LeftWinger

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  1. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    At least it wasn't one of the teams we all thought it would be. I'd be ok with The Rangers taking over that division and shoving mud in Pittsburghs face.
  2. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    Honestly, I think Rossi or Perfetti will be a nice pick. But all we need is for ONE team ahead of us to take a D, and we'd have a shot at Byfield or Stutzle. Then again, maybe Yzerman likes Rossi or Perfetti better than the others...
  3. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    If one of Byfield or Stutzle fall to #4, Yzerman be like:
  4. LeftWinger

    Pride and Player Sexuality

    What is happening here?
  5. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    Ok, for my protection list: Larkin, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Fabbri, Rasmussen, Tmishov (re-signed at 3 years) and one of Svech or Smith (whichever one is more valuable to my team) Cholowski, Lindstrom, Hronek -Goalie (whoever we have signed that would need to be protected.) - peronally I would keep Smith because we have a good amount of skilled players like Svech, Smith has that bottom 6 style we can use (especially if we're able to use a buyout on Abby) Of course if we make any TDL deals that may include players, this could change a bit. I left Dekeyser unprotected but maybe he'll make a nice comeback this season and he'll earn a protect, plus, as of now, we don't have any D men that we maybe sign this year (UFA) that would keep him unprotected or any of the other three. Again, trades and or UFA signings could change this. Maybe we DO sign someone like Krug and he obviously would take one of the protects. I could see Protecting him, Dekeyser and Hronek then, risking one of the others, but then again we can only lose one player, so maybe a forward looks more enticing.
  6. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    Ok, lets say (one of) these teams are that player and the 1st round pick to us, in your opinion what are we sending back? (just so you know Vancouver traded their 2020 1st round) New Jersey has it. (They have THREE 1st round picks!! yikes!) Also Nashville has the 11th OA pick, not sure they are gonna trade that, but maybe the 2021 1st round. So, lets say then, since STL is the only one with a 2020 1st round pick that they'd be willing to trade, what would the return be for Steen and the 1st? Also, not that it couldn't be waived, but Steen has a NTC. I wonder if Dallas would be willing to move Ben Bishop? He has a NMC that would have to be waived, but maybe his relationship with Yzerman would entice him to do so? I know he has 3 more years after this one left on his contract, but that could be good for us. Taking on 100% of his salary, plus the fact that it's not just a 1 year rental, we could probably easily get Dallas' 2020 1st round pick. Plus he would be a good guy to have with Bernier next season, then who knows beyond that. Also,he could be the goalie we have to protect because right now, they only G we have that will be under contract in 2021 (for the expansion draft) that would need protection is Fulcher. Everyone else becomes a UFA in 2021. It might be better than signing a UFA (big money) G. Bishop is at $4.9M for the next 3 years. Right now Dallas is sitting in the 24 spot in the draft, but if they lose in the 1st round, it could move in to the teens. The only thing is they do have $19M in cap space next season. They do have some valuable RFA's they need to re-sign, plus Janmark is a UFA. We could hope maybe they want to get into the UFA sweepstakes this year and want to clear space. Anyhow, that being said, in additition to the above idea's from our esteemed colleague KRS, I wonder what the return would be if Dallas wanted to play? Steen + 1st for? Bishop + 1st for?
  7. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    So... which high dollar players PLUS the teams 1st round pick do we take on this off season?
  8. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    also on an even better note, since Toronto didn't get the #1, and they are sitting in the 13th spot, the have to surrender their pick to Carolina in the Marleau deal. The condition was if they get a top 10 pick they can opt to give them the 2021 pick. and just to confirm this...
  9. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    Well at least the Rangers were a lottery team to begin with! I guess that'll save some face for the NHL. But NYR are looking pretty good!
  10. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

  11. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    New York Rangers win Lafreniere
  12. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    Go to the expansion draft simulator on capfriendly. You will see other with NMC on other teams automatically "checked" Frans Nielsen is not automatically checked. He will not have to be protected.
  13. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    Nielsen is no longer on a NMC. He is on a M-NTC. He does not need to be protected.
  14. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

  15. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    MLB is close to shutting down, I think it may be wise for the NHL to cancel the season.
  16. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    as much as I hate the fact that we, amongst others, got screwed out of the #1 pick, ask yourself, how many Stanley Cups have we won with #1 picks?
  17. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    as much as I don't want it to happen, I just can't help but thinking it'll go Laf, Byfield, Stutzle, us...all we need is for ONE team to take a D-man. We know who is #1, I am not sure if Ottawa will take a D man at 3 because they could get a good one at 5, unless they are so high on Drysdale that they take him at 3 to prevent Detroit from taking him. Unless LA takes him at 2...I wonder what their needs are? Maybe they are need of an NHL quality D-man! I would love to see Stutzle or Byfield drop to 4, maybe if LA takes Byfield and Ottawa takes Stutzle at #3, maybe they still want to prevent Detroit from taking Drysdale and offers a swap the 4 for 5 plus an asset or the 33rd? If I am Yzerman (which I am not! ) I would take that trade and draft one of the other forwards at 5. Of course can't let Ottawa know that is what we want, we have to make them think we want the D-man! ...of course, if they don't want the D-man in the 1st round, then there goes this whole idea! Maybe LA or Ottawa want the Russian goalie? Scenario back on!
  18. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    Byfield is falling to 4.
  19. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    Just say NO to Howard...we have a ton of cash and can get a better quality UFA goalie.
  20. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    Yes, I would be pretty upset if he drafted Askarov with our #4. Too many NHL caliber skaters to choose from. I am sticking with Byfield dropping! Aim high! If he does drop, then losing the #1 and having to pick 4th won't hurt so bad....except when we find out who gets the #1...
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    If Lafreniere pulls an Eric Lindros on the Wings

    Maybe Lafrienere pulls a Lindros NOW with whichever team drafts him!?! Maybe he doesn't want to play in Florida or The Isles or Arizona or Edmonton? Maybe he wants to go somewhere where HE is the star, he gets to be captain, etc... I doubt it happens, but it would be interesting!
  22. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    so the NHL has said that all the teams playing in the 5 game play-in ARE considered post-season playing teams, playoff teams...so ya, the NHL awarded a playoff team the #1 pick. Sorry about the dead-horse beating, but if a team qualifies for the post-season, then they should not be in the lottery...sorry, won't mention it anymore...until Toronto or Pittsburgh or Edmonton get the #1. on the #4, I hope Yzerman does not take the goalie. As was said, we can throw a ton of money a a UFA G, There is always the 2nd round for a G. There is the possibility Byfield falls. Look at Zadina. We know the #1 pick, but maybe LA wants Stuztle or a D, and then same goes for Ottawa, if LA takes D then OTT could take Stutzle. I highly doubt they all stick to the consensus order of Lafrienere, Byfield, Stutzle, but then again that could happen too... I am just so sickened by the top pick result, I almost cannot even stomach talking about it. It's not even that we fell to 4th, it's the winner...ugh, ok, this time I'll stop for real. Sorry!
  23. LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    We have THREE 2nd round picks. Plus the first AND third picks in the 3rd round. Pretty much like having five 2nds! I think this is where Yzerman is gonna hit some grand slams! #32, #54, #58, #63, #65.
  24. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    yep, we will see...
  25. LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    I guess I can see what you are saying, but at one point we have to get a UFA or 2 and jump start a build. If we get a compliance buyout, we will be losing one of Abby or Nielsen, also you say Smith is pushing for a spot, but he had a few auditions last season and didn't show that he is 100% ready for the NHL. Plus, is he just a 4th liner? It seems that there are some players that Yzerman likes in Detroit more. I think that adding a couple of players the caliber of the two I mentioned would help us out, now and later. They are 26 and 27 respectively and if they signed a 2-3 year deal, with no NTC they could be dealt at anytime. But if they worked out, especially a third line with Timashov like I showed, it could be a real good thing! Especially if they are only gonna get $4M like you are saying. For three years, that's a real good deal. I'd like to see it. I like Smith, but he didn't impress me enough to guarantee him a spot. I'd much rather upgrade the offense since we do have a lot of cap space. We have enough to give Bert and Mantha nice big raises, re-sign some other RFA's and even off Gagner another contract. We could even throw some money at a top rated D. We have enough cap to overpay for the talent. I am probably off on their worth, but again, I was just giving them enough to outbid other teams. Plus I wasn't looking to sign any grand slam players like Hall, who will get top dollar from someone. The two Russian's are a nice middle of the road signing that upgrades our team. Anyhow, I can see Yzerman doing what you said and just staying the course, but I would love to see him make some signings. Besides, look at last summer, he did make a couple of middle of the road signings to solidify the team, even though they didn't make us much better.