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In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

Yesterday, 06:48 AM

I wasn't implying that you'd trade them straight up.  I was implying that O'Reilly is the kind of guy I'd want back if I was sending Larkin in a trade.  As far as the other stuff...I don't care about his cap hit (we've got money), its always easier to re-sign a guy if you're a good team (Colorado), and players that good always make you better.  Comparing him to Helm is laughable.  You said you haven't seen him much, you should.  He's a really good hockey player. 

I just compared their offensive outputs this year because they're similar and that Helms spot is who's he'd play in if we we're to trade for him. And you said he works hard, and is relentless and solid defensively. All things Helm is. So I was under the impression he's a more offensivle gifted Darren Helm. Which yeah, I'd love to have. I've also read several reports on the guy that say he's a 2-, 3+ line player. Which puts him slightly better than Helm. If it's that laughable, I apologize, I'll try to catch some games.

As far as money, Nyquist, Smith and Jurco all need raises and if we can add a top defenseman, we actually might be closer to the cap than a lot of people think.

And trading a top prospect + for a position we don't really need to upgrade seems pointless to me.

In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

28 January 2015 - 11:44 PM

He also costs 6 million, and isn't at a position of huge need right now. Plus it would take more than Larkin stright up to get him. You'd be paying a hefty price for a guy that isn't having a much better offensive year than Darren Helm, that we probably couldn't afford to resign (6 million qualifying offer and he's been a pain in negotiations so far in his career), and that doesn't really pull us any closer to being a cup contender. I'd move Larkin for a defenseman version of O'Reilly, but not O'Reilly. He just doesn't really provide anything we don't already have a enough of. He doesn't fill a huge need. And we'd have to give up a lot of assests for him.

In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

28 January 2015 - 10:12 PM

I'd trade Larkin for O'Reilly.  Just sayin'. 

I've never really watched him O'Reilly play specifically to watch him but I've read scouting reports and hear what people say about him and I have to ask. Why?

In Topic: 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

27 January 2015 - 09:00 PM

After this game, Luke Glendening could have more xareer hattricks than Pavel Datsyuk. :lol:

In Topic: Give Patrick Hersley a shot?

26 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

I could be wrong, but aren't most these contracts paid in us currency?
I remember when the topic of the khl struggling first got brought up and kovalchuck came up and someone said they're getting dollars, not rubels.

Teams still make rubels, and with the economy over there, teams aren't making that many rubels. No rubels, no dollars.