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22 Apr 2019 15:23:24
The offseason for the Jets:

Laine (bridge deal) 3 years x $7.5M
Connor 8 years x $7M
Morrissey 8 years x $6.5M
Myers 4 years x $6M
Tanev 3 years x $3M
Copp 1 year x $2M
Beaulieu 1 year x $2M
Chariot 1 year x $2M
Brossoit 1 year x $1M
Hendricks 1 year x $650K
Comrie 1 year x $650K

Let walk:

WPG: Trouba, Dano
NYI: Dobson, 1st Round Pick 2019

WPG: Perrault
MON: McCarron

WPG: Kulikov, 5th Round Pick 2019
ARZ: 7th Round Pick 2019

Sign Free Agents:
Simmonds 1 year x $5M
Brassard 1 year x $4M

22 Apr 2019 17:42:59
Laine won’t take less then 10.

22 Apr 2019 18:25:22
lol wat vbvbbbvbvbvbvbvvv?

Kucherov extended for $9.5 mln last summer. I really don't see how Laine would be able to ask for anything North of that, and that would be on a long-term deal (not a 3-year as indicated above) .

22 Apr 2019 18:40:30
unsports, tampa has one of the best tax systems in the league as they are not nearly taxed as much as other teams in the league and it is incredibly unfair. Kucherov technically makes the most money (or top 2) after taxes in the entire league i read. So he did not require to sign a massive deal of 11 mil+. Laine for example if he signed a contract for around 10mil a year he's probs going to walk away with around 5mil or so, its a huge flaw in the system and it should be worked out so its fair throughout the league.

22 Apr 2019 18:42:09
Absolutely agree with vb, Laine will be around 10mil. Also you can not compare him to Kucherov as the way those cities gets taxed is completely different and it’s so unfair such a joke. Besides living in Tampa with all the nice weather they also have the lowest tax rates or something.

22 Apr 2019 20:03:24
I think that's why it's a bridge deal though, shorter term at less money.

22 Apr 2019 20:49:42
yes he stated it was a bridge deal, but laine won't take that he will want a long term contract for sure. not sure if vb also meant it that way or not (who knows with him lol) but for sure i agree with him laine will be 10 or north of it per year and i'm sure he goes that route.

22 Apr 2019 21:05:47
While you are correct in pointing out the lower tax rate in Florida, the impact is overstated. For starters, income is taxed where earned, so only the home games matter in that regard. Also, there are several ways of circumventing that (structure of contract — maximizing the bonus and minimizing the salary, and also fancy footwork from a tax accounting standpoint that I won’t delve into here) .

Anyways, if the over/ under on a 3 year deal for Laine is $10 mln, I will take the under and gladly eat crow if I am proven wrong this summer.

22 Apr 2019 21:09:38
Montreal is probably not going to resign mccarron so you can have him for free and keep Perrault or just dump him somewhere else.

22 Apr 2019 21:43:22
oh for sure man if he indeed signs a bridge contract it will be under 10mil total then unless they go let's say 4mil/ year for the bridge. But no way Laine accepts that he for sure has proved his case for a long term contract.

22 Apr 2019 21:48:43
On a 10M contract I think the most difference there could be in taxes paid is about 1.5M depending on the cities. Seen an article from Oil nation comparing state taxes and how much would be paid on a 9.5M contract when Kucherov signed his. Also have to consider exchange rate because they get paid in US dollar.

As far as Laine’s contract goes, it’s a tough one. How can you pay a player 10+ after a 50 point season? A bridge deal makes sense for both parties unless Winnipeg thinks they can get him at a bargain long term.

22 Apr 2019 23:11:32
Isnt every team issue contracts in USD? Pretty positive its all american dollars never canadian, but i could be wrong i have no idea.

22 Apr 2019 23:21:47
I believe that Laine will sign a 8 year $9 mil per deal as when it expires he is only 29 and could get another big pay day. With the collective bargaining deal set to expire soon who knows what new signing restrictions will be put into place. Teams don't want to be holding horrible contracts like Lucic's so I foresee something drastic happening. If the Jets trade Trouba at the draft then they will need money to pay the player they will get in return so I see Hendricks, Beaulieu not being offered a contract and Tanev, Broisart and Copp being offered less money to stay. Perreault and Kulikov being packaged with another player to get some extra draft picks.

22 Apr 2019 23:57:29
Guys don't start the tax thing again. It a huge advantage for cities with no state tax. It's all on google for everyone to see. tampa has a huge advantage because of this that's why all their signings look like a bargain. Now with there playoff performance it would lead you to think it's not an advantage but it is lol.

23 Apr 2019 01:43:30
I agree. The NHL needs to find a way to level out the tax advantage. I am a Habs fan and their taxes are one of the highest.

23 Apr 2019 03:41:14
If anything he’ll get offersheeted if they low ball him.

23 Apr 2019 16:45:30
If its over 10M then it’ll cost the team 4 1st round picks so depending on the team I wouldn’t match it.

21 Apr 2019 01:57:27
Calgary Flames -
• (C) Mikael Backlund
• (RHD) Rasmus Andersson
• (2019) 92nd Overall Selection
Nashville Predators -
• (RHD) PK Subban

Calgary Flames -
• (C) Dillon Dube
• (LHD) Juuso Välimäki
• (2019) 30th Overall Selection
New York Rangers -
• (C) Mika Zibanejad

Calgary Flames -
• (LHD) TJ Brodie
Toronto Maple Leafs -
• (RW) Kasperi Kapanen
• (2019) 56th Overall Selection

Calgary Flames -
• (RHD) Michael Stone
Edmonton Oilers -
• (2019) 193rd Overall Pick

Calgary Flames -
• (RW) James Neal
• (2019) 120th Overall Selection
• (RW) Eetu Tuulola
Arizona Coyotes -
• (2020) 7th-Round Pick

Calgary Flames -
• (RW) Michael Frolik
New Jersey Devils -
• (2019) 96th Overall Selection

Calgary Flames -
• (C) Mark Jankowski
Montreal Canadiens -
• (LW) Artturi Lehkonen

FA Signings -
• (RHD) Andrej Sustr (1M x 1YR)

Projected Line-Up :

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mika Zibanejad - Martin Pospisil
Artturi Lehkonen - Sam Bennett - Kasperi Kapanen
Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway

Mark Giordano - P.K Subban
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Josh Healey - Andrej Sustr

21 Apr 2019 05:13:28
All amazing trades from a flames POV 🤔.

21 Apr 2019 10:55:03
So calgary gives up no quality vbb? For the main trades i see them giving up a top 4 lhd for a bottom 6 forward + pick. Top 6 c + top 6 rhd + pick for a top 2/4 defencemen with locker room issues. Two a+ prospects, not 30th overall but 28th overall pick for a top 6 c. Get real bud, if it doesn't favor the leafs it doesn't please you i guess

21 Apr 2019 14:50:10
One I can see your a huge flames fan Sean.
So I’ll break down some of the less biased things.
1) I actually don’t like subban but he is worth more than a middle 6 C ( so can be an ok top 6 great 3rd line ) a 3rd pair D and a 3rd round draft choice.
2) you say Dube is an A+ prospect is in itself bad. He is a B+ at best. Either way I don’t see both teams making that trade.
3) isn’t actually that bad but I’m no gm and don’t know what kappy will sign for
4)standard cap dump trade so again could be a yes or no
5) same as the last one but with a better contract to loose
6) this one is more about fit then value as Jankowski is good but Habs are actually full at the C position ( Ik big surprise ) and he would be rather taking up a spot for KK or be playing on the 4th line.

21 Apr 2019 15:30:38
This is an equivalent to the trades you proposed.

CGY: Girodano

Nsh: Turris, Fabbro And 3rd round pick.

CGY: Mathew Tkachuk? ( not sure who the equivalent to Zib is on Calgary )

NYR: Lias Anderson And Two 2nds. Dube is only worth a 2nd.

Kappanen will not be traded for Bodie

And it’ll take a lot more to dump Neal.

16 Apr 2019 13:37:31
EDM - 2019 1st (8th), Puljujarvi
MON - 2019 1st (15th), Drouin

Thoughts on the cost to move up and if that’s a deal Montreal would be interested in.
Also I’m aware the Oil would need to drop cap. Might have to be in another trade or potentially added to this one.

16 Apr 2019 15:25:37
I don't think this is close for MTL to consider. Pul just doesn't have enough value to be brought into a deal like this to level it out. Maybe if you take out Drouin and go for someone else.

16 Apr 2019 19:46:42
It is interesting but because of pool party's lack of establishment in the league i could see montreal saying no.

16 Apr 2019 20:42:13
What if Byram or Broberg are still there at 8? Also I think GM’s might value Puljujarvi more than we do. I understand that he’s a gamble but he still has high potential.

17 Apr 2019 02:14:50
If by ram is still there at 8th then that makes it closer but habs might be able to get Broberg at 15th. Drouin played bad for 20 games this year. Pulujarvi hasn't done anything in 3 years. I think the habs would still want more.

18 Apr 2019 19:23:17
It might not be the right move for Montreal and may be too much. But I was looking and in the past the price to move up in the draft is fairly expensive. To move up 3-5 spots in the late 20’s it’s usually a 3rd. To move up 5-7 spots in the early 20’s- mid teens it’s an early second. So I’m thinking to move up 7 spots from mid teens to top 10 it would be at least a late first.
It all depends if Montreal wants to move on from Drouin or not I’d think. Also what GM’s are seeing in the draft.

13 Apr 2019 04:21:30
Montreal trades: Armia, Brook

Vancouver trades: Leivo, Hutton, 4th round pick 2019

13 Apr 2019 05:09:24
No thanks from Vancouver.

13 Apr 2019 05:28:06
A huge no thanks from Montreal.

13 Apr 2019 16:13:32
No thanks. I'm think Armia Is going to be a solid player, as well Brook had top 4 potential.

13 Apr 2019 18:13:10
No thanks from Vancouver? Are you that biased? Vancouver runs with that and never looks back. Mtl says no. Even if you had Juolevi from Van mtl still says no.

13 Apr 2019 20:37:36
Biased? No. I just know a bad deal when I see it, Armia is a 3rd liner at best which is what Leivo already is, and Brook is a top6 defenseman at best, exactly what Hutton already is. No thanks.

13 Apr 2019 21:16:03
But all defensemen are top 6, yes? Where in the top 6 are these guys going to play? I believe is bad trade for Montreal. Armia and Brook are better players, yes.

13 Apr 2019 22:43:59
Zamboni, the defensemen are generally ranked
Top 2
Top 4
Top 6

So a top 6 is usually a bottom pairing defenseman.

14 Apr 2019 05:30:35
In zamboni defence I always called it top pair, 2nd pair and bottom pair when talking about defence men. Not top 6.

14 Apr 2019 16:10:34
Hopefully a team doesn't dress 7 Dmen. or we have a real issue.

15 Apr 2019 03:44:40
Yes Sosa then they all become top 7 Dmenlol.

15 Apr 2019 15:05:25
Armia would be top 6 in Vancouver.

15 Apr 2019 15:08:11
Yes, Mr. Habby. You understand very good what I mean. Defensemen are list 1/ 2;3/ 4;5/ 6. Is top 2 is 1/ 2. Is top 4 is 1/ 2 and 3/ 4. Is top 6 is 1/ 2&3/ 4&5/ 6. Is all defensemen. Top 2 is only the first line. Top 6 is everyone. I do not understand Mr Vertius and his language. How can he use top 6 for only the bottom pairing? No. It does not make sense. It is not me. No. My English is very good, yes.

06 Apr 2019 14:17:49
Edmonton needs to do something this offseason 1st on the list should be paying whatever it takes to dump Lucic 2nd in my opinion is trading future assets for forward help.

Edmonton- Milan Lucic, Jesse Puljujarvi And 1st 2019 ( 7th overall )

Montreal- Johnathan Drouin And Karl Alzner

Edmonton- Gets a 1st line winger to play with McDavid to push Drais down to the 2nd line could put up big numbers in Edmonton. They dump Lucic who IMO is almost 100% the reason they're not in the playoffs.

Montreal- Drouin panned out as the 1C they expected and trading him for futures could be beneficial IMO. With the 7th overall they can take a Chance at a LHD or another center. Puljujarvi brings in a potential top 6 forward.

06 Apr 2019 16:20:44
Edm needs to draft at 7 they can't trade that pick they need some help in the system so sure they save but not buy giving up a top player.

06 Apr 2019 20:16:03
No thanks.

06 Apr 2019 20:18:08
Sucks but oilers really need that 1st rounder, definitely not worth losing that AND pool party for dumping Lucic especially if Alzner is coming back no way.

07 Apr 2019 13:21:31
I would do that as a montreal fan.

07 Apr 2019 16:50:11
MTL4LIFE ofc you would haha

If oilers give up jesse and a first they Will never take back a bad contract like alzner.

07 Apr 2019 20:14:54
Drouin isn’t in there as a cap dump he holds lots of value.

07 Apr 2019 23:15:33
Couldn't find anywhere someone said drouin is a cap dump.

08 Apr 2019 10:04:27
Lucic has a NMC.

09 Apr 2019 13:01:00
I was referring to Swechamp and I’m sure Lucic would love a fresh start.

02 Apr 2019 04:24:06
A few trades and changes to the oilers that might help! Oilers need to clear cap space.

Oilers: puljujarvi + Lucic (possibly add 3rd round pick or B Prospect)
Sens: Pageau (Sens need to get to the cap + puljujarvi is a good prospect for a rebuilding team. Also, Sens can retain 50% of Lucic’s salary and trade him to a team that needs toughness like Pitts or Canes or other team that need a defender against Tom Wilson)

Oilers: Benning
Leafs: Brown

Oilers: 1st Rd + Russel
Habs: 1st Rd + Shaw (Shaw has one extra season signed to + Oilers 1st is higher most likely)

Oilers: 1st from Habs + Bear
Avs: Barrie

Resign: Chaison 2m x 2 yrs

Sign Free Agent: Carr or Pirri (Vegas)
Mezark or Nilsson

Line Up:
Drai (8.5) - McDavid (12.5) - Kassian (2)
Brown (2) - RNH (6) - Chaison (2)
Ganger (3) - Pageau (3) - Shaw (3)
Khaira (1) - Brodziak (1) - Carr (2)
Cave (700) - Currie (700)

Klefbom (4) - Larson (4)
Nurse (3) - Barrie (5.5)
Sekera (5.5) - Jones (650)
Gravel (700)

Koskinen (4.5)
Mazerk (2)

Shy of $80 m which leaves 3 m room for a trade during season if needed.

Some players here can play up and down the lineup depending on who is hot or not.

02 Apr 2019 07:26:04
Every trade is good except the colorado one. Colorado isn't in rebuild mode and if they were Barrie would get more

02 Apr 2019 14:17:26
Tbh it really depends on how high EDM 1st is for MTL to do that trade as Shaw has rebounded and is fitting in nicely and is around a pace of 60 points if he played the whole season. Yes I agree that’s not what’s expected from him but is it unreasonable to expect 40? Plus he plays with grit and heart. While Russel is basically another Alzner. And habs have enough of those 5-7 D don’t need one for 4 mil per year.

02 Apr 2019 15:19:25
Who is Mazerk? Is that supposed to be Mrazek?

02 Apr 2019 16:45:39
Not a chance Oil move back in the 1st to go from Russell to Shaw.

02 Apr 2019 17:39:19
Oilers are not moving their 2019 1st.

02 Apr 2019 18:42:11
Leafs said no to Brown for Benning + Khaira, so Benning alone does not get Brown, no. Is no good trade.

Why Oiler’s want Barrie? He’s free agent, yes? We must needs just players to stay. No rentals. Can we afford to sign Barrie next year? I dong think so.

02 Apr 2019 21:44:48
I have a hard time believing the Leafs turned down Benning and Khaira for Brown. Those are two depth guys for the Oilers that actually have value IMO. There both young, physical and inexpensive.

02 Apr 2019 22:05:19
Bro there is no way Leafs turned down both Khaira and Benning. The actual offer was Brown for Benning, but Toronto was interested in Khaira instead. As per TSN twitter.

03 Apr 2019 16:24:39
how does that help the oilers you still got bottom 6 players playing on the 2nd line with rnh.

04 Apr 2019 03:54:25
I did not make this up, no. I am not so smart to make this up. Benning plus Khaira or Kassian. Toronto says no. I read it several times. LWOH.

05 Apr 2019 16:54:49
I just don’t think there’s anyway they’d say no to Benning and Kassian. Kassian would be awesome for the leafs. Love him as a player.

05 Apr 2019 22:20:44

They probably would say no, not bc value, but because of cap. If we’re trading Brown, we want next to no salary coming back, not more, even if the value is good.

29 Mar 2019 17:47:19
Calgary Flames acquire (D) Dustin Byfuglien from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for (D) Travis Hamonic & (C) Dillon Dube.

Statistics of Calgary - Winnipeg Trade:

Travis Hamonic, RHD
[28 yrs old]
6'2 205lbs

GP: 66 G: 7 A: 10 Pts: 17 +/- 18

Dustin Byfuglien, RHD
[34 yrs old]
6'5 260lbs

GP: 37 G: 4 A: 26 Pts: 30 +/- 4

Dillon Dube, C
[20 yrs old]
5'11 187lbs

2018-19 Stockton Heat
GP: 35 G: 15 A: 24 P: 39 +/- 9

Flames get stronger and more physical and get a big body to protect their stars. (comparable to Lucic protecting McDavid)
Jets get better defensively and younger while adding a young promising prospect. Also Travis Hamonic gets to be with his family in Manitoba.

Calgary Flames acquire (2019) 2nd-Round Pick from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for (C) Mark Jankowski.

Mark Jankowski, C
[24 yrs old]
6'4 212lbs
GP: 74 G: 11 A: 16 Pts: 27 +/- 3

Calgary Flames acquire (D) Josh Manson from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for (D) Oliver Kylington, Michael Frolik & (2020) 2nd-Round Pick.

Josh Manson, RHD
[27 yrs old]
6'3 216lbs
GP: 74 G: 3 A: 13 Pts: 16 +/- -8

Oliver Kylington, LHD
[21 yrs old]
6'0 183lbs
GP: 36 G: 3 A: 4 Pts: 7 +/- 2

Michael Frolik, RW
[31 yrs old]
6'1 190lbs
GP: 60 G: 15 A: 18 Pts: 33 +/- 25

Calgary Flames acquire (RW) Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for (D) Rasmus Andersson.

Rasmus Andersson, RHD
[22 yrs old]
6'1 214lbs
GP: 74 G: 2 A: 14 Pts: 16 +/- 12

Kasperi Kapanen, RW
[22 yrs old]
6'1 192lbs
GP: 73 G: 19 A: 24 Pts: 43 +/- 14

Calgary Flames sign (UFA) Carl Hagelin to a 2 year deal worth 4M.

Projected Lines:

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Kasperi Kapanen
Carl Hagelin - Sam Bennett - James Neal
Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway

Mark Giordano - Dustin Byfuglien
Noah Hanifin - TJ Brodie
Juuso Välimaki - Josh Manson

David Rittich

(Flames then have Byfuglien, Tkachuk, Manson, Bennett, Hathaway to make sure the Flames don't get pushed around.)

29 Mar 2019 19:52:54
Girodano for Kulikov and Jack Rovlivic.

29 Mar 2019 20:59:57
Giordano going to most likely get the norris so no. But you can have Neal for Roslovic and Kulikov LOL

30 Mar 2019 01:37:25
Not enough of an incentive for the Jets to take a downgrade from Buff to Hamonic.

30 Mar 2019 02:16:14
Plus Hamonic only has 1 year left on his contract. after this year before wanting a big raise. No interest at all from Winnipeg.

30 Mar 2019 03:29:33
Buff and gio are close in value.

30 Mar 2019 08:24:53
Not even close?! Giordano and Byfuglien aren't close with all do respect. Both great hockey players, but how can you say that like cmon. Just cause the guy hits hard don't mean he's close to gio.

30 Mar 2019 12:26:09
Buff is signed to a reasonable long term contract and won't be traded at this time unless he wants to be moved. The Jets are the 2nd youngest team in the NHL so getting younger isn't a priority plus they have bigger prospects with more upside than Dube who are NHL ready, if they can crack the Jets deep lineup.

30 Mar 2019 14:05:28
Buff was on on pace for 70 points this season before he got injured he’s much better then gio offensively and he debatably the greatest physical presence in the game.

30 Mar 2019 14:09:33
My bad he was on pace for 58 points.

30 Mar 2019 17:48:08
tkatchuk isn't even tough he's just a P. O. S and a rat who gets under your skin lol who is also a good hockey player.

30 Mar 2019 22:33:31
I'd take big Buff before Gio any day of the week.

30 Mar 2019 23:54:45
Dube is good prospect, yes. But Winnipeg wants to win now. This trade makes them weaker next year, yes. They must not make trades that make them weaker if they want to win now. Is good trade for future, but not for today.

21 Mar 2019 21:36:34
Not a likely trade, but one that could make sense:

Toronto Trades: Connor Brown [RW - 2.1 Million x 1 Year]
Montreal Trades: Artturi Lekhonen [LW - RFA]

Montreal has Tatar/ Drouin/ Byron on LW; Toronto has Marner/ Nylander/ Kapanen on RW.

Montreal has Gallagher/ Shaw/ Armia on RW; Toronto has Johnsson/ Hyman/ Marleau on LW.

Both teams improve their weaker wing. Montreal gets a controllable asset for the next year at a reasonable price [and imo, the better player], Toronto gets a player who is not under contract, but should receive less than Brown due to his decrease in point-scoring [28-21-25].

22 Mar 2019 03:28:57
I think is good trade, yes. Leafs have good players in Marlies too though, but maybe they are not ready? Is Moore good enough? I don’t know. Is good trade for both teams. I believe is called a lateral move, yes?

Very good Mr. TopShelfSlappers. I like this trade much.

22 Mar 2019 21:22:19
Makes sense, good idea. I have no idea why your post has 4 unbelievables tbh, good and realistic post imo

23 Mar 2019 19:03:32
Lehkonen hits more and has more upside and is a better penalty killer IMO. He's also a year younger and is on a cheaper deal. I see no reason why Montreal considers this unless lehkonen will be looking for a new contract in the 3 mil plus range.

23 Mar 2019 21:23:19
Lehkonen is an assistant captain and yes his stats are getting worse in the last 2 season but that injury is 100% responsible for that. When he goes back to form he has all the tools to be a 40+ point players.

23 Mar 2019 21:24:51
Montreal will keep lehkonen he's the better player imo and Lehkonen can play both wings.

23 Mar 2019 22:09:43
Eh, i think brown/ lekh are even PK and @boom, realistically, if toronto didn’t have marner/ kap/ nylander in the right, brown ‘could’ be a 40 point guy too. But yeee ig for the money if u guys prefer lekh it makes sense.

25 Mar 2019 16:41:28
Honestly TSS I tought Brown was like a Gallagher esque a type a guy who's not afraid to go in corners to battle for the puck, until the trade deadline when I was talking to an electrician on my worksite who's a big Leafs fan. He was telling her trade Brown anyday of the week and that I was way off with my Gallagher comparisons. I don't watch leads enough only when they play habs but Lekonen goes in the corner and if Brown dosnt that where they value separates.

25 Mar 2019 16:44:46
TSS if Toronto would have to add something like Bracco and a 3rd pick for mtl to consider. Lehk is still playing decent hockey with only 1 wrist.

21 Mar 2019 17:40:24
Montreal: Hudon, Lehkonen
Edmonton: Benning, 3rd 2020, 4th 2019

In the bottom 6 in Edmonton Hudon can get a shot he didn't as much get in Montreal, and Lehkonen can be a great winger and certainly better than what Edmonton has available currently. Benning can help Montreal's defense for a cheap cost under 2mil. Hudon and Lehkonen are both RFA's so Edmonton will have no issues signing them to cheap deals.

21 Mar 2019 20:41:35
Habs say no they have enough 5-6 D and Benning wouldn’t be any better then any other D they have. Plus Lehkonen is still young and great forchecker. He could still bounce back next year, it took Gallagher a year to get used to shooting again after a wrist injury, remember the year he got 10 goals and everyone said he’s done then came back and got 31. Not saying Lehkonen will get that but he can go back to 15-20 goals he had in his rookie year.

21 Mar 2019 21:58:22
Gallagher and Lehkonen are two completely different players and i would not use them for comparison reasons. But i see what you're sayin CTC!

22 Mar 2019 00:20:14
I was just comparing there injuries and the production the year after. I do agree very different players but I like how Lehkonen plays and he might get back to form but if not he’s a good 3rd line pk player.

22 Mar 2019 03:32:06
Edmonton has so very many not very good defensemen now. Why Chiarelli does this to us? I’m glad he gets fired. We needs to deal defense for scoring wingers, yes. Is a good deal if Montreal will take this. But I don’t think Montreal takes this because they have so very many defensemen too, yes? Montreal is good team too. Maybe I should watch them.

17 Mar 2019 01:37:15
Ilya Kovlachuk need a change of scenery it's a shame because if you watch him you can still tell he's a great player but LA just isn't a fit. Meanwhile Montreal has a terrible PP and Kovy would be the go to offensive guy there ( although on the surface people may think he's washed up I can promise you it's 100% misuse from the coach ).

Montreal: Karl Alzner And 1st 2019

LA: Ilya Kovlachuk

LA gets a 1st round pick for taking Alzner. Montreal gets a top 6 player who is still elite on the PP.

17 Mar 2019 06:13:01
No thanks man I'd sooner alzner just rot in Laval then to give up a 1st.

17 Mar 2019 13:41:34
Kovalchuk is so old and Montreal looking for young players to rebuild. Why they want Kovalchuk? I don’t think is good trade. Kovalchuk too old.

17 Mar 2019 17:29:08
Take out the 1st and replace it with a 3rd or 4th it’s fair but habs will just buyout Alzner if they really don’t want him, they also have the cap to keep him for a year or two in Lavel if they want then buy him out.

17 Mar 2019 01:13:24
Habs - Jets
Drouin Laine

Bergevin and Habs Western Scout spent 2 days in Winnipeg and watched Jets and Wild game

Reportedly Bergevin wanted Laine straight up for Drouin but Jets wanted a 1st as well

Laine and Drouin are having similar years, stats wise and neither likes to backcheck, which is pissing off their respective coaches

Bergevin thinks that Laine might mesh well with KK and Armia to offset his defensive weakness

Didn't happen at the deadline but look for it over the offseason if Jets don't go deep in the playoffs.

17 Mar 2019 03:36:49
Ya I'm sure the jets are going to give up one of the best goal scorers to come in the league since ovie.

17 Mar 2019 13:50:20
I read Laine is one trick pony. Scores lots of goals but nothing else. Maybe I don’t agree though. I don’t watch Jets so don’t know. But still very much better than Drouin yes. Or maybe is just on better team? Laine is not such good goal scorer as OV no. OV is best ever. OV has 163 goals after three seasons, Laine 110 maybe. Is very big difference.

17 Mar 2019 14:40:00
I wouldn’t trade Laine for Jack Huges tbh. Only way jets move him is if they get an offer that clearly benifits the team, a trade request or contract demands Jets can’t meet.

Honestly if I were the Jets and I got a offer sheet with 4 1sts I wouldn’t match.

18 Mar 2019 08:08:53
Jets would ask for Kk with Drouin.

18 Mar 2019 14:05:00
Laine is a 20 year old that has scored over 100 goals while Drouin is a lazy floater that even playing on his hometown team the Habs can't motivate him. No way the Jets do this trade and they will match any offer sheet.

18 Mar 2019 15:36:35
Hahahaha god I wish from mtl.

15 Mar 2019 21:10:36
2020 3rd rounder

2019 1st rounder

Calgary free's up salary cap space for Tkachuk signing and get a solid pick and prospect back, Mtl gets some much needed defense help

16 Mar 2019 00:26:49
I think CGY would accept that. Poehling seems like a pretty good prospect and could definitly use the pick. MTL could use Brodie.

16 Mar 2019 04:41:46
Habs could use Brodie but not at that price, he’s a solid top 4 guy but he isn’t that young and habs shouldn’t pay basically 2 first for a D that isn’t older then 25 imo. If this was Hanifin that would be a different story.

16 Mar 2019 05:05:19
Ever since Brodie and Giordano paired up, they’ve been great. Calgary has a strong defense and wants to keep it that way. Not a rebuilding team, they don’t need rookie or pick. They want to win now.

16 Mar 2019 13:53:44
Don't really see either team doing this. Value is not far off though.

16 Mar 2019 15:11:49
I wouldn't want to see that. That's a lot for Brodie. 2 first round picks. no thanks. he's decent, but I think he jus looks a lot better with Giordano than he probably really is.

17 Mar 2019 19:02:34
Is Brodie better because of Giordano? Or is Giordano better because of Brodie? Maybe they make each other better?

18 Mar 2019 08:03:59
I'd give Phoeling and a second rd pick for Brodie or the first rd pick and Calgary gives mtl a second rd oick.

18 Mar 2019 08:04:37
Hahahahahaha keep dreaming from montreal POV. You want a top 15 pick plus wjc MVP A prospect for a 29 year old defenceman who has 1 year of contract left. No thnx.

18 Mar 2019 08:05:48
Oil give Valimki with Brodie.

13 Mar 2019 23:39:11
Habs could take advantage of Leafs' financial situation:

Mtl:Lukas Vedjemo, Brett Lernout
Tor:Nathan Horton, 1st rd pick 2020

14 Mar 2019 18:26:02
Leafs would be paying that for a guy like Marleau or Z. Horton doesn't count towards cap on LTIR.

05 Mar 2019 11:43:50
Mtl: Primeau, 5rd2019

NYI: Dal Colle

Not an offseason trade but we can't use him for playoffs.

05 Mar 2019 22:14:01
No thanks we will need a goalie before we need dal colle.

05 Mar 2019 23:22:07
If islanders really need a goalie then i'm sure they consider since Dal Colle sucks.

06 Mar 2019 00:38:42
No thnx from montreal lol.

06 Mar 2019 14:42:14
Dal Colle isn't looking like a bust. so is McCarron for Habs. flip those two guys. See if a change will help with their careers.

06 Mar 2019 21:22:46
Meant to say is looking.

06 Mar 2019 21:26:12
Dal colle looks good at time he's looking like Puljujarvi tbh.

07 Mar 2019 15:05:28
well puljujarvi is two years younger and has never played in north america before, dal colle sucks and clearly is a wasted draft pick at #5. when puljujarvi is 22 we will see where he's at and then we can compare.

08 Mar 2019 15:17:30
DalColle was developed too slowly. They should have played him AHL earlier instead of leaving him in junior so long.

09 Mar 2019 18:21:37
Zamboni they couldn’t he was ineligible to play in the ahl. He hadn’t reached the eligibility and when he did he was brought in.

10 Mar 2019 02:30:16
You got to think the potential is still there. He obviously has a lot of talent. Maybe Islanders can make a trade similar to the Strome deal?

Why was he ineligible for AHL CTC55?

10 Mar 2019 15:49:41
For a North American skater in the CHL cannot play in the AHL till he reaches a season in which he is 20 years of age or he has played 4 seasons in the CHL before hand.

10 Mar 2019 23:11:48
Interesting. I had no idea about that rule. Any idea why that is?

28 Feb 2019 09:12:00
Off season

Mtl: 3rd pick

Clb: Panarin

Mtl gets early conversation going to try and convince him to sign to a 9.9 million deal for 7 years

28 Feb 2019 15:00:03
well that will be a waste of a 3rd lol.

28 Feb 2019 15:00:50
and 9.9 lol man he's going to make like 5mil if he took that in montreal due to their taxes.

28 Feb 2019 19:01:20
He might sign in Florida for 9.9 mil it would have to be 12 mil in Montreal.

28 Feb 2019 20:34:14
I don’t think Paniran is worth more the Mark Stone. Extremely close but not more.

01 Mar 2019 15:16:39
Panarin wouldn’t have any interest in playing in Montreal.

There’s a lot of free agents available this year. It’s a buyer’s market. Prices might be pushed down just due to the overwhelming amount of high quality players available. It would be nice to see salaries come back to reality after being pushed up so much the last couple years.

24 Feb 2019 23:51:36
Mtl:Romanov, 2rd2019

Edm: Pul

Is that better Mcjesus? Edm gets a good prospect and and second rd pick for Pul. Remember that Yakupov had actually 1 good season in the nhl his first one he had 27 points in 40 something game and he still only got a 3rd pick. Pul has done nothing in the nhl and actually his offensive stats are getting worst every year since he's been in

25 Feb 2019 00:11:40
No lol he has 4 points in the KHL. I’d rather keep pool and hope he develops more. If Puljujarvi is so bad why do you want him so badly?

25 Feb 2019 00:27:35
I don’t know what Puljarvi is worth, but what I do know is that his value is dropping rapidly daily. We would be best trading him ASAP before he isn’t worth anything. By this time next year we won’t get so much as a used jock for him.

25 Feb 2019 01:17:59
Dont trade Romanov.

25 Feb 2019 15:05:41
Bad for Habs. Romanov > Pul for our needs.

25 Feb 2019 23:26:42
My mistake Yakupov had 31 point in 48 games as a rookie wich is actually really good.

25 Feb 2019 23:57:57
I never said he was so bad, I'm looking at the numbers in the nhl that's what matters no? Even for a 20 year old when you drafted 4th overall your nhl numbers in the next few year do matter. But eh if you want a Yakupov type return in 2 years be my guess.

26 Feb 2019 00:00:32
Zamboni I agree with you, what's missing un that offer for Oilers to bite?

26 Feb 2019 00:10:33
@Mcjesus, ya no worries Edm should keep him and hope he develops more like they did with Nail Yakupov.

28 Feb 2019 09:06:36
Hell no romanov is our top defenceman prospect he dominated the WJC ended up top defancemen at 18. Romanov>Bouchard.

24 Feb 2019 20:31:40
Mtl: Brook,Hudon, 2rd2019

Edm: Puljujarvi

Before Edmonton gets a Yakupov type return( 3rd pick and C prospect) for Pulujarvi they should take the best offer they can get while he's 20 and still has that 4th overall prestige. This I'm okay I'm okay with offering for him.

24 Feb 2019 20:57:37
Well you can offer that and have fun getting rejected.

24 Feb 2019 23:48:58
Mcjesus I'm sorry but Pul is not getting a first and top prospect like you think. And whae tuat a bad trade? They get a good D prospect and solid pick plus a add in in Hudon who had 30 points last year.

25 Feb 2019 01:29:13
Take brook out and I might do it. Don't really want to give up one of the top dmen in junior hockey for a question mark. That package could have got us brandon montour.

23 Feb 2019 19:50:00
WPG: Kulikov
MON: Alzner (50% Retained)

23 Feb 2019 23:33:36
Alzner is too slow. Even at 50% off he just is not capable of playing in today’s NHL. Absolutely no reason for Jets to make this trade.

24 Feb 2019 00:02:54
Why would the Jets want to downgrade.

24 Feb 2019 01:25:34
The Jets have no reason to down grade in a trade like this.

22 Feb 2019 23:19:13
Montreal: Hudon + 5th round pick 2019

Washington: Burakovsky

Bergeron said last time the ask was lehkonen and he stopped that call right there so Hudon (23) and Burakovsky (24) both are around the same age have got 30ish pts before, both not having a great season and could use a change of scenery and systems but Hudon isn't quite as good so he adds one of the three 5th round picks this year.

23 Feb 2019 00:47:43
Dumb for caps imo.

23 Feb 2019 02:11:25
If the caps were intending on making another deal and needed to clear some cap it might make sense.

22 Feb 2019 23:42:14
Habs: Jake Evans and 2nd pick (2019)

Det : Nyquist

Nyquist - Domi - Tatar
Drouin - Danault - Gallaguer
Byron - Kotkaniemi - Armia
Lehkonen - Thompson - Shaw

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