Kevin Fiala, reborn

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  1. Chrisinroch Registered User

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    No, almost everyone liked moving Granlund. They just thought it was weak to do it straight up without any add. At the time, you’d have to be Kevin Fiala’s mom not to think “that’s all they got for Granlund?”
     
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    We also need to consider the value in getting a younger player that is still cost-controlled versus one that was 1.5 years away from being a UFA. Isn't that alone worth a draft pick?
     
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    That’s what make the trade sensible from the team standpoint. But that doesn’t account for the inability to get value. You’ll recall the reported eyebrows that were raised among GMs at the time.
     
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    Happy to see him rebound and continue on his development curve. After his sophomore year it looked like he was going to become an elite winger.

    He had a bit of a set back but glad to see him back on his way.
     
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    I'm happy for him, I've always been a fan. One of my favourite drafts in recent memory was 2014 because to me, it was the year of the undersized, supremely skilled winger with jam. Robby Fabbri, Kevin Fiala, Willie Nylander, David Pastrnak and Nikolaj Ehlers.

    All of those guys have become stars except for Fabbri, who I think would have been one if not for his injuries (and hopefully he can still get there).
     
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    It literally took a global pandemic to stop Kevin Fiala!
     
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    Really happy for Minny. He’s a burgeoning star.
     
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  9. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    hey
     
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    I guess not even the Pandemic could stop Fiala after all! :sarcasm:
     
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    As a Canucks fan this guy is incredible.
     
  12. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    54 points in last 57 games. The most impressive part for me is the fact that he’s doing this without any elite offensive talent around him. I think he can break 80 points next year, especially if we get another capable top 6 C.
     
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    is this the same streak he was on or is he starting a new one?
     
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    Time will tell
     
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    If Paul Fenton ever gets another job GMing, it will solely be because of Kevin Fiala
     
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    Poor Nashville. How many of their big trades have worked out for them?

    Jones for Johansen - I think everyone knew that Jones would be the better player, but more was expected out of Johansen at this point.
    Girard and co. for Turris - another top 4 young Dman moved for a C that has not played the way they hoped
    Weber for Subban - was supposed to be a clear win given the age gap and term left but they opted to move off Subban and now bear the risk of recapture down the line
    Fiala for Granlund - Granny just has not meshed in Nashville. Good player and had a very good track record with Minny. Just never found his game in Nashville. Fiala, Nashville had hopes for, but they must have felt that Granny would put them over the top now.
     
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    Forsberg for Erat looks fine, though. Has Poile run his course?
     
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    Fiala is going today score 40 next year and I’m being conservative


     
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    Imagine if we had a legit #1 center to compliment him.
     
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    I don’t know what a #1C is I’ve never seen one with my own eyes
     
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    In fairness they did make the SCF with Subban & Johansen. Long term they've flamed out, but that's a pretty good bar for success.
     
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    Koivu was actually a legit one for 4-5 years.
     
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    2-3 years yeah I agree. I just like to be dramatic. I bet he could’ve been a ppg guy a few of those years with some good players around him. Hopefully history doesn’t repeat itself there
     
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    Nice try, covid!
     
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