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In Topic: Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Yesterday, 09:58 PM

I think Chicago will do whatever it takes to keep him.

 

You may be right. The thing is the potential return. It's entirely possible the Blackhawks could win a Brent Seabrook trade, as pretty much every team wants to add a right-shooting top-pairing defenseman.They might be able to land a couple really, really good young cost-controlled players.


In Topic: Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Yesterday, 09:44 PM

Brent Seabrook is the one who comes straight to mind. Though, my gut says the Oilers are going to do pretty much anything it takes to get him - and lord knows they have some attractive pieces they can offer.


In Topic: Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Yesterday, 09:38 PM

I'm expecting he'll be at least a couple years with the Griffins, while he continues to adjust to playing with men instead of boys, and against people who are battling for jobs and their livelihoods.  The schedule of the AHL is more demanding as well, and I expect that will also take some getting used to.

 

I honestly don't think he'll be in Grand Rapids all that long. There's going to be an adjustment period, but he's probably the most complete prospect (or, at least, 18-year-old) we've had in a very long time.

 

The one thing that might really hold him back is how many bottom-six type forwards we have in the system. Unless the powers that be get to thinking he could really work as a top-six forward (sort of a Helm or Sheahan or Abdelkader dealy), they may just say, "Y'know what, there's no real rush." Or maybe one or two of those bottom-six type guys get traded and getting Larkin into the lineup as, say, a fourth-liner seems to make sense for the team and for Larkin's development track.


In Topic: Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Yesterday, 09:24 PM

They drafted Larkin to center mantha.

 

Eh, not necessarily. They drafted him because he's an awesome centerman from Michigan. If he and Mantha become a dynamic duo because they just work that well together, awesome. But it shouldn't be forced. Finding chemistry and coming up with winning combinations is not at all an exact science.

 

Having said that...I'm still hoping we get to see Athanasiou - Larkin - Helm at some point, if only for s***s and giggles. (Legion of...Zoom? Vroom? Va-Va-Voom?) (Cuz, like, the motor city and cars and stuff. GET IT?!?!)

 

Man, we're gonna have a crazy-quick forward corps within the next couple of years.


In Topic: Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Yesterday, 07:24 AM

Can someone post a comparison sound file of Babs fo Blash's voice?

 

 

First 50 seconds. No Babs file necessary.