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Everything posted by dtsdlaw

  1. I think the offer was probably something like Rakell + Steel + 1st, which was enough to put us in the final 3 with the Jets and Habs. Then the Jets sweetened with Roslovic and the Ducks outplayed Colorado last night, which made Jarmo concerned that the 1st might not be a lottery pick if we got Dubois this early in the season.
  2. Well, it was fun while it lasted.... Can’t help but wonder if Columbus might flip Laine. He’s a pending RFA and is going to want $10M/year, and he also doesn’t really strike me as a Torts type of player. Too early to start speculating on what we could send to Columbus for Laine?
  3. I’m reading that Laine would require Columbus to add a sweetener.
  4. Lebrun tweeted an hour ago that he thinks it’s the Ducks, Winnipeg, and Montreal. Teams no longer in the mix have been told they’re out.
  5. The Kings were on the playoff bubble when they traded for Carter and eventually qualified as an 8th seed before they rolled to that first Cup in 2012. Sometimes you need a big move to bring everything together.
  6. Offering Jones + Steel + 1st. Jarmo probably wants Perreault instead of Jones, or maybe another pick like a 2022 2nd.
  7. Dubois was a lottery pick. Columbus drew the #3 ping pong ball to get him. If the Ducks could acquire him, their core would consist of Dubois (#3), Drysdale (#6), Lindholm (#6), Zegras (#9), and Fowler (#12). How is this much different than what the Kings won multiple Cups with?
  8. Well that sucks! Hey, I wonder if that’s why he’s playing so poorly. Maybe Bob asked him to waive the NTC?
  9. The bolded 100%. If the Ducks entered next season with Dubois-Getzlaf as their 1C-2C combo with Steel or Zegras centering a 3rd scoring line, I honestly think they'd be able to challenge for the top seed in the division. They're still going to have an elite goaltender, a very solid top-4 defense, and about $10M in extra cap space to add a decent RW. Dubois-Zegras down the middle long term would also be amazing. I don't think it happens, but I'll dream about it anyway...
  10. Dubois is a core/star player. Unless there's another McDavid in this coming draft, there should be no hesitancy in moving our 2021 1st for Dubois. Even if we have to overpay with extras. Henrique + Perreault + 1st = count me in.
  11. Stolarz already cleared waivers back on January 9th. He had to clear to be sent to the taxi squad. No additional waivers are needed to go from the taxi squad to AHL.
  12. Dubois is apparently on the ice for their optional skate this morning, so maybe the message has gotten through? There's also a short clip circulating on twitter of Dubois' last shift right before the benching, and yeah I'd have benched him too. I'm sure Dubois was embarrassed when he saw it himself. That shift alone probably decreased his trade value.
  13. As a follow up to my post above, Dubois was benched tonight for almost 45 minutes of game time and Tortorella’s statement to the media afterwards was “I’m not going to have a discussion with you guys about it.” I hope Eakins was paying attention.
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    Manson's trade value has plummeted anyway. I don't think there are many teams that would give us fair value for him this season, especially with the ED looming. However, this injury may work in the Ducks favor long term, because I think Hakanpaa is really starting to figure out the NHL. He's a pending UFA and if he keeps improving there will be team calling for him in April. Playing with Fowler will improve his trade value a lot more than if he was stuck with Larsson. It may also pave the way for an extension with the Ducks if he excels as Fowler's partner, which would allow us to part with Manson this coming summer after the ED when Manson's value may be higher.
  15. Agree with everything here and would just add that I'm disappointed Eakins is talking about this in the media after just four games. This should have been a "no comment." I can't imagine any veteran player on this team thinks it's ok for a coach with a lifetime 66-98-24 record to be calling them out in the media four games into a new season.
  16. Bobby with the team’s first goal of 2021 for the Wings. Don’t like seeing him in red one bit, but I do think it’s kind of cool he’s wearing #54 again.
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    Mind if I ask why you guys prefer Curran over Welinski? Welinski is 27, has four years of experience playing for Eakins, and at least has some experience with scoring at the NHL level. Curran is 31 and has played in Europe on a different sized rink for his whole career. So you guys would prefer the (much) older player with no NHL experience who is learning Eakins’ system for the first time? I don’t get it.
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    Good lineup. But I'd like to split the Swedes and go in a different direction with the forward lines: Comtois-Getzlaf-Rakell Milano-Henrique-Silfverberg Heinan-Steel-Terry Deslauriers - Grant - Rowney/Backes Lindholm-Manson Fowler-Shattenkirk Hutton-Welinski For the D, Fowler was an all-star when he played that season with Vatanen, who I think is similar to Shattenkirk. Manson also hasn't been good with anyone other than Lindholm. I also think Welinski would be just fine as a 3rd pairing RD, and he could give them a right-shot on the point of the 2nd PP unit.
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    My guess is that they start with Rakell-Rico-Silfverberg Milano-Getzlaf-Heinan Lundestrom-Steel-Terry Deslauriers-Grant-Rowney This roster has a lot of parts that can be moved around though, especially Lundestrom. The choice to put him on the active roster over Comtois has my lineup card covered in red ink.
  20. I honestly don’t know. I wasn’t fact checking his story. I might even be conflating two stories. He definitely made a point of saying that he started his career on the 4th line. He also told a story about centering an aging Linden and how Linden still insisted on taking all the draws, which Kesler apparently got a bunch of crap for from coach Crawford. I assume he was talking about the same season, but maybe they were two separate stories. Either way, I think Zegras could also really benefit from playing with a veteran mentor, and I’d personally rather see him start his NHL career with a bit less pressure and responsibility.
  21. Looks like Kiefer Sherwood has earned a spot on Colorado's taxi squad. Good for him. I hope he gets a chance to play some games for them after being completely buried in San Diego last season.
  22. Yeah, sorry. I should have said PP coach. So it looks like the Ducks chose door #3 and put Guhle's $800K on LTIR to cover the $629,999 they were over the cap. Good move. They won't be accumulating cap space while they're using that LTIR, but at least they retain the ability to LTIR Kesler's full $6.75M if they need to do something later. Also, one thing to add - I wonder if Lundestrom is on the active roster and Comtois on the taxi squad today because of the LTIR. Comtois' cap hit is $820K and Lundestrom's is $925K, so they squeezed an extra $105K out of Guhle's LTIR by having Lundestrom on the active roster. It wouldn't surprise me at all if those two swapped roster spots this coming week.
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