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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby SKYO » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:51 am

Alex Galchenyuk’s Struggles Continue In Montreal
https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2017/10 ... treal.html

After the Candiens went out this summer and acquired Jonathan Drouin, trade speculation spiked around Galchenyuk as the team seemed to have moved on.

Still, they did reach a three-year deal that will pay Galchenyuk $4.9MM per season, and all seemed to settle for a while during training camp. Now though, Galchenyuk has been dropped to the fourth line as part of a shakeup by Julien following the team’s early season struggles. The young forward doesn’t seem thrown off by it, telling Matt Cudzinowski of NHL.com that he just wants to help the team.


Julien doesn't like his perimeter play and poor back checking, weaker faceoff skills. Galchy seems destined to be traded soon. Could be a solid reclamation project.

Speaking of the Habs they obviously would love Duchene but they traded their bluechipper dman for Drouin that the Avs want in any deal so they don't have the assets to make a move like that unless they can try a 3way deal.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BladesofSteel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:08 pm

If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Jovocop » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:40 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....


Didn't Benning just trade for Pouliot? :mrgreen:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby SKYO » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:16 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....


Well if you can improve the team for the future without mortgaging the farm, it's at least worth looking into for Galchenyuk who is still only 23 yrs old.

Hypothetically if Vancouver got him, they can "reconstruct" & prepare him for 2nd line duties when the Sedins retire after this season - see if he and Goldy can recreate their chemistry.

And besides top tier dmen are much too difficult to trade for unless you got top tier assets to move, like what the Habs did with (PK Subban) or forwards (T. Hall -> Larssen, RyJo -> Seth Jones) or multiple picks (1st, 2nd's -> Hamilton) to deal, & these days it's even rarer that a top dman reaches UFA, it's in your teams best interest to draft and develop them, consequently it's good to see Benning/Linden hiring extra help to develop Olli Juolevi properly with Salo.

Tryamkin is the next best hope to become a potential beast dman in 3 years.
Chatfield and Brisebios seem like good future dmen in a depth role.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Reefer2 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:11 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....


Sorry BoS, Nucks have 1 top 3 forward so they need both forwards and defence
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:38 am

From SN:

Oilers’ Draisaitl out with eye injury, won’t play vs. Senators

Emily Sadler
October 13, 2017, 2:33 PM
The Edmonton Oilers will be without forward Leon Draisaitl when they take on the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

The team made the announcement Friday afternoon, saying Draisaitl’s eye has yet to fully heal following an incident during Monday night’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

It’s unclear what happened, exactly, that caused the injury. Draisaitl finished Monday’s game, but missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and did not skate Friday.

“The swelling has come down in the eye and he has a bit of vision in it,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said Thursday, via Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal. “But it wasn’t safe to put him on the ice (Thursday) and it’s not something we’re going to fool around with until he’s 100 per cent ready to come back.”

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I really hope this is not serious. It would be really unfortunate to lose such a bright, young star.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby SKYO » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:27 pm

^ Jim Matheson also said besides the eye injury, Draisaitl may have a concussion issue.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Iceman2014 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....


Sorry BoS, Nucks have 1 top 3 forward so they need both forwards and defence


Who is the one top 3 forward? Also, you and your scouting department have already declared all of those prospects as not top line players? Wow. You should be charging money for those bold, accurate predictions. :mex:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Reefer2 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:42 pm

Iceman2014 wrote:
Reefer2 wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....


Sorry BoS, Nucks have 1 top 3 forward so they need both forwards and defence


Who is the one top 3 forward? Also, you and your scouting department have already declared all of those prospects as not top line players? Wow. You should be charging money for those bold, accurate predictions. :mex:


Horvat is the single top 3 forward on the team.

If you disagree tell me who will be top 3 for this team?

Lol you should lay off the dope their dude, it wrecks your brain cells. a prospect is a prospect is a prospect until they play in the NHL. The league is full of players drafted top 5 that never made their NHL team let alone became a top 3 forward.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:59 pm

Nathan MacKinnon latest victim to a high stick to the ey.

From SN:

MacKinnon gets stick right in the eye against Ducks

Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon injured by nasty high stick

Mike Johnston
October 13, 2017, 10:12 PM
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a nasty-looking high stick from Anaheim Ducks centre Derek Grant Friday.

Grant, in an apparent attempt to lift MacKinnon’s stick, caught the 2013 first-overall pick underneath the visor with the blade of his stick midway through the opening period during a Colorado power play.


MacKinnon immediately fell to the ice near the Anaheim net where he looked to be in considerable pain. He was clutching the area near his right eye as medical staff attended to him. There were some spots of blood visible on the ice where MacKinnon went down.

The play went unnoticed by officials as Grant was not penalized.

MacKinnon headed to the locker room with 7:06 remaining in the first period and the team later announced he would not return to the game with an eye injury.

Two premier players with eye injuries in a short period of time. Hope he's ok.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BladesofSteel » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:43 pm

This is an epidemic!

That's it!! Grandfather mandatory full face shields. We can't risk losing another star.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby micky107 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:26 am

MacKinnon's eye injury looks pretty bad.
I've had a couple of close calls where the cut was close enough for blood to leak into the eye and the vision just
whites out and it freaks you out, you can't really tell where the pain is coming from.
Hope that's the case in both incidents.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby SKYO » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:48 am

Reefer2 wrote:
Iceman2014 wrote:
Reefer2 wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:If Benning is looking to swing a major deal, his focus should be on acquiring a top tier d-man. Up front, there are plenty of players developing, best to just sit tight and see who take the reigns.

But that blueline....


Sorry BoS, Nucks have 1 top 3 forward so they need both forwards and defence


Who is the one top 3 forward? Also, you and your scouting department have already declared all of those prospects as not top line players? Wow. You should be charging money for those bold, accurate predictions. :mex:


Horvat is the single top 3 forward on the team.

If you disagree tell me who will be top 3 for this team?


Yup sadly so far this is a one man top line forward team for now in Bo Horvat, his pal Baertschi seems destined to be a career 2nd line LW averaging 35-40 points per season, which is good for cheap depth.

Boeser has potential to be a #1 line forward, but like with all Canucks coaches it's gonna take a few months for him to earn the coaches trust to get those quality minutes.

The Dahlen-Pettersson combo has vast potential (prospect,prospect,prospect) yes, but gonna take a couple years for those seeds to blossom.

To help sell tickets and get a winger who can help Horvat in the top line I'd still kick the tires on Duchene or even Landeskog.

If those prove to be too rich, I'd stil like to target Galchenyuk, the perfect buy low candidate, he'd be a perfect 3rd line center with Eriksson, and could be a good placeholder on the 2nd line while Pettersson develops for a couple years when the Sedins retire.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:38 am

Lol Vancouver has nothing to give up for these players Skyo. Not to mention Duchene is a free agent in 2019. So you pay a huge premium for a guy who would give you less than two years and then bolt to UFA to go play for a good team. If we had what Colorado wanted for Landeskog I'd kick the tires but I'm sure there ain't much we have that they'd be interested in. Would you trade Boeser and the 2018 1st for Landeskog ? I don't think I would but that's what it would take at minimum.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Reefer2 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:05 am

Didnt know where to put this but Toronto Sports Network has the Laughs ranked #1 in the league.

I thought journalist where supposed to have some integrity and report the truth?

Can't wait to see the fans and media start to cry (and Tuna breath) as the team drops as other teams learn to play against them.
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