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06 Feb 2019 19:14:36
Looks like Boyle is going to Nashville for a 2nd round pick.

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01 Feb 2019 18:04:46
PIT: Brassard (UFA), Sheahan (UFA), 2nd, 4th, 4th

FLA: Bjugstad, McCann

Confirmed Trade

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26 Oct 2018 20:59:24
With the start that LA is having, how long until kovalchuk runs back to the KHL?

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1.) 26 Oct 2018 22:36:39
Kovalchuk is doing very well making good plays and standing out it just seems that their line can’t catch a break. I’d say he looking better then Kopitar.

2.) 26 Oct 2018 22:53:18
Pacific is definitely wide open. I have the Sharks as the only playoff locks in the pacific.

3.) 26 Oct 2018 22:54:16
I was thinking the same thing the other night, only thing I see that makes me think he stays is that the big KHL money has apparently dried up. When Nylanders agent kinda floated the KHL option, it was shut down quickly. When kovalchuk left NJ he went there and was making over $9mill per season for the first 2 years. Then owners reigned in the crazy salaries and kovy only made $5 mill his last 2 years and was still the highest paid. So the threat of going there isn’t what it was a cpl years ago. Nylander doesn’t want $6.5 here, but to go there he’s like a $4-5 mill guy now.

4.) 27 Oct 2018 01:09:55
With people getting more and more superficial, how long until someone makes a racial profile based comment about a russian player going back to the KHL as soon as there's some adversity? Oh, wait.

5.) 27 Oct 2018 09:45:43
It’s not racial profiling lol he has done it before. We are not saying malkin will do it because kovalchuk and radulov did it. It’s saying kovalchuk could do it because he’s done it before lol.

6.) 27 Oct 2018 17:19:29
Does Kovalchuks Kings deal have a no movement clause?
If anything I could see him asking for a trade, he did come back to win a cup. I think. or maybe jus the money. hard to know with that guy.



13 Sep 2018 19:33:17
Eric Karlsson to SJS! Confirmed trade.

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1.) 13 Sep 2018 19:45:56
Hahaha oh man. I can't wait to see Rambo try and spin this.

2.) 13 Sep 2018 19:45:56
Sens get an additional 1st rounder in the deal of Karlsson plays for an eastern conference team this season lol love how they had to protect themselves after sharks already schooled them with Hoffman!

Not a bad haul tho.

3.) 13 Sep 2018 19:46:50
Definitely not Braden Point, Sergachev, 2 firsts and taking bobby Ryan with him tho, right Rambo?

4.) 13 Sep 2018 19:48:27
Karlsson for Norris+1st+2nd+Balcers+Tierney+DeMelo and conditional picks. that's a lot of pieces, but the big value lies in Norris, Balcers and the 1st. Tierney and Demelo are just fillers and a 2nd is a 2nd

Quite a step down from NBRs cries of ‘Boeser + Hughes + VANS 1st’. VANS 1 > SJS 1, Hughes >>>>> Norris and Boeser>>>>>>everything else.

lol @NBR wya now?

5.) 13 Sep 2018 20:08:05
Looks like they were going after Timo Meier and that didn't work out.
Also, the 1st is conditional - SJS has to make it to the finals or it goes to a 2nd i think.

6.) 13 Sep 2018 20:25:02
HAHAHAHAHAHA what was that Rambo? Hughes and two firsts or Boeser, Hughes and a first for Karlsson?!?! HAHA you’re clueless. You’re always so arrogant on here like you know everything yet every time you say a player will get this or get that he never does. You know nothing.

7.) 13 Sep 2018 20:31:12
I wonder is Rambone will ever comment on it or not.
Yet another homer absolutely wrong of his evaluations.
Colt and Shattenkirk was another classic.

8.) 13 Sep 2018 21:23:19
It's so funny they needed to throw that conditional pick in.

San Jose burned them on the Hoffman deal so now they have to cover their ass this time.

9.) 13 Sep 2018 21:24:33
Man Ottawa just has not had any luck with trades this year. Pretty brutal imo UNREAL for sharks.

10.) 13 Sep 2018 21:53:03
E. Kane and Karlsson are unreal additions.
Karlsson, Burns, Vlasic, Pavelski, Couture, Kane, Thornton.
****. They are the favorites in pacific no questions. And just jumped into the top of the league talks with Nashville, Winnipeg and Tampa.

11.) 13 Sep 2018 22:03:16
Awful trade for Ottawa. Quantity over quality by far. Not one high end prospect in return. Plus if you look at the Duschene trade and compare what they paid vs the return on Karlsson, it’s is completely awful value in return. Another bad move by Dorion. Not saying one of the prospects or picks turns out but that’s a lot of risk for an elite top pairing defenceman.

12.) 13 Sep 2018 23:28:45
Potentially it’s Norris, Tierney, Demelo Balcans, 3 1st rounders and 2nd.

However for the Senators to get that package, Sharks would have to sign him to an extension, trade him to an eastern Conference team at the deadline and then make the Stanley Cup final lol.

13.) 13 Sep 2018 23:56:32
We won’t hear from Rambo until he’s telling us what package Stone will bring in.

14.) 14 Sep 2018 00:04:26
Shattenkirk got a first a prospect and conditional pick.

That 1st pick turned into schenn. can't argue with those results.

15.) 14 Sep 2018 04:12:55
I said it superstars like Karlsson don’t actually bring much back because no matter what you get it’ll never amount up to what you gave up. Look at the Gretzky, Roy and Jagr trades none got back mush significans compared to what they were.

16.) 14 Sep 2018 12:17:18
Habs legit got a better return for Patch than Ottawa had for Carlson

Damn Sens got fleeced bigtime unless Karlesson doesn't resign in San Jose.



26 Jul 2018 21:48:22
Thought i would toss an idea out.
There was a post earlier about Panarin being traded to Toronto, but in the end - not really what Toronto is looking for.
What if you bring in Carolina? Panarin to Carolina, Caronina sends maybe Hanafin to Toronto and Columbus would receive Brown, Leivo, 2nd (toronto), 3rd (Car)...

Columbus gets a speedy young forward in brown, a depth forward (i think Leivo has good potential for a 3rd line) and a 1st and 3rd.
Toronto gets Hanafin on their blue line.
Carolina gets a great winger to help up front with the team. Carolina probably wants more...

Just a thought - dig in gents.

Thunder Turkey

1.) 27 Jul 2018 00:38:25
Hanfin is on Calargry.

2.) 27 Jul 2018 01:13:35
Hannifin was traded to Calgary.
That's not enough from Toronto for him anyways.

3.) 27 Jul 2018 02:00:51
U do know hanifin is a flame now...

4.) 27 Jul 2018 02:20:36
Hanafin no longer plays for Carolina.

5.) 27 Jul 2018 02:40:11
Should we bring in Calgary as well then?


6.) 27 Jul 2018 02:49:20
Hanifin plays for the flames my dude

7.) 27 Jul 2018 03:02:52
the idea of trading brown and leivo and picks for hanafin is a good one, from leafs perspective. although i'd trade kap over brown, i like brown.

too bad hanafin is on the flames though.

8.) 27 Jul 2018 03:11:41
Hey Turkey . Hanafin has been traded to the Flames .

9.) 27 Jul 2018 03:22:28
Hanifin is on Calgary already bud but I’ll continue with the proposal and I’d say easy no from Carolina.

10.) 27 Jul 2018 03:37:53
Hanifin went to Calgary in the douggie Hamilton trade. Even if you switched him for some other defender (pesce/ slavin come to mind) I don't think brown Leivo 2nd 3rd would be enough because defenders are valued at a premium. Also Panarin doesn't want to to resign in Carolina.

11.) 27 Jul 2018 19:13:36
Lol, i shouldn't post after i have been drinking.
Anyways, base of the idea was to bring in a 3rd team that would have some defense to put into the mix to send to Toronto and have a need for Panarin on the front end.

12.) 27 Jul 2018 19:40:21
How we gunna work Calgary in to get hanifin.

13.) 28 Jul 2018 07:41:14
Even if CAR still had Hanifin, no way Brown and Leivo get Hanifin lol.




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17 May 2019 13:35:25
Could you call more hand passes in one game? That was hilarious!

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1.) 17 May 2019 22:40:22
I bet San Jose gets screwed over with penalties tonight lol.

2.) 20 May 2019 14:22:04
In all honesty the penalties that sanjose took were blatant.

high stick to steen double minor.
brent Burns Blatant Tripping of tarasenko on breakaway
then taking two penalties at the same time by different players then of course haley acting like a turd sandwich
Then Kane tripping binnington, laying high hit on petro, kneeing petro and tarasenko

The sharks imploded and tried to hurt blues players. Real Classy team. They have been gifted two game seven games and game 3 against blues by refs, now they complain they are being biased LOL.

3.) 20 May 2019 21:21:16
seemed like San Jose couldn't get anything going. couldn't make a clean pass, they were shooting pucks off their own players and what not. st. louis looked really good (maybe their powerplay could use some work) but yeah it could be their year.



10 Apr 2019 16:52:55
Anyone have a good site ranking players for a playoff pool?

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1.) 11 Apr 2019 04:30:01
If you mean one that factors in the likelihood of a specific player’s team going far into the playoffs, no, I am not aware of one that does that. A “best guess” would be to take a players ppg over the season and multiply that by (1/ that player’s team’s stanley cup winning odds) but that would not be an exact science by any means (vegas odds move in order to balance their books/ limit their exposure to a particular outcome so it’s more a reflection of the consensus of the gambling community) .

2.) 11 Apr 2019 23:46:32
Dallas beating Nashville would be the biggest potential upset in the 1st round Imo even more so then clb beating Tampa. The 3 worst rosters depth and skill wise are Dallas Islanders and penguins.

3.) 12 Apr 2019 11:18:09
Agreed Habby. As 8th seeded teams go, columbus is pretty darn good. Tough to look at them as a “reward” matchup for Tampa after a historic season.



22 Feb 2019 17:33:25
Duchene to Columbus!

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1.) 22 Feb 2019 17:58:14
I guess if duchene resigns and the Sens get that conditional pick it's a good deal for Ottawa. But eventhough abramov has been highly touted by some neither of the prospects they get back are that great IMO.

2.) 22 Feb 2019 18:48:16
A top-3 protected first, a former 3rd and 6th round pick, and a conditional first and if he resigns.

A bit of a far cry from the Kotkaniemi and 2 1sts that boy wonder Rambo insisted Duchene was worth 😂.

3.) 22 Feb 2019 20:16:12
Kind of a weak return by Ottawa IMO.

4.) 22 Feb 2019 23:14:18
If he doesn't resign with clb it's a hortible return as far as I'm concerned. But what if he resigns with ottawa this sumner? Lol.

5.) 22 Feb 2019 22:59:54
Doron is known to get weak returns for star players/ good players and that trade dosnt change this that.

6.) 23 Feb 2019 17:07:26
Columbus is also a team that could miss playoffs so maybe they took a little less knowing the first could be a lottery pick.



18 Sep 2018 19:01:36
After seeing Braun post, i just read a great article on THW - Side Effects of the Eric Karlsson Trade. Really worth looking into and goes in depth regarding the SJS blue line and depth concerns up front.
Also reminded me that Burns used to play RW... doubt it would happen again, but does bring up some great questions.
Really do suggest checking out that article if you get a chance.

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1.) 18 Sep 2018 21:00:02
That is a good article and does it ever go into depth. It is exactly what I was thinking regarding SJ’s forward depth now. I think the only time you see Burns up front is on the PP. That is why I thought Kapanen or Brown might be something they’d be interested in, however it seems a center is what they need most. With Braun coming off his best season and Toronto’s need for a RD, the Sharks could probably get a steal for Braun. I understand not wanting to break up Braun/ Vlasic but as mentioned in the article, it may have to be something they explore. This same article could be written in reverse for the maple leafs. Did anyone (Sosa) notice the part that says, “When opportunity allows a team to bring in great talent, they need to do it. ”.

2.) 18 Sep 2018 21:31:12
Oh yeah, I saw that for sure. I think Braun would be a great addition to the Leafs, ideally for the 2nd line but would for sure be your 1RD for the time being. I think Kap would be a good starting point but i'm sure they would be asking for ++ after that. Kap, Leivo and Bracco? I think Bracco was drafted as a center but don't know how he has done since.

3.) 18 Sep 2018 23:53:22
Pavalski, Joe, Hertal and Couture is pretty good center depth of you ask me.

4.) 19 Sep 2018 04:15:41
Read the article vbb’s. It said that Hertl can also play center but he belongs on Couture’s wing because he was excellent there. We all know big Joe is slowing down and the article mentioned all the games missed between Thornton and Pavelski. You’re right Turkey, it would be Kapanen plus but I think it would be something both teams would consider.

5.) 19 Sep 2018 04:51:52
I don’t watch much Sharks at all so I could be wrong, but even if they are listed as centres don’t Pavelski and Hertl typically play on the wing?

6.) 19 Sep 2018 15:19:24
Your right jbs. The article goes into that. Also just the chemistry of their current defensive pairing being better than the sum of the two players - which i think has a big impact on the team as well as trade value. If the mix up Braun and keep him on the 3rd line they have an unbalanced team but also his stock is at risk of going down. If they try and move him now they might get a great return for him.
I think Toronto is a great trade partner as they are in a very similar predicament - great players but unbalanced - each on the opposite side of the scale.



11 Sep 2018 19:04:33
yzerman just stepped down as GM of TBL

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1.) 11 Sep 2018 20:34:49
Somethings not right in TB. I bet there will be a list of teams that would hire him in a second or even fire their GM now if they could hire him. Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver should be begging him to take the controls of their floundering teams. He won't go to the Leafs as Shanny has his little puppet to do his bidding and Yzerman would be too much of a threat.

2.) 11 Sep 2018 20:58:58
I doubt it. If it was too hard for him in tampa coming to the leafs or habs probably wouldn't be a good idea.

3.) 11 Sep 2018 21:07:28
I don't think he speaks French, so Habs are out. is there maybe something for him in Detroit?

4.) 11 Sep 2018 21:09:50
The reason he stepped down is because he wanted to spend more time at home and have more a family life. He really liked his extension and contract but felt he didn't want to take he owners money without being about to give it his all. And he felt at this point in his life he wanted more family time. That's all I've read.

A side rumor is that he still has a house and spends some time in Detroit.

5.) 11 Sep 2018 21:17:16
Literally every team should be attempting to fire their GM and try to hire Steve Y.

Weird tho. He did real well in Tampa.

One thing I may see tho, he originally wanted to become GM/ Successor for the Red Wings, maybe he sees a plan of rebuilding in place with Holland [Zadina, Veleno], and thus wants to try and start with them? Idk. that wouldn't be from a business perspective but simply from a personal love for a city.

6.) 11 Sep 2018 21:19:29
Also @IJ, you real calling Dubas a 'little puppet'? Lol. Shanahan has his say, and if Dubas wasn't in the cards would sure take Yzerman as GM. Yzerman and Shanny are friends as well, they played together in Detroit. Really though, Dubas ain't a puppet - Shanahan came to Toronto to tear the team apart and rebuild it. The majority of the work came from Dubas/ Hunter/ Lou, not Shanny.

7.) 11 Sep 2018 22:59:50
Islandjet is a tool top shelf. All he does is criticizes every team other than the mighty jets.

8.) 11 Sep 2018 23:56:29
Maybe Seattle has spoken to him.

9.) 12 Sep 2018 05:21:34
I could see him taking a few years off with some
Solid family time. And maybe in a few years being the GM in Detriot. My guess.

10.) 12 Sep 2018 13:08:25
He wants to be home with his family. If you look at the signs this wasn’t a sudden decision. I also heard he had an extension he liked but at this point in his life it’s a quality of life decision nothing to do with tensions etc within the Lightning. I think it’s almost been decided already he’ll be in the redwings org by next year. I think it’s redwings, which is his home, or bust. No reason for him to leave Tampa for any other team really.

11.) 12 Sep 2018 15:56:12
He has one year left on his contract and will take an advisory role for this season to not have to travel as much to spend more family time.

12.) 12 Sep 2018 16:09:20
Dreger last night said, and just using his common sense and speculating, that yzerman could work as an advisor to Brisebois this year from his home in Detroit and wait Holland’s next move. Holland has 2 years left but there has been atleast some talk that Seattle ownership group would have a lot of interest one ken Holland running their team, whether it be GM or in a President role. If that’s the case, yzerman would be a very easy choice to take over Detroit next season because Holland would have to step down and start preparing for Seattle. Again, no facts or guarantees but it made a lot of sense as I was listening to it.

13.) 12 Sep 2018 22:58:51
I’ll keep the young up coming analytical presence in Dubas over Yzerman. Why fix something that isn’t broken? -directed towards top shelf.




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24 May 2019 18:53:21
Trouba unsigned to DET doesn't make sense. they don't need Trouba for one year to see him walk and lose AA for it. They are in a rebuild and i thought AA was going to be part of that.

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24 May 2019 16:43:58
No from Habs.

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24 May 2019 15:57:07
Bad history with Lucic in MTL. They wouldn't trade for him. Also, we don't have any cap issues so Alzner is not a problem right now.

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23 May 2019 22:32:42
Very bad for Philly. Heavily favours WPG.

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22 May 2019 20:15:56
Depends on what he signs for. if he is asking for $8M a year i don't think its worth it.

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