Confirmed Trade: [MTL/LAK] Nate Thompson and 2019 5th round pick for 2019 4th round pick

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by mymerlincat, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Habby4Life

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    Doesnt matter "what if". What matters is the results. He made the trades and they worked out. Armia trade was great, Reilly was good. To say that it is luck is nonsense. Galchenyuk was easily traded away, and it is safe to say no one would want him back over Domi.
     
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    In fact, it's not a fourth and a fifth for Thompson but a late fourth pick for an early fifth pick and N. Thompson.
     
  3. kilowatt

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    Yeah, noticed that after I posted this. That makes it even better for Montreal. Crazy.
     
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    Wait another year before you draw conclusions. Right now, we see results but Vegas used the same strategy last year and it's not really working for them right now. You also under-rate Julien who has done great things with not so good players even when he was in Boston.

    Montreal was spared severe injuries this year too. One good year does not make up for all the wrong MB did in the past and another owner would have sending him packing. Mtl is filled with gaps in the lineup. There are only 2 top D, the rest are 6 or 7th D at best. There is no sniper to finish plays and the powerplay is dead last. The 4th line is made up of fringe NHLers. He made minor moves to change that again. He keeps retooling the 4th line every year or so.

    Even if they make the playoffs, they are looking at a first round exit. Molson will make some extra cash and MB will get a mid first round pick who will not be another KK.

    Will end this here and hopefully Suzuki, Poehling, Juulsen, Romanov, Ylonen, Ikonen, Primeau and KK lead this team to greatness in the years to come with a competent GM. Apart from these prospects, there is not much hope.
     
  5. ottawa

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    Dwight King had far worse effects on us than a useless 4th rd pick that would probably turn into nothing...the guy was devastatingly bad and single handedly cost us goals
     
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    How was NT a + player on the kings??
     
  7. FerrisRox

    FerrisRox "Wanna go, Prettyboy?"

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    You think Nate Thompson is a fighter?

    What the hell are you talking about? You don't have a clue.
     
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    The difference is that Dwight King was a terrible hockey player at the time of the trade, while Nate Thompson is a good bottom-six player. He was averaging third line minutes and was a positive player on this horrible LA team, even though he was routinely deployed against opposing teams’ top lines. Good luck in Montreal, Nate - we’re all rooting for you. Say hi to Muzzin in the playoffs for us.
     
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    Not even close to correct. Thompson’s an energy player, not a fighter. He’s got more heart than skill and isn’t afraid to go to the hard areas. He doesn’t take shifts off and will sometimes show a surprising amount of skill. You couldn’t be more off in your assessment.
     
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    Nope, VGK is doing just fine this year. Injuries, not correct either, Weber missed months, Price has been out, Byron for stretches & Shaw similar. Team has had injuries but are much more resilient and compete each night. This year MB & Julien deserve a lot of credit. Let’s face it, people were calling Julien a crap coach last year. I’m not underrating julien but others are overlooking MB. Of course they have holes but they are on the right track and yes there is hope with respect to prospects. People just need to complain. Define all the wrong and put his home runs in as well and it is not the doom and gloom that is repeating every move that is made
     
  11. KingsHockey24

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    He's good in his own end.

    Responsible, hardworking, grit guy.
     
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    Nah. Toronto’s depth is just that good.
     
  13. admiralcadillac

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    So deep it's poised for a shallow playoff run
     
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    So good they barely squeaked out a win over the 31st place Canadiens
     
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    Oof. Still salty from the loss I see.

    Let’s wait and see. Hopefully we play your team in the first round.
     
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    I would love it
     
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    Would be a good series for sure.

    Only thing that scares me is if Price were to get hot. If he played like how he played on Saturday night, I’d like the Leafs chance all that more.
     
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    For sure, would be a fantastic series. I wouldn't be too disappointed in a habs loss either as long as the games were good
     
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    Yeah I have no clue why he thought Thompson could get a 2nd rounder. :laugh:

    I feel like Blake probably could have gotten a 6th or a 7th without giving up a pick, but I can't really complain. It's as insignificant as a trade can get.
     
  20. SpezDispenser

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    It really is hard...:(
     
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    Kind of like a minor draft day deal, Kings just trying to move up a few spots, in the later rounds, not a bad idea.
    Thomspon an adequate depth guy for contender.
     
  22. a mangy Meowth

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    I do it all the time too (mostly reading spelling errors where there aren't any). No worries big guy!!
     
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    Habs weren’t expected to do much and the leafs time is now. I expect to lose if we faced each other but somehow even with the discrepancy in talent I think it would be a good series win or lose.
     
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    According to king fans, Thompson has average speed, so no.
    Furthermore, he replaces Agostino/Chaput who are both not good skaters.
     
  25. Domi a favor

    Domi a favor Former "DDs not undersized"

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    So how does this work exactly? When MB wins a trade, it's luck, but when he loses one, it's incompetence?

    Then he might be the luckiest GM ever. The Domi trade? Luck. The Tatar/Suzuki trade? Luck. The Armia trade? Luck. The Reilly trade? Luck. The Kulak trade? Luck. The Kotkaniemi drafting? Luck. The Danault trade? Luck. The Petry trade and signing? Luck. The Shaw trade? Luck. The Drouin trade? Luck. Weber being better than Subban this year? Luck. Picking Byron off waivers? Luck. Price back at the top of his game on the first year of his contract? Luck. The hiring of Julien, Ducharme, Richardson and Bouchard? Luck.

    But he traded away Eller, gave a contract to Desharnais, lost Scherback to waivers and didn't re-sign 40 years old Markov, so i guess he's incompetent. Clearly.
     

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