The Office of Strategic Planning - Tank Talk

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  1. Bazeek Registered Lurker Sponsor

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    It's that time of year. The trade deadline approaches and the Wild haven't exactly positioned themselves to make a run for it this year. Word is that Guerin is at least thinking about selling if not necessarily committed to it. Dreams of high draft picks begin to dance through the minds of Wild fans...

    Please keep the tank talk in this thread: watching the standings, doing the lottery math, and lamenting those icky, short sighted wins.

    It's a valid topic and up for discussion, but as the season wears on it tends to seep into every thread and derail things. There's some wiggle room for this in trade and prospect discussion threads, but GDTs in particular are for discussing the game at hand and the play of the team.

    Off-topic tank talk that's found outside of this thread will likely be moved here or deleted.

    Have at it.
     
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    Could be, maybe it is a product of Trocheck not fitting his system. He is a more North/South guy and without the same speed maybe it has really shown some other weaknesses that Q doesn't trust. I was anticipating moves, so I am partially with you. I just don't think the basis of not making a move for him is means to get torn up about Guerin judgement. There will be plenty of time for that. I think Brodin/Dumba being our two best assets for trade potential, I'm open to seeing what else happens down the road.

    My one gripe is that considering the way d were flying off the board that we didn't move Pateryn or Hunt for something at least. Maybe the Soucy injury changed thinking on that? Also the fact that Barclay Goodrow got a first makes me think there was something to be had for someone like Foligno. But they seem keen on keeping him around as a vet.
     
  4. thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    This is my biggest concern. At least Fenton cleared out all of the rest of Riser's guys. Can't believe Fletcher kept most of them. Looks like Fenton got rid of a lot of scouts and it's starting to pay off.
     
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    No concerns anymore. Everything is as it should be. The issue was having any expectations.
     
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    Remember DR and his manage expectations remark. We've come full circle.
     
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    OT in Canucks-Canadiens game was a clusterf*ck, Nucks got the extra point
     
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    We need a center to play with Fiala
     
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    Now that the deadline has passed I’m all in on Domi
     
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    Kaprizov - Domi - Fiala sounds good to me.
     
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    Eichel would be nice.
     
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    Don't see where Domi is an improvement over Staal.

    DRW tonight. Hard on the tank.
     
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    Age, Tenacity and speed.
     
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    How about just the idea that he'd still be around in 2 years?
     
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    I love Eric Staal, but he is what he is at this point.
     
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    If you guys are disappointed with Staal's production, you have to make your peace with the fact that Domi has less, even though he is in his prime.
     
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    did one person say production?
     
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    If staal was 24 and available for Dumba, yeah, I’m into it.
     
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    By the age of 24 Eric Staal had a 100, and an 82 pt season under his belt.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    And Domi has a 72. I don't really know what your argument is. I'd love to have 24 year old Eric Staal on this team, but the laws of the universe prohibit that.

    If Fiala is what he currently is going forward, and Kaprizov is what we think his, we need a solution in the middle that can keep up with both of them for the next 5+ years. Domi is one of the better realistic options that has been out there.
     
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    This is exactly it. We need to find a center who can keep up. If domi gives us 70 points (even 60 honestly) down the middle of Kaprizov and Fiala, and we keep 3 of our top 4, we can fill in the rest.
     
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    Also keeps the pressure of Khovanov having to be a 1C (he could just settle in as a good 2C) and keeps Boldy in the spot that got him drafted in the 1st round and seems to produce better at (though I'm not crossing him off the list of possibilities).
     
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    And we wouldnt have to rush Zary
     
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    Or Bourque.
     
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