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Well if anyone wants to talk about our Ducks they just signed Drysdale and Perreault to 3 year ELC.

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Very generous contract for 18 y/o Drystale, almost $2 mil per season for someone who may not even play in the NHL next season. I cross my fingers and hope that he'll be a good version of Scott Niedermayer and not another Fowler type of player.

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4 minutes ago, FanSince1993 said:

Very generous contract for 18 y/o Drystale, almost $2 mil per season for someone who may not even play in the NHL next season. I cross my fingers and hope that he'll be a good version of Scott Niedermayer and not another Fowler type of player.

I am Hoping that too as well Fansince1993.

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seems many are waiting to see if the US falls back into a revolutionary war in the next month or so.  hard (for me, at least) to focus on hockey.  glad you guys have found the focus, though.  :)

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2 hours ago, Fisix said:

seems many are waiting to see if the US falls back into a revolutionary war in the next month or so.  hard (for me, at least) to focus on hockey.  glad you guys have found the focus, though.  :)

Hockey would be a welcome distraction IMO.  C’mon, Bob! Sign somebody! I need a break from the chaos and anger of politics.

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21 hours ago, Fisix said:

seems many are waiting to see if the US falls back into a revolutionary war in the next month or so.  hard (for me, at least) to focus on hockey.  glad you guys have found the focus, though.  :)

that seems unlikely.... *fingers crossed* lol but I get the sense teams are sort of waiting to see what next season will look like before making any sort of *real* move. Like, I think once the NHL says, it's official, Jan 1st (or whatever day) WILL be the first game of the season and we will play this many games and the playoffs will be this format starting BLANK. Then I think we'll see moves start happening. I mean, Hoffman is still a FA...that's a 30-goal scorer...(who doesn't offer much else). I think teams are just waiting to see for some of their moves.

Obviously, long term, big name guys would be signed sooner since it's more than just the immediate.

....side note I really don't know what Buffalo is doing haha it seems like they know they have cap so might as well just get a bunch of 1 year contracts and make a push to make the playoffs? not without a goalie lol

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On 11/11/2020 at 6:54 PM, Jasoaks said:

that seems unlikely.... *fingers crossed* lol but I get the sense teams are sort of waiting to see what next season will look like before making any sort of *real* move. Like, I think once the NHL says, it's official, Jan 1st (or whatever day) WILL be the first game of the season and we will play this many games and the playoffs will be this format starting BLANK. Then I think we'll see moves start happening. I mean, Hoffman is still a FA...that's a 30-goal scorer...(who doesn't offer much else). I think teams are just waiting to see for some of their moves.

Obviously, long term, big name guys would be signed sooner since it's more than just the immediate.

....side note I really don't know what Buffalo is doing haha it seems like they know they have cap so might as well just get a bunch of 1 year contracts and make a push to make the playoffs? not without a goalie lol

That explains alot on why our Ducks and other 30 NHL Teams are on holding pattern...Once NHL say it's official then we may see Ducks make some Moves. BTW don't see how Hoffman fit into the Ducks.

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22 hours ago, MooseDuck said:

That explains alot on why our Ducks and other 30 NHL Teams are on holding pattern...Once NHL say it's official then we may see Ducks make some Moves. BTW don't see how Hoffman fit into the Ducks.

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He wouldn't really fit. Was more just using him as an example of "how they heck is he still available???" to say he wont be once the NHL confirms the schedule

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3 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

He wouldn't really fit. Was more just using him as an example of "how they heck is he still available???" to say he wont be once the NHL confirms the schedule

Well IF you ask me I think it's off-ice drama that is really keeping him still at FA status.

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13 hours ago, MooseDuck said:

Well IF you ask me I think it's off-ice drama that is really keeping him still at FA status.

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Truuuuuue....I was thinking that, too haha

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On 11/14/2020 at 11:49 AM, Jasoaks said:

Truuuuuue....I was thinking that, too haha

Look I don't like the drama....but things like this make teams shy away from it.

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Time to bring this baby back.

I’m not entirely sure where we’re going to pick, but man I want William Eklund so bad. 

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2 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Time to bring this baby back.

I’m not entirely sure where we’re going to pick, but man I want William Eklund so bad. 

I won’t mind getting him, Clarke, Hughes, Berniers or Lysell. Berniers seems like a Murray type player (hard skating two way center) so he’d be my odds on favorite if he’s available at our spot. 

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16 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Time to bring this baby back.

I’m not entirely sure where we’re going to pick, but man I want William Eklund so bad. 

Why Eklund over the others?? I don't know much about him (...or the others to be fair lol)

13 hours ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

I won’t mind getting him, Clarke, Hughes, Berniers or Lysell. Berniers seems like a Murray type player (hard skating two way center) so he’d be my odds on favorite if he’s available at our spot. 

Well....considering at this point we pick 4th at worse...i like our chances of getting any of these players haha

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1 hour ago, Jasoaks said:

Why Eklund over the others?? I don't know much about him (...or the others to be fair lol)

Well....considering at this point we pick 4th at worse...i like our chances of getting any of these players haha

Eklund can shoot, pass, enter the zone with control, has a high motor, plays good defense and has been doing it against men in the SHL. Plus Swedenheim. I like Beniers a lot as well. I think we’re gonna get a good kid regardless. 

Power

Edvinsson 

Hughes 

Beniers 

Eklund

All of them seem very solid. 
injust oook at what Eklund does against men and it’s hard not to be excited. He kind of reminds me of Kase a bit with how he likes to use the boards to control the puck even though he’s smaller. He also plays physical and hard defense. 

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3 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

Eklund can shoot, pass, enter the zone with control, has a high motor, plays good defense and has been doing it against men in the SHL. Plus Swedenheim. I like Beniers a lot as well. I think we’re gonna get a good kid regardless. 

Power

Edvinsson 

Hughes 

Beniers 

Eklund

All of them seem very solid. 
injust oook at what Eklund does against men and it’s hard not to be excited. He kind of reminds me of Kase a bit with how he likes to use the boards to control the puck even though he’s smaller. He also plays physical and hard defense. 

that's awesome!! yeah...the more im looking them up the more they all look pretty badass...people seem to be down on this draft...but the top 5 or 6 are looking good.

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58 minutes ago, Jasoaks said:

that's awesome!! yeah...the more im looking them up the more they all look pretty badass...people seem to be down on this draft...but the top 5 or 6 are looking good.

I just don’t think there’s a franchise type player. None are as polished

Hughes is pretty bad defensively, but man he’s so good at creating offense.

Eklund seems to need someone to help him gain possession so he can drive offense. So puck moving defensemen, or a strong back checking forward. 

Power seems to be a slam dunk, top 4 defensemen.

I think you’re going to be able to get good complimentary guys in this draft. 

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9 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

Why Eklund over the others?? I don't know much about him (...or the others to be fair lol)

Well....considering at this point we pick 4th at worse...i like our chances of getting any of these players haha

Yeah, if I had to narrow it down to two players then I’d go with Clarke then Berniers. Power is nice but I don’t think he’ll be there to pick. 

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I’d go with Beniers. Having a 1-2 punch down the middle with him and Zegras would be pretty sweet. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes #1 though. He looked good as an underaged player in the WJC, and he was able to play a full season at Michigan where he did well as a freshman.

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If the Ducks end up outside the top-3, I would like to see them reach a bit for Chaz Lucius. From what I've seen of him on video, he has "it". Great hands and he sees the ice really well. He's only ranked outside the top-10 because of his knee injury this season. 

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I wonder how much Atu Raty might have dropped over the past 2 years. He was the next big thing when he was 15, but has dropped off. Wonder if we could snag him in the second round 

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6 hours ago, Sexlaf15 said:

I wonder how much Atu Raty might have dropped over the past 2 years. He was the next big thing when he was 15, but has dropped off. Wonder if we could snag him in the second round 

It would not hurt IF our Ducks Draft a Finn in First Round...Just saying that out loud.

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13 hours ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

I’m all about recency bias and subsequently Fabian Lysell now!

Not big on Lysell. He frankly looks like a right-shot Sam Steel to me (and not just because of the jersey number). 

 

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2 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

Not big on Lysell. He frankly looks like a right-shot Sam Steel to me (and not just because of the jersey number). 

 

he's even scoring with lucky bounces! just like Steel!!

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1 hour ago, Jasoaks said:

he's even scoring with lucky bounces! just like Steel!!

Since we are likely picking top-4 and Lysell is probably going closer to #10 I think we can probably rule him out.

More likely we take one of Powers, Beniers, Eklund, Hughes or Clarke. Since we already have some good looking defensemen in the pipeline I am guessing we probably want a forward, so most likely we take Beniers or Eklund. Though if we slip to 4th and those guys are gone I also like Guenther.

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22 minutes ago, nieder said:

Since we are likely picking top-4 and Lysell is probably going closer to #10 I think we can probably rule him out.

More likely we take one of Powers, Beniers, Eklund, Hughes or Clarke. Since we already have some good looking defensemen in the pipeline I am guessing we probably want a forward, so most likely we take Beniers or Eklund. Though if we slip to 4th and those guys are gone I also like Guenther.

Agreed. I’d prefer those guys slightly over Lysell but if the Ducks take him then I won’t be too upset. Guy is a great skater and can create offense. My knack on him is his shot, of which Eklund has a solid one, imo.

I think they are likely to go forward also but with the Ducks potentially losing a D-man in the ED along with Manson/Lindholm being pending UFA’s and possibly traded, adding another premier defensemen would make sense.  

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1 hour ago, nieder said:

Since we are likely picking top-4 and Lysell is probably going closer to #10 I think we can probably rule him out.

More likely we take one of Powers, Beniers, Eklund, Hughes or Clarke. Since we already have some good looking defensemen in the pipeline I am guessing we probably want a forward, so most likely we take Beniers or Eklund. Though if we slip to 4th and those guys are gone I also like Guenther.

yeah that's what I was thinking, too...he'd be more of a mid-round guy

49 minutes ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

Agreed. I’d prefer those guys slightly over Lysell but if the Ducks take him then I won’t be too upset. Guy is a great skater and can create offense. My knack on him is his shot, of which Eklund has a solid one, imo.

I think they are likely to go forward also but with the Ducks potentially losing a D-man in the ED along with Manson/Lindholm being pending UFA’s and possibly traded, adding another premier defensemen would make sense.  

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if we go forward, too...but man...I do love the idea of having a crazy 1-2 punch on the blueline if we somehow win the draft and can take Owen Power...

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IF our Ducks get a top pick...They should explore trading the Pick.

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