krsmith17

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    Using our cap space to get assets

    Yzerman should absolutely be taking on a bad contract or two, but it's not going to be any more than one, or two tops, and I think you're expectations are too high on a lot of those returns. I'd be good with any of Eriksson (VAN), Steen (STL), or Ladd (NYI) along with a 1st, for any of Ehn, Erne, Perlini, Biega, late round pick, etc. It might cost a bit more to take Ladd, but you're not going to get two 1st's and a prospect. I also don't think Tampa will be giving up any prospects, let alone a top prospect like Foote, to get rid of Johnson. Johnson may be slightly over paid, but he's still a valuable player, and should garner some interest, without having to attach a valuable asset, even with the Nemeth for Coburn swap.
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    2020 Offseason

    It's not quite the offseason yet, but we're getting close, with a dozen games remaining. Alex Biega was re-signed today, 1 year, $875K. Good depth signing, but I hope we're in a position next season where he slots in as the 7th defenseman... It'll be interesting to see what happens with the rest of the UFA's / RFA's this spring / summer... UFA's - Gagner, Ericsson, Daley, Goloubef, Howard, *Franzen, *Brodziak RFA's - Mantha, Bertuzzi, Fabbri, Perlini, Erne, Hirose, Svechnikov, Timashov, Ehn, Turgeon, Bowey Of all the UFA's the only one that I'd re-sign is Gagner. Something around $2.5-3.5M for 1-2 years. It would be great if Yzerman could somehow pull off a Nielsen trade... Mantha, Bertuzzi and Fabbri will all be re-signed. I'd try to lock Mantha up long-term, 7-8 years at around $6-7M, Bertuzzi, 5-6 years at $4-5M, and Fabbri, similar to Bert, maybe slightly lower AAV. I'd also re-sign Perlini, Hirose, Svechnikov, Timashov, Turgeon and Bowey for around $1M for 1-2 years each. Erne and Ehn I can take our leave, but I'd be okay with either / both on a similar deal as well, for depth. Other than that, I'd sign a goaltender in free agency and stand pat at forward / defense.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    I don't think the Devils would trade 7 and 17, but the Ducks could be willing to trade 6 and 31, if they really want to get their guy at 4. I'd consider the Ducks trade, if there were multiple players I really like, and I'd definitely do the Devils trade. Getting another top 20 pick in this draft would be huge for the Red Wings. I'm hoping Yzerman can weaponize some of that cap space before the draft, and acquire another late 1st round pick. Vancouver would be a prime candidate with Eriksson, but I don't think they have their 1st this year, do they?
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    2020 Draft Thread

    You're forgetting someone... You're going to want to take that back, when he drops to us at 4...
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    One of the best signings ever

    Yeah, guy's a clown, and like most clowns, he can be funny from time to time, but for the most part, he's annoying as s*** (insufferable). Suspension after suspension, and he still doesn't get it. It's a sad reality that a lot of people are so miserable in real life, that they go on the internet to try to bring others down with them...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Yeah, I'm leaning Raymond at four, unless one of LA or Ottawa take Drysdale, and Stutzle drops to us...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    It's a very big deal. I'm not saying we should ever pick a player solely because of handedness, but it should definitely weigh in the final decision.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    So do you still think Rasmussen is better than / has a higher ceiling than Veleno?
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    2020 Draft Thread

    So do you still think Rasmussen tops out as a 4th line center?
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    2020 Draft Thread

    LOL you get so mad. Same way you do on Twitter. It's not healthy... I've never said anything to indicate I was ever that high on Hirose, but you keep doing you. Right. Fabbri won't be here in a few years... Got it...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    LOL what words have I put in your mouth? Do you really want me to pull up your Twitter posts from 8 months ago? You were saying it was a nothing trade. Fabbri will just get injured, or end up back in Europe. Maybe you weren't pissed, but only because de la Rose sucks. If we gave up a mid level prospect, like Regula, or a mid round pick, you would have been pissed for sure... Perlini absolutely did have upside. It didn't work out. It happens. I made a suggestion on how we could possibly acquire a top tier NHL defenseman. Regardless whether or not you agree, that is what we need. What we don't need is more average defensive prospects with little chance to make any sort of impact at the NHL level. But again, it he could be had for little to nothing (Hirose), by all means...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    It's actually impressive how often you misrepresent someone's point / put words in their mouth... I've never really been "high on Hirose". I was against trading him because his value is probably somewhere in the neighborhood of a 5th round pick. He's a dime a dozen player. I'd still prefer the player over the late pick. I've also never been "high on Carlsson". I just don't see the point in trading for another depth defenseman. But if you think he could be had for a mid tier prospect, by all means. It's funny though that you're advocating for such a trade when you were probably the only person that was immediately upset with the Fabbri and Perlini trades...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Like? Dislike? Love? Garbage? What??? I just don't think it's fair value. Nor do I think Chicago would have much interest in Hirose. Hirose started out hot, but I doubt he'll ever be anything more than a 3rd line depth winger on a mediocre team. If you think it's fair value, you mustn't think too highly of Carlsson. What's the point in trading for another depth defenseman? We have a ton of depth at every position. We need elite talent. Carlsson likely isn't that...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    After all these years of you clamoring for picks over players, NOW is the time you're going use logic?... You may be right that Tampa would lock up Sergachev, at all cost, but it's worth the phone call at least. If BriseBois says he'll match any offer sheet, then you know he'll have to offload a bad contract or two. Either way, I hope Yzerman explores every possibility to acquire assets (picks / prospects / young players)... Half of those guys are righties, and the other half probably won't ever make it. Either way, I'm not saying that Chicago wouldn't trade Carlsson, but it would certainly cost more than Hirose. Would you trade a 2020 2nd round pick? Let me guess... No? Too much?...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    So, let me get this straight... You don't think there's any way Tampa would ever part with Sergachev, even for next year's top 10, maybe top 5 pick. But you think Chicago would part with Carlsson for Taro Hirose? Also, saying that Chicago are "stacked at d", may be a little bit of an overstatement...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Uh oh. 91 is butthurt over a slight against Ras again... You also said this a few days ago... So, which is it? Um because he was constantly injured for two straight seasons, finally got healthy last season, and put up great numbers in the AHL (25 points in 32 games) and NHL (7 points in 10 games) as a 20 year old... He's three months older than Zadina, who most (outside of two people) think is going to be a legit top six, likely top line winger... Better question, how is it that you don't think that qualifies as finally emerging? Since when is saying "likely", "sealing one's fate"?... I don't think Rasmussen will be anything more than a 2nd line winger / 3rd line center. I think Vilardi could be a top line winger / 2nd line center. In hindsight, Rasmussen playing in the NHL was probably a mistake. He probably would have benefitted more spending another season dominating the WHL. Vilardi was also (more so) riddled with injuries. If it weren't for all his set backs, he might have played this past season in the NHL. Who knows...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Tampa already have two elite / high end top four left defensemen, in Hedman and McDonagh, locked up for the next six years. Sergachev is lower in the depth chart than he should be. I don't think he's untouchable. If Tampa feel like they can get some good pieces in return, they might pull the trigger. Or they may not have much of an option, if an offer sheet is signed. I doubt it happens, but it's definitely an avenue worth exploring in my opinion. It doesn't even necessarily need to be Sergachev. I'd just like to see Yzerman get aggressive and acquire a young, highly skilled offensive defenseman to play on the left side with Hronek / Seider.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Yeah, because Sergachev calibre defensemen NEVER get traded... Oh wait, he already did get traded once...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    I agree. That's why I was so down on the Rasmussen pick on draft day. His floor was high, but ceiling, not so much. We always knew he'd play in the NHL, but top six winger was always a question. I still think Ras will be an effective NHLer, likely in a 3rd line role, but that's not a good pick in the top 10 of any draft. Vilardi was my guy. He had a few more question marks, mainly injury concerns, but much higher ceiling. It looks like he could finally be emerging as a legit top six, maybe even eventually top line center / winger. Yeah, I like Perfetti, but I just want Yzerman to take the best player available. I want to look back on this draft, and be able to say we got a top three talent at four... Yeah, I agree, and I definitely don't think $5.25M would be ridiculously high for Sergachev, but I'm sure BriseBois has a much lower number, likely on a bridge deal, in mind. He probably would match, but I assume Yzerman would know that before he attempts the offer sheet to begin with. Like I said, maybe a trade could be worked out. One thing we do know, is that Yzerman does really like Sergachev, as he already traded for him once. Maybe he would again. To me, Sergachev is the exact type of defenseman Yzerman should be going hard after, and an offer sheet could be the way to get it done.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    I'm only now getting around to reading scouting reports / watching videos on the guys beyond the top three (was hoping I wouldn't need to...), and I really like what I've been reading / seeing on Perfetti as well. I'd be more than okay with taking him at 4. I completely agree with the bold. I like hearing that his ceiling is one of the highest in the draft. That's the type of pick we need to hit on early in the 1st round. The underlined is kind of contradicting the bold though isn't it? I think we should stay at 4, unless Yzerman knows for certain that we could move back a couple spots and still get our guy. We need to take the best player available at 4. I'm still hoping that will be Stutzle, but if it's Perfetti, or Raymond, or Rossi, or Drysdale, or whoever, take him, rather than risk losing him. Like you alluded to, we need elite talent. We have enough depth. Quality over quantity. I'd go around $5.25M over 6 years, and that would work out to be just under the max limit for a 1st and 3rd round pick compensation. $5.25 × 6 ÷5 = $6.3M With Tampa's cap situation, I don't see how they'd be able to match. However, I'd assume if Yzerman were planning on pulling off such a bold move, he would have a chat with BriseBois beforehand. Maybe there's a trade that could be worked out if there's a player / prospect that could be included rather than the picks... I don't know. I just think that offer sheets are a great tool to add talent, that isn't used nearly enough. Bergevin attempted one last year with Aho, but it was a terrible attempt. Carolina had more than enough cap space to match, and it was a more than fair contract. All he did was help Waddell get a great player signed to a great contract...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    I disagree. What makes picks more valuable than the players that the picks eventually turn into? Give me the proven player over the pick that *might* eventually turn into said player any day. Acquiring a young defenseman like Sergachev that fits our rebuild timeline would be well worth a 1st and 3rd round pick in my opinion. Sergachev was the 9th overall pick in the same draft as Hronek. He would instantly be our top defenseman, and fill a glaring hole on the left side, paired with either Hronek or Seider. It would be a no brainer for me.
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    2020 Offseason

    I'd say they're more like $4.5-5.5M, and I wouldn't sign either, unless it's with the plan to flip them for assets at the deadline. McIsaac isn't making the team out of camp next season. I'd say he's at least one full season away. With an extra long off-season, I expect DeKeyser to be fully healthy, and finally play close to a full season again. No to Krug. This would be a terrible trade. People are turning on Cholowski way too quickly. He hasn't been great, but he's still only 22 years old, and has shown great offensive upside in both Grand Rapids and Detroit. If he can figure out the defensive end, he could be a reliable top four defenseman. Worst case scenario, he's a better version of Brendan Smith, and we held onto him until he was 28, and still got a 2nd and 3rd round pick for him. Trading Cholowski now for a 2nd OR 3rd round pick would be terrible asset management.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    F*** that! I really hope Yzerman gets aggressive, but not in free agency. I hope he throws an offer sheet at a player on a cap strapped team, like Sergachev in Tampa. I also hope he goes after assets from a team looking to move a bad contract, like Eriksson in Vancouver.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    What logjam? The only defensemen guaranteed a spot in the top six are Hronek, Nemeth, and DeKeyser. Biega shouldn't be anything more than a 7th defenseman. Bowey could be brought back on another short-term deal, but he's yet to be signed. Lindstrom and Cholowski are the only other two defensemen that will be fighting for a spot in the top six, but both could be sent down to Grand Rapids. I think Seider is guaranteed a spot in Detroit.