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25 May 2015 23:07:18
Some Free agent ideas

Williams - Pitts 5Mx 3 years

Franson - Leafs 4.9Mx 5 years

Green - DET 6Mx 7 years

St.Louis - NYR 4M x 1 year

Belesky - BOS 4.25M x 3 years

Sekera - LA 5.5Mx 5 years

Niemi - EDM 5M x 5 years

26 May 2015 07:56:21
McLellen doesn't have faith in Niemi. He won't be coming to Edm.

26 May 2015 10:03:11
DET isn't that dumb

23 May 2015 09:09:01
Hear me out, first time doing this. Few different scenarios.

SJ: Compensation pick from Todd (EDM 3rd)

NSH: Trading rights for Cody Franson

Resign Nemo 1yr 3mil


BOS: Milan Lucic (Contract ends next year)
Bostons 3rd Rnd Pick

SJ: 2015 2nd Rnd (39th), 2015 3rd Rnd (Compensation pick from EDM), Mirco Mueller or Chris Tierney, 2016 2nd Rnd Pick

(Long Shot)

WSH: Trading rights of Mike Green

SJ: Compensation 2nd or 3rd from EDM

Suggestions? No go? Possibilities?

23 May 2015 09:47:16
Edm can give you a pick in any of the next three years draft, haven't heard anyhitng yet when they will do it.
To me that's an underpayment for Lucic, IF he is up for trade he would be very sought after but many teams and Boston could probably get more for him then just a bunch of picks bascially. And not even a 1st rounder included in your proposal, they say no thanks. Say the two thirds cancel each other out, I don't beleive they trade him for two 2nds and a prospect. I forget who got two 2nds, Glencross I think? If he got that then Lucic gets more, and Glencross is a UFA!

23 May 2015 12:33:42
Yeah that makes sense. I remember reading a more suitable trade would be a 1st or 2nd, with a prospect, and Tommy Wingels was a rumor. Gives Boston a good winger, prospect, and later potential. However it all depends on the needs.

22 May 2015 12:02:01
Bos: Chara + Lucic + Subban + pick
Oil: O'Connor + solid 2:nd line D-man

22 May 2015 12:17:18
Man.What?Do I even need to explain what's wrong with this post?

22 May 2015 12:19:42
That won't get you conner. There is nothing that can be offered to get McDavid out of Edmonton.

22 May 2015 13:24:17
o'conner is in ottowa

22 May 2015 19:37:26
Where does Edmonton get the solid dman from? Was there another trade I missed

23 May 2015 01:15:48
Mate it ain't mcdavid you seem to have peoblem reading its occoner and that goalie is from b.u. And playing for Ottawa

23 May 2015 16:50:07
My bad lads. aimed at Connor McDavid of course.
The question is in this case not if it's a fair deal in terms of value - it's what would give Oilers the best chance on the Cup the next season. The size of Chara ond Lucic (with probably new motivation) would make them hell bent to play against and offensively / talent wise they are alteady booming.

24 May 2015 09:24:48
Hamilton, Lucic, Rask, 2015 1st for
1st overall, Nikitin, Purcel. Would be hard to turn down but the Oilers aren't trading McDavid for anything, they will get thier D and goalie some way or another.

22 May 2015 06:49:03
If Bruins are unable to sign Hamilton, Oilers could offer them: draistal + 16 pick

22 May 2015 10:12:08
Dougie.Is.Staying.In.Boston. But the Draisaitl+pick is nice.

22 May 2015 21:28:04
that is why I said IF. A team could go as offer Hamilton 7 m per year. What would Boston do then?

23 May 2015 05:04:42
If a team is foolish enough to offer 7m to Dougie then i'd assume Boston management would be smart enough to deal Chara and match it easily.But again a team would be stupid to submit an offer sheet to Dougie worth more then 6m.

20 May 2015 21:21:26
loui eriksson back to dallas

to dal: loui eirksson

to bos: colton scevior and det 2nd rounder

benn seguin nichushkin
eriksson spezza hemsky

17 May 2015 00:34:42
2016 4th rounder

2016 1st rounder



2016 2nd rounder


17 May 2015 08:52:42
Not enough for Marchand, if he is on the table I bet a lot of teams offer up more then this.

17 May 2015 16:57:48
Well then, to yep's comment, BOS can keep him. He's an over paid bottom 6'r. I can't see CGY giving up their top D prospect for little more than an over iPad crap-disturber.

17 May 2015 22:19:46
. until he's on your team. Then he would be a "goal scoring pest". Marchand will stay in Boston and score a lot of goals a draw a lot of penalties.

17 May 2015 23:54:09
overpaid bottom 6? You know marchy led our team in goals this year without getting any PP time right? His contract is one of the better ones on Boston right now aswell.

26 May 2015 03:24:42
Maybe that's why they didn't make the PO's. No interest from CGY.

16 May 2015 20:13:18
smith for hayes

seidenberg for mcginn

krejci for brodie and 2nd round pick

eriksson and kelly for cogliano and etem


marchand bergeron connoly
lucic spooner pastrnk
mcginn cogliano hayes
etem talbot ferlin

brodie hamilton
chara krug
morrow miller/trotman


16 May 2015 21:44:07
Sorry if it comes up 2x, I think I hit close instead of reply the 1st time.
The Flames trade is laughable. Brodie is higher value than Krejci. Reporters like Freidmann say he's well on his way to being one of the best D in the league. His #'s already prove that. BOS would be adding a 2nd +, not CGY adding. Besides, CGY doesn't need another C with Monahan, Bennett and Backlund already in place.

17 May 2015 22:20:50
I disagree. you must be a flames fan. lol. that's the only way that comment makes sense.

19 May 2015 08:32:28
It makes sense if you know hockey. Krejci is a good player, but CGY has NO need for a C. And Brodie was considered for a Norris candidate. He's been compared to Duncan Keith on numerous occasions and being on a very similar career path. Sorry guys, Brodie is the better player here.

13 May 2015 14:53:02
Chiarelli's Infamous Seguin/Eriksson trade

Bruins - Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith, Joe Morrow
Dallas: Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, Ryan Button

Bet he'll do the same with either Hall or Eberle to get a goaltender, some veterans and depth in Edmonton

13 May 2015 17:01:03
"Bet he'll do the same with either Hall or Eberle to get a goaltender, some veterans and depth in Edmonton"

I sincerely hope he does, with hall though, he's a much better player when he's on than eberle is imo.

13 May 2015 18:30:02
I had a strange dream that mcdavid ans mcdonahh played
For the Oilers next season ahah

13 May 2015 23:17:18
*and Mcdonagh

14 May 2015 02:33:35
I don't understand this whole "Chiarelli is going to recreate the Seguin trade" thing. I'm pretty sure he sees how lopsided the deal was and doesn't want to take such a bad mistake again trading young talent yet to hit their peak. He won't make a deal as ill advised as before.

12 May 2015 03:45:38
panthers offseason

brad boyes and brandon pirri for dwight king and kyle clifford

jimmy hayes to boston for reilly smith

buyout montoya


huberdeau barkov jagr
jokinen bjustad smith
king bolland trochek
clifford mckenzie thornton

campbell ekblad
kulikov gudbranson
mitchell petrovic


12 May 2015 10:10:59
I really like the Smith-Hayes trade, Boston might have to add a low level prospect or late pick due to Smiths play this year but I say if the new bruins gm(sweeney) can do it get it done. The LA trade seems fair aswell but i'm not sure of pirris value but I like the trades.

12 May 2015 11:00:51
I agree. Smith for Hayes is a good deal in my eyes.

10 May 2015 18:29:24

2nd rounder in 2015

Help Bruins with cap get a decent prospect of similar style and decent pick back, jets get a player who's style will help them in the Battle in the west


2016 2nd rounder
2017 3rd rounder


Chicago sheds cap and gets decent prospect and future picks, Sabres get solid accomplished vet who can still help team fast track rebuild and mentor Eichel


10 May 2015 19:29:33
Easy no from Chicago they will probably get something like Phoenix got for Yandle.

10 May 2015 22:04:41
If Seabrook was available then a lot of teams would beat that package for him. Easy no from Chicago.

10 May 2015 17:07:27
Thought i'd mix it up a bit.

Bos: Seidenberg Subban Griffith 14th overall pick 2nd(2015)

Dal: Klingberg Ritchie 12th overall pick

I know klingberg most likely won't be dealt this is just a wishful idea.


10 May 2015 17:50:35
Dallas has Jack Campbell. Quite likely they aren't interested in Subban as a result. And given the contract they just handed out to Klingberg, they probably aren't too keen on moving him out either. I don't see this working for Dallas at all.

10 May 2015 18:00:52
along with klingberg dallas are giving up a good prospect and the 12th overall too? to do what, get a top 4 d, a goalie prospect who honestly has been a little disapointing, griffith. who isn't as good a prospect as ritchie or that 12th ovrall pick. and then dallas move down two spots aswell? naww buddy sorry try again

10 May 2015 18:17:26
Yeah, I totally forgot about jack campbell that's my bad.

10 May 2015 18:38:01
Campbell is nothing

10 May 2015 23:26:16
Campbell is a great goalie prospect. Give your head a shake

10 May 2015 23:48:41
for once I kinda have to agree with montrealfnest. campbell has been in the AHL for a few years now and has shwon essentially no improventment and was actually demoted the echl this year. he's only 23, so I wouldn't go so far as to call him nothing, but make or break time is coming up soon for him.

11 May 2015 20:47:16
Its a little hard to call him nothing but I can see bether option then to go with Campbell

10 May 2015 16:22:58
Boston Trades

Edmonton Trades


10 May 2015 16:48:06
We have Smith,Eriksson,Pastrnak,Connolly and Griffith on the right side so if we trade lucic it will be for hall. Not that this deal is even close to fair value Krug > klefbom-klinkhammer lucic > yakupov

10 May 2015 17:18:44
Klefbom > Krug

10 May 2015 18:01:32
Krug > Klefbom

10 May 2015 18:13:39
edmontons high on klefbom he's not getting traded

10 May 2015 18:22:20
Klefbom = over rated by Oiler fans. I keep hearing about how this guy is going to be the next stud Dman for over 3 years. still waiting.

10 May 2015 18:39:12
This from a guy whose username is "stammer2leafs." Haha

10 May 2015 18:39:33
Krug - 160gp 26g 55a 81p He had 39 points on an offence starved bruins team and doesn't play with hall/nuge/eberle and he was a +13 not to mention his 27gp 6g 10a 16p and +3 in the playoffs.

Klefbom - 77gp 3g 20a 23p -27 Klefbom had 60gp last season and put up 20p which is respectable for a 2nd season but was a -21 and even though it was on a shitty oilers team that's pretty terrible.

I really hope you're being sarcastic oilers_11

10 May 2015 18:43:32
Klefbom on oilers team

10 May 2015 23:01:51
Klefbom is 21 Krug is 24. When Krug was 21 he had played 2 NHL games.

I think that Klefbom will be the much better player

10 May 2015 23:52:48
comparing points for klefbom and krug as a means to measure their effectiveness is incorrect. klefbom is is a defensive player, krug is one of the least defensively responsible defensemen in the league. they cannot be compared solely on point production.

11 May 2015 00:05:27
Krugalso plays with bergeron chara Hamilton kreji and has Rask in net the oilers had scrivens and fasht

11 May 2015 02:33:58
I'm definitely not. Ya Krug had more points on a waaay better Bruins team. Klefbom definitely has room to improve but playing with OEL right now in the worlds will help.

11 May 2015 19:39:15
if you think Krug isn't good defensively you've never watched him play. He has been a lot more aggressive at the line and along the boards and was standing his ground and not getting pushed over because of his size, and for playing on a "waaay" better bruins team who had Chara out for 19 games and Krejci out for half the season is laughable. Krug is a better dman whether the Oilers fans can accept it or not.

11 May 2015 20:56:21
Your saying the Bruins weren't better and all because Chara and Krejci were out? At this point ya Krug has been more successful but it won't take long before Klefbom is better.

09 May 2015 15:49:33
2015 2nd (33) overall



Scrivins (cap dump)
16th overall this year
2016 first rounder lottery protected
2015 4th rounder

Rights to Franson


Mtl 2nd rounder

2016 3rd rounder


09 May 2015 16:51:41
Since when did Mrzaek play on Nashville

09 May 2015 17:17:32
Marek mzarek not petr

10 May 2015 05:12:02
No from Edmonton for both. Jones would be awesome but that's a pretty big price to pay

10 May 2015 09:23:24
First of all the guys name isn't Mrazek it's Mazanec and he only played 2 games in the NHL this year. This trade is probably the worst I've seen from an Oilers perspective ever, Franson is UFA so he can just walk if he wants to.

Scrivens > Mazanec

Draisaitl, Schultz, 16 oa 2015, 1:st 2016 and a 4:th 2015 > Jones

What the fuck are you smoking if you think this would improve the Oilers.

10 May 2015 10:02:28
I think he's called Marek Mazaned, not Mrazek.
But anyways, how do the Oilers need Talbot, Subban and Mazanec.

09 May 2015 02:08:41
EDM: Hall, Purcell

BOS: Lucic, Seidenberg, Smith 2016 1st

09 May 2015 13:09:42
Drop the pick, or make it a third. First is too much, IMO.

09 May 2015 23:01:27
get rid of Purcell and the 1st and that's a decent trade

10 May 2015 08:10:27
Purcell´s cap hit is too high for Bruins; they need to create space. But I like the idea; may it works while replacing Purcell with prospects & rid off Smith or the 1st.

09 May 2015 01:57:49
EDM: Hall

BOS: Smith, Lucic, Si

08 May 2015 16:51:44
Edm: Hall 1st(pit)
Bos: lucic rask

08 May 2015 22:44:59

08 May 2015 22:47:40
why would the bruins do this? giving up a top 5 goalie in the league and lucic for yes probably the second best left winger in the league. but they have no replacement for rask and goalie is the most important position.

08 May 2015 23:54:34
Not even close to fair value. If a team trades a goalie that usually means they have a replacement. Boston does not have a ready replacement yet.

09 May 2015 01:34:54
Easy yes please from Edm!

09 May 2015 01:57:31
Boston says no they want to be a win now team and Rask is a top 10 goalie in this league so no

09 May 2015 02:26:07
That's. interesting. Can't see Rask going. BUT two months ago, I couldn't see Lucic going anywhere.

09 May 2015 02:27:04
I think Edmonton would have to add Justin Schulz too.

09 May 2015 09:08:43
If only that would work for us lol #oilers

07 May 2015 07:54:09
Oilers should sign soderberg. I believe it's possible with chIarelli being his ex-GM. He has the size and is still young. He will be great in the top 6. Sign for 3 yrs/ 12 m
I believe one signing is enough for up front.

Sign niemi or Neuvrith. If they can get them signed for 2 years only. Niemi 2 yrs/9m
Neuvrith 2yrs/ 6m

Sign one dman. A bunch out there. I like sekera. Solid dman. If not, there is franson, michelak, erhoff, etc. Sign any of them to 3 yrs/ 15m.

They still need one dman. I wish it could be through signing free agents. However, that's pushing it. Maybe a trade. Seabrook keeps coming up. I like him, but it will take a lot to get him in Edmonton and he has only 1 year left on his contract. Larsson maybe for Shultz and 16th pick in 1st round. Maybe go for Hamilton. ChIarelli can probably pull this off. Maybe it would cost oilers yak or draistal, Shultz, 16th pick. Bruins are in a tight situation when it come to the cap. Sign Hamilton to 7 years/ 6 m per

Buyout nikitin. I wish. They have a replacement for him. I'd take any of they free agents over him. Sign Jackman to 2 year for 6 m. He wouldn't be great veteran presence. If not, trade for a number 5 dman. But him out and sign Promote ference to players health and fitness coordinator. Ference retires.
Do not offer long contracts to free agents. Macdavid, draistal or yak, nurse and klefbom. will need big contracts in a 2 to 4 years time.

Pouliot/ rnh/ ebs
Driastal or yak/ lander/ Purcell
Gadzik/ pitlick

Davidson (nurse as call up)


07 May 2015 08:32:42
This is in a dream world i'm not sure that a lot of free agent went to go to Edmonton if there not overpay

07 May 2015 08:35:47
soderberg in the top six I think is a pretty bad idea and ference retiring is a dream lol

07 May 2015 14:03:26
Pretty solid ideas there although Hamilton would probably be one of the last players they trade although that's a pretty good offer but the Larsson one I could potentially see although they would probably want a forward? (Yak) instead of a defenceman back. And I believe it would take longer term and more money to get Franson and Sekera but a pretty good post.

07 May 2015 16:39:47
Edmonton wasn't the right detonation for players because they didn't win. Now, with guys like Nicholson, chIarelli, maybe mcellan, macdavid, hall, Eberle, rnh, nurse, klefbom, etc. I think it would be attractive for new players to sign here. Plus, they got a new arena next year.

How much more would franson ask for? I said 5, so maybe 5.5. Maybe sekera would ask for 6 the most. Three year contracts are still reasonable.

07 May 2015 17:20:19
I was just trying to compare it to the contracts last year but yeah 5.5 seems pretty close.

09 May 2015 01:42:34
More like try to sign Soderberg for third line, Yak on second line. Try to sign a Martin or Sekara, Play Nurse and Draisitl in the AHL 1 year then Draisitl take 3rd center spot and Nurse take Nikitins D spot. That all being said with no big surprise trades, but with Chairelli and the legit possibility of Babcock, I think we could be surprised with some moves.
Hall McDavid, Eberle
Poo, Nuge, Yak
Soderberg, Roy/Lander, Purcell
Hendricks, Gordon, Lander/Klink
Martin, Klefbom
Shultz, Fayne
Ference, Nikitin

10 May 2015 20:38:12
oilers still need a dman. Buyout Ference or nikitin

05 May 2015 22:28:45
What Is David Patranaks trade value? Maybe a lower end team could try and make a large offer to Boston to get them in a win now situation.


Boston Trades: David Pastranak, Chris Kelly, 2nd Round Pick, 3rd Round Pick

Edmonton Trades: Taylor Hall (Retain 10%)

Probably biased, what do u think?

05 May 2015 23:53:15
Not even a slight chance. Oilers down grade on wing and add 2 mid picks

06 May 2015 01:08:57
When I say "win now situation" I mean boston, not the rebuilding team.

06 May 2015 01:37:50
wouldnt come close to hall

06 May 2015 01:56:32
Not even close for Hall.

06 May 2015 02:52:45
This year, maybe. I get a feeling after next year, you won't get Pastrnak for Hall straight up.

06 May 2015 05:10:50
stop just stop edm wouldn't be retaining any salary in this trade and its still not even

06 May 2015 06:10:34
I like the idea but I think Edmonton would want more and boston would like to be rid of as much cap as possible.

06 May 2015 11:47:20
Wow. I missed the retain salary part. This a leaf fan trolling??

06 May 2015 21:14:08
Yup, I'm a leaf fan but i'm not trolling. Just wanna know what itll take to get pastranak out of boston

01 May 2015 04:37:50
STL offseason:

Fire Ken Hitchcock, hire Dan Bylsma

STL: J Bouwmeester, P Statsny, P Berglund, M Paajarvi
PIT: E Malkin, O Maata

St. Louis gets some star power to their lineup and a young d-man but injury prone. Pittsburgh gets a smooth skating, defensivly responsible d-man and a blue chip centre and two young guys that can still have an effect in the NHL

STL: D Backes, 2015 4th rounder (STL)

St. Louis gets a young, new voice in the lineup. Edmonton gets an offensive, defensive, physical leader in Backes and can take the pressure off McDavid next year.

STL: TJ Oshie, C Gunnarsson
BOS: R Smith, 2015 1st rounder (BOS)

St. Louis gets back in the first round and offensive depth. Boston gets a 2nd pair d-man and a fan favorite (USA) 1st liner that can play the offence and defence sides of the game

STL: B Eliott, 2015 2nd rounder (STL),
BUF: 2015 1st rounder (NYI),

Buffalo gets a proven, starting goalie. St. Louis gets another mid-late first round pick

V Tarasenko- $6.5 mil cap hit for 6 yrs.
J Allen- $3 mil cap hit for 2 yrs.
R Bortuzzo- $1.1 mil cap hit for 3 yrs
Z Michalek- $3.5 mil cap hit for 1 yr.

R Lehner- 3.5 Mil cap hit for 2 yrs

E Malikn, O Maata, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, R Smith, V Tarasenko, J Allen, R Bortuzzo, Z Michalek, R Lehner, 2015 1st round pick (BOS), 2015 1st round pick (NYI)

J Bouwmeester, P Stastny, P Berglund, M Paajarvi, D Backes, TJ Oshie, C Gunnarsson, B Elliott, 2015 2nd round pick (STL), 2015 4th round pick (STL)





No hate, first time!

01 May 2015 09:27:14
Wont get you half of Malkin. In order to get quality, you got to give quality pieces back. For Malkin, use Pietrangelo or Tarasenko, or Schwartz and add alot. I'd say it's not even safe STL takes that package for Maatta alone, that's how far I think this is off.
Backes deal might be okay value wise, but don't see either team do it.
The others are okay.
Oh and Tarasenko will get more $$$, that's for sure.

Oh and Lehner should still be an RFA, right? Not sure you got the picks needed for compensation when paying him 3.5m per. Would be a 1st and 3rd rd pick. I guess your first is in BUF, idk about your third.

01 May 2015 09:58:52
-Id take Maata over bouwmeester and Malkin wayyy over Stasny, Berglund and Paajarvi do not make up for that at all. Pens say no and pretty easily.
-I like the idea of Backes behind McDavid but the Oilers are high on RNH and i'd say he is one of their few untouchables.
-Botson one is pretty close, depends how they value their 1st vs how badly they want Oshie, but getting Oshie might free them up to make another move, but they are also right close to the cap so bringing in Oshie and Gunnerson and only giving up Smith and a 1st would not work at all for them.
-Lehner is still under contract two more years. you would have to trade for him, can't just sign him.
-Islanders probably say no, Halak is doing jsut fine and they can just sign one of the many back up friendly goalies available this off season without giving up thier 1st. They would be so stupid to do that deal.

01 May 2015 13:35:45
Sorry about the Lehner mistake. I wanted to say A Lindback at 1.5 mil. Oh and McDavid!, the last trade is to Buffalo not New York

01 May 2015 18:06:01
Switch Bouwmeester with Shattenkirk? I kinda like that one to be honest.

Would love to have a leader like Backes but don't think he's worth giving up the Nuge.

Yeah cap probably wouldn't work for Bruins unless they made other trades.

I figured Elliot could get more no? I'm sure Oilers would do that trade with there Pits 1st

01 May 2015 18:57:02
Oops, my bad man. Must have just seen the (NYI), it was 3am. Haha.

29 Apr 2015 03:59:09
Some moves I'd like to see Ottawa make

At the draft:

To Buf:
Robin Lehner

To Ott:
Nick Baptiste
NYI 2015 2nd

Gives Buffalo a potential goalie of the future and Ottawa gets another hometown kid and a potential scoring winger.

To Boston:
Alex Chaisson

To Ottawa:
Ryan Spooner
2016 5th

Gryba anywhere for anything.

To Nyr:
Ottawa's 2nd
Marcus Hogberg

To Ott:
Carl Hagelin

Gives Ottawa more speed and New York get a big Swedish goalie that can be mentored by Lundqvist and a pick.

To: Arizona
Jared Cowen
Nyi 2nd 2015

To Ottawa:
Ari 3rd 2015

Ottawa gives up a pick to get rid of Cowens contract. He gets a fresh start in Arizona.

Ottawa drafts Chabot at 18. If he's taken then take Kylington.

Matt O'Connor to an ELC
Hammond 2 year 1.5 mil per (prove yourself)
Condra 3 years 1.5 per (wants to stay and is cheap)
Hoffman 1 year 2 mil (prove yourself)
Zibanejad 2 years 3 mil per (bridge)
Stone 3 years 4 mil per (bridge kind of like Johansens)
Hagelin 2 years 3 mil (see if he fits with the team)

Offer sheet
Dougie Hamilton 3 years 4.75 per
Boston is tight on cap space and might not be able to match barring some big moves

Phillips and neil retire

Ottawa's lines next year

Legwand as an extra

Try out Claesson and Wideman with Ceci and see how they pan out. If not put him with Borowiecki. Baptiste goes to the AHL or back to Junior, whichever he's eligible for. O'Connor goes to the AHL. These moves give Ottawa a much improved defense with a very fast team that can transition really well. Should fit the cap, but I'm not 100%, also Melnyk would have to be willing to spend to the cap, which is the most unlikely thing happening out of this while post.

29 Apr 2015 07:38:05
ARZ is prolly one of the last teams in need of Cowen

29 Apr 2015 11:54:03
I like the first two

29 Apr 2015 12:51:02
I think you are under-estimating what players salaries would be. Like Hoffman would be more up towards 3, and someone like Edmonton would probably over pay for Hammond.

But Hamilton will not leave Boston unless you grossly over-pay. With an offer sheet you have to over pay so the other teams can't match or make it difficult for them to match (ie. Shea Weber) so this means giving Hamilton about 6 million per year so Boston has to make serious changes to match the offer.

I also have seen a lot of big name RFAs thru the years and it seems GMs are reluctant to sign offer sheets. It may have to do with a respect factor with not taking the teams best young players by over-paying.

29 Apr 2015 14:05:07
Boston trade is horrible. Spooner would get a lot more than Chiasson alone, and you add a draft pick? And BTW, Hamilton isn't going anywhere. Cap is going up, and it would be manageable by that time anyway.

29 Apr 2015 23:01:02
@Draisaitl I don't know enough about Phoenix's d core so I just figured after moving Yandle and Michalek that Cowen could fit somewhere and at least get a fresh start.

@JF I agree you have to offer a lot to get someone to not match it but Boston is tight to the cap with lots of contracts and they have to sign other guys and they probably want Soderberg back.

@Seabass you are talking about Spooner like he's Krecji. He had a solid end of the season but who knows if he can keep that pace up for 82 games. Chiasson had a down season but he really doesn't fit with Ottawa's style. I think he'd be a better player in Boston. I'd do Chiasson for Spooner straight up to be honest.

30 Apr 2015 13:58:17
Well, I guess they have OEL, Gormley, Stone, Murphy, Moore and Dahlbeck as a great core to build upon. Plus the 3rd pick which would easily get them Hanifin if they want to have another D.

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