Kevin Fiala, reborn

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  1. Soundgarden Registered User

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    Eh, everyone knew we would lose any Jones trade, but we don't make the finals or win the Presidents trophy without Johansen. This one worked out even if we lost the trade handily.

    Girard isn't anywhere close to as good as Josi or Ekholm are and we desperately needed center depth so he was a luxury we could afford to trade. Turris started off well here but since then he's been constantly injured or in the doghouse before Laviolette left.

    We won both Subban trades handily, again we don't make the finals with Weber instead of Subban, and then when we saw that Subban was declining rapidly we moved him for some good assets without retaining anything.

    Granlund is what we were hoping Fiala would turn out to be if we were lucky, in 20+ years Nashville only had 6 players with 67+ points and Granlund had just posted 67 and 69 seasons at the time of the trade, how does he go from that to the most invisible player I've ever seen play?
    It's funny though, Poile is always acquiring players with reported "attitude issues", (Johansen, Duchene, Turris, etc) and the one time we trade one away he immediately breaks out.

    All of these trades made sense at the time and gelled with our window,
     
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    That Kevin Fiala is so hot right now
     
  3. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    How has granlund been lately? Think he gets resigned?
     
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    He started to heat up after Laviolette was fired, but hasn't really shown too much in these past few games.

    I doubt he gets re-signed, but he might to save face. From what I've seen so far from him I'd rather re-sign Smith.
     
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    Maybe the Wild can sign him to play with Staal and Fiala. ;)
     
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    I'm sure his career will bounce back as soon as he leaves Nashville.
     
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    Wherever I watch Nashville, I see the Preds use him completely different, not at all playing to his strengths. Turris also appears to be the worst possible linemate for him, as he also doesn't play to Granlund's strengths.

    Granlund is a player that needs to play with the puck on his stick to utilize his vision, his tremendous passing ability. Nashville seems to want him to park his butt in front of the net, not all that involved in possession etc.

    Granlund needs more freedom to make plays.

    He's a great zone entry player, very good puck handler and passer, yet the Preds don't let him be involved in any of those aspects.
     
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    At the time each move made sense. Just over the life of the deals it hasn’t gone Nashville’s way.
     
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    Yup. It's ok to be that risky with a deal or two, maybe even lose one of them in the long run to win in the short term, but all of those aside from the Subban deal are going to screw us over now.
     
  10. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    Him + Kaprizov should be quite the show, can't wait to watch.
     
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    Great trade at the time and even more amazing now. Guy always had speed and skill. Only 24 years old.
     
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    First career hat trick, and a pretty nice one at that against the best in the league
     
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    Once again turning it on late in the season....

    Happy for him after a disappointing start and elevated expectations.
     
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    If him and Kaprizov are hot at the same time, Wild are very dangerous team. Colorado is still the class of the division, but I reckon Wilds record when they both score is very good.
     
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    Can you call Kaprizov hot? I suppose he's got 9 points in his last eight games after three pointless games before that, but he's been pretty consistent overall.
     
  17. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    I didn’t even bump it this time. 24 points in the last 29 games or something like that
     
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    He’s just Fiala’n it out.
     
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    Yup
     
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    I think so. Because it's been like 6 goals in those 9 points
     

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