News: Julius Honka has asked for a trade (did not get signed/traded before Dec 1st deadline)

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    He was for a couple of games but Honka just couldn't be trusted . He might make a nice move or pass and the next second he slips and falls down trying something risky or turn the puck over recklessly. He's just not a smart player.

    Analytics tell Honka is great but then you watch the games and you yell at the screen for him to get off the ice. I have no idea how thats possible but thats how it was.
     
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    Honka should sign whatever meagre two-way contract Dallas is offering and then go on waivers. Or he should have signed his QO back when he had the chance. He completely needs a fresh start elsewhere. It may not be enough to salvage him, but nevertheless that has got to be the next step. And in order to take that step, he needs a contract.

    And frankly, Dallas should just shrug and accommodate him at this point. I don't know what purpose would be served in trying to retain him. They wouldn't use him last year. Why would the coming season be any different? So just trade him for nothing, somebody else's dead contract, or sign him to some meagre contract and waive him. It's over either way. They don't get anything if he isn't signed and goes back to play in Finland instead. The asset is already burned. It was a #14 overall draft and all, but that's gotta be marked down as "bust" at this point. Move on. And do it with class in a way that lets the player move on too.
     
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    Considering most of HF doesn't know him, I'm going to go ahead and assume he's rather decent. Not a great young player but a useful one who doesn't get much attention.

    HF hivemind only knows about hype, nothing about talent.
     
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    Yup we have a guy like that whose name rhymes with SchMarincin.

    Well, good luck to Honka wherever he lands.
     
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    Can you even waive an RFA - especially one who hasn't signed a QO?
     
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    Not until they have a contract. Like others have said, if he doesn't have a contract, he'll have to go play in Europe.
     
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    He doesn't have a contract and without it the contract can't be waived since it doesn't exist :nod:
     
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    I'd take him if he's cheap, we could use some d-men
     
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    Friday the 13th with a full moon has not disappointed us yet
     
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    LA will give you Paul LaDue for him
     
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    No thanks. Jesse isn't that bad
     
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    does he bring back a 5th/6th? or waivers?
     
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    We'll take him.

    Pretty embarrassing that some HFers don't know who he is.
     
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    Ruff didn't like him, Hitchcock didnt like him, Monty didnt like him.

    He can't defend against NHL level competition.
     
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    Honka for Jack Johnson. Easy.
     
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    going to get claimed on waivers by minnesota
     
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    Well no waivers without a contract and he didn't sign his QO
     
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    Habs, they love their fins and they need a good PP QB
     
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    oh

    probably off to europe
     
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    Jets are desperate for RHD. I'd take a chance on him.
     
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    I'd do Goldobin for Honka. Might be a bit of an overpay by the Canucks, but I figure both are in Europe by next year. I'd rather have the depth at D than the wing.
     
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    Namestnikov at %50 to Stars for Honka to NYR??
     
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    Honka has given me a KHL-player vibe for a couple years now.

    Skilled and moves well, but too many issues for the NHL.
     

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