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2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

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I'll probably take some **** for this because of my 'team friendly" ideas, but damn, looking a few of the last contracts handed out by other teams, Pittsburgh Jake Guentzel for example getting $6M per year extension, with a career high of only 48 points, I have to admit, Dylan Larkin, our soon to be Captain, has a VERY team friendly contract! Zetterberg retiring or not!

Comparing Guentzel's contract to what lies ahead of us, AA is gonna cost us some bucks in 2020, as will Mantha. Gus Nyquist DOES deserve a raise (I still hope he garners us a 1st PLUS at the TDL before we re-sign him though.) 

IF we do manage to draft Jack Hughes, thank GOD he'll be on a ELC for three years...we are going to need all the cap we can spare within the next 5-7 years! Maybe Karlsson isn't the way to go...

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2 hours ago, LeftWinger said:

I'll probably take some **** for this because of my 'team friendly" ideas, but damn, looking a few of the last contracts handed out by other teams, Pittsburgh Jake Guentzel for example getting $6M per year extension, with a career high of only 48 points, I have to admit, Dylan Larkin, our soon to be Captain, has a VERY team friendly contract! Zetterberg retiring or not!

Comparing Guentzel's contract to what lies ahead of us, AA is gonna cost us some bucks in 2020, as will Mantha. Gus Nyquist DOES deserve a raise (I still hope he garners us a 1st PLUS at the TDL before we re-sign him though.) 

IF we do manage to draft Jack Hughes, thank GOD he'll be on a ELC for three years...we are going to need all the cap we can spare within the next 5-7 years! Maybe Karlsson isn't the way to go...

FWIW, I'm thinking AA or Mantha will probably be traded within the next year or two.

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1 minute ago, krsmith17 said:

What's your reasoning?

What would you expect to get in return for either player?

The realist/pessimist in me feels like we're gonna have to make a big trade if we want a stud defenseman sometime soon. With Devellano talking about the possibility of making a big move or two in the near future, I wouldn't be surprised if AA or Mantha gets moved. Not sure either player's trade value is especially high right now, but I think maybe one of them plus a sweetener or two could put us in the conversation for a guy like Parayko. Then again, Is Parayko a true stud defenseman? Is he worth it? *shrug*

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39 minutes ago, Dabura said:

The realist/pessimist in me feels like we're gonna have to make a big trade if we want a stud defenseman sometime soon. With Devellano talking about the possibility of making a big move or two in the near future, I wouldn't be surprised if AA or Mantha gets moved. Not sure either player's trade value is especially high right now, but I think maybe one of them plus a sweetener or two could put us in the conversation for a guy like Parayko. Then again, Is Parayko a true stud defenseman? Is he worth it? *shrug*

Assuming Holland is still in charge, I don't see any "big moves" being made, despite what Devellano says. Maybe if Yzerman (or another GM) steps in, I could see one of Mantha or Athanasiou being moved, but until that happens, I just don't see it...

I like Parayko, but he wouldn't be my first choice. A couple years ago he looked like a surefire top pairing defenseman. Now, I'm not so sure. He'd still probably be one of our best defensemen, and may compliment Cholowski quite well, but that would still be a below average top pairing. Is it worth giving up Mantha / Athanasiou, plus? Maybe, but I don't think I'd pull the trigger at this point.

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3 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Assuming Holland is still in charge, I don't see any "big moves" being made, despite what Devellano says. Maybe if Yzerman (or another GM) steps in, I could see one of Mantha or Athanasiou being moved, but until that happens, I just don't see it...

I think Holland can adapt to new circumstances. He's shown he can make smart moves as a trade deadline seller, so I've no reason to think he couldn't and wouldn't make a big "hockey trade" or two in the near future, when the time is right. I've wanted him to make a big hockey trade for years now, but I get why he hasn't done it. Now that we're stockpiling young talent, I'm assuming we're approaching a point where we have a good number of attractive trade pieces, possibly making a guy like AA or Mantha expendable.

As for Parayko...I'm inclined to agree with you. But, I mean, the hypothetical pool of desirable targets isn't limited to just Parayko.

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11 minutes ago, Neomaxizoomdweebie said:

What did you do with Kickazz? 

Finds out I voted for Trump
Run: racism_accuse.exe
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
It's super ineffective

He still PM's some group messages I'm in.
But work is suddenly so busy he can't possibly post on the main board anymore...

It's a shame really. We were good friends on this board for a long time and I miss that. But the moment he figured out I'm a conservative he sperged out and then just closed shop and left when he realized that calling me a bigot wasn't gonna shame me into voting for Hillary Clinton.

I consider this place like a neighborhood bar. We're all gonna say wild s*** and people are gonna get heated at times, but at the end were all here to kick back and shoot the s*** about something we all have a shared fondness for. If you're black, white, brown, purple, liberal, American, Canadian, Mexican, Euro, conservative, nazi, or communist, I could give less of a s*** at the end of the day. You're all pathetic dweebs on the other side of my computer screen to me.

Not Leafs fans thou, they're f***ed in the head and they can get the f*** out

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4 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Finds out I voted for Trump
Run: racism_accuse.exe
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
It's super ineffective

He still PM's some group messages I'm in.
But work is suddenly so busy he can't possibly post on the main board anymore...

It's a shame really. We were good friends on this board for a long time and I miss that. But the moment he figured out I'm a conservative he sperged out and then just closed shop and left when he realized that calling me a bigot wasn't gonna shame me into voting for Hillary Clinton.

I consider this place like a neighborhood bar. We're all gonna say wild s*** and people are gonna get heated at times, but at the end were all here to kick back and shoot the s*** about something we all have a shared fondness for. If you're black, white, brown, purple, liberal, American, Canadian, Mexican, Euro, conservative, nazi, or communist, I could give less of a s*** at the end of the day. You're all pathetic dweebs on the other side of my computer screen to me.

Not Leafs fans thou, they're f***ed in the head and they can get the f*** out

We love you too

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9 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Finds out I voted for Trump
Run: racism_accuse.exe
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
It's super ineffective

He still PM's some group messages I'm in.
But work is suddenly so busy he can't possibly post on the main board anymore...

It's a shame really. We were good friends on this board for a long time and I miss that. But the moment he figured out I'm a conservative he sperged out and then just closed shop and left when he realized that calling me a bigot wasn't gonna shame me into voting for Hillary Clinton.

I consider this place like a neighborhood bar. We're all gonna say wild s*** and people are gonna get heated at times, but at the end were all here to kick back and shoot the s*** about something we all have a shared fondness for. If you're black, white, brown, purple, liberal, American, Canadian, Mexican, Euro, conservative, nazi, or communist, I could give less of a s*** at the end of the day. You're all pathetic dweebs on the other side of my computer screen to me.

Not Leafs fans thou, they're f***ed in the head and they can get the f*** out add in Blackhawk and Pens fans and this is sooo right on!!

Added a bit to the bolded

I like this bar although I don't jump into a lot of the conversations.  I am the old dude at the bar yelling for the bartender to turn up the TV so I can hear the news. But listening to all the conversations going on around me and occasionally chiming in before returning to my beer.  

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