Speculation: Julius Honka

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  1. justafan22

    justafan22 Registered User

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    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. Jorkkila

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    Honka + 2nd for W. Nylander
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    They can have Polak back :naughty:
     
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  6. Satan

    Satan Roman Polak Believer

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    Not interested in trading Roman Polak, our best defenseman.
     
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    Satan Roman Polak Believer

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    Change "Likely take a bit more than that" to "it would definitely take a lot more than that"
     
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    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?
     
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    when I saw the Carrick trade originally I just assumed they were swapping the two. Seemed kinda possible.
     
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    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.
     
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    Satan Roman Polak Believer

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    We've already robbed Toronto of amazing 6/7 guys (i.e., Polak, Carrick)

    we dont need any more
     
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    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.
     
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    Gross. Hell no.
     
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    Plays RD or LD??
     
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    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.
     
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    Predominantly RD.
     
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    Ok Thanks. I would've propose a deal between him and Scherbak if he was LD.
     
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    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.
     
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    That's a weird way to spell Heiskanen.
     
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    Kapanen for Honka.
     
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    Why wait for the TDL OP? I say he's gone by this weekend.
     
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    No, Kapanen is an NHLer. Honka MIGHT be an NHLer.
    I'd give a 2nd + a decent prospect for Honka. No more.
     
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    I see Honka getting traded to Ottawa if Dallas trades for Mark Stone.
     
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    Seems like a logical target for Bergevin after Kulak and Olofsson. You guys want Benn back right?:naughty:
     
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    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.
     

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