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Some guys I think could make some interesting trade targets. 
 

Erik Gustafsson: 

Had an amazing 2017/2018 year and cooled off a bit, but have heard some rumblings. 27 years old, maybe a bit older than than we want to shoot, but could round out our D core, also if we trade Manson well need another Dman. 
 

Sam Bennett:

could be had for cheap, only 23, has had a relatively disappointing career. Perhaps a change of scenery could unlock that potential. Don’t know if Calgary trades in division, but interesting name. 
 

Josh Anderson: 

Had 27 glad and 47 pts in 17/18. Big body, Total Murray type kid, but 25 years old and looks to be around a 20-25 goal kind of guy.

 

Shayne Gostisbehere: 

Im surprised how fast Philly has turned on this guy. He’s been a perennial 30/40pt guy and 60pt potential. Has been having a really rough year, but he’s a great skater and puck mover PP QB. 

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20 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Some guys I think could make some interesting trade targets. 
 

Erik Gustafsson: 

Had an amazing 2017/2018 year and cooled off a bit, but have heard some rumblings. 27 years old, maybe a bit older than than we want to shoot, but could round out our D core, also if we trade Manson well need another Dman. 
 

Sam Bennett:

could be had for cheap, only 23, has had a relatively disappointing career. Perhaps a change of scenery could unlock that potential. Don’t know if Calgary trades in division, but interesting name. 
 

Josh Anderson: 

Had 27 glad and 47 pts in 17/18. Big body, Total Murray type kid, but 25 years old and looks to be around a 20-25 goal kind of guy.

 

Shayne Gostisbehere: 

Im surprised how fast Philly has turned on this guy. He’s been a perennial 30/40pt guy and 60pt potential. Has been having a really rough year, but he’s a great skater and puck mover PP QB. 

Interesting ideas here. Good stuff. A few questions though... Gustafsson and Gostisbehere would definitely bring some much-needed offense, but they're also left-shot guys that play the left side & left point on the PP (as far as I have seen). Are you thinking that the Ducks could plug them in on the 3rd pair, or would this be a step towards moving on from one of Fowler or Lindholm? Because the Fowler as a RD experiment was a total bust, and we haven't really seen Lindholm tried on the right side very much to know if that's an option.

Bennett definitely intrigues me too. He plays a very aggressive game and is fearless about going into the dirty areas (something this team needs more of), and I'm also of the opinion that he has more untapped potential that would really benefit from a change of scenery. He's also primarily a LW though, and if we keep all of Comtois, Jones, and Ritchie then Bennett becomes kind of redundant as a middle-6 LW. Did you have in mind moving one or more of those kids? A Ritchie for Bennett swap would be good with me. Two gritty guys that have under-performed their draft positions and could probably use a change of scenery.

Josh Anderson is also a very interesting name, but I'd be surprised if Columbus trades him after his big season in 2018-19 unless they're getting something really good in return, which would seem a bit risky given his current injury situation. When it comes to Columbus, I'm also currently on the Wennberg train. I think he'd be available for cheap and I still think he has a higher ceiling that would benefit from being away from Torts' system.

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1 minute ago, dtsdlaw said:

Interesting ideas here. Good stuff. A few questions though... Gustafsson and Gostisbehere would definitely bring some much-needed offense, but they're also left-shot guys that play the left side left point on the PP (as far as I have seen). Are you thinking that the Ducks could plug them in on the 3rd pair, or would this be a step towards moving on from one of Fowler or Lindholm? Because the Fowler as a RD experiment was a total bust, and we haven't really seen Lindholm tried on the right side very much to know if that's an option.

Bennett definitely intrigues me too. He plays a very aggressive game and is fearless about going into the dirty areas (something this team needs more of), and I'm also of the opinion that he has more untapped potential that would really benefit from a change of scenery. He's also primarily a LW though, and if we keep all of Comtois, Jones, and Ritchie then Bennett becomes kind of redundant as a middle-6 LW. Did you have in mind moving one or more of those kids? A Ritchie for Bennett swap would be good with me. Two gritty guys that have under-performed their draft positions and could probably use a change of scenery.

Josh Anderson is also a very interesting name, but I'd be surprised if Columbus trades him after his big season in 2018-19 unless they're getting something really good in return, which would seem a bit risky given his current injury situation. 

I’m really not too sure. Just some names I’ve seen been tossed around the rumor mill of being shopped. 
To be honest I totally forgot how low we are on RHD, was just going off of the age/talent of players apparently on the block. I wouldn’t be surprised if we do flip some roster players and create some holes. 
If we do keep all of our LW I wouldn’t mind giving Jones/Comtois more time in the AHL and let them figure it out. Specifically Comtois who has looked pretty bad this year. 
 

Apparently Anderson Might be getting shopped. I’m not too sure what Columbus wants as they’re in a weird spot, they’re winning on the back of some incredible goaltending. They’re in a Wild Card spot and only 1 pt back of the Isles. I thought they were done after selling out to make the playoffs, then losing Bob, Panasonic etc. So, I’m not sure if they’d want pucks/prospects or a roster player for Anderson. 

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1 hour ago, Sexlaf15 said:

I’m really not too sure. Just some names I’ve seen been tossed around the rumor mill of being shopped. 
To be honest I totally forgot how low we are on RHD, was just going off of the age/talent of players apparently on the block. I wouldn’t be surprised if we do flip some roster players and create some holes. 
If we do keep all of our LW I wouldn’t mind giving Jones/Comtois more time in the AHL and let them figure it out. Specifically Comtois who has looked pretty bad this year. 
 

Apparently Anderson Might be getting shopped. I’m not too sure what Columbus wants as they’re in a weird spot, they’re winning on the back of some incredible goaltending. They’re in a Wild Card spot and only 1 pt back of the Isles. I thought they were done after selling out to make the playoffs, then losing Bob, Panasonic etc. So, I’m not sure if they’d want pucks/prospects or a roster player for Anderson. 

Torts has been extremely critical of his center play. I think it was last week that he said something to the media about his team having only one center (Dubois), which was obviously a shot at all of the other centermen they have there. Given his comments, if they stay in the playoff picture I would assume they'd be looking for center depth. I'm sure they would also love some more defensive depth too considering how often Ryan Murray gets hurt.

Edit: Columbus also needs to recoup some of the draft picks they gave away when they went all-in last season, and they don't have many to use as trade bait to acquire players this season

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25 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

Torts has been extremely critical of his center play. I think it was last week that he said something to the media about his team having only one center (Dubois), which was obviously a shot at all of the other centermen they have there. Given his comments, if they stay in the playoff picture I would assume they'd be looking for center depth. I'm sure they would also love some more defensive depth too considering how often Ryan Murray gets hurt.

Edit: Columbus also needs to recoup some of the draft picks they gave away when they went all-in last season, and they don't have many to use as trade bait to acquire players this season

Henrique /Manson? I wouldn’t mind moving our second as it’s basically a late first, especially if we can get a proven guy from teams needing picks. 

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48 minutes ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Henrique /Manson? I wouldn’t mind moving our second as it’s basically a late first, especially if we can get a proven guy from teams needing picks. 

They've got Seth Jones and David Savard as their top-2 RHD, so I don't think there's a place for Manson in their lineup. Rico would make some sense for them if they want to bring in a center with term. However, if we want Anderson or Wennberg, I think that kind of a trade would make the most sense in the early summer when we can send picks and prospects back their way rather than a roster player.

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2 hours ago, dtsdlaw said:

They've got Seth Jones and David Savard as their top-2 RHD, so I don't think there's a place for Manson in their lineup. Rico would make some sense for them if they want to bring in a center with term. However, if we want Anderson or Wennberg, I think that kind of a trade would make the most sense in the early summer when we can send picks and prospects back their way rather than a roster player.

I’m fine with that. Adding Anderson/Wennberg or maybe both could be huge. I’d really like to see a move like this. Wonder of BM has the stones to do what a couple of GMs have done to him. Take a chance on a young under performing kid and turn him into a legitimate player. 

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24 minutes ago, Sexlaf15 said:

I’m fine with that. Adding Anderson/Wennberg or maybe both could be huge. I’d really like to see a move like this. Wonder of BM has the stones to do what a couple of GMs have done to him. Take a chance on a young under performing kid and turn him into a legitimate player. 

TBF, it looks like he's absolutely nailed the Gudbranson trade. But yeah, a Palmierian highway robbery would be awesome and would really accelerate the re-tool/re-build.

btw, I just saw the Elliott Friedman mentioned in one of his December "31 Thoughts" that Anaheim has been one of the teams that has inquired in the past about Bennett. Good call on that one. Let's see if anything comes of it.

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46 minutes ago, Sexlaf15 said:

I’m fine with that. Adding Anderson/Wennberg or maybe both could be huge. I’d really like to see a move like this. Wonder of BM has the stones to do what a couple of GMs have done to him. Take a chance on a young under performing kid and turn him into a legitimate player. 

Murray’s stones are the reason I cringe a bit about him handling this rebuild. He’s usually the one giving up the player that goes on to be legitimate lol.

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Lebrun put out an article for the Athletic and gave his thoughts on all the teams. The Ducks section was pretty vapid. Just talking about how BM wants to use our Cap space to acquire talent. The only interesting part was that he suggested we send a middling pick for Galchenyuk, give him a test drive and consider resigning him if we pans out. 

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31 minutes ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Lebrun put out an article for the Athletic and gave his thoughts on all the teams. The Ducks section was pretty vapid. Just talking about how BM wants to use our Cap space to acquire talent. The only interesting part was that he suggested we send a middling pick for Galchenyuk, give him a test drive and consider resigning him if we pans out. 

That's an interesting idea, but I doubt GMBM would give up anything of significance to rent him. Galchenyuk also has enough skill and scoring ability that I would think a team with playoff aspirations and cap space would be interested in acquiring him and would be willing to give up more than we would for the rental. Colorado for example.

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3 hours ago, dtsdlaw said:

That's an interesting idea, but I doubt GMBM would give up anything of significance to rent him. Galchenyuk also has enough skill and scoring ability that I would think a team with playoff aspirations and cap space would be interested in acquiring him and would be willing to give up more than we would for the rental. Colorado for example.

I mean, if you want get your William Karlsson you gotta make the moves. Galchenyuk is a perfect buy low candidate. The article also said Calgary has been hesitant to sell low on Bennett. I’d do it in a heartbeat. 

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does anyone know anything about Kerfootnor Johnsson? Because based on their basic stats alone, that’s a massive underpayment on Toronto’s end. Manson > Muzzin. Even Kapanen’s stats aren’t exactly world ending. Toronto doesn’t have their first this year and can’t trade 2021’s as it’s part of a trade conditionally. 

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14 minutes ago, gorbachav5 said:

I won't claim to be an expert on either one, but these all strike me as guys who, if you have them on your third line, are real assets.  If they're playing top 6 minutes they'll be fine, but you're not going to be outscoring anybody.  Kapanen has the upside to be better than that, I think, but only as a good second liner.  I don't think Kerfoot or Johnsson are significant upgrades from our current crop of youngsters, at least not without giving the kids in our system another year. 

Kapanen is an upgrade, and maybe enough of one that we should be targeting a player like him, but at what cost?  The Ducks aren't exactly stacked any more at RD.  That depth got depleted QUICKLY.  So while a Manson for Kapanen trade would probably be a win for the Ducks in terms of pure value, it might do too much damage to the defense to be much help overall.

For sure the defense would be damaged this season. The defense was terrible when Manson was out and probably would be terrible again if he were to be traded. However, there are quite a few RHDs on the UFA market this summer. Maybe GMBM wanders into the UFA market and targets a guy like Hamonic, or even a Vatanen or Jultz to run the PP. Personally, I'd love to see Sami come back (bringing Finns back for a second run is awesome!). Lindholm-Vatanen, Fowler-Gudbranson would be a solid top-4 IMO. 

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The more I think about it, the less I want to trade with Toronto. Unless we’re getting multiple of those guys and a pick, the more I’d rather be reserved and target buy low candidates ie Bennett, Wennberg, Galchenyuk

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The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch came prepared to handle the transition from All-Star exit to trade mania, reporting on a number of situations in his latest “Insider Trading” column. Garrioch begins with the further shift in the status quo of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim began the season hoping to return to being contenders with a talented mix of veterans and youngsters. However, it has not played out that way on the ice, as the Ducks hold the second-worst record in the Western Conference. Recently, a report came out that the team was willing to use their cap space to take on bad contracts if it meant that they could add prospects and picks in return. Garrioch now reports that the team is taking it one step further, perhaps in response to winning just three of their past 15 games. He hears from multiple league sources that the Ducks are preparing for a full rebuild and are at least willing to listen on just about every player. For a team with so few valuable impending free agents – Michael Del Zotto and Derek Grant lead the way – this shift in the status quo could make for a much bigger deadline in Anaheim. Ondrej Kase, who has previously been rumored to have fallen out of favor with the team, could be one possible casualty, as could defenseman Josh Manson, who has recently been linked to a few other teams. What about Rickard Rakell, one of the best value contracts in the league and a player that any contender would like to get their hands on? Or long-term players like Cam Fowler, Adam Henrique, and Jakob Silfverberg? Franchise faces Ryan Getzlaf and John Gibson and top defender Hampus Lindholm are likely off the table, but nearly anyone else in Anaheim over the age of 24 appears to be a candidate to move at the right price.

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14 minutes ago, DuckFan4Life said:

The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch came prepared to handle the transition from All-Star exit to trade mania, reporting on a number of situations in his latest “Insider Trading” column. Garrioch begins with the further shift in the status quo of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim began the season hoping to return to being contenders with a talented mix of veterans and youngsters. However, it has not played out that way on the ice, as the Ducks hold the second-worst record in the Western Conference. Recently, a report came out that the team was willing to use their cap space to take on bad contracts if it meant that they could add prospects and picks in return. Garrioch now reports that the team is taking it one step further, perhaps in response to winning just three of their past 15 games. He hears from multiple league sources that the Ducks are preparing for a full rebuild and are at least willing to listen on just about every player. For a team with so few valuable impending free agents – Michael Del Zotto and Derek Grant lead the way – this shift in the status quo could make for a much bigger deadline in Anaheim. Ondrej Kase, who has previously been rumored to have fallen out of favor with the team, could be one possible casualty, as could defenseman Josh Manson, who has recently been linked to a few other teams. What about Rickard Rakell, one of the best value contracts in the league and a player that any contender would like to get their hands on? Or long-term players like Cam Fowler, Adam Henrique, and Jakob Silfverberg? Franchise faces Ryan Getzlaf and John Gibson and top defender Hampus Lindholm are likely off the table, but nearly anyone else in Anaheim over the age of 24 appears to be a candidate to move at the right price.

That’s quite a spin on Garrioch’s original story. What’s the source on this?

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25 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

That’s quite a spin on Garrioch’s original story. What’s the source on this?

I just don't get it. BM is "willing to take on bad contracts in exchange for draft picks"? I thought we already have a bunch of bad contracts that we stuck for years to come: Kesler, Eaves, Fowler; Gibson has 7 years left on his deal and he has been on sabbatical since the beginning of last year...while Lucas Dostal is NHL ready ad he is going to be a great goalkeeper. Can someone explain me how BM is going to sell this idea to the ownership? I hear the stories that Kesler started to skate again; what if he proclaims himself ready to go next season, how is the team going to accommodate his $7 mil salary? Perry's buyout next season will be near $6 mil. against the cap. Plus another bad contract on top of it? Wow...

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16 minutes ago, FanSince1993 said:

I just don't get it. BM is "willing to take on bad contracts in exchange for draft picks"? I thought we already have a bunch of bad contracts that we stuck for years to come: Kesler, Eaves, Fowler; Gibson has 7 years left on his deal and he has been on sabbatical since the beginning of last year...while Lucas Dostal is NHL ready ad he is going to be a great goalkeeper. Can someone explain me how BM is going to sell this idea to the ownership? I hear the stories that Kesler started to skate again; what if he proclaims himself ready to go next season, how is the team going to accommodate his $7 mil salary? Perry's buyout next season will be near $6 mil. against the cap. Plus another bad contract on top of it? Wow...

I think that would be an easy sell to ownership:

Bob: "Henri and Susan, do you want to win another Stanley Cup?"

H & S: "Yes, absolutely"

Bob: "Great, then this is what needs to be done in order to do that sooner rather than later."

*Note: This is not an endorsement of Murray being the right GM to execute the game plan.

Eaves is off the books after this season and there is still no reason for me to believe that Kesler is going to be playing in another NHL game at this point. He coaches his son's hockey team so he could be skating just to be involved with that. Taking on a bad contract (i.e. Backes, which the Ducks were rumored to be looking into) for assets is what the Ducks should be doing if the are going into rebuild. The Ducks aren't likely to be contending for a couple of years anyway. Assuming the Garrioch reporting is accurate, then that seems to fall in line with what has been mentioned on these boards recently: anyone besides Getzlaf and Gibson could be on the trading block.

Dostal has been great this season and I'd say is the best Ducks prospect overall after Zegras, but he's only 19 years old. I don't see him being NHL ready, let alone supplanting Gibson as the starter for a few more years, assuming he becomes that good. They haven't even brought him over to North America yet.

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1 hour ago, FanSince1993 said:

I just don't get it. BM is "willing to take on bad contracts in exchange for draft picks"? I thought we already have a bunch of bad contracts that we stuck for years to come: Kesler, Eaves, Fowler; Gibson has 7 years left on his deal and he has been on sabbatical since the beginning of last year...while Lucas Dostal is NHL ready ad he is going to be a great goalkeeper. Can someone explain me how BM is going to sell this idea to the ownership? I hear the stories that Kesler started to skate again; what if he proclaims himself ready to go next season, how is the team going to accommodate his $7 mil salary? Perry's buyout next season will be near $6 mil. against the cap. Plus another bad contract on top of it? Wow...

I know you didn’t just say that Gibson’s contract is bad....Gibson is still Gibson, he still keeps us in games, makes amazing stops consistently, and is young. Goalies don’t usually hit their prime until 28 and we have Gibson signed through is prime for 6.4 mill. That’s one of the best goaltender contracts out there. He’s behind an awful defense and a team in transition. 
 

We’re also getting our moneys worth out of Fowler this year. Lindholm might be better defensively, by Fowler is by far our most important defensemen on the roster. 

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22 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

I know you didn’t just say that Gibson’s contract is bad....Gibson is still Gibson, he still keeps us in games, makes amazing stops consistently, and is young. Goalies don’t usually hit their prime until 28 and we have Gibson signed through is prime for 6.4 mill. That’s one of the best goaltender contracts out there. He’s behind an awful defense and a team in transition. 
 

We’re also getting our moneys worth out of Fowler this year. Lindholm might be better defensively, by Fowler is by far our most important defensemen on the roster. 

For the bolded, do you mean "prime" or "peak"? Because 5 of the last 7 Vezina winners have been 27 or under. For the truly elite guys, it seems like they enter their prime around age 24 or 25, and I think Gibby has been in his prime for a few seasons now too. Gibby has a sweet contract considering his talent level, but my big concern with him is that he won't be able to sustain it for the life of his contract if the team goes full rebuild. He already looks worn out and mentally defeated at times to me. If this team goes full tank and starts selling off good players for picks and prospects, it's only going to get worse for him over the remainder of this season and the next 2-3 seasons, because that's what a full rebuild is going to look like... 2-3 seasons (minimum) of really awful Ducks hockey. If this goes full rebuild, I'd have no problem with him being moved too. He'd bring back a king's ransom in futures that the team could build around.

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2 hours ago, dtsdlaw said:

For the bolded, do you mean "prime" or "peak"? Because 5 of the last 7 Vezina winners have been 27 or under. For the truly elite guys, it seems like they enter their prime around age 24 or 25, and I think Gibby has been in his prime for a few seasons now too. Gibby has a sweet contract considering his talent level, but my big concern with him is that he won't be able to sustain it for the life of his contract if the team goes full rebuild. He already looks worn out and mentally defeated at times to me. If this team goes full tank and starts selling off good players for picks and prospects, it's only going to get worse for him over the remainder of this season and the next 2-3 seasons, because that's what a full rebuild is going to look like... 2-3 seasons (minimum) of really awful Ducks hockey. If this goes full rebuild, I'd have no problem with him being moved too. He'd bring back a king's ransom in futures that the team could build around.

I guess my position on rebuilds is that there’s a sweet spot. You sell of everyone for magic beans and they never sprout you’re the Oilers. You constantly put off rebuilding and flip your roster you’re somewhere in the Wild territory.  I really don’t want to see BM absolutely strip this team. Our core isn’t that bad, when I look at Detroit. I understand why they dismantled everything, they didn’t have a stable core of players and had to get one via draft. We have a pretty good Top 4 D, Getzlaf still plays at a high level, Rakell, Silf, Henrique, and Gibson. Our issue is we have too many kids in the line up and that’s effected our ability to score on a consistent basis and defend. I don’t think we should be dismantling the entire team, we have a good amount of prospects that are shaping up to be decent, Zegras, Mahura is NHL ready. If we can add some 23-25 year old scoring talent to our Top 6 and like 2-3 of our kids pan out. I think we can be back in shape. 

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5 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

I guess my position on rebuilds is that there’s a sweet spot. You sell of everyone for magic beans and they never sprout you’re the Oilers. You constantly put off rebuilding and flip your roster you’re somewhere in the Wild territory.  I really don’t want to see BM absolutely strip this team. Our core isn’t that bad, when I look at Detroit. I understand why they dismantled everything, they didn’t have a stable core of players and had to get one via draft. We have a pretty good Top 4 D, Getzlaf still plays at a high level, Rakell, Silf, Henrique, and Gibson. Our issue is we have too many kids in the line up and that’s effected our ability to score on a consistent basis and defend. I don’t think we should be dismantling the entire team, we have a good amount of prospects that are shaping up to be decent, Zegras, Mahura is NHL ready. If we can add some 23-25 year old scoring talent to our Top 6 and like 2-3 of our kids pan out. I think we can be back in shape. 

I don't know, I don't think our core is very good, certainly not one that you can contend with, and one that has most players on the back-nine of their careers. I think that one of our current top-3 is going to be moved as a result the expansion draft, as well as to make room for Josh Mahura. I agree that you don't dismantle the entire team, but that some mainstays are not going to be on this team within the next two seasons. I think that Gibson and Getzlaf are still untouchable, unless Gibson demands a trade or Getzlaf waives his NMC and that anything that can bring back at least a first round pick should be at least entertained. We can always use those extra picks as trade chips to bring in more immediate scoring help as you stated. As dtsdlaw said, Gibson can't withstand many more seasons of the kind of hockey in front of him and if things don't at least trend in the right direction, then he could find success with another team.

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6 hours ago, bufbarnaby said:

Kase and Manson to Bruins...we get Backes ???

not to the Bruins, even with a 1st not because its a late one.

maybe Kase OR Manson...

I would love a trade like Marleau to Carolina.... Backes and first for nothing:)

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Don’t really know about which thread to throw this in, but realistically who should we look at drafting? 
 

obviously Lafreniere and Byfield, but I don’t see us getting top 2 picks. I think 5-6 is probable. Pronman put out a mid season ranking and has Holtz at 6. Goal scoring winger,which we need. There’s also Rossi at 4 who’s a center, playmaker. Those are the two guys who stand out to me in the 4-6 range that I’m sure we’ll be picking at. 

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2 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Don’t really know about which thread to throw this in, but realistically who should we look at drafting? 
 

obviously Lafreniere and Byfield, but I don’t see us getting top 2 picks. I think 5-6 is probable. Pronman put out a mid season ranking and has Holtz at 6. Goal scoring winger,which we need. There’s also Rossi at 4 who’s a center, playmaker. Those are the two guys who stand out to me in the 4-6 range that I’m sure we’ll be picking at. 

Yeah, like last year, the draft really starts at #3. As of now, I’d go Holtz, Raymond, Stutzle, Drysdale, Rossi then Lundell. I agree that the Ducks still need goal scoring more than anything but also think that Murray is drafting Drysdale if he’s on the board. That’s not a bad move though especially since we need a legit top pairing prospect. 

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2 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Don’t really know about which thread to throw this in, but realistically who should we look at drafting? 
 

obviously Lafreniere and Byfield, but I don’t see us getting top 2 picks. I think 5-6 is probable. Pronman put out a mid season ranking and has Holtz at 6. Goal scoring winger,which we need. There’s also Rossi at 4 who’s a center, playmaker. Those are the two guys who stand out to me in the 4-6 range that I’m sure we’ll be picking at. 

New thread? This discussion could last until June 26th!

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