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08 Mar 2021 18:14:33
CBJ - Korpisalo

EDM - 2021 1st, Jones, Marody

I’m not exactly sure if that would get it done or if it’s even too much.

The Jackets D depth isn’t the greatest and Jones is looking to get in the NHL full time. He’s a good puck mover and has top 4 potential but more likely to be a 5th D. Marody had a really good rookie season in the AHL then his next season I believe he was having injury problems. He’s at over a point per game to start this season though.


1.) 08 Mar 2021 18:42:03
The Oil have 24M coming off the books next year, and after resigning some, they should have 12M to spend. That's their best chance to improve their team.

2.) 09 Mar 2021 01:33:45
Free agency? That rarely works and I’m not sure which goalies are going to be UFA’s. This trade would give the Oil 2 years of a starter at 2.8M.



18 Feb 2021 18:14:30
CGY - Bennett, conditional 2021 3rd

PIT - Kapanen

The condition is based upon Kapanen’s points. Maybe 45+ is a 3rd and below is a 4th.

Burke likes toughness, he and Hextall might want to bring some in while getting a draft pick they don’t have in this coming draft. Calgary gets a middle 6 RW.


1.) 18 Feb 2021 19:53:44
Sounds like a fair deal. Kapanen would look good in the top 6 of Calgary.

2.) 19 Feb 2021 03:42:03
Not bad

I think one for one is good as well.

3.) 19 Feb 2021 05:13:20
I like it a lot

4.) 19 Feb 2021 05:13:50
Good post Ebsolutely, I’d take out the pick and do 1 for 1

5.) 19 Feb 2021 12:31:23
Take out the pick and you might have a winner.

6.) 19 Feb 2021 13:33:57
Lol Kappanen for a 4th line player. You flames fans are out to lunch I can’t wait to see what he actually gets it will be similar situation to what the jets fans were in.

7.) 19 Feb 2021 16:17:46
I think the pick might have to be included for them to consider moving a guy that’s played 11 games for them.

8.) 19 Feb 2021 19:25:12
@Nylander I wish, but no the Flames won't getting a Dubois for Benny. Not even close.

Really I doubt the penguins would consider it anyhow, they just traded for him and he hasn't been there long. Highly unlikely Burke and Hextall will trade him away now.

9.) 20 Feb 2021 20:06:44
Can’t put conditions in trades anymore

New rule so it’s take it or leave it

No more rewards if player turns out good or decides to sign or team goes so far in playoffs or whatever most conditions are tor
League thought there never is an owe if the player ends up a bust in the trade so why reward

So it’s this for that and sometimes the other

But never and this if ....anymore

Maybe kappy for Bennett and 2 3rds (edm/calg)



11 Dec 2020 01:43:35
TBL - Killorn

DET - Glendening, 2022 3rd.


1.) 11 Dec 2020 17:12:15
Detroit says No. While the value may not be that far off, we would only be looking to take Killorn as a cap dump move.

If it’s not a cap dump + picks move, Killorn would be best moved elsewhere where they need his services.

That’s why Detroit was interested in Gourde/ Johnson, to take the cap dumps plus picks/ prospects to do so.

2.) 11 Dec 2020 18:19:05
You don’t think Killorn would be a good vet for a younger team? On pace for 30 goals and 60 points for 4.5M and only cost a 3rd. He’ll be a good deadline asset to trade in a year or two.

3.) 11 Dec 2020 20:27:27
Killorn could get a first round pick at deadline if he repeats exact same production or more. If he’s on pace for 30 goals by deadline he becomes attractive for a playoff team. Who wouldn’t want to add a 30 goals scorer ahead of the playoffs?

4.) 11 Dec 2020 22:05:48
@ebs 30 Goals/ 60 point pace on cup contender loaded with talent. No guarantees he’s able to replicate that on the Wings with only a few quality players currently.

While he is a good player and valuable vet, we just signed a couple Vets/ Trade Deadline assets (Ryan, Namestnikov, Stecher) plus have guys like Gagner, Filippula and Nielsen to fill those kinds of roles.

If we were pushing to start contending, I would be more open. Right now we’re rebuilding and looking to stock up on picks/ prospects. Trading a 3rd just doesn’t help the current process.

5.) 12 Dec 2020 03:09:15
I don’t think any of those players have the skill or value Killorn has. Detroit is one of the few teams that can take him and he’d be a player that came from a winning culture for longer than a year. I think he should be able to get 50 points in Detroit’s top 6.

6.) 12 Dec 2020 13:18:46
Ya the drop off in talent on the team is probably offset at least a bit by an increased role. He will get much more than you’re giving up at the deadline especially with the expansion draft coming which could help teams open cap space before next season. Trade a third for him now and get a first later doesn’t seem like a bad play tbh. Trading picks doesn’t make sense for Detroit but upgrading them sure does.

7.) 12 Dec 2020 19:12:21
I see the point about trading low and selling high but that could just as easily go reverse.

We could trade a 3rd and then he falters in Detroit and nets only a mid pick.

Rather than take that risk, I would take a Gourde/ Johnson plus picks/ prospects because I know what I’m getting. It’s a little more certainty here.

8.) 12 Dec 2020 19:16:29
I agree that Killorn would offer a greater leadership than the current players we have but the question is if that is worth it.

Value wise it makes sense, not denying that part. Just not 100% certain if this is the direction we want to go compared to the take picks/ prospects for cap dumps approach.

9.) 12 Dec 2020 21:58:52
Your right it might not be the approach they take but also couldl be a good move to make. Do you think they sign anymore FA’s? AA maybe?

10.) 13 Dec 2020 00:30:32
Good post for discussion Ebs to see if they end up going that direction.

Definitely don’t see us bringing back AA, while I liked him here, he is very offended first and a liability in his own end. So not likely bringing him back.

If we go back into the UFA pool, I could see Duclair, Hoffman or Granlund as options. Although the odds we go back is much lower than the picks for cap dumps.



25 Nov 2020 20:41:57
WPG - Laine, Roslovic

CAR - Skjei, Suzuki, 2021 1st.


1.) 25 Nov 2020 21:45:00
The Jets wouldn't do this trade.

2.) 25 Nov 2020 21:48:26
Easy no from Winnipeg. An overpaid very low end second pairing LD isn't a starting point for Laine.

And the Jets are even kicking in Roslovic. Lol.

Very poor understanding of player values demonstrated by the OP.

3.) 25 Nov 2020 23:07:16
No from Jets. I think Jets would want a player who could make more of an impact than Skjei. Also, it may take Suzuki a few AHL seasons to develop and I think Canes will be a pretty good team, so that pick could be mid to late 20s.

4.) 26 Nov 2020 02:03:49
Seriously though, I know Ebs probably believes this is good value as the Oilers are known for trading star players for marginal defenseman, but this does nothing for Winnipeg.

Skjei is an overpaid LD, so not a long term need for Winnipeg and his contact is too long for a short term fix.

Suzuki would be behind Perfetti by a good distance so he adds very little value.

Overall not one thing that Winnipeg needs, so Chevy wouldn't give it a second thought.

5.) 26 Nov 2020 02:52:22
Maybe add a 2022 2nd or 3rd from Carolina?

6.) 26 Nov 2020 05:56:20
I like the idea @ebsolutely but I’d remove Roslovic and replace Suzuki with someone else. I’m not sure who but.. I like your idea tho, solid post

7.) 26 Nov 2020 06:02:46
Why is LD not a need? Skjei has had a 39 point season and I’m wondering if he still has that offensive potential. Paired with a guy like Pionk maybe he’ll get back there. He’s steady, physical and would be a good player to anchor the second pair.

Suzuki from what I’ve read has similar potential to his brother. He might break into the NHL at the same time as his teammate Perfetti.

Maybe exchange the 2021 1st with there recent 1st rounder, Jarvis and add that 2022 2nd?

8.) 26 Nov 2020 14:01:59
You’re right Ebsolutely. To say Skjei isn’t needed is just stupid.

9.) 26 Nov 2020 16:12:51
Skjei isn't a need because he's overpaid to be a bottom pairing guy. As long term he's not going to beat out Samberg and Heinola. A bottom pairing defenseman isn't a starting point for a high-end first line winger.

To say Skjei is a need is just stupid and shows a lack of understanding of Winnipeg's needs.



06 Oct 2020 02:16:56
Anyone know how the talent is split in the draft? From the mock drafts I’m seeing it looks to be 1, 2-3, 4-8, 9-16. Am I way off in saying up to around pick 16 is top 10 talent? Maybe even pick 18 if any slide.

Unlikely trade but you can only hope.

EDM - 1st (14th)
MON - 1st (16th), 2nd.


1.) 06 Oct 2020 12:23:41
Didn’t mean to press send but that 2nd is pick 56. The only way it happens is if Montreal likes someone at 14 and doesn’t think they’ll be there at 16 obviously. Similar to last year when Arizona traded the 14th and 45th for the 11th.

2.) 06 Oct 2020 19:06:47
1, 2-3, 4-8/ 9 Sanderson has worked his way into that Catagory imo so 9, 10-13, 14-30ish imo

Whoever goes to Minnesota will be a surprise imo. I think Drysdale could fall there.

3.) 06 Oct 2020 19:24:58
Ohh really I’ve seen Holtz, Sanderson, Lundell, Quinn, Jervais, Askarov and Lappierre going in and out of the top 10. I was thinking there was a fall off after pick 16 ish.




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20 Feb 2021 17:53:55
I’m happy the Oilers held onto Puljujarvi. He’s played his way on to McDavids wing and he’s not letting go. He’s been getting better ever game. Oil fans thoughts on his play?

I think the best value trade for him on here was either a 2nd or Lias Andersson. I’m glad that didn’t happen.


1.) 20 Feb 2021 22:23:22
Ya Ebs. I almost made a post here the other day to ask what people think of how he's doing lol
I've been impressed., and he is only going to get better. good job by Holland for not getting rid of him, but number 1, good job by Pul. changing his attitude and work ethic and becoming a player in the NHL.

2.) 21 Feb 2021 15:52:47
Yeah sosa I have a feeling it was mostly just bad advise from his agent. And you can make the argument it was good advice and worked out for the better. I think his attitude is what is going to make him a good NHLer.

3.) 01 Mar 2021 13:04:47
I like him. I’m glad to see him succeeding, not only for the Oilers but for himself as well.

I can’t celebrate yet tho because he is going to be in need of a raise and after the past two years I fear what this might lead to. If it was indeed his agent being a moron and not actually providing his client with the best advice, and if Pul is still with that same agent, then what is this going to look like? “7x9mil or we walk”?
I pray Pul has his senses together now and will be negotiable to a decent pay check.



09 Feb 2021 01:48:41
Thoughts on hip checks?

Sportsnet has a pole and it has me wondering. In most scenarios it’s a chicken rubbish, dangerous play. I don’t get the praise of them.

Also curious for your thoughts on reverse hits? I think they should be a two minute interference penalty.


1.) 09 Feb 2021 14:17:20
They are a lot better than a shoulder to a head. I have no problem with them, its a good hockey hit.

2.) 09 Feb 2021 22:01:42
An open ice hit can have incidental head contact and sometimes they are a dangerous play. But the submarine/ turtle hits are almost always dangerous. I guess hip check was the wrong term, the ones they were showing were more of the submarine style.

3.) 09 Feb 2021 23:45:31
Hip checks are good and so are reverse hits.



18 Dec 2020 05:50:03
2015 NHL draft

1. McDavid
2. Eichel
3. Marner
4. Rantanen
5. Barzal
6. Aho
7. Provorov
8. Chabot
9. Werenski
10. Connor
11. Konecny
12. Boeser
13. Cirelli
14. Meier
15. Andersson
16. Strome
17. Carlo
18. Hanifin
19. DeBrusk
20. Beauvillier
21. Bear
22. Dunn
23. Hintz
24. Garland
25. White
26. Zacha
27. Nutivaara
28. Eriksson Ek
29. Cernak
30. Gurianov, Marino, Roslovic, Mangiapane, Dermott, Roy, Greenway, Crouse, Gaudette, Fischer, Malgin, Simon, Wagner

1. G - Blackwood, Samsonov, Hill

Could be a couple way off, thoughts?


1.) 18 Dec 2020 15:00:11
Cirelli Top 10 in my books.

2.) 18 Dec 2020 16:06:21
I think you can make an argument for 11 but who does he take out of the top 10? Connor scores 30-40 a year.

3.) 18 Dec 2020 17:10:11
My god that top 10 is stacked. Probably going to be the deepest draft class since 2003, imo. To have all of Werenski, Prov and Chabot not cracking the top5 is insane and just shows how stacked it is.

For me, I'd take Cirelli over Boeser, and I'd say Hintz>Garland, Dunn>Bear and Cernak>Nutty and Zacha, but overall a pretty spot on list, good job. I also think John Marino is probably going to end up top20 by the end of 2021, but that's to be seen.

4.) 19 Dec 2020 02:37:29
I agree TopShelf it’s still early and a lot of guys have more to give including Cirelli. If he can have another big year I think he can move up the list a little but I don’t think he’s proven it yet.
The farther I got down the list the more I was unsure but looking at there stats Hintz and Dunn were less impressive to me. Garland has had better numbers and Bear plays more defensive minutes and had similar offense last year. Maybe your right and Dunn ahead this year but next year it’ll be Bear IMO.

5.) 21 Dec 2020 08:02:32
Ya, maybe 11 is fair for now, could see him be top 10 in a re-draft in a couple years from now, tho.



15 Nov 2020 15:39:51
@Chirp, I read some info about the expansion draft.

Every team needs to have at least one player exposed from each position that meets a few requirements. They have to be under contract and have played at least 70 games in the prior two seasons or 40 games in this coming up season. Russell might be the only exposed D that meets both requirements.

So even though Klefbom doesn’t meet the requirements he can still be picked because he’s played 3 or more pro seasons.


1.) 15 Nov 2020 17:41:42
Yeah I read something about that a while back too but I think the thing I read said Klefbom was still potentially ineligible if he didn’t play this season. To be honest, I kinda skimmed it. Haha. I dunno, whatev. I’m sure the Oilers will figure it out.

2.) 15 Nov 2020 19:29:47
Haha jeez the salary cap and apparently expansion draft rules are impossible to figure out. Hopefully Holland doesn’t blow it.



24 Oct 2020 19:14:15
Seattle Expansion Draft:





Broberg (A)
Bouchard (A)
Lavoie (B+)
Samorukov (B)
McLeod (B)
Rodrigue (B-)

It depends how the season goes for Puljujarvi, wether they do the 7 and 3 or 8 skaters. It’ll be either him or Jones selected IMO.

RNH - McDavid - Kassian
Benson - Draisaitl - Yamamoto
Neal - Turris - Puljujarvi
Nygard - Haas - Archibald
Ennis - Khaira - Chaisson

Nurse - Larsson
Russell - Bear
Jones - Barrie


1.) 25 Oct 2020 00:59:13
Looks good

2.) 25 Oct 2020 15:01:50
Jones or Puljujarvi would be a pretty decent loss. Is Calgary going to lose a good player?

3.) 27 Oct 2020 01:13:10
My understanding is that they re-signed Russell in order for him to be offered up as their expansion draft player? Don’t quote me on numbers but isn’t it there a condition that if Klefbom doesn’t play more than 40 games this upcoming season due to his LTIR situation he is exempt from the expansion draft and then the primary candidates for Seattle from Edmonton would be Russell, Neal, or Khaira? I remember reading something to that affect when they extended Russell but can’t remember the specifics.

4.) 27 Oct 2020 14:02:59
Wow you might be right. Cap friendly shows Klefbom needs to play another 4 games to be eligible I think. I think the rule might be they have to play a certain amount of games in the two years prior to the draft. That would be huge to not have to protect Klefbom because they could protect Jones and still go the 7 and 3 route.

5.) 27 Oct 2020 17:50:57
I'd honestly pay way more for Seattle to take Kassian.

6.) 28 Oct 2020 01:35:23
I agree Tyson, I don’t like the contract either. But they just signed it so you’d think they’d protect him. Maybe Marody instead?




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31 Mar 2021 05:26:47
The Islanders package has zero value possibly negative value so that’s an easy no from LA.




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31 Mar 2021 05:20:22
Maybe a conditional 1st +, similar to the Kane trade a couple years ago.




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31 Mar 2021 05:17:45
No from Toronto but Pearson being a UFA might be a reason they consider it. Also Miller is on a really nice contract where as Kerfoot might be slightly overpaid.




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31 Mar 2021 05:10:52
Why the Soderstrom Sandin swap? That package isn’t close to getting Garland and Hill.




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30 Mar 2021 04:21:37
Sampson made some good points IMO. 5M is irrelevant when you have him being traded at 50%. I think he’d have value at 2.5M but it’s hard to say because he hasn’t been moved yet. And Nylander, didn’t Voynov beat his wife and get deported? Just a little different.





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