2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

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Postby Knives Out » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:37 pm

Wait so even softer players are gonna come out of the Q now? LOL
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Postby Troy McClure » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:15 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:I’m fine with the concept. Most fighting left in the game these days pointless or contrived. But holy *poo poo*, they seem to be making it unnecessarily complicated.

It looks like this is where they settled when working with the government to get some covid financial relief. The government wanted them to outright ban fighting.

I get it. The players in the Q are all Canadian, and the government ends up picking up the tab for long term care for the guys who get punched into CTE.
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Postby Math » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 am

The number of fights in the LHJMQ was already significantly decreasing, so regulating this in some bureaucratic hieroglyphical sanskrit is pointless. Even though fighting for fighting in organized rendez-vous is stupid and doesn't make any sense, I'm still part of the very few people that is in favor of fights, but as a ultimate option.

I went once to see McKinnon and Drouin when they were with the Mooseheads, and things turned into some good old 80's brawls. At one point Halifax had 8 players left on the bench (the coach being already sent off) and 9 in the box. The game started at 7pm, it ended at midnight with something like 350+ penalty minutes. A very good piece of work and the best $15 ever spent for this nice family activity.

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Jason » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:06 pm

“The number of franchise-changing players available or being talked about each day is astonishing,” the GM said. “It’s just that no one has any room for them.”

https://www.tsn.ca/trade-bait-frozen-ca ... -1.1532623

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:26 pm

Jason wrote:
“The number of franchise-changing players available or being talked about each day is astonishing,” the GM said. “It’s just that no one has any room for them.”

https://www.tsn.ca/trade-bait-frozen-ca ... -1.1532623

This is exactly why I don't want Nill to go crazy trying to tie down cap money on Perry, Janmark, or Sekera. I'd even hold off on goalie. Keep as much cap space available to see what can be poached. The Stars desperately need offensive help in the forward group. Doesn't need to be some $10 million player, but just a guy who can help them put the puck in the net, even at the depth positions.
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Postby slaps » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:28 pm

Jason wrote:
“The number of franchise-changing players available or being talked about each day is astonishing,” the GM said. “It’s just that no one has any room for them.”

https://www.tsn.ca/trade-bait-frozen-ca ... -1.1532623

I see it's time for the annual "offer sheets and crazy trades!" media drumbeat to pick up, which will materialize into almost nothing.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:45 pm

These players are available because teams are broke and it no longer makes sense to pay mid-tier players $10m/year. Nobody else is going to take them off your hands unless the cap is eliminated and Toronto takes them all.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:27 pm

Klingberg or Lindell+ for OEL?
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Postby Jason » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:33 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Klingberg or Lindell+ for OEL?

Not worth it as OEL, he has lingering knee problems.
Laine would be the player to go after.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:37 pm

OEL is super overpaid. Klingberg is better and cheaper.

*f-bomb*, Klingberg was the only guy under 35 consistently creating scoring chances in the Finals.
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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Jason » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:24 pm

https://www.tsn.ca/trade-bait-frozen-ca ... -1.1532623

But multiple sources indicate that Bruins GM Don Sweeney has initiated conversations with teams about Rask’s market value over the last number of weeks.

With limited free agent centres available, the Predators believed to be exploring opportunities to move any one of theirs who can play it: Ryan Johansen, Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris or Nick Bonino. No Nashville forward has any no-trade protection.

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Math » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:16 am

A logical fit for OEL would be Edmonton and its suspicious defense. I'm pretty sure he'll leave AZ.

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Postby slaps » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:54 am

GM's are allowed to sign players without giving them trade or movement protection? Has anyone told Nill this?
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Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:18 pm

Ok new rule. Let’s only post about trades involving players we’ve heard of or first round picks changing hands.
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Postby BigAl » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:29 pm

Rumor is that Kostko Wahlmarten is being shopped.
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Postby wonko80 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:02 pm

I expect Sven Oefhearts to get dealt any day now.

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby cdanew » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:21 pm

Well, that is very Vegas.



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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:40 pm

I like it a lot. It looks good on the player.

But I’m also the one guy who loved the all yellow Bruins third jersey.
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Postby mookie1010 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:49 pm

That looks like upset stomach baby puke color.

Other than that, it's fine.
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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

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Friedman podcast

https://podcast.sportsnet.ca/31-thought ... -notebook/

Bowness - Sounds like both sides are interested in returning with him as the coach. Trending in direction he’ll be back.

Khudobin might have priced himself out of Dallas. Guesses that moving Bishop and keeping Khudobin isn’t a option.

Some disappointment in bigger players.

Might become a challenging financial puzzle for the Stars.



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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:00 am

One seat in the goalie carousel is now empty. I guess we wait to see if they move Fleury.

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Jason » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:34 pm


Grabner on a cheap deal would be a fantastic option for the Stars.


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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:40 pm

Isn’t Grabner like the slowest player in the league? That probably does make him a good fit here actually.
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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Jason » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:47 pm

No Grabner is fast. He's more of Coligano/Janmark with much better scoring ability.


Tuuka Rask available

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby Jason » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:41 pm


Hall willing to sign a short term deal


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Postby Troy McClure » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:12 am

See? Some big name RFAs aren't getting qualifying offers.

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Re: 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:18 am

Given Gaglardi’s budget constraints, I’d expect to see Ritchie back here as a second liner.
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