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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2021, 04:08:36 PM »
The other day I was convinced Tampa and Boston were still in the same division.

If you had asked me to bet $100 that Tampa, Boston, and Washington were all in the same division this season, I would have snapped that up immediately.

Guess it shows how much we're paying attention to NHL teams south of the border this season.

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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2021, 04:10:09 PM »
The other day I was convinced Tampa and Boston were still in the same division.

Fair. I had to check the standings to confirm. Who is which division is a bit of a blur.
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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2021, 04:15:47 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty big overpay? What does Mantha do that Vrana doesn't already?

Mantha provides some cost certainty going forward. Vrana doesn't right now. Still, the difference doesn't feel like 1st and 2nd round picks, but there's also something in there for taking on Panik's contract.

Also, all due respect to Dylan Larkin, Vrana's done it on a much stronger team.

Wait...waht?

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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2021, 04:18:16 PM »

Ok, so I went to NHL.com for the first time this year to find out who's in what division and I still sort of stand by my point. The winners of the Carolina/Tampa/Florida division and the Washington/Pittsburgh/NYI division will be going through some tough hockey.
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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2021, 04:21:12 PM »

Ok, so I went to NHL.com for the first time this year to find out who's in what division and I still sort of stand by my point. The winners of the Carolina/Tampa/Florida division and the Washington/Pittsburgh/NYI division will be going through some tough hockey.

Yeah, that part of your point was valid. Those divisions are both gauntlets.
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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2021, 04:21:45 PM »
Ok, so I went to NHL.com for the first time this year to find out who's in what division and I still sort of stand by my point. The winners of the Carolina/Tampa/Florida division and the Washington/Pittsburgh/NYI division will be going through some tough hockey.

And the West division isn't as deep but should come down to Colorado and Vegas going toe to toe. The North meanwhile...

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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2021, 04:24:29 PM »
Curious how Washington fits Mantha in. Does he ride shotgun with Ovechkin and Kuznetzov? Do they reunite Ovie and Backstrom, with Mantha as the 3rd wheel? Do they put him on the 2nd line with Backstrom to layer the attack more? Going to be interesting.
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Re: Detroit trades Mantha to Washington
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2021, 04:25:14 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty big overpay? What does Mantha do that Vrana doesn't already?

Mantha provides some cost certainty going forward. Vrana doesn't right now. Still, the difference doesn't feel like 1st and 2nd round picks, but there's also something in there for taking on Panik's contract.

Also, all due respect to Dylan Larkin, Vrana's done it on a much stronger team.

Wait...waht?

Larkin still plays for Detroit, right? I haven't missed something else, have I?
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