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Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Penguins' started by BHD, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. NEPA

    NEPA Let's Go Pens

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    Maple Leafs GM (Dubas) kind of reminds me of Stu from Hangover.
     
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    Even if this is true - and I disagree with it - that still makes him a couple of weeks better than most of Edmonton's bottom 6.
     
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    I agree that he basically sucks, although not sure he's tricked the world since he was benched in Detroit, overplayed in Pitt and then replaced by Brass, and then had to wait until September 6th to sign a 1 year low money deal. He might be an upgrade in Edmonton because they are a tire fire, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in Europe in a year.
     
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    Clare2904 Swoon!

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    Gardiner to the Canes 4x4.05m
     
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    Canes blue line is a joke
     
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    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    Do they brainwash these guys before they sign their contracts? All of them are signed to team friendly deals.
     
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    Not much money to go around to desirable places.

    If the places you want to go to are only offering you $X, anything above X is likely what you'll sign for
     
  9. BHD

    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    He can see him leading the Swiss League in points in a few years.
     
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    Surely they're going to move someone? A lot of money tied up in an albeit it very good blueline
     
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    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    Friedman already tweeted that Faulk is back on the block. He checks all the boxes for what GMs are looking for (RHD, big shot, etc.) and is on the last year of his deal.

    Regardless of who they move, their defence should be good. Their goaltending though... Mrazek is known for being inconsistent and Reimer is coming off a terrible season.
     
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    My favorite part is they lose Fox and De Haan and somehow look better.
     
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    I'll be shocked if the Jets don't land Faulk.

    That is where I have him going for one of their forwards - Something like Roslovic and a pick (2nd? conditional 1st if he signs?).
     
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    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    I can see that. However, I think the Hurricanes would be looking at a player who is a bit farther along. Goaltending aside, that team looks like it could make another run - with or without Faulk.
     
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    Maybe another one of their forwards, but I think the Canes would have to give up something with Faulk to get Ehlers (which is something that would be huge for that forward group in Carolina).

    Jets got decimated with their defense losing Myers and then trading Trouba, their right side is pretty weak right now even with Byfuglien still there, they need someone that can handle bigger minutes and Faulk would slide right in as the guy to build around on that D or one of the pieces.

    Worth Ehlers though? Connor?

    Edit: Ehlers would require another player going to the Jets to make that cap work.
     
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    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    Ehlers has been thrown around a bunch of times on the trade board. This is just me speculating, but it seems like the Jets value Connor more than the other guys (Laine and Ehlers). So I don’t see them trading him.

    Ehlers, though... he would fit the mould of Carolina’s group.
     
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    Yeah Ehlers is the guy I think would go.

    Faulk + Martinook for Ehlers (and some picks or whatever involved to even things out) would work out cap wise.

    Martinook being a hometown kid would be a good add for their bottom 6 as well with losing Tanev.
     
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    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    Yeah, it'll either be Ehlers or Laine to go if the Jets decide to shake things up. Ehlers can't seem to put everything together and Laine is too streaky. Plus, the two are supposedly good friends off the ice. Management might feel the need to trade one of them to kick start the other.
     
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    I think the issue with Laine right now is that he might not want to sign the long term deal that they want him to sign and he might want to hit UFA status quicker.
     
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    Carolina getting Ehlers would ****ing suck.
     
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    Trading Ehlers is a huge mistake on Winnipeg’s part if it comes to that.
     
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    The emergence of Connors and Roslovic maybe producing more helps remedy that if they can get a big minute player on the right side D. They lost Myers and Trouba. Those are two guys that played a lot of heavy minutes and now that defense is weak af.

    Just looking at it from a logic stand point, it makes sense for both sides.
     
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    BHD “I’m going to do what I do.”

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    Dom from The Athletic has the Islanders outside the playoffs (20th overall) in his season preview series. Basically, he doesn't think the forwards group is good enough to make up for a regression in goaltending.
     
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    I’d be surprised if they made it. Only way I can see is if Barzal becomes top 5 forward kind of good.
     
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