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17 Sep 2017 13:36:45
SJS: Sustr, 4th
TBL: Tierney

Not a blockbuster, but a small trade that i think helps both teams.
If Sergachev makes the Bolts out of camp, they will have 8 D on the roster and San Jose currently only has 6. Tierney still has some potential, but he is stuck behind Thornton, Couture and Hertl on C. This allows Tampa to put Point on the 2nd line RW and Tierney on 3C. The pick is for the age difference (26 to 23).

18 Sep 2017 03:52:31
Not awful but Sustr kinda sucks, I'd rather keep Tierny, the late pick doesn't help.

07 Sep 2017 01:25:55
John Tavares and Nikolai Kulimen to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Tyler Johnson, Slater Koekkoek, Cal Foote, Eric Condra, a 2018 1st Round Pick and a 2019 2nd Round Pick.

Tampa Bay gets a 1/ 2 punch down the middle that will be the rival of only Pittsburgh, and could propel Tampa to their second Stanley Cup in Franchise history.
Tavares, Stamkos, Hedman and Kucherov will be unrivalled.

New York gets a replacement centre in Johnson, who is a step down, but it is still possible that he hits 50-60 points. Cal Foote was a first rounder, who could possibly become a solid top 4 dman. Slater Koekkoek could be a good top 6 dman, who could become better as he matures. A 1st is always nice, and getting rid of Kulimen is a plus.

*This trade would only happen at the deadline. Right now, New York holds the leverage, and obviously, Tavares would garner more. However at the deadline, if Tavares obviously doesn't want to stay, its better to get something, than nothing for him. It will be less, but this is still something.

07 Sep 2017 06:33:29
Ya Tampa doesn't touch that without a decent value extension in place. that's an absolute ton to give up. I realize it would take a lot to get Tavares but all that for a half season?

07 Sep 2017 11:29:21

Could get you a cup tho. I mean, Tavares is a huge boost over Johnson.

Plus, the big pieces are Foote, a 1st and Johnson. Isn't that kinda similiar to everyone else posting like Galchenyuk/ Juulsen/ 1st? only reason i went with TB instead is because Tavares to TB makes them more of a legitimate cup contender than Tavares to MTL.

07 Sep 2017 12:28:09
Either extension in place and even then it's debatable whether - from a TB point of view - giving up all those assets is worth grading up from TJ to JT OR simply go after him in the off-season without giving up anything.

16 Aug 2017 02:59:36
Wild thought but

Tampa Bay acquires:
-D Sedin
-H Sedin

Vancouver acquires:
-1st round pick 2018
-Callan Foote

Lightning get solid scorers to help with a possible cup run. Canucks ship off the Sedin's to the Eastern Conference and acquire a late 1st as well as a top 4/6 D prospect for their future since their D core is looking pretty bad.

16 Aug 2017 05:47:59
Theres a small thing called salary cap.

16 Aug 2017 06:28:28
1. No thanks
2. Cap.

16 Aug 2017 13:42:20
Over pay because they're falling off and only going to get worse. They were great players, but that's behind them. Also I'm you're sending $850k (if foote even signed his ELC, not sure he did) and taking on near $15 mill I believe on a team that is already making side deals like garrison with vegas ans filpula at last deadline to shed salary.

16 Aug 2017 15:47:05
Yeah that makes sense. I didn't really think about the salary cap.

02 Aug 2017 01:57:12
Tampa: Killorn
Ottawa: Dzingel, Wideman, 2018 2nd


02 Aug 2017 03:10:44
No thanks. i'm not taking that 7 yr contract especially for those youngins and a second.

02 Aug 2017 03:31:57
Id say a bit of an overpayment.

03 Aug 2017 13:26:08
Ya as Tampa I'd take that in a blink of an eye. i'd probably do it just for Dzingle or Wideman. Killorns deal is decent cap wise but a little long with 6 years left.

03 Aug 2017 22:49:43
Weren't people saying Killorns contract was designed to be taken by Vegas?

03 Aug 2017 23:45:40
No. Killorns deal is designed to be traded in a few years. Some people wanted him exposed to Vegas to tempt them and not have to give up a trade to protect others. Yzerman has designed most contracts the same way recently. NTC becomes limited last few years and salary is reduced compared to cap.

30 Jun 2017 19:25:19
• Rasmus Andersson
• Jusso Valimaki
• Mark Jankowski

Tampa Bay:
• Nikita Kucherov



30 Jun 2017 19:27:35
Lol in your dreams.

30 Jun 2017 20:11:52
TB counters with Spencer, Foote and Peca for Gaudreau. Deal?
(And Kucherov is obv even better than Gaudreau)

30 Jun 2017 22:24:43
Lol. Flames fan for sure.
You'd get laughed at then blocked by Yzerman.

30 Jun 2017 23:44:59
I think youd have a bettet chance getting Stamkos than Kucherov. And those 3 players from Calgary, may get you a stick and skate of Kucherov. but not the player.

01 Jul 2017 02:58:07
No stamkos isn't moving anytime soon he's a monster when healthy and he was the first 4 seasons in the NHL he will probably get past that phase soon.

01 Jul 2017 10:33:40
Brutal CGY adds Guadreau.

03 Jul 2017 05:39:56
Kucherov. One good year. IOn what year is he untraceable. It's reminiscent of Vancouver fans claiming kesler was worth 3 1st round picks after one 40 goal season. one. And he just declined after that. He's no Hall of famer.

22 Jun 2017 16:17:31
Tampa Bay has roughly 23mil in cap space. Then they sign Johnson, Palat, Koekkoek, Dotchin, Gourde. Leaves about 10 mil left. Who will they bring in?

My possibilities:

Joe Thornton 2yrs 5mil aav

Contract would end exactly when Kucherov and Point need new deals.
Imagine these lines:

Palat - Thornton - Stamkos
Point - Johnson - Kucherov
Killorn - Namestnikov - Erne
Paquette - Gourde - Callahan

Cody Franson 1yr 3.75 mil

An Offensive RHD is what they need.

Hedman - Franson
Sergachev - Stralman
Coburn - Dotchin
Koekkoek - Sustr

I know Franson isn't a first pairing D but Dotchin played almost the whole second half of last season there and that shows that Hedman can make his partner look so much better. Sergachev gets a mentor in Stralman and Dotchin one in Coburn. Very balanced wit LHD and RHD.

21 Jun 2017 02:16:15
Well this is my first time on the NHL rumours site

So Montreal made a trade for them to hopefully get Carey price to re-sign in the future.

To HABS: DROUIN + conditional 6th

To LIGHTNING: SERGACHEV + conditional 2nd

My problem with this is that the HABS did not fix their centre problems, in my opinion they could've have went for Matt Duchene because he's a centre that they need and considering that the Avs need D , SERGACHEV could've been in a deal for Duchene. It would've fix HABS centre problem and getting the Avs a grade A d prospect they need. I like DROUIN but I don't think his attitude fits the team


21 Jun 2017 02:38:58
Joe Salic was asking for like sergachev, 1st and beaulieu which is crazy tbh.

21 Jun 2017 02:51:23
Me too he's an amazing player but I'm pretty sure we aren't going to see some off ice issues.

21 Jun 2017 03:53:33
A little late durr.

21 Jun 2017 03:54:54
Duchene attitude is just as much a question mark as drouins.

21 Jun 2017 04:41:07
Drouins fine. Just a kid that got some bad advice. Players loved him. Fit in very well with the team and stellar once he stopped listening to his parents and came back. I don't think youll have any issues with him at all he's been all class since returning.

21 Jun 2017 15:21:26
Welcome to Armchair GM gong show.
I personally like the Drouin trade, over a trade for Duchene. I jus don't see Duchene as being all that great. I believe he is the most overrated on this site since last season when we were all talking about another Av, Tyson Barrie. and i'm not sold that Duchene is a center?

Sometimes he's a winger, sometimes a center, gets 41 points. anyway, He would however be an upgrade over what we have atm.
As for Drouins attitude, time will tell if that was jus a one time incident. I think in Montreal he could really flourish. he wanted to be the guy, well now he's going to get his chance.

There are a lot of expectations on this kid. not sure if totally fair, jus hope he can handle it . I seen one article that kinda compared him to Guy Lafleur. I had to laugh at that. us Habs fans are sometimes right out to lunch. lol

Hope ya enjoy the site. don't take to anything personal, and just have fun. Youll learn who is legit and who the trolls are really fast.

15 Jun 2017 15:30:26
To Carolina: Matt Duchene, Chris Bigras, Sergei Boikov, 2017 2nd round pick

To Colorado: Jaccob Slavin 13th overall pick

To Tampa: Tyson Barrie, Mikhail Grigorenko, rights to Will Butcher

To Colorado: Jonathan Drouin, 14th Overall pick.

15 Jun 2017 17:26:40
0% Colorado takes either trade.
They are not adding more if they are trading Duchene already, and they aren't trading their top dman for another forward.

15 Jun 2017 17:58:17
lol the 13 pick belongs to wpg jets?

15 Jun 2017 18:03:38
Doubt Carolina trades there top dman. Maybe Faulk or Hanfin.

15 Jun 2017 10:23:24
So there's a ''really strong rumour'' that there is a swap of players between Tampa Bay and Montreal.
Something like this is what I've heard.

- Johnathan Drouin

- 3rd round pick

Tampa Bay:

- Alex Galchenyuk

- 1st

This doesn't make sense to me. But it might for you.

Also; the source is NOT credible.

15 Jun 2017 12:20:24
What I saw was Drouin for Chuck + 1st.

I know people might disagree and I admit the value is most likely there, BUT from TB perspective I'd still say no and here is why: TB needs Drouins playmaking and creating ability way more than they need Galchenyuk who's more of a shooter (as evidenced by hitting 30 goal but not 30 assist plateau) . Their contracts should be around the same I guess. And the 1st will be a mid-late first, so I'd prefer keeping Drouin from a needs-standpoint.

15 Jun 2017 17:28:05
Yeah no way Tampa does either trade.

16 Jun 2017 23:07:10
I could see the players being traded one for one without picks involved. Bergie's too stingy to give a 1st away with Gally.

13 Jun 2017 01:32:55
WIN: trouba, connor

TB: drouin, Johnson

Good trade?

13 Jun 2017 10:47:44
Pretty solid, i'd say winnipeg adds around a 3rd because connor is still unproven at the nhl level.

13 Jun 2017 11:21:03
Good trade valuewise, but i can see Wpg wanting a LHD in return if they trade Trouba AND Connor. Tampa has not much to offer on that position.

13 Jun 2017 15:16:02
That looks like a decent value trade.
Good one!

13 Jun 2017 19:23:17
No- Jets have already their limit of smaller offensive forwards with Ehlers, Perrault, and Rosolovic.

plus value wise

Trouba > Drouin RHD vs Forward

Connor > Johnson Age and potential.

14 Jun 2017 02:07:46
Yea but you can say that



Drouin is NHL proven and has an amazing potential if you see him play and Connor is unproven so that might bring his value down a bit and also I think this depends on the contract Drouin and Johnson r getting.

14 Jun 2017 21:20:26
Not bad, good post!

12 Jun 2017 03:36:15
LA Kings Offseason:

Make trade before the expansion deadline:


3rd RP, 4th RP, Justin Kea


Expansion Deal:

Vegas takes Brown and Vegas also gets Buffalo's 3rd and Kings 2nd

Protection List (not necessary) :
- Kopitar
- Carter
- Toffoli
- Pearson
- Doughty
- Muzzin
- Martinez
- McNabb
- Quick


Draft Michael Rasmussen


Current Lineup:

? - Kopitar - Toffoli
Pearson - Carter -?
Kempe - Lewis -?
Nolan - Shore - Clifford
Dowd - Andreoff

Muzzin - Doughty
Martinez - McNabb
Forbert - LaDue



2nd RP 2018


Sign Drouin 5yr/ 25m (5 AAV)

Sign TJ Oshie 5yrs/ 30m (5 AAV)
Sign Justin Williams 1yr/ 3m
Sign Shattekirk 6yr/ 36m (6 AAV)


2017-18 Roster:

Drouin - Kopitar - Toffoli
Pearson - Carter - Oshie
Kempe - Lewis -William
Nolan - Shore - Clifford
Andreoff - Dowd

Muzzin - Doughty
McNabb - Shattenkirk
Forbert - LaDue


This should be a faster, more offensively potent team that should see themselves back in the playoffs.

12 Jun 2017 05:20:49
Lol like in your dreams.

12 Jun 2017 05:23:36
Gabor has a horrible contract kings have to give a second and 3rd for buffalo to take his contract.

12 Jun 2017 05:24:59
Martinez and 2nd for drouin try again bud add a first to that and maybe that's coming from a habs fan.

12 Jun 2017 14:19:08
This is such a fantasy.

06 Jun 2017 18:06:22
Buffalo taking calls on E. Kane.

Drouin talks with Tampa are at a stand still and teams know, And are calling about him.

LA Kings are showing interest in both. They are trying to get some more scoring I keep reading.
Could make Muzzin or Martinez available.

06 Jun 2017 18:50:45
I could see the Kings making those 2 available. They need some changes in LA forsure. I think only Quick, Doughty and Kopitar are secure, anyone else could probably be available.

06 Jun 2017 22:59:29
I'd say Quick and Doughty are secure and maybe Tofolli as well. But I'm thinking Kopitar could be move for a good package from a team who need some a number one center. Maybe Kopitar for Chuck and Julsen.

06 Jun 2017 23:15:26
Wouldnt want Kopitar at his contract.

07 Jun 2017 01:59:03
Kopitar for only Galchenyuk and Juulsen holy Christ that's horrible.

07 Jun 2017 03:24:59
Kings wouldn't move kopitar if that's all they get. Just committed to him for 8 years and put the C on him. A worse centre and decent prospect doesn't sway them to abandon the core.

07 Jun 2017 04:28:18
Vancouver and LAK are talking to Buffalo about E. Kane.
Buffalo wants to move him. Owner and wide were not happy what so ever with his partying last June when the draft and everyone from around th NHL were in town.

07 Jun 2017 04:28:35
Send him to Vegas! Screw it. Would be entertaining. Lol.

05 Jun 2017 22:44:32
Jonathan Drouin + Ryan Callahan + 2017 2nd Round Pick + 2017 4th Round Pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Ivan Provorov + Andrew MacDonald (Retention of 20%, or 1 million)

Savings of $1.8 million between MacDonald and Callahan for Tampa Bay,
Because of the retention and the NMC on Callahan, Tampa Bay adds a pick, however, due to Callahan being better than MacDonald, the pick is limited to a second rounder.

- Philly does it to add that top line winger next to Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek, possibly kickstarting them bith after an abysmal year.
- Losing Prov does hurt, however, the Flyers abundance of defenseman minimizes the pain.
- Tampa Bay does it to eleviate themseleves of a lot of money owed to Ryan Callahan. Both the contracts of MacDonald and Callahan end in three years, so term is not an issue
- Trading Drouin will sting, however, with his contract up for renewal, he will want todollar, possibky northwards of 5.5 million on a short term deal, with upwards of 6. in the future. If he opts for a long term deal at the moment, it would definetly be at a cost of over 6 million, cap space which Tampa Bay simply cannot afford to spend on him, with Hedman and Stamkos locked down, and Kucherov wanting at least 7 million in two years time. And remember, Drouin is not afraid to voice his opinion. He sat out in the AHL after he was sent down, so if he wasn't able to get the exact return for dollar that he wanted, he may sit.
- Although it is a sting to trade Drouin, Tampa Bay is acquiring a top notch dman to play alongside Victor Hedman for the forseeable future, and although Drouin may be unlikely to be traded, he offers the maximum trade vakue of the RFAs that Tampa Bay has. With their need for a dman, trading Drouin for a good one only makes sense.

Expansion draft lists;

- (NMC) Claude Giroux
- (NMC) Ryan Callahan
- Jakub Voracek
- Jonathan Drouin
- Sean Couturier
- Wayne Simmonds
- Brayden Schenn
- Shayne Gostisbhere
- Radko Gudas
- Brandon Manning
Attempt to get Val Filppula to waive his NMC. If not, trade him to a team that he wants to go to. If not, buy him out.

Tampa Bay;
- (NMC) Steven Stamkos
- Nikita Kucherov
- Tyler Johnson
- Ondrej Palat
- Alex Killorn
- Vladislav Namestnikov
- Cedric Paquette
- (NMC) Victor Hedman
- Anton Stralman
- and a choice between Slater Koekoek or Andrej Sustr.

May be a hard trade for Philly to make, due to the movement of Val, but idk. Would the trade work?

06 Jun 2017 00:47:26
I actually have a better idea regarding Val and Philly and Vegas.
Philly trades the pick acquired from Tampa Bay (4th Rounder) to Vegas in exchange for them to not select Val Filppula in the expansion draft, if he is made available.

Philadelphia then tells Val this, and he subsequently waives his NTC. A 4th should be more than enough to not make Vegas take Val, cause they can take another player, and they also avoid Val's salary.

The reason I suggest this, is because Val may not be comfortable with waiving his NTC without confirmation that he won't be selected. With this kind of confirmation, he would be free to waive his NTC without worry.

06 Jun 2017 01:11:16
Prov will not be traded imo.

06 Jun 2017 03:03:26
Philly won't move prov.

06 Jun 2017 03:38:14
I doubt Philly will let Provorov leave, especially when they can get a Hischier or Patrick with #2. Value wise it makes sense but with Phillys good luck in the draft lottery I don't see this happening.

06 Jun 2017 12:55:09
Philly won't move Prov. Saving 1.8 mill isn't worth a second especially when giving up the better cap dump. I've heard tampa is currently trying to use a second to dump Callahan, not just a small portion.

05 Jun 2017 17:47:29
DAL: Drouin
TB: 1st Round (29th), Eakin 50% retained, Oleksiak.

05 Jun 2017 19:26:51
Oh god that's a no from Tampa.

05 Jun 2017 19:42:22
Very easy pass from Tampa.

05 Jun 2017 20:34:48
Drouin isn't going anywhere unless it's for a really good Dman. Oleksiak is a bottom pairing guy, Eakins is a 3rd line player, could play second line somewhere maybe but not in Tampa. 29th pick doesn't justify it at all. Yzerman has shown he has ice in his veins and won't be pushed around or forced to do something he doesn't want to (drouin trade demand, stamkos going to FA, Hedman deal)

05 Jun 2017 20:37:36
Make 29th the 3rd pick.

04 Jun 2017 22:56:27
caps: Carlson, 2018 4th


reasons why:
caps: get younger and faster, noting they had one of the oldest teams in the nil this year.
frown can shine in Washington playing with kuzy.
caps have enough defence to be able to do this

bolts: they need a RHD and Carlson will fit perfectly in Tampa Imo.
lets them resign their rfa like Johnson and palat while filling their needs.
makes them solid overall and helps young star goalie vas

value seems pretty fair, if anything bolts add or caps don't add 4th, noting from the hall- Larson trade

04 Jun 2017 23:10:55
Value is there but imo both teams say no and IMO I'd rather have Drouin.

04 Jun 2017 23:33:46
Too big of an age gap.

05 Jun 2017 11:08:16
Carlsson > Drouin.

Carlsson is right handed and can score some points. Really good on defence as well. top 2 defenceman.

Drouin is meh, had many troubles in the past so i'm still not sure teams will pay a top 2 right hand d-man for him.

05 Jun 2017 11:55:17
TB3 he is also a UFA tho.

03 Jun 2017 00:18:22
Tyson Barrie + Blake Comeau to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Jonathan Drouin + Ryan Callahan + Rights to Peter Budaj

Why for Colorado?
- Kickstarts a rebuild.
- Allows them to trade away players like Gabriel Landeskog w/ out feeling much guilt, as Drouin is the replacement.
- Barrie can be replaced by drafting a dman at 4th overall, or trading down, acquiring more picks, and then drafting a dman.
- Callahan is a weight, but by the time this team is good, his contract will be 1/ 2 years away from expiry. If necessary, buyout is plausible, however, he'd be a good leader for a young Avs squad.
- Allows them to get a goalie, as one of Calvin Pickard/ Semyon Varlamov will be exposed and drafted by Vegas.

Why for TB?
- Allows them to escape the Ryan Callahan contract.
- ALthough giving away a highly touted piece like Drouin, they are acquiring a stud top defenseman, who can log big minutes on a second pair, and put up at least 40 points whilst passing the puck to players like Stamkos/ Kucherov/ Palat.
- Peter Budaj can easily be replaced by Kristeris Gudlevskis or other backup goalies in free agency (Bernier, etc) .


03 Jun 2017 03:06:39
Not enough do Drouin, even with cap dump added.

03 Jun 2017 05:42:53
Good trade.

03 Jun 2017 06:55:25
Barrie isn't a stud top Dman. he's an offensively gifted defensively defecient 2nd pair Dman. He helps fit Tampas needs by being able to move the puck but Tampa also had trouble suppressing shots.

03 Jun 2017 08:52:54
Why Comeau? He's pretty useless for TB, rather keep him and save TB the cap. But as others said, Barrie is more a 2nd pairing offensive D, and TB needs some defensive stability as well.
Still hoping for Johnson + to get dealt for D instead of Drouin.

02 Jun 2017 17:08:43
TBL: Hamonic
NYI: Johnson

Tampa gets their RHD and with Point ready to take over the 2C, they can afford to deal TJ. The Islanders get a good top 6 forward and solve their expansion draft problem. They protect Boychuk, Leddy and De Haan.

Ladd - Tavares Nelson
Lee - Johnson - Strome

Hedman - Stralman
Koekkoek - Hamonic

02 Jun 2017 17:42:20
I like it, but only as long as one of the other centres on the Isles can swap to wing successfully.

02 Jun 2017 18:49:15
This fits positional needs for sure, would this happen after expansion draft tho?

02 Jun 2017 19:57:27
If its after the expansion draft, then New York probaly goes 4F 4D and one of Lee/ Nelson/ Strome will be exposed. They can save that player with a pick tho.

02 Jun 2017 22:07:50
Tampa needs an offensive defenseman. Harmonic is the opisiste.

03 Jun 2017 06:57:03
Tampa needs a top 4 Dman. Offensive or not. I think a legit top 4 RHD, whether known for offense or not, will make a big difference on both sides of the puck.

03 Jun 2017 08:54:52
This is a sole trade which I could see happening as a base.
But in order to help both teams with protection stuff it would have to happen before the expansion draft, right?

03 Jun 2017 15:13:00
Pretty good. Only thing is if I'm the islanders, I think I want a small add from bolts because Johnson is an RFA and hamonic is locked in at under 4 million. That contract has to count for something. Either Tampa adds or Johnson agrees to a deal that works for islanders prior I would say.

29 May 2017 23:13:38
TB: Faulk, Lack

Car: Drouin, Garrison, Condra

30 May 2017 00:06:39
I'd say Tb adds for Faulk.

30 May 2017 01:04:28
TB adds.

Faulk > Drouin (fair)

Lack > Garrison, Condra

So 1 alright player and a cap dump for a good backup goalie.

30 May 2017 15:15:47
Drouin for Faulk is not a bad base. got to love Faulks contract. He's exactly what Tampa needs.

29 May 2017 22:44:19
Calgary Flames trade
D. Hamilton
Tampa Bay Lightning trade
J. Drouin

Calgary Flames trade
M. Klimchuk
St Louis Blues trade
N. Yakupov

Calgary Flames trade
M. Backlund
R. Andersson
Minnesota Wild trade
M. Dumba
E. Haula

Calgary Flames trade
16th Overall
Detroit Red Wings trade
M. Green

Stajan + Pick to Vegas
Sign Oduya



29 May 2017 23:03:28
Can't see Tampa adding if they are already trading Drouin.
Honestly worth a gamble for yak. Might as well.
No from minny.
No from flames.

29 May 2017 23:06:57
This is extremely realistic and definetly a posibility to happen this off-season.

30 May 2017 01:52:28
I don't see Tampa adding to Drouin for Hamilton. But could target Hamilton this off-season.

30 May 2017 14:20:12
I am actually impressed. All of those look like very reasonable and possible trades!

30 May 2017 15:17:07
Would Mike Green Really receive a 1st Rd pick?

31 May 2017 14:29:39
I don't see Calgary adding a 3rd to Klimchuk to get Yak. Yak was traded for a 3rd and a nobody, maybe Klim and a 4th/ 5th.

05 Jun 2017 02:54:10
I'd rather keep Hamilton, lots of good forwards coming up and he was easily our best dman last year.

12 Jun 2017 10:50:59
Why would Calgary want to bookend Sean Monahan with two playmakers? Who's going into the corners to fight for the puck? Why dismantle the good defence tandem of Giordano and Hamilton? There's no upgrade in the Klimchuk/ Yakapov trade; both are likely farm club mainstays. And giving up the 16th overall for Mike Green is absurd; unless you're a Red Wing fan. Why would Calgary even consider these moves?

25 May 2017 20:44:14
Post Expansion

Colorado: Tyson Barrie

Tampa:Point and 14th overall

Barrie is exactly what Tampa needs a top 4 puck moving dman what would it take? Helps Colorados rebuild.

25 May 2017 21:09:16
Since when is Colorado Rebuilding? I hate how the media made it seem like they are.

Their roster is young and good. Need a couple of defencemen and depth forwards and you're good.

They are not trading away their core young pieces.
Smack yourself in the head.

25 May 2017 21:22:53
Point def not going to be traded. Penciled in as teams #2C for the next decade I'd say.

25 May 2017 21:26:00
Colorado would ask for drouin to recreate Mackinon-Drouin duo.

25 May 2017 21:51:55
It will take a lot more then that to turn Colorado into a stanly cup matirial team @tb3 imo they need atleast a retool not even IMO that's common knowledge.

25 May 2017 22:28:55
Draisaitl94. Every Tampa trade offer you just say that player isn't being traded. They are a good team that isn't good enough. Someone is going to have to leave that team that you like. You didn't offer a counter, just say not going to happen as if you know there isn't a better player than point coming in the next 10 years that plays centre. It's a really good proposal considering most of the trash we filter through on the site. Good job nylander.

25 May 2017 22:33:51
Gab11 that's what I was thinking. That's one heluva fast skilled duo wow.
And TB3 chill out man.

25 May 2017 22:34:42
Colorado will trade one of Duchene or Landy, yes they are young but after this last season, clearly isn't working out.

26 May 2017 00:37:30
NYlander, nice post. Do think that's a decent trade for both sides. Maybe a small add like a 3rd from COL, but good basis. 👍👍.

26 May 2017 09:03:12
Lol, I'm saying that mostly to Drouin since 95% of TB offers on here seem to include Drouin. TB has certain players that do not really make sense to trade, like for example Drouin and Point among other even more obvious players like Stamkos, Hedman, Stralman, Kucherov and Vasy.
Where's the point in filling a hole while creating another?
Sure, someone probably needs to go, a) for cap reasons and b) in order to get a top 4 D.
But seriously, TB would be dumb to trade Point who has a cap hit of below 700,000 for 2 more years which is obviously HUGE for Tampa. He was great last year in his rookie season, not only putting up an unexpected 40 points in 70 games or so, but also playing a great two-way game, which Cooper loves.
I'm obviously not Yzerman but I'm following this team quite a while and quite a lot, so I can promise that trading Point would be pretty much 110% not Yzerman-ish.
It makes zero sense for the reasons mentioned above. Not even saying trade has bad value (value is somewhat okay, but not great), but it just makes no sense for TB.

26 May 2017 10:40:43
Wasn't Druoin offered for Shattenkirk but Shat didn't agree to an extension in Tampa? Can't remember now.
There was two deals Shat blocked wasn't there. Edm for Hall and?

26 May 2017 13:06:20
Not officially confirmed obviously, but most insiders were reporting this, yeah.
Gotta note that Shattenkirk is better than Barrie while Drouin is better than Point, obviously.

Dunno about the Oilers deal, tho.

26 May 2017 13:25:14
Yzerman is willing to deal Drouin probably in part due to his ask on new contract. Trading point just makes the cap crunch that much worse. Trading him puts them in a tougher situation than trading Johnson Palat Drouin etc because of cap.

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