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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #165 on: May 01, 2018, 12:52:31 PM »
Wondering if OEL might be a reasonable option for the Leafs to pursue this summer.  Seems to tick a lot of boxes, can likely fill 1'st pairing, eats minutes, relatively young (27 in July), and acquisition cost might not be the over-the-moon variety.  I would think a deal would revolve around a non-16/29/34 piece sprinkled liberally with draft picks and non-Liljegren Marlies.

He's a LHD so unless Babcock has a big change of heart about these things his being a 1st pairing guy would depend on him being better than Rielly and Gardiner which might be true but doesn't seem like a sure thing.

Also, I think if he could be had for that sort of return I don't think he'd still be in Arizona. Just about everything I'd read when sporadic rumours of his availability came up was that the Coyotes wanted a pretty heavy price for him.

I hope GM Dubas starts every Babcock meeting with an hour long presentation from the stat nerd department that demonstrates Rielly or Dermott on his 'wrong' side better than any of Zaitsev, Hainsey, Polak, or whatever other plug the coach has fall in love with next year.
Dubas can do this by simply not signing the plug in the first place.

I wonder if Babcock can hand out "personal service contracts" at his own discretion.  ;D

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« Reply #166 on: May 01, 2018, 01:15:53 PM »
I wonder if Babcock can hand out "personal service contracts" at his own discretion.  ;D

Only if he pays for them out of his own pocket... which I mean he could probably afford to do.

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« Reply #167 on: May 05, 2018, 12:14:07 PM »
Anybody keep up on Stastny?
Would it be worthwhile to sign him and turn around and use Kadri as a trade chip?

Example:
Sign Stastny, say 4 yrs at 5M
Trade Kadri to Nashville for Ellis

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« Reply #168 on: May 05, 2018, 12:26:23 PM »
Anybody keep up on Stastny?
Would it be worthwhile to sign him and turn around and use Kadri as a trade chip?

Example:
Sign Stastny, say 4 yrs at 5M
Trade Kadri to Nashville for Ellis

I'm not saying he's worth it but I'd be pretty surprised if his AAV doesn't start with a 6.

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« Reply #169 on: May 05, 2018, 12:52:21 PM »

Hmmm. It's funny if Carlson wasn't coming off a crazy career high season I might have been more interested. The money he's going to get off this one year though will be insane.

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« Reply #170 on: May 05, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »
I'm not saying he's worth it but I'd be pretty surprised if his AAV doesn't start with a 6.

That's why I put a 4 year term.  He's 32, so I was hoping the term could get his AAV down.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #171 on: May 08, 2018, 08:53:14 AM »
If Lou goes to the Island, how long do you think it will be until Josh Ho-Sang is freed up? Would you acquire him?
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #172 on: May 08, 2018, 09:47:26 AM »
So here's a trade idea... with John Carlson being so instrumental in Washington's success this year, both in the regular season and in the playoffs, I wonder if it forces them to re-sign him. In which case, they would need to clear salary to make room. With that in mind...

Zaitsev+ for Niskanen and Orpik

Niskanen has 3 years left on his contract at $5.75mil and Orpik has 1 year left at $5.5mil. Orpik is a clear salary dump, while Niskanen is pretty valuable to the team (he plays on their shutdown pairing with Orlov). But in this situation they'd basically be picking Carlson over Niskanen.

So Washington opens up $6.75mil in cap space here and gets a cheaper/younger replacement for Niskanen. Zaitsev also fits into the whole Russian-vibe that Washington has going on. Like I've said every time I bring up trading Zaitsev... this obviously relies on the Caps viewing Zaitsev more like Babcock does as opposed to how I do, which is probably a fair assumption.

Not sure what the "+" would be in this case, but I don't think it would be something significant (i.e. not a 1st/Kapanen/Johnsson/Brown).

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #173 on: May 08, 2018, 10:17:12 AM »
If Lou goes to the Island, how long do you think it will be until Josh Ho-Sang is freed up? Would you acquire him?

I'd pass. Has talent but too many question marks there.
 

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #174 on: May 08, 2018, 11:24:08 AM »
If Lou goes to the Island, how long do you think it will be until Josh Ho-Sang is freed up? Would you acquire him?

Worth the risk if you can get him cheap.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #175 on: May 08, 2018, 02:53:46 PM »

He had the exact same knee injuries two years in a row? Ok... maybe I'm not that interested anymore.

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« Reply #176 on: May 08, 2018, 02:58:47 PM »

He had the exact same knee injuries two years in a row? Ok... maybe I'm not that interested anymore.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #177 on: May 08, 2018, 03:13:17 PM »
I'd pass. Has talent but too many question marks there.

Worth the risk if you can get him cheap.

Depends on the price for me. 2nd or 3rd rd pick? No brainer. If they take him for a cast off prospect (or freebie) like Nielsen/Marchment/Moore, easy peasy.

Scoring skill and automatic carry entries doesn't grow on trees.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #178 on: May 08, 2018, 03:23:59 PM »
I'd pass. Has talent but too many question marks there.

Worth the risk if you can get him cheap.

Depends on the price for me. 2nd or 3rd rd pick? No brainer. If they take him for a cast off prospect (or freebie) like Nielsen/Marchment/Moore, easy peasy.

Scoring skill and automatic carry entries doesn't grow on trees.

Martin for Ho-Sang. Boom.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #179 on: May 08, 2018, 03:27:30 PM »
Depends on the price for me. 2nd or 3rd rd pick? No brainer. If they take him for a cast off prospect (or freebie) like Nielsen/Marchment/Moore, easy peasy.

Scoring skill and automatic carry entries doesn't grow on trees.

Same. Not interested in giving up any of the better prospects for him. I'd even be leery about a 2nd round pick, as his numbers in the AHL and his brief NHL stints don't exactly jump out as impressive. But 3rd round pick or later? Absolutely.
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