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Nylander - Marner because of home ice advantage btw. Kadriís line is aiming to zero out Bergeron (as best they can), hence sacrificing any semblance of even strength offense, and get Nylanderís to run over anyone else.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Today at 01:29:06 PM »
I suspect that was their original intention (take Reaves + a pick for something), and then found out about the Brassard situation and the opportunity to mess with a division rival and give a bit of a thank you note to the team that basically gifted them Fleury.

I mean, I'm not going to weigh in on what they may have been thinking but I don't understand the Fleury angle. If there was any market for him he'd have been traded.

My understanding of the Fleury deal is that Rutherford spoke with Fleury very early on and told him Murray had to be their guy going forward (cap considerations, etc). He asked Fleury where he wanted to go and Fleury picked Vegas; essentially, they didn't try to trade him and reserved him all season for the expansion draft pick.

This article hints at that, but I can't recall the original source I read this from. Why Vegas needs to feel particularly chummy about it, I am guessing is about adding an All Star to their franchise from day 1 helps with marketing and winning.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Today at 01:08:06 PM »
Kelly McCrimmon is a huge fan of former Brandon Wheat King Ryan Reaves. So itís not exactly $ for just the 4th in their eyes.

But they didn't have to link the deals. They could have traded for Reaves independently of any Brassard connection.

I suspect that was their original intention (take Reaves + a pick for something), and then found out about the Brassard situation and the opportunity to mess with a division rival and give a bit of a thank you note to the team that basically gifted them Fleury.

Breakdown by Bob

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Today at 12:32:56 PM »
Kelly McCrimmon is a huge fan of former Brandon Wheat King Ryan Reaves. So itís not exactly $ for just the 4th in their eyes.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Today at 07:45:47 AM »
That should be read more like

... o... kay...?

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Yesterday at 11:55:48 PM »
Vegas deliberately helped Pittsburgh land Brassard to screw Winnipeg out of landing him.

Okay?

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Depression and Anxiety
« on: Yesterday at 10:47:51 PM »
Thank you for sharing, Highlander. It couldnít have been easy to go through all that and be vulnerable enough to share it here.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Yesterday at 10:45:36 PM »
My opinion of George McPhee remains the same.

Was this a follow up thank you for Fleury?

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« on: Yesterday at 07:36:53 PM »

I feel betrayed

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Yesterday at 06:37:04 PM »

Which also means Melnyk has to spend more than he thought he had to as of 3 hours ago.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Yesterday at 06:27:32 PM »
Just theorizing about the potential hang up here.
OTT --> VGK --> PIT

The initial paper trade still has to be legitimate: i.e. fit the cap (it should, as VGK has 7M-ish in space), fit the contract and reserve list limits (they're at 43/50 contracts and 53/90 on the reserve list), and I assume it also has to fit the roster limit (they're at 23/23 today).

So to pull this off, it can't just be 50% of Brassard's contract bouncing to Vegas temporarily for picks, before his direct flight to Pittsburgh. Ian Cole exits the Penguins lineup (as well as his cap hit), so the move is square on their end. I think there's got to be a roster move of some sort for Vegas.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Yesterday at 06:01:55 PM »
Pays to do your work ahead of the deadline, though.

Note to self on the Karlsson/Ryan potential deal too.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brassard to Penguins
« on: Yesterday at 04:09:35 PM »

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General NHL News & Views / Re: The adventures of Erik Karlsson
« on: Yesterday at 03:57:10 PM »
This adventure story needs pictures.








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General NHL News & Views / Re: The adventures of Erik Karlsson
« on: Yesterday at 03:48:34 PM »
Is Tampa/Ottawa trying to daisy chain out Ryan's contract with 2-3 salary retentions?

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