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2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

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6 minutes ago, e_prime said:

This guy has such a well balanced take.

Agreed. Pretty standard for him -- gets a detail or two wrong (in this case, that Tatar had no points for Vegas in their postseason run), but, on the whole, you're getting a well-informed and balanced take.

I think he's got the right attitude re: Vegas and why this is really exciting for Vegas, and for Pacioretty, and -- I would argue -- for hockey itself. Granted, I've been on the Vegas HYPE! train since Day 1, so I'm biased. I love that the NHL is in that city and I really want to see the experiment succeed. So far, so good.

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1 hour ago, LeftWinger said:

Well that was fast! Guess Patches wanted to stay in Vegas!

In local news, Matt Puempel has re-signed with us. 2 years, 675K per.

This is why I don't understand why you always bring up the "rental" and UFA thing with Karlsson.  You act like the GMs, agents, and players can't talk about trades together and figure out beneficial long term plans for all parties.  In reality, if a trade happens in professional sports that surprises the player, there is a high likelihood that the player has pissed people off in the organization.  Even then, it still behooves the GM to keep his cool and make the player more marketable by keeping thing professional and looking out for the well being of all parties involved.

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16 hours ago, Jonas Mahonas said:

This is why I don't understand why you always bring up the "rental" and UFA thing with Karlsson.  You act like the GMs, agents, and players can't talk about trades together and figure out beneficial long term plans for all parties.  In reality, if a trade happens in professional sports that surprises the player, there is a high likelihood that the player has pissed people off in the organization.  Even then, it still behooves the GM to keep his cool and make the player more marketable by keeping thing professional and looking out for the well being of all parties involved.

The "rental thing" gets brought up because nobody wants us to trade for Karlsson without certainty.  Usually, "rental" is a term that gets thrown out around the trade deadline because teams are looking for a quick-fix to put them over the top.  "Rental" isn't usually term associated with trades made in the offseason because teams are planning not quick fixing or looking to move assets just for picks.

In hockey, I'd love an example of a trade that surprised the player.  I'm sure they exist but I can't think of a recent one that caused any major ripples in the landscape of how trades get done or how players or management acts concerning trades.

As far as Karlsson goes... the GM can be as cool and keep the player as marketable as he possibly can.  Doesn't mean good ole Eugene is going to do so.

I still think the Wings should go after someone other than Karlsson.

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