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01 Jul 2022 18:11:12
Spectar put out an article about Puljujarvi and said some NHL scouts would maybe give up a 2nd for him. He also said Puljujarvi wants out, I then seen a quote from a Finnish article and Puljujarvi himself said he wants to stay. Edmonton media pushing a young, cheap player with potential out of town once again. I’m gonna make a bold prediction and say he comes back next year and gets 25G 50P.

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1.) 01 Jul 2022 18:26:23
I Agree, he'll get 20-25+ Goals wherever he plays next season, especially if he stays in EDM or goes to CAR, CLB, NJD or NYR

Marner, Kerfoot, Puljujarvi, Holl and Barrie are seriously under valued around here while Chychrun, Josh Anderson, DeBrincat, Connor Brown and Nick Robertson are over valued.


2.) 01 Jul 2022 19:32:45
Not fair to see a guys character get wrongfully tarnished by media with no accountability. Some real arrogant writers out there. I think his floor has already been proven to be a 15G+ 35P+, good defensively middle 6 winger worth 2.5 - 3.5M.


3.) 01 Jul 2022 19:38:07
Spector is a hack for sure but that doesn't make Puljujarvi worth more. He could say some scouts would maybe give up a first round pick for Smith too but that wouldn't make it true.


4.) 01 Jul 2022 22:00:04
Hopefully it’s not true. Don’t think it’s a smart move to trade him for a 2nd/ 3rd.


5.) 03 Jul 2022 01:11:31
I don’t want Puljujarvi on the Flames, @MoxNix is right about his pouting and entitlement. Reminds me of Valimaki and Nylander, but I definitely agree he’s worth and the Oilers should hold out for more than a 2nd/ 3rd.


6.) 03 Jul 2022 01:46:30
Listen to the guy do interviews, doesn’t seem entitled at all. He wasn’t developed the way he should have been and wanted a fresh start but that’s behind him and the organization after the past two seasons. I’d say the relationship probably isn’t great with how things have gone but definitely doesn’t mean he’s entitled.


7.) 03 Jul 2022 02:18:02
I dunno why you keep saying Valimaki is pouty or entitled. A few hack writers spinning something in the worst possible light doesn't make it true. They're just looking to stir things up (controversy = more clicks/ read = more money for them) and based that entirely on one word (the word silly) from a quote cherry picked out of an interview translated from the original Finnish.

Just because a player says its silly he's back in the AHL doesn't mean he feels entitled or is criticizing management.

I figure all he meant was the situation he thinks the situation he's in now is silly and that's perfectly understandable. I'd find it silly too if I'd made an NHL team then got injured missed a year and wound up back in the AHL as a result.


8.) 03 Jul 2022 20:37:25
Valimkai expects more NHL playing time and absolutely is frustrated that he’s down in the AHL. Doesn’t matter that he’s making the same money both places. These guys come to North America to become Stars and if not given the opportunity they usually pack up and head home.

While I believe Valimaki still has good potential, he’s been surpassed by Kylington & Mackey and hasn’t taken advantage of the opportunities he has been given, so whether I’m right or wrong about his attitude, he might get one more chance to change ppl’s opinions but we likely don’t need him anymore either way.


 

 

30 Jun 2022 04:00:00
EDM - Puljujarvi, 29th

BUF - Olofsson, 41st, 74th.

Ebsolutely

1.) 30 Jun 2022 14:55:36
No from Buffalo imo


2.) 30 Jun 2022 17:00:38
BUF would probably do it, maybe with just 1 of the picks though. BUF could use another Right Shot RW, but it comes down to $$$ for EDM. Olofsson will want a raise and EDM has other priorities + they have a bunch of LW's already.


3.) 30 Jun 2022 17:08:30
Massively overrating pool party's value.


4.) 30 Jun 2022 18:24:42
Puljujarvi on pace for 45 points this season, Olofsson 55. I don’t think that gap is huge and Puljujarvi is 3 years younger. But I agree maybe drop the 3rd. If Oil think they can fit him I’m sure they can move a LW to the right side.


5.) 30 Jun 2022 21:23:53
Only Guys Puljujarvi's size that are more offensively talented under 25 = Drake Batherson and Brock Boeser.

If he isn't already he will be: Puljujarvi > Josh Anderson.


6.) 01 Jul 2022 00:31:33
If puljuarjvi had half Josh Anderson's speed and 1/ 4 his grit and toughness he'd be worth a late first but still wouldn't be worth the 4th OA pick the oilers wasted on him. Pulju is 0.37 ppg over his career, Anderson is 0.50 ppg and provides so much more than just some points.

I mean come on playing with McDavid and Draisaitle and the guy can't even get more than 15 goals or 36 points? That's not very good, even Kassian matched that when playing with those two.


7.) 01 Jul 2022 03:18:54
Puljujarvi’s points per game isn’t really fair considering he was rushed into the NHL at 18. And he was lucky to get lots of ice with the two best players in the league but I’m guessing it’s a lot lower than what you think. He started out his second stint with the team in the bottom 6 and worked his way up then when woodcroft took over he went back down again. On pace for 18 goals this season not just “36 points”. It’s realistic to think he’ll be a consistent 20 goal guy if things continue with this progression.


8.) 01 Jul 2022 05:05:54
@Trevor you're always saying Valimaki is entitled and all that, yet he's never asked for a trade, refused to report to the minors or ran back home to Finland for a year to cry about it when he didn't get his way.


 

 

24 Jun 2022 03:03:57
NJD - Zacha

NAS - Myers, 2022 3rd.

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1.) 24 Jun 2022 04:31:14
I've been super impressed with your posts lately @Ebs, but this one is a super low ball offer. CGY would offer more; @MoxNix & I have pitched much better trade options for Zacha from CGY than this.

Overpaid/ Undrafted 7th D-Man + a mid-3rd for a former #6 Overall Centre!? C'mon Man!


2.) 24 Jun 2022 06:48:56
He has regressed so maybe the 3rd was too light and it should’ve been a 2nd? I just think Zacha is a player they don’t need with how deep there forward group is with middle 6 players. There d core is almost non existent.
I think Zacha hold a little more value than a 35 point player because it seems he has potential for more but he’s 25 and hasn’t had more than 36 points.
Do you think it’s a decent base at least?


3.) 24 Jun 2022 10:55:40
I like it


4.) 24 Jun 2022 12:29:36
I view Zacha as another Sam Bennett, he's not being used properly. With a change of scenery he could pop just like Bennett did. NJ keeps bouncing Zacha all over the lineup, LW, C, RW, first line, second line. Two years ago he led the Devils in points playing mostly on the first line.

Zacha is a big guy, a natural center with size speed and skill.


5.) 24 Jun 2022 14:42:31
@TrevorA
Not sure if any of your trades pitched, should be considered better than this.
Maybe it's just me, but I find most trade proposals in here, heavily favour the team of the poster, Moreno, if you are a Leafs fan.


6.) 24 Jun 2022 17:54:50
I Agree @MoxNix-Flames should acquire/ sign him while his value/ negotiation leverage is low

@Ebs-Yes, NJD has good forward depth, so can afford to move Zacha for other needs (Defense &/ or Goaltending), but they could use more size on their 3rd line, so could just keep him. They certainly don't need more Picks and Myers is good sized, but has little value. He cleared Waivers in March. A 7th, Future Considerations or Trade Throw-in is likely his current value. NJD could use a Big Defensive RD, so might be interested for that.

You could argue Zacha is worth a 2nd, but enough Teams are interested that it will cost more. Zacha + Mid-to-Late Pick/ Prospect for Tanner Jeannot or Dante Fabbro seems more appropriate OR Luke Prokop + 2nd RD Pick maybe?

@Renidrag-I've offered Valimaki or Dube + a 2nd for Zacha and most recently Kylington + Dube for Zacha + Graves. These are much better Trades for the NJD than a 3rd + Equivalent/ 7th RD Pick

I don't disagree that trades favor the posters team. Makes complete sense, they're looking to improve their team first & foremost + know their prospects & teams needs the best. But yes, proposals should keep in mind that both teams are looking to improve in a trade, so taking the other teams needs and offering sufficient value to get the trade accepted, should be considerations.


 

 

24 Jun 2022 02:05:30
Dubois
Necas/ kotkaniemi, Bear, 2023 1st, 2022 2nd

Necas is the better of the two but Kotkaniemi is under contract for 8 more years, which is something that might interest Winnipeg.

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1.) 24 Jun 2022 04:33:13
This one is much more believable and again, given the new info on Dubois's Fee Agency plans, WPG should at least consider this one.


2.) 24 Jun 2022 13:28:00
Unlikely that interests Winnipeg even slightly. A low end bottom pairing defenseman that Carolina doesn't want to qualify, and one of two bottom 6 busts. One highly overpaid and the other looking to be highly overpaid. Along with a late first a year from now and a second.

The Jets get a better return for Dubois as a pure rental price of a first and a good prospect in two years and aren't stuck with bad contracts. Plus they get Dubois for two years.


3.) 24 Jun 2022 15:44:59
How about the following:

Jets:
Dubois
2 first round picks in 2022
Heinola

Montreal:
Suzuki
First overall pick 2022

Montreal gets a Quebec born top line centre and some D-help and Jets get 2 legit top 6 centres in return.


4.) 24 Jun 2022 19:59:48
Over the past two seasons Necas and Dubois have similiar numbers but Necas is a bust? And Kotkaniemi is overpaid but he’s only 21 and can easily out produce his contract. I gave the option of him because it seems the Jets need players that’ll stay.


5.) 24 Jun 2022 21:09:28
Also Marcus you have to quit acting like you know a players contract wants. Necas more than likely will be signing a bridge deal worth less then his value.


6.) 25 Jun 2022 00:00:33
And you think a 1st and a good prospect is better than this package that has a 1st, a 2nd and a good young NHL player? I threw Bear in because he’s a young RHD, could be a good option for Winnipeg if there trading away a lot of there vets for a retool.


7.) 25 Jun 2022 16:06:58
Winnipeg is in big trouble. Seems like both Scheifele and Dubois will be signing elsewhere as UFAs in 2 years time.


 

 

24 Jun 2022 01:52:31
COL - Girard

NYI - Beauvillier, Mayfield

If Lou isn’t too scared to trade with Sakic again.

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1.) 24 Jun 2022 04:39:13
It's close, but I bet NYI balks at giving up Mayfield (still need him) and pushes Colorado to take a Pick or different Prospect instead.


2.) 24 Jun 2022 21:11:53
I figure Beauvillier is overpaid and Mayfield is underpaid so it kinda cancels out. Girard is the most valuable player in the trade so I think New York has to at least consider it. Maybe add a mid pick from Colorado?


 

 

 

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28 Mar 2022 18:30:25
If Husso is the starter for St. Louis in playoffs, will it cost them a lot to unload Binnington or does he have value? He’ll have 4 years left after this season at 6M. Will they just have to let Husso walk to free agency? I think I pretty close comparable is Driedger and he got 3 years at 3.5M.

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1.) 30 Mar 2022 16:06:01
I’m sure Buffalo would take Binnington. Well pretty sure. He has a solid pedigree and hasn’t been as bad as Murray before he was traded.


 

 

23 Mar 2022 01:38:29
I’d give Kane a blank cheque with a 4 year term on it. Never knew how good he was until seeing him every night. Maybe one of the most underrated players in the league. I don’t know if the Oil can clear enough cap space but I have a feeling he’d show loyalty and take a slight discount to stay in Edmonton.

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1.) 23 Mar 2022 15:07:55
I love Kane and wanted him on the leafs but I doubt he’d take a discount. Doesn’t seem like that type of guy.


2.) 23 Mar 2022 17:27:40
Considering his money situation maybe not. He’s been run out of what 3 cities, if he fits in well in the room and continues to rack up points then I think he will. I don’t know how many teams were willing to give him a shot this season and I don’t think he’ll forget that either.


3.) 24 Mar 2022 00:36:53
Money talks. He’s in no position to take a discount I know I wouldn’t. Business is business Edmonton gave him a opportunity and he showed them that it was the right choice and that’s that.


4.) 24 Mar 2022 14:46:31
Players take discounts all the time. I don’t think they’ll clear enough cap room for him anyways so we probably will never find out.


5.) 30 Mar 2022 16:07:41
He declared bankruptcy a few years ago. He’s not any player. He needs all the money he can get.


 

 

02 Aug 2021 00:15:00
Who’d you rather have Hyman 5.5M x7 or Coleman 4.9M x 6?

Ebsolutely

1.) 02 Aug 2021 03:50:56
I think Coleman is the better player so I’m going to go with him.


2.) 02 Aug 2021 07:57:05
Coleman is better and cheaper.


3.) 02 Aug 2021 16:53:24
Hymans propped up a lot bc he played in Toronto, he's a really good player, but I love the Coleman deal at less AAV and less term so i'd have to say his deal. Both players are very good tho, i'd just give a slight edge to Coleman.


4.) 02 Aug 2021 20:14:45
I’d rather take Coleman because of his deal but I’m not sure who the better player is. Hoping Hyman can at least live up to that contract for a few years.


5.) 03 Aug 2021 22:27:33
Only reason I prefer Coleman to Hyman is his versatility. Hyman plays a gritty go fetch the puck style and is capable on playing that way on both ends while putting up those points by having good hands.

Coleman is realistically more flexible to play any position and up and down the line up as a two way player who can chip in offensively without sacrificing the defence.

Both are very close choices and would ultimately be based on team needs.


 

 

05 Jun 2021 16:23:56
What should the Oilers do in net?

Option A - keep Koskinen (1YR @ 4.5M) and trade for an upgrade at the trade deadline.

Option B - buyout Koskinen and sign a UFA. (Grubauer, Raanta, Andersen)

Option C - buyout Koskinen and trade for a goalie. (Korpisalo/ Merzlikins, Kuemper, Allen)

Option D - pay whatever the price is to dump Koskinen. (1st or 2nd round pick)

Does Konovalov make the team? He’s 22 and had a .923% in his 3rd year in the KHL.
How about Skinner? He’s 22 and had a breakout year in his second season in the AHL.

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1.) 06 Jun 2021 01:32:45
No neither of them do. Andersen would be a good buy low option.


2.) 06 Jun 2021 15:12:13
I think Option B. I agree with Nylander on this.
I think Andersen is still a good goalie, and he will have a lot of doubters to prove wrong, he could be a great signing for Edmonton.


3.) 06 Jun 2021 22:39:07
That would be great. I remember one specific oiler fan bashing Anderson when he was signed by Toronto.


4.) 07 Jun 2021 03:20:17
I think there’s a few good free agents out there so that is a likely option. Also with the expansion draft coming there might be a few good goalies available for trade. But I have a feeling the Oilers will stick with the same two goalies until the deadline where Koskinen becomes tradeable.


5.) 07 Jun 2021 15:08:31
Ebs, is Koskinen tradeable though? I see him back in Europe soon.


6.) 07 Jun 2021 15:56:35
At the trade deadline when he only has a couple months left on his contract I don’t see why not. He did have a .917 save percentage last year. I think he’d be a steal at say 2M playing 25-30 games a year.


 

 

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.

Ebsolutely

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.


 

 

 

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03 Jul 2022 01:46:30
Listen to the guy do interviews, doesn’t seem entitled at all. He wasn’t developed the way he should have been and wanted a fresh start but that’s behind him and the organization after the past two seasons. I’d say the relationship probably isn’t great with how things have gone but definitely doesn’t mean he’s entitled.

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01 Jul 2022 22:00:04
Hopefully it’s not true. Don’t think it’s a smart move to trade him for a 2nd/ 3rd.

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01 Jul 2022 19:32:45
Not fair to see a guys character get wrongfully tarnished by media with no accountability. Some real arrogant writers out there. I think his floor has already been proven to be a 15G+ 35P+, good defensively middle 6 winger worth 2.5 - 3.5M.

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01 Jul 2022 16:36:14
Plus Gaudreau under contract isn’t worth that.

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01 Jul 2022 03:18:54
Puljujarvi’s points per game isn’t really fair considering he was rushed into the NHL at 18. And he was lucky to get lots of ice with the two best players in the league but I’m guessing it’s a lot lower than what you think. He started out his second stint with the team in the bottom 6 and worked his way up then when woodcroft took over he went back down again. On pace for 18 goals this season not just “36 points”. It’s realistic to think he’ll be a consistent 20 goal guy if things continue with this progression.

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29 Jun 2022 20:54:11
Doesn’t look like a very good D core to me. And Hymans best asset is he’s constantly good. Not as skilled as Nylander but brings it every game.

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26 Jun 2022 19:41:25
Definitely get rid of Wheeler but i doubt any team can take him at 8M. That’s why I figure you can keep Dubois for a year and try to draft and or trade for a young one.

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26 Jun 2022 16:03:08
They still have Connor, Ehlers, Morrisey, Pionk, Hellebyuck under contract so if they can do a quick 2 year retool, all those guys should still be in there primes. Trade Scheifele, Wheeler, try to trade the older D, possibly trade Dubois.

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28 May 2022 01:58:33
I actually think there D cores are really similar. The difference is there 3rd pair of Gudbranson and Zadorov are big physical D and the Oils is Barrie. Lol I’ve really liked Kulak on the 3rd pair.
Yeah I’ve never been able to say the Oilers goalie was better and there coach was better before. And yeah Sosa I think there depth is as good as any teams I’m just worried about the D/ team D being able to handle the avalanche.

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27 May 2022 19:07:06
Didn’t understand everyone saying Calgary had better depth. Oilers are pretty deep, just need to play better D.
Sosa, I definitely didn’t think it was enough to over turn the call, but I guess I can see it both ways.

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