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  1. Hello. It's been awhile since I've been here but it's good to see old familiar names still on here. I have to to say like a lot of the recent moves by our management lately, I feel underwhelmed once again. When I saw this, I immediately thought of the Marleau to Carolina deal, where he was dealt along with a 1st and conditional picks for a 6th. In comparison, Backes, a 1st that will probably be in the late 20's, and a D prospect that has ranged, from what I've seen, anywhere between the 8th-13th best prospect for the Bruins. So I read this as Backes+1st for futures (1st is the price for taking Backes contract) and Kase for the 8th-13th best prospect of the Bruins. This feels like selling very low on Kase. I understand the injury problems and concussion history, but look at recent deals to compare to...Kase when he's on a good streak is a borderline top 6 player. Backes is not an asset...if anything, hopefully management is looking to flip him again before the deadline. If this was the best offer for Kase, one should probably hold on to him. The trade deadline is still days away.
  2. How does the draft look next year?
  3. Really? The Ducks buying out Perry is the best news you have seen so far? That's pretty depressing considering a lot has happened around it.
  4. That really sucks. And makes me nervous because the FA crop isn't that impressive other than the top fish, which I know we won't be in on.
  5. I think the cap hit is worse, imo. If Perry was paid $6.625M, himself, and the cap hit was 2M, that would only be a big deal to the Samueli's, because it's not my money, and the team takes a small cap hit. And if that was the case, I would hate it, but understand it more because that would be $6+mil of cap relief. Paying Perry 2M not to play, then taking a $6.625M cap hit seems like a terrible message to send to the fanbase. It screams cheap, and hinders management in shaping the roster. There are players that play top 6/top4 roles that play and make less than that.
  6. Here our the financial implications of a potential buyout for Perry, per cap friendly: SEASON | POST-BUYOUT CAP HIT 2019-20 | $2.625M 2020-21 | $6.625M 2021-22 | $2M 2022-23 | $2M Does anyone want to argue in favor of this move, and pretend that paying a player $6.625M not to play for us is a good idea?
  7. Would be a colossal mistake on many levels. If he is able to find a trade partner (I doubt it), so be it, and I would understand. But to buy him out when the team is neither in a cap crunch, nor contending, only indicates to me that Murray plans to throw money around in FA, which would be a huge mistake. That's not even taking into account the emotional side of the move with the fanbase and organization. I've been a big BM defender on the boards up until recently. If he were to buyout Perry, that would be the final straw for me.
  8. Shore: 12pts in 34 games with the Ducks. Cogs: 6pts in 31 games with the Stars. I know trading Cogs was emotional for many, but not sure how one can argue that this wasn't a good trade. Not to mention Shore is 24 and has 1 more remaining on his current deal before he even hits his 2nd RFA status. I don't know if Shore is ever going to be considered a core piece on any team, but it's hard to argue that this wasn't a net positive for the Ducks.
  9. ^Second that At this point, I think one just has to take the wait and see approach when it comes to Kesler. If his hip bothers him still in everyday normal activities in the summer like the article described, then I think he has to take that as a sign that it's time. With that said, I am definitely rooting for him to make it back and find a way to play without his hip bothering him.
  10. For a 6th round draft pick. We got more from St. Louis than Vancouver did from us, haha.
  11. We should probably keep him away from Kase, just to be safe.
  12. I don't think this guy will ever be in a Ducks uniform unless a major injury crisis happens. This more than likely signals that Terry will be staying with the club for most of the year. Looking at Sieloff's stats, I can't imagine anyone views this guy as NHL material when he can't even produce in the AHL.
  13. 9pts in 45 AHL games this season. 10pts in 58 games in the AHL last season. I don't even know if he makes the San Diego roster, tbh. Although considering Gibbon's output this year, I'm not surprised he was traded for basically a hot dog.
  14. Better be more than Vatanen + Blandisi + 3rd considering we chose Monty to replace Vats, and now neither are here.
  15. Zucker isn't being traded because the Wild are in the middle of the playoff hunt. Same with Armia. I like Kapanen but we already have a log jam at RW as it is. He's the only one on your list who I think has a decent chance of ending up on Anaheim.
  16. What in the world have Larsson and Mahura done in their NHL careers to make you confident in building around them? Why would you want to trade Fowler, Lindholm, Manson, and Montour when they are all relatively young and under contract for multiple years? 1 would be understandable but all 4? That's laughable. And I won't even dive into not including Rakell in your list of forwards. Successful rebuilding teams do not trade all of their established players away. Unless they are all world talents, young prospects need established players around them to help them with the rigors of the season. If those established players are in their mid 20's instead of 30's, even better. What you propose is not a rebuild. It's Defcon 1, which is completely unnecessary and overdramatic.
  17. You aren't actually comparing both situations to make a point are you? There is literally nothing in common with Muzzin or Silf. Age, position, nationality, trade value, contract. This trade was happening whether Silf was a UFA or on a 8 year contract. I'm not sure how this move constitutes their GM besting our GM.
  18. Wasn't my question. I want to know how this relates to the Ducks and how a deal that doesn't involve the Ducks or their situation whatsoever constitutes our GM being out GM'd.
  19. That's a terrible idea, no offense.
  20. Really? Based off what exactly?
  21. Not sure about Schulman, but you are completely wrong about the Ducks owners.
  22. Clear bluff. If he says "We are going to be rebuilding and trading our FAs, and I don't think I would be able to keep Silf at the expansion draft anyway" teams are gonna lowball him. Gotta keep the perception that he wants to keep him so that teams offer more enticing packages.
  23. I don't think there is any bad blood given that they have negotiated multiple contracts pretty smoothly, and quite recently. My theory is that BM wanted to send a message to the dressing room, and that Cogs was the perfect person to do so given his stature. I'm sure if that was the case, Cogs wouldn't be happy.
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