Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by BonMorrison, Jul 6, 2018.
For the Devils swap Zajac and Zacha, and Anderson and Noesen
The Canucks should look more like below. But still too many F’s. Gaunce and Granlund waived. Hopefully Gagner traded.
Baertschi - Horvat - Boeser
Goldobin - Petterson/Gagner - Eriksson
Leipsic - Sutter - Virtanen
Schaller - Beagle - Leipsic
Hutton/Pouliot - Stecher
MDZ - Badbranson
Too many Leipsics
Right. Haha I couldn’t figure out why I had too many players.
Hopefully Gaunce on Line 4 until Roussel returns then Roussel and Leipsic alternating between line 3+4.
My guess on NYR lines for the season opener
*LW is one of Beleskey, McLeod, Nieves
Perhaps one of Lindqvist or Mekanen makes it as a RW with Fast moving over to the port side
*Pionk to play the offside over Claesson
Blues top 5 lines so far in camp
One of these guys won’t make the team, obviously.
Not likely unless he breaks the door down during the pre season.
Connor Schiefele Wheeler
Ehlers Little Laine
Copp Lowry Tanev
Lemiuex Vesalainen wildcards
Bertuzzi - Larkin - Mantha
Zadina - AA - Vanek
Nyqusit - Nielsen - Rasmussen
Helm - Glendening - Abby
ex) Witkowski, Svech comes up once Nyquist is moved at the deadline
Green - DD/Daley
Hronek - DD/Daley
Its just my opinion but I think Zibanejad & Hayes take the top 2 center positions, so NY will look for more of a defensive center and that player is Lias Andersson. Lias can also kill penalties.
Chytil is more of an offense first player, so if Hayes is asked again to play C3 then its very possible we see him opening night.
My hunch is we won't see both Andersson & Chytil at the same time because both the GM & Coach Quinn have said they will play center.
I doubt NY plays Andersson or Chytil as 4C. That is a waste of talent and burns the first year on their contracts. Look for Peter Holland to play 4C or perhaps Boo Nieves.
One of the two rookies will start in Hartford.
Remember that Chytil was the youngest player in the AHL last season so more "seasoning" is a good thing and something NY hasn't really done too much of over the years. Another half season as top dog on the Wolfpack is quality experience for Filip who is still learning the North American game.
Tampa lines for their first game:
90 ALEXANDER VOLKOV - 91 STEVEN STAMKOS - 86 NIKITA KUCHEROV
18 ONDREJ PALAT - 21 BRAYDEN POINT - 15 ANDY ANDREOFF
7 MATHIEU JOSEPH - 9 TYLER JOHNSON - 46 TAYLOR RADDYSH
82 GABRIEL FORTIER - 36 ALEXEY LIPANOV - 47 JONNE TAMMELA
77 VICTOR HEDMAN - 5 DAN GIRARDI
27 RYAN McDONAGH - 6 ANTON STRALMAN
74 DOMINIK MASIN - 55 BRAYDON COBURN
88 ANDREI VASILEVSKIY
1 CONOR INGRAM
Not too horribly far off from what their opening night lineup should be.
Corey Schneider had the same major surgery as Pekka Rinne.
He dressed for the first pre season game vs NY but I doubt we see him in net for some time.
Rushing back could result in the same trouble Rinne had
Dzingel Duchene Boedker
Tkachuk Tierney Stone
Formenton Chlapik Ryan
Pajaarvi Smith Pyatt
I’m predicting Formenton will get his 9 games before being sent back to London. So far he’s looked like he belongs, but another full year in the OHL would be best for his development in my mind. Once he’s sent back I see Rudolfs Balcers getting called up and taking his spot on the 3rd line. NHL ready now, and has displayed good chemistry with Chlapik.
Based on the prospect tournament & 1 preseason game, I think they start Zadina in the AHL for now.
UPDATE: Mike Green was just diagnosed with a virus that attacks the liver & is out indefinitely, unfortunately for him & our D.
W/O Green to start season...
If/when Green comes back, they move Jensen asap, as reports indicated there was some interest by several GM's last year. The only problem is Jensen & Green are our only currently established RHD...so replacing them with any of our upcoming LHD: Cholowski, Sulak, Hicketts isn't really an option. Saarijarvi is at least 1 year away. Ericsson played the m ajority of his career on the Right side, however it is not his natural position, nor strength, especially in the twilight of his career. Daley is a LHD who prefers the right side...
Daley's NTC is up at '19 TDL, so he'll be replaced by Cholowski.
FFWD TDL '19:
Hicketts (1st callup)
which is sad, they are all nhlers af
Flyers made a bunch of cuts then practiced with:
Giroux Couts Konecny
JVR Patrick Voracek
Lindblom Vorobyev Simmonds
Laughton Knight(Corbin) Raffl
Weal, Weise, Lehtera and Leier as the main extra guys.
Dadonov - Barkov - Bjugstad
Huberdeau - Trocheck - Hoffman
Borgstrom - McCann - Malgin
Vatrano - MacKenzie - Sceviour
scratches: Haley, Brouwer
The Isles made some cut today and Ladd is out for now, not sure if he will be ready for the opening game. So that’s the lines as of today:
Does Haley get waived to the AHL or really stick around as the 13th forward? I know he cleared waivers, but did Hutchinson get sent down as well or might they keep him around and give Luongo more rest on practice days, etc?
Kings forwards have been practicing and playing like this for the last 3 days.
This could be the opening defense. Depends on Forbort's health.
It’s Bailey with Barzal and Eberle with Nelson!
No spot for Wagner left of Thompson?
Actually, it's now looking like the Canes will have 4-5 rookies in their opening night line-up unless there is a D for F trade before the season starts. Svechnikov, Necas, Zykov, Foegele are pretty much locks right now. Wallmark has a shot also due to the injury to Rask. Canes have 18 forwards left in camp and 9 of them are rookies.
We have no idea what the forward line-up will look like though.
Toronto had a bunch of rookies in the line-up two seasons ago and made the playoffs: Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Brown, Zaitsev, Hyman all played a full season. Soshnikov played 56 games as well.
Kotkaniemi will start the season in Montreal, so the opening night roster should look like this:
Jonathan Drouin - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia
Tomas Tatar - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron - Max Domi - Artturi Lehkonen
Jacob De La Rose - Matthew Peca - Charles Hudon
Extras: Tomas Plekanec & Nikita Scherbak
Injured: Andrew Shaw & Nicolas Deslauriers
Mike Reilly - Jeff Petry
Victor Mete - Noah Juulsen
Karl Alzner - Jordie Benn
Extra: Xavier Ouellet
Injured: Shea Weber, David Schlemko
Carey Price - Antti Niemi
Highly doubt Plek is an extra.
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