dividedcenter

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  1. Shalunov 's KHL team is done. he didn't get traded to a playoff team. Bowman called an an important prospect which might mean he is trying to bring him back. he needs a little time in the AHL to adjust. maybe they can agree on a fixed no. games before he is brought up.
  2. after trading Mc Neil, Carrick and Abbott, they may have the worst offense in the AHL. I hope they are making room for Shalunov and some college signees. while keeping # contracts below 50. the return from the Ducks today was useless so it can't be for players. who would take a 2019 7th rd pick now ?
  3. De Brincat slid to mid 2nd round solely due to his size. even 5ft 9 and 5 ft 10 is small, but 5 ft 7 may be too small. for a team with few 1st round pciks last few years, taking him was too risky with your top pick. he has been on a line with Dylan Strome (3rd overall from 2016) which inflates his stats. they should have taken his Erie linemate Raddysh with their 50th pick I hope he works out, but I am nervous about how he translates to the pros. high risk-high reward. a crap shoot.
  4. Boychuk also signed a PTO he may be better than what we have competing on LW-by default Versteeg had about 8 suitors so we probbaly couldn't sign him to a PTO anyway
  5. the Ladd deal was also a pointless one Weise was benched while Ladd wasnt and didn't accomplish much Weise should just move on and get ready for the season it's probably both he and Q's fault-it's usually never so black and white he doesn't produce, so he doesn't play he says he needs to play to produce this may cause issues with guys like Vesey and Hudler who find out about these problems end result is giveaways of players and draft picks
  6. if we had made better deals and not gotten guys like Haggerty and Daley back, we'd have more depth Pokka hasn't developed fast enough either. so it's up to our draft picks like Mc Neil, Schmaltz, Motte, Hinostroza,Hartman. maybe a few will pan out.
  7. we have a LW spot open (actually more than 1) and Vesey isn't interested ? I guess Stan is as bad at signing FA as he is negotiating deals NYR have more to offer ? on what basis ? Boston and Buffalo have more to offer. Penguins have more also. I don't follow the logic, but maybe Vesey wants to be closer to mommy. Maybe K Hayes talked him out of Chicago .
  8. if Vesey signs with NJD, he is a fool they have a stagnant offense even with hall they still play a form of trap he will not score enough he will not make the playoffs he will not like Newark NYR are also a bad choice aging top players cranky coach with newcomers not a true contender now Toronto is a 3rd mistake team is builing and finished dead last will take several yrs to become contenders
  9. NYR are not good with young players either Vigneault does not like them per some fans I know they also are not a true contender now they are a palyoff bubble team Hayes had a bad year and Kreider hasn't developed as hoped what can they say to entice Vesey ? look at us ? Toronto is a fishbowl and has few decent vets to help him Matthews is 18 yrs old and can't show Vesey anything no Cup since 1967 and none coming for another few yrs
  10. Vermette for 2 yrs makes little sense for a cup contender he dropped off since we had him and he wasn't that good with us he had some big goals so it worked out in the end surprised Bergevin didn't offer him more money
  11. Mc Neil has been another 1st round disappointment. but he may be able to cut it as a 3rd liner this year due to his versatility and lack of strong competition.. we don't have that many quality young forwards. . what annoys me more is that Haggerty was let go so we gave away Raanta for nothing. the guy was injured and really never got going. I had heard from some NYR fans he had talent. Paliotta was signed by NYR. Columbus should have kept him.
  12. we got pick #50 which was NYR pick that carolina had acquired. we really needed their own #2 which was about 7 picks earlier, but when teams know you are dumping salary, you get stiffed I don't think TT is as good as hoped so I can live without him. he is a wimp and I don't see him changing much on another team. this was a decent trade compared to the Sharp fiasco. the problem is can we convert any of these picks to nhl players . that is debatable.
  13. DeBrincat was rated as a late first rd pick by most scouting services taking into account his size. Grimaldi is 5 ft 6in, taken early 2nd round also, and he's had some adjustment problems as a pro so I'm a bit nervous about someone under 5ft 9 Krys had a poor 2nd half and his ranking dropped. there were 2 other guys on his natl deveel team (Lindgren and Fox) that were rated higher by some. I think it was a bit of a reach at #45. the Russian guy had a nice writeup by Pronman. he's listed as 5ft 10 or 11 so he's not a smurf like DeBrincat. I think that pick was good. here's a question: why would Bowman trade a 5th rounder to the Blues (who obviously wanted to take a specific player-it was Bleakley ) and only get back a 5th in next years draft ?. if that draft is weaker and Blues have a good year, the pick is worse. you always get an extra pick or ,if in same round, one that is liely earlier from a bad team
  14. I agree that the right players were not retained the cap played a part, but there were better ways to circumvent. the cap has to be more predictable so teams aren't in a bind at the 24th hour they announce it too late
  15. that is tricky when you factor in a swap of picks if wrong, will skew the round very bold move if habs move up, I think you've got the guy they take thanks