eh? That or Namestnikov just sucks.
  20. First trade of the day, Namestnikov to Colorado for a 4th: Elliotte Friedman and Bob McKenzie.
  21. Bultman of the Athletic thinks AA to Dallas makes a little sense given the Nill/MacDonell connection to AA (they drafted him). They're also near the bottom of the playoff teams in offense, so AA could help. Their top prospect, Thomas Harley, is an offensive Dman stuck behind Klingberg and Haiskanen in the lineup and may be a piece to build a package around.
  22. Colorado looking for a backup goalie and forward help. To Colorado: AA/Fabbri and Bernier To Detroit: Colorado 1st and Alex Newhook.
  23. kipwinger

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    Fat lotta good it did him. I'd argue that Tampa has been the bigger disappointment since then. Tampa has elite talent at every position and can't win anything. They're like Uber-Toronto. People think Dubas built a soft team? Watch the Lightening wither against an aggressive forecheck. Detroit is supposed to suck right now. Tampa has no excuse for not winning.