Speculation: Julius Honka

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by justafan22, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. justafan22

    justafan22 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    Messages:
    10,600
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    Trophy Points:
    156
    So, with Honka being scratched again and off on the wrong foot with his 3rd coach, is it fair to say that he could be on the move at the deadline this year?
     
  2. Johno

    Johno Assembling a Nordic powerhouse

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,887
    Likes Received:
    603
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    192.168.1.1
    Honka + 2nd for W. Nylander
     
    LordJamieBenn likes this.
  3. LeafsOHLRangers98

    LeafsOHLRangers98 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2017
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    1,919
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Another coach that likes Polak too much to realize he's terrible.

    I'd take him on the Leafs. Ideally Hainsey goes first though. I actually think his game would really suit Riellys style of play as well.
     
  4. Dr Pepper

    Dr Pepper Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    61,896
    Likes Received:
    5,314
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Etobicoke
    It'd likely take a bit more than that, but I'd certainly be open to the Leafs and Stars talking trade again!

    Last one worked out pretty well, with Carrick off to a solid start. :yo:
     
  5. Johno

    Johno Assembling a Nordic powerhouse

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,887
    Likes Received:
    603
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    192.168.1.1
    They can have Polak back :naughty:
     
    LordJamieBenn likes this.
  6. Satan

    Satan Roman Polak Believer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    81,562
    Likes Received:
    3,384
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Occupation:
    Drink Pepsi
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Not interested in trading Roman Polak, our best defenseman.
     
    OmniCube, dim jim, Steeler23 and 7 others like this.
  7. Satan

    Satan Roman Polak Believer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    81,562
    Likes Received:
    3,384
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Occupation:
    Drink Pepsi
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Change "Likely take a bit more than that" to "it would definitely take a lot more than that"
     
  8. Soggy Biscuit

    Soggy Biscuit Yep, it went in

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Messages:
    67,639
    Likes Received:
    11,479
    Trophy Points:
    186
    If the Stars are interested in a defensively solid #6-7 in place of Honka, the Pens might trade Ruhwedel for him.

    Can Honka play both sides?
     
  9. StuckOutHere

    StuckOutHere Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,779
    Likes Received:
    221
    Trophy Points:
    81
    when I saw the Carrick trade originally I just assumed they were swapping the two. Seemed kinda possible.
     
  10. LatvianTwist

    LatvianTwist Global Moderator Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    33,397
    Likes Received:
    4,503
    Trophy Points:
    195
    No, we have plenty of those.

    Ideally he’d be moved in a package for a second line forward, but if he keeps getting benched, that won’t happen. He needs to play and be given a chance for his value to amount to anything.
     
    Warm Cookies likes this.
  11. Satan

    Satan Roman Polak Believer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    81,562
    Likes Received:
    3,384
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Occupation:
    Drink Pepsi
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    We've already robbed Toronto of amazing 6/7 guys (i.e., Polak, Carrick)

    we dont need any more
     
  12. Soggy Biscuit

    Soggy Biscuit Yep, it went in

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Messages:
    67,639
    Likes Received:
    11,479
    Trophy Points:
    186
    No offense, but even if he doesn't keep getting benched that seems like a long shot. Maybe the optics are worse than the reality, but when a small PMD produces like Honka last year in the AHL and NHL, you ain't getting a 2nd line forward for him. You're not even getting a decent 3rd line forward.
     
    Riptide likes this.
  13. Brock Radunske

    Brock Radunske 안양종합운동장 빙상장

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    16,787
    Likes Received:
    4,510
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gross. Hell no.
     
  14. Benstheman

    Benstheman Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    484
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Plays RD or LD??
     
  15. LatvianTwist

    LatvianTwist Global Moderator Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    33,397
    Likes Received:
    4,503
    Trophy Points:
    195
    At this point he wouldn’t even be the centerpiece. We’d add a roster player (e.g. Devin Shore) and a first or something along those lines. Won’t get us anything incredible, but could garner a rental or maybe someone like Nyquist.
     
    ThankGord and Warm Cookies like this.
  16. LatvianTwist

    LatvianTwist Global Moderator Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    33,397
    Likes Received:
    4,503
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Predominantly RD.
     
    Benstheman likes this.
  17. Benstheman

    Benstheman Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    484
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Ok Thanks. I would've propose a deal between him and Scherbak if he was LD.
     
  18. ijk

    ijk Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    74
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    Why isn’t Honka playing? What’s the main problem with his game?

    I remember him being a strong and confident puck mover, has his skill level really dropped that much or has Heiskanen helped make his eile redundant?

    If it weren’t for Bouchard, I think Edmonton could have a use for him.

    No idea what his value is.
     
  19. Drew311

    Drew311 Rielly For Norris

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    10,692
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    That's a weird way to spell Heiskanen.
     
  20. BonMorrison

    BonMorrison Your resident SJW

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    32,266
    Likes Received:
    5,200
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Kapanen for Honka.
     
  21. glovesave_35

    glovesave_35 Name

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    18,834
    Likes Received:
    761
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Australia
    Why wait for the TDL OP? I say he's gone by this weekend.
     
    iSophagus likes this.
  22. Brock Radunske

    Brock Radunske 안양종합운동장 빙상장

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    16,787
    Likes Received:
    4,510
    Trophy Points:
    156
    No, Kapanen is an NHLer. Honka MIGHT be an NHLer.
    I'd give a 2nd + a decent prospect for Honka. No more.
     
  23. DudeWhereIsMakar

    DudeWhereIsMakar Bergevin sent me an offer sheet

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2014
    Messages:
    9,909
    Likes Received:
    2,124
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Winnipeg
    I see Honka getting traded to Ottawa if Dallas trades for Mark Stone.
     
  24. jfhabs

    jfhabs Registered User

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,882
    Likes Received:
    446
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Seems like a logical target for Bergevin after Kulak and Olofsson. You guys want Benn back right?:naughty:
     
  25. ManofSteel55

    ManofSteel55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    22,303
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Trophy Points:
    156
    A year and a half ago I would have given a ton for him, but our RD needs aren't really there anymore with the emergence of Bouchard and Bear. I'd offer up something around Matt Benning maybe, but I'm sure someone else here would offer more than the Oilers will now.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"