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  1. krsmith17

    Rumors Thread

    It won't happen, just saying if we're going to draft 1st overall, that's the way I'd want to do it. F*** tanking, especially before the season even starts... After the deadline and we're way out of it, sure. But hey, the Flyers had a 2.4% chance at Patrick and the Canes had a 3.3% chance at Svechnikov...
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    Rumors Thread

    I don't want the team to "tank" to get Hughes, but I would like for the team to compete every night, barely miss the playoffs, get lucky in the draft lottery, and get Hughes... Also "Errorson" definitely won't be in the lineup two years from now, and there's a strong possibility that he wouldn't be in the lineup a year from now if we did happen to land Hughes.
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    I'd like to see... Rasmussen Vanek - Larkin - Mantha Green Berruzzi Nyquist - Nielsen - Zadina Hronek
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    I "flipped your Abby and two kids comment" because you were attempting to downplay the need for shooters (and still are), and make it seem like we have all these unproven net front guys, when you listed just as many unproven shooters... Yes, my list of shooters would be Nyquist, Vanek, Mantha and one of Athanasiou, Zadina or Frk. If Zadina proves to be the sniper he's expected to be, the spot is his. If not, I'd give it to Athanasiou. Frk won't be a regular this season, unless injuries hit, and if / when that happens, I'd give him a look as well. I don't think there's a "desperate need for Mantha to be in that spot", I just think it would be smart to at least try him there. In my opinion, he's our best shooter, and like has been mentioned, our power-play has been awful, so why not experiment with it? I have no problem discussing opinions, but when you constantly try to put words in my mouth or change the topic, it gets a little annoying... Anyway, I'm done with this. I'm hoping with the addition of Rasmussen and Bylsam, Mantha will at least get a look on the right side of the ice.
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    1. I'm talking high end, in comparison to the team. I think Mantha is the best winger on the team. 2. Anyone in the NHL can play net front. And anyone in the NHL can score goals playing net front on the power-play. This is in no way a slight against the best net front guys in the league. Of course there are some better than others. Holmstrom was one of the best ever. 3. Stop trying to insinuate that I have this vendetta against Rasmussen, and everything I say is meant to take a dig at him. It's not. When have I ever suggested he might not make the NHL? I've said that I think Rasmussen will be a top six winger, and I think he has the potential to become an elite net front guy.
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    Well said CRL. Precisely why I'd like to see Mantha given an opportunity as a shooter / playmaker on the power-play. Any player can play net front. It takes high end skill to play on the perimeter and score / set up plays from there. In my opinion, Mantha can do that, while Abdelkader, Bertuzzi, Rasmussen (or anyone) plays net front.
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    None of this makes any sense whatsoever... Where did I say that Nyquist, Vanek, Nielsen or Zetterberg are equitant to Abby? I didn't. Where did I say I'd rather have Abby on the power-play over Zadina? I didn't. Same ol' Buppy. Can't win an argument so start trying to force false narratives. You do it every f***ing time. You either try to put words in my mouth (see above), or spin the argument into something completely irrelevant to the main point. Main point - where Mantha should play on the power-play. What you focus on - everything else... I think Mantha should play up high on the power-play to better utilize his shot, and I think it's a waste of his talent to strictly play him down low / in front of the net. You disagree, which I'm fine with. But you have to spend hours / pages trying to prove why my opinion is wrong... It's absurd.
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    Official 2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    Ok, maybe you should understand the difference between signing a contract as an RFA and UFA first. What do you think Larkin will be making on his next deal? How about Mantha when he hits UFA? Assuming they continue on an upward trajectory, they'll be making much more than they currently are now.
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    I know you're likely joking, but Helm definitely has a much better shooting percentage in tight than he does out high, just like every single other player in the history of the game.
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    Official 2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    The quicker you understand market value and that players get paid more than they did 10 years ago, the easier it'll be for all of us. The rule of thumb is $1M per 10 points scored. I expect Nyquist to have a bounce back year this season (contract year), and hit 50+ points again. Assuming he does that, $5M is not at all an overpayment. Nyquist is more than a 30-35 point scorer, therefore he will definitely get more that $3M-$3.5M on the open market.
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    Official 2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    To be fair, I don't think I'd want to re-sign Nyquist to 6x$5M either. I think he's worth that money to a lot of teams, but I just don't think it would make a ton of sense for this team. If we're spending that kind of money in free agency next offseason, I hope it's for a top 4 defenseman, not a top 6 winger.
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    Official 2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    I'd be okay with re-signing Nyquist after trading him at the deadline. However, if we do, it would not be at a reduced rate, and wouldn't be as low as $3M-$3.5M. I'm kind of surprised that you'd be open to the idea of re-signing him, but not at all surprised that you think he's only worth a fraction of what he's currently making. If Nyquist makes it to unrestricted free agency, assuming he has another 45+ point season, I think he'll get offers for slightly more than he's making now from several teams. He's not going to take a pay cut. If anything, he'll be looking for a raise. I can see him signing a long term contract somewhere in the neighborhood of what he's making now (6 years, $30M).
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    Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    All joking aside, Daley to the Oilers for a pick would be a great deal for both sides. Oilers need help on the back end. We need to free up cap space / roster spots.
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    2018 Prospect Tournament and Training Camp

    First of all, again, not a single person has said anything about anyone "ruining" Mantha. Secondly, no one is expecting Mantha to come close to "50 goal season mark"... Wheeler and Mantha are both big guys that can skate really well, protect the puck, have good hands and a quick release. The thing is, I'm comparing Mantha to what Wheeler was early in his career, and what I think Mantha could become, not a direct comparison to what the players are now. Of course Wheeler is far better than Mantha now, but do you think Mantha tops out as a 40-50 point player? Did you miss the point I made about how their stats were similar early in their respective careers? (Mantha being slightly better). Wheeler also scores in a variety of different ways. A lot of his goals come within two feet of the crease, much like Mantha, but he also scores quite a few out high, and some even from the point. He's used as a net front, similarly to Mantha, but the difference is Winnipeg actually have a ton of legit snipers on their team. He's also been used out high on the power-play in the past, and had great success. I don't think being compared to Tatar is an insult at all. I just don't see any similarities in their games, other than having a good shot... "Abby and two kids who have never been tried there in the NHL"... So Nyquist, Vanek, three kids who have never been tried there in the NHL, and two older players (one that might not even play this season) that are more of setup guys than true snipers. This season on the power-play, I'd go with Rasmussen and Abdelkader / Bertuzzi as net front, and Vanek, Nyquist, Mantha, Athanasiou / Zadina / Frk as the triggermen. If you disagree with that, that's fine. Again, this isn't about Mantha. He's going to score goals regardless where he is on the ice. I just think it would be in the team's best interest to put players in position that best utilizes their strengths. Put your best shooters in position to shoot. In my opinion, Mantha is one of the best shooters on the team. How good do I think Mantha is? I already answered that, but once again, I think he's our best winger, and best pure goal scorer.
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    Dylan Larkin Signs ($6.1M x 5 yrs)

    Even when a player is injured short term, there are often short term replacements as a temporary captain. Not saying the Wings would or should do this, but I could see it, and if they did, I agree on Kronwall being the likely candidate.