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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #360 on: June 22, 2018, 08:58:09 AM »
Michael Russo of the Athletic is saying that before Galchenyuk was dealt to Arizona the Coyotes and Wild were discussing a Domi+Dvorak for Niederreiter+Zucker+Ennis deal. And holy-heck that would have been an awful deal for Minnesota.

If Tavares doesn't work out and we've got the cap space to take on that Ennis contract the Wild should be the first team we're calling.

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« Reply #361 on: June 25, 2018, 11:10:12 AM »

So with all the talk re: Tavares...what's everyone's plan B? Given that the odds are still pretty good he doesn't come here, are their UFA's out there to look seriously at besides him? If he doesn't sign do Bozak or JVR become guys you look to bring back? Are there trades you consider you wouldn't elsewise?
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
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« Reply #362 on: June 25, 2018, 11:12:23 AM »
So with all the talk re: Tavares...what's everyone's plan B? Given that the odds are still pretty good he doesn't come here, are their UFA's out there to look seriously at besides him? If he doesn't sign do Bozak or JVR become guys you look to bring back? Are there trades you consider you wouldn't elsewise?

My personal plan-B would be to move Nylander to the 3C spot and look into what it would cost to bring in a guy like Wayne Simmonds or Nino Niederreiter, both of whom are rumoured to be available.

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« Reply #363 on: June 25, 2018, 11:16:50 AM »
My personal plan-B would be to move Nylander to the 3C spot and look into what it would cost to bring in a guy like Wayne Simmonds or Nino Niederreiter, both of whom are rumoured to be available.

I would very much enjoy a line highlighted by Simmonds and Kadri.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #364 on: June 25, 2018, 11:21:39 AM »
What about Stastny?

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« Reply #365 on: June 25, 2018, 11:23:55 AM »
What about Stastny?

Nah, hard pass. He's a good player and all but he just wouldn't be worth the $6-7mil AAV he'll likely command. A team more desperate for C's will get him.

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« Reply #366 on: June 25, 2018, 11:25:11 AM »
What about Stastny?

Maybe it's just me but he seems like the kind of guy who would only go to a preferred market. Or, if he did go elsewhere, it would be because of a bidding war. Either way, he doesn't move the needle enough to give him a market value offer in my opinion.
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« Reply #367 on: June 25, 2018, 11:26:06 AM »
I brought him up last season too but there's talk that Tyler Myers might be available again (because the Jets need room to potentially re-sign Stastny). That'd be another plan-B type option if we aren't using cap space on Tavares. He has 1-year left at $5.5mil.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #368 on: June 25, 2018, 11:30:36 AM »
So with all the talk re: Tavares...what's everyone's plan B? Given that the odds are still pretty good he doesn't come here, are their UFA's out there to look seriously at besides him? If he doesn't sign do Bozak or JVR become guys you look to bring back? Are there trades you consider you wouldn't elsewise?

My personal plan-B would be to move Nylander to the 3C spot and look into what it would cost to bring in a guy like Wayne Simmonds or Nino Niederreiter, both of whom are rumoured to be available.

I'm fully on board with this.  Although, I'd still want some more depth at C.  As of right now, we're at Matthews-Kadri-Nylander-Lindholm.  It be nice to have someone (not Bozak, not Stastny) who can play wing and slide into the middle if an injury occurs- someone better than Marleau at playing the middle at that.  Riley Nash would be nice, but that still might be too big of a contract to hand out.

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« Reply #369 on: June 25, 2018, 11:50:02 AM »
I'm fully on board with this.  Although, I'd still want some more depth at C.  As of right now, we're at Matthews-Kadri-Nylander-Lindholm.  It be nice to have someone (not Bozak, not Stastny) who can play wing and slide into the middle if an injury occurs- someone better than Marleau at playing the middle at that.  Riley Nash would be nice, but that still might be too big of a contract to hand out.

A guy like Mark Letestu might be a reasonable/cheap option at 4C.

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #370 on: June 25, 2018, 01:07:36 PM »
What about Stastny?

Nah, hard pass. He's a good player and all but he just wouldn't be worth the $6-7mil AAV he'll likely command. A team more desperate for C's will get him.

Not that it's the be-all-end-all, but that one guys model had him around 5.5M, if I remember correctly.  I'd take Stastny at 5.5 depending on term.  Heck, I'd take that even IF we got Tavares, then I'd trade Kadri in a package for a top4 dman.

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Stastny 3yrs @ 5.41M <-- yes please - I'd turn around and trade Kadri for a Dman
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #371 on: June 25, 2018, 01:19:21 PM »
Anyone else think that there might be a lack of sandpaper in the lineup, now that Komarov is likely out of the picture?

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« Reply #372 on: June 25, 2018, 01:25:47 PM »
I'm fully on board with this.  Although, I'd still want some more depth at C.  As of right now, we're at Matthews-Kadri-Nylander-Lindholm.  It be nice to have someone (not Bozak, not Stastny) who can play wing and slide into the middle if an injury occurs- someone better than Marleau at playing the middle at that.  Riley Nash would be nice, but that still might be too big of a contract to hand out.

A guy like Mark Letestu might be a reasonable/cheap option at 4C.

Yeah, or Derek Ryan.  If Kadri gets injured though, then either Lindholm or Letestu/Ryan would have pick up the minutes of 3C.  Thats why I like Riley Nash.  He's probably better suited to a 3rd line role, whether its wing or center:

Johnsson - Matthews - Kapanen
Marleau - Kadri - Marner
Hyman - Nylander - Nash
Moore (Trevor) - Lindholm - Brown

If any of your Top 3 C's get injured, Nash can slide over to the middle.

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« Reply #373 on: June 25, 2018, 01:28:59 PM »
Anyone else think that there might be a lack of sandpaper in the lineup, now that Komarov is likely out of the picture?

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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #374 on: June 25, 2018, 01:31:22 PM »
Anyone else think that there might be a lack of sandpaper in the lineup, now that Komarov is likely out of the picture?

I think the need for "sandpaper" is often overstated. While it would be great to bring in someone who can contribute some of that style, it shouldn't be a focus or that a player's prime contribution.
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