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Speculation: The Roster Building Thread - To the deadline and beyond!

Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by Boom Boom Apathy, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    I figured since we are having this conversation in about 4 different threads, we could consolidate it here. Maybe a mod could move the recent posts from the Big Things Happening Thread to hear to kick start it?
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    I will kick start this one

    John Tavares - Carolina Hurricanes player 2018-19

    GMRF and Dundon make it happen.
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    Copied from the other thread:

    Since we are dreaming, maybe a high scoring winger would be better instead of ROR

    JVR/Pacioretty/Neal/Kane/Bailey - Tavares - Williams
    Aho-Staal-TT
    Skinner-Necas-Lindholm
    McGinn-Kruger-McLovin

    This way, we aren't spending any of our assets, just Tom Dundon's hard earned money if we go after Tavares and a UFA winger (Patches would required a trade).
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    I just want that Kruger is gone. Can we make that happen?
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    Now that we solved forward and defense by just using Dundon's money, WTF do we do about goaltending?

    In all seriousness, I know that Tavares and ROR may be longshots, but I think RF HAS to add an impact forward next year, preferably a center. I also think the Canes expect Necas to make the line-up and I doubt they re-sign Stempniak.

    Do you think they give a guy like Zykov a chance?
     
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    We'll keep him this season but I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see it happen this offseason. There's only so much longer we can keep guys like Wallmark and McLovin in the AHL and of the long-term 4th liners right now, he's a LOT more expendable then Nordy is, yet alone legit top 9 guys that can slot down like McGinn.
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    I wish. His skills are even replaceable within our system. I rather see some of our guys develop than him keeping that roster spot for no good reason.

    Another lock for next year IMO is Necas. I am 95% sure he will make the team.
     
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    Stastny and Backlund are by far the best of the realistic options, though neither strikes me as a #1, more of a good #2 in both cases.

    Yeah so am I on both counts. I have little doubt that Wallmark can be our #4 while providing much more offense for a slight downgrade on D. I do think McLovin could do it NOW with more offense, though he projects as a winger long term IMHO. And yes, long-term and almost certainly starting next year Necas will be a C in our lineup. Crazy to say but I'd love to see a way for us to keep Ryan as well, though I wonder what his comfort level on the wing would be.
     
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    Finlandia WOAT Bench Bradford

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    You all know it's coming. Deny it all you can, it is inevitable....
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    Yes - Stastny
    No - Backlund

    Other options what we could explore - Nash, Tavares, Kane, JVR, Bailey, Vanek
     
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    Derek Ryan? Matt Cullen?
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    I would give another 1 year contract for Ryan if we are not able to upgrade. I was for a long time in Ryan out camp, but he is not that bad, especially this season. But if we want to compete, he is expendable IMO.

    There is no way Cullen is not retiring this off-season..
     
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    I didn't see this thread before I posted in the other one.

     
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    The solution to our goaltending problems addressed in free agency this year!!

    My source has told me this literally will not be true intil Cullen and his agent file the appropriate paperwork with nhl central office. Stay tuned!
     
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    but yeah, of our current forwards, the ones I'd put as expendable from least to most:
    Nordy
    Ryan
    Stempniak
    Krueger
    Jooris
    PDG

    I'd find a way to keep the top 2 on the list for next season at least, the last 3 we either hold through a playoff push or we move this offseason or at the deadline.
     
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    While they may fall into the realistic bucket, I don't think a guy like Stastny or Backlund move the needle nearly enough, unless we luck out and Necas has an "Aho like" rookie season or they add a high scoring winger.
     
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    Riley Nash?
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    Oh, I'll be very surprised if Ward isn't a Hurricane next year.
    I'll be very disappointed if Ward/Darling are the tandem, unless Darling figures it out between now and the end of the season.
     
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    As decent as Ward has been, I think the Canes have to roll the dice with someone who might actually take the #1 spot, even if it means spending assets in trade. Darling is going to stay...there's no reason that you need to pair him with Ward for another year.
     
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    What about Lehner?

    EDIT: I say that without knowing if he would be the type of goalie that would work in the Canes system.
     
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    I rather keep Ward and get rid of Darling (trade, buyout) and try to get real #1 goalie. Ward can be a good backup because we know that he will give us some wins. we know what to expect from him.

    I would take Lehner, trade Darling back to them.
     
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    Breakdowns and Unsustainable like this.
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    The Faulker 27 FOOT LONG

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    Our boy D.Ryan is #7 in scoring on that list for Centers, and #4 in goals.
     

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