2020 NHL Off-Season thread

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Postby cdanew » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:40 pm

Troy McClure wrote:They’ve apparently also interviewed Pierre twice for the job.... a guy who last had an NHL job coaching before the cap and wasn’t good at it then.

I also think Taylor Hall is going to be an instant regret when some team gives him $10 million a season and gets back maybe 80 points if they’re lucky.

Someone on one of the NHL XM satellite radio shows was suggesting Hall should sign a 2 year deal with Colorado to go for a Cup.

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Postby slaps » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:31 pm

Troy McClure wrote:They’ve apparently also interviewed Pierre twice for the job.... a guy who last had an NHL job coaching before the cap and wasn’t good at it then.

I also think Taylor Hall is going to be an instant regret when some team gives him $10 million a season and gets back maybe 80 points if they’re lucky.

The Stars would be ecstatic with 80 points from their $10MM players.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:39 pm

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Troy McClure wrote:They’ve apparently also interviewed Pierre twice for the job.... a guy who last had an NHL job coaching before the cap and wasn’t good at it then.

I also think Taylor Hall is going to be an instant regret when some team gives him $10 million a season and gets back maybe 80 points if they’re lucky.

Someone on one of the NHL XM satellite radio shows was suggesting Hall should sign a 2 year deal with Colorado to go for a Cup.

I wonder if the pandemic is going to limit Hall’s ability to get a super contract. Maybe taking a short deal to chase a Cup works out. The risk is he’d then be into his 30s when asking for the big contract. He could miss his chance.
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Postby Math » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:45 pm

And playing for the first time in a winning team at this age should be weird for him.

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Postby ToddM » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:02 pm

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Troy McClure wrote:They’ve apparently also interviewed Pierre twice for the job.... a guy who last had an NHL job coaching before the cap and wasn’t good at it then.

I also think Taylor Hall is going to be an instant regret when some team gives him $10 million a season and gets back maybe 80 points if they’re lucky.

The Stars would be ecstatic with 80 points from their $10MM players.

80 points combined?

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Postby slaps » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:04 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
cdanew wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:They’ve apparently also interviewed Pierre twice for the job.... a guy who last had an NHL job coaching before the cap and wasn’t good at it then.

I also think Taylor Hall is going to be an instant regret when some team gives him $10 million a season and gets back maybe 80 points if they’re lucky.

Someone on one of the NHL XM satellite radio shows was suggesting Hall should sign a 2 year deal with Colorado to go for a Cup.

I wonder if the pandemic is going to limit Hall’s ability to get a super contract. Maybe taking a short deal to chase a Cup works out. The risk is he’d then be into his 30s when asking for the big contract. He could miss his chance.

Colorado has tons of cap space. They could add Hall and Pietrangelo on short-term, higher-money deals and have a superteam.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:13 pm

Jason wrote:


Is Dumba getting Kaepernick'd?
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ScubaSteve wrote:
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Is Dumba getting Kaepernick'd?

No Wild are in same situation as last expansion draft as they are forced to protect Suter and Spuregon, that leaves Brodin or Dumba they'll have to expose one of the two, so trading one makes sense.

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Postby Math » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:43 am

Cassidy winning the Jack-Adams... :shock:

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Postby slaps » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:09 am

The Bruins were the best team in hockey during the regular season. I'm tired of the Jack Adams being for coaches that took a terrible team and made them mediocre. There should be recognition for guiding a team to the runaway best record. Jon Cooper was robbed last year.
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Postby B Kat » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:22 am

Yes, that’s a feat, but having a lot of talent makes that easier. Taking a group of leftover or misfits or whatever and turning them into a great team does take better coaching.

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Postby Math » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:42 am

I'd have given it to Montgomery. Seriously, starting 1-7-1 and turning the team into a winning machine and the best team in the league in that winning stretch before his replacement, this while dealing with alcohol problems (hence personal problems) and not having the supposed leaders dragging your squad upwards.

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Postby slaps » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:56 am

B Kat wrote:Yes, that’s a feat, but having a lot of talent makes that easier. Taking a group of leftover or misfits or whatever and turning them into a great team does take better coaching.

I think there is more skill involved in coaching top talent, juggling everyone's foibles, and getting the absolute best out of a team for long stretches.
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Friedman: 2020-2021 Is An “All In Year” For Colorado

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Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:15 am

THE Adam Cracknell?
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Postby ToddM » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:37 am

Maybe they'll sign Adam Burish next.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:42 am

Only if Lauri Korpikoski is unavailable.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:53 am

On one hand, $10 million for a mid 30s winger who barely tries on defense and who is a point a game kind of guy.... ugh

On the other hand, Ovechkin has lead the league in goal scoring each of the last three seasons. He’s lead the league in scoring seven of the last eight seasons. He’s also one of the most durable players there is. The truth is the Richard Trophy should be renamed to the Ovechkin. He’s also the guy fans pay to see there.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:54 am

Yeah. He’s worth it until he shows otherwise. And even then, he’s one of the few players who deserves overpayment based on past accomplishments.
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Postby wonko80 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:01 pm

They wouldn't be any more hamstrung by that than the Stars will be by Benn/Seguin for the last three years of their contracts.

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season thread

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Pietrangelo: Lack of deal with Blues 'a little disappointing'

Pietrangelo will be one of the biggest names in free agency if he hits the open market. He expressed his desire to stay in St. Louis but understands it may be difficult for the team to make room for him with just over $5 million in cap space this season.

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Left wing Jake DeBrusk, Boston Bruins: It seems as if the Bruins are leaning toward trading restricted free agent DeBrusk, 23, rather than awarding him a hefty raise. It is perplexing, given that DeBrusk has 62 goals over his first three seasons. The Hurricanes, Predators and Stars are among teams shopping for scorers. DeBrusk is also young enough to fit into the Red Wings’ and Devils’ rebuild.

Wild looking to trade Greenway and Dubynk.

Friedman

Calgary, Carolina, Chicago, Edmonton and San Jose are among the teams who have asked about Darcy Kuemper. Boston, Calgary and Edmonton have checked in on Oliver Ekman-Larsson(there undoubtedly are more), and Colorado on Niklas Hjalmarsson (again, probably more). Rick Tocchet has one year remaining as head coach. Armstrong would have a lot of intel from Craig Berube, one of Tocchet’s closest friends (and, apparently, a morning coffee buddy in the bubble).

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Postby slaps » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:38 pm

The last time the Stars traded with Boston, it worked out OK.
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Postby ToddM » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:43 pm

DeBrusk is one of the three guys Boston drafted instead of Barzal or Connor.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:52 am

Jamie Benn would look great in brown and yellow.
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Postby Jason » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:18 pm

OEL buyer beware the decline
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Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:18 pm

Hey look, a responsible GM who isn't going to over pay their long time captain who is now over 30. And Pietrangelo delivered them a Cup and everything. Look how far Army has come. There was a day when he would've traded two first round picks for 20 games of Pietrangelo, now he's coldly letting him walk because it's the correct decision like he's Belichick or something.
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