NHL Trade Rumors Member Posts


Ebsolutely's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded

No Profile Picture uploaded

Ebsolutely's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Ebsolutely's Posts



To Ebsolutely's last 5 rumours posts


To Ebsolutely's last 5 banter posts


To Ebsolutely's last 5 rumour replies


To Ebsolutely's last 5 banter replies


Ebsolutely's rumours posts with other poster's replies to Ebsolutely's rumours posts


06 Dec 2023 02:35:54
EDM - Campbell, Foegele, 2024 1st

CBJ - Merzlikins, Peeke.


1.) 06 Dec 2023 02:57:21
Not enough if Campbell is involved. Since Broberg is on the block, would him being throw in be enough?



07 Nov 2023 20:40:49
EDM - Campbell (50% retain), 2024 1st (lottery protected), 2025 1st

CAR - Kochetkov

If Carolina buys him out after the season it’ll cost both teams around 750k a season for 6 years. Campbell at 2.5M in Carolina could end up being a good contract.


1.) 08 Nov 2023 02:20:44
-500k cap space for CAR and +500k for EDM. Hurricanes are signing Halak over bringing Kochetkov up.

2.) 09 Nov 2023 00:53:31
Two firsts is probably too much with 50% retention.



12 Jul 2023 01:47:05
EDM - Campbell, 2024 1st, 2025 1st, 2026 2nd
- Pesce, Kahkonen, 2024 4th (CAR)

CAR - Pesce, 2024 1st, 2024 4th
- Karlsson (7.5)

SJS - Karlsson (retain 4), Kahkonen
- Campbell, 2024 1st (EDM), 2024 1st (CAR), 2025 1st (EDM), 2026 2nd (EDM)

This is a crazy one that has a 1% chance of happening. This would be an all in scenario for Edmonton and Carolina and a huuuge boost to the Sharks rebuild.


1.) 12 Jul 2023 05:48:56
I love the creativity here.

2.) 12 Jul 2023 09:30:41
Edm just killing there future but if done right they'll be fine for a couple years and a legit top4. Like you said sj builds for for future and keep 4 mil retention and Campbell will be done when sj is ready to compete. I don't see Campbell as a full cap dump because last 2 years before last were .914 and .921 so he's had a bad year. Carolina gets there guy, actually makes sense.

3.) 12 Jul 2023 10:26:08
EBS: you took a couple of hard deals to make (Campbell and Karlsson) and showed what it could look like. Really clever man, and gutsy on all sides too?

These won’t be easy deals to make, but this is perfectly plausible, and b@llsy too?.

4.) 01 Aug 2023 02:03:03
This is wild and I like it.



23 Jun 2023 17:08:09
EDM - Yamamoto, Lavoie/ Wanner, 2024 1st
PHI - Tippet

Philly gets a 24 year old middle 6 forward that has proven he can produce in the past. Yamo’s season was a step back but he was dealing with a head injury all season. A B/ B- prospect and a 1st to try and even up the value.


1.) 23 Jun 2023 18:34:42
Owen Tippet isn't worth that. Konecny on the other hand I'd say could fetch that.

To be fair Tippet did almost crack 30G this year. But I still don't think he's worth that.

2.) 23 Jun 2023 19:14:48
Tippet only makes 1.5M for another season so that’s why he’d be the perfect target for the Oil. Drop the prospect maybe?

3.) 23 Jun 2023 21:30:55
Yamamoto and Lavoie offset each other. 1st for Tippet is likely a no from Philly but not awful.

4.) 24 Jun 2023 13:53:50
This will be a simple no by flyers.
Tippett is part of future may even score 40 this year.

5.) 25 Jun 2023 20:40:59
I don’t think Yamo has negative value. Proven over 250 games he’s about a 40 point guy, making 3M isn’t that bad. Buy low on him and he could turn it around and get you something good at the deadline.

6.) 25 Jun 2023 20:47:18
Only like 15-20 guys a year score 40. Tippet is 24 and hasn’t scored 30 yet. Next year will be his season to show if he’s a 40-50 point guy or 60+. I think scoring 40 is a stretch at this point. Maybe smarter for Philly to hold on to him another year but sounds like they want to sell off all there assets.

7.) 26 Jun 2023 00:20:16
Durzi was traded for a 2nd but no salary coming back, maybe a comparable.



30 May 2023 22:09:39
EDM - Kulak
WAS - Aube - Kubel, 2024 4th

WAS bring in a veteran LD to play some minutes on their thin backend. Oil shed salary and make room to give Broberg minutes.





Ebsolutely's banter posts with other poster's replies to Ebsolutely's banter posts


26 Jun 2023 05:04:43
What do you guys think about the idea of every team being able to have one buyout at a time not count against the cap?

For example VAN would have OEL use up their buyout slot for the next 8 seasons so if they choose to buy someone else out it’ll have the regular cap implications.

It would give a lot of teams breathing room and a chance to make their team way better.




03 Mar 2023 15:40:33
Holland talked to Puljujarvi about an extension in the 1M’s and Puljujarvi was okay with the money but he thought a fresh start would be better. Makes me think he never asked for a trade. I think a new opportunity is what he wanted but it sounded like it was a hard decision.

McKinnon signing for 12.6M and Pasternak signing for 11.25M shows they didn’t take discounts to stay. They both had no leverage on the their first contracts and probably got what they deserved. This is their critical money making contract that will make 90% of their career earnings and they took full advantage. Now on their next contracts sure I can see them taking less to stay. I believe Nuge did it, Kane potentially, Barrie (who I hope takes less to come back on his next contract) .


1.) 07 Mar 2023 01:09:34
The way I look at it if you take a discount as a union man to stay at a specific work site you’re a awful person I don’t care if you have family there. unions are meant to make sure people get what they are deserved and aren’t taken advantage of. Taking a discount is bad for the rest of the NHL because it effects the comparable contracts used by management and in term makes others less money. The owners are billionaires. They can afford to pay the players much more then what they’re paying them for the most part.

2.) 07 Mar 2023 23:31:27
I agree when it comes to these big dollar contracts but when it comes to a veteran who has already made his money I don’t see a problem with it. I just wanted to point out that the people that say McDavid and Matthews and whatever top players should have taken less like McKinnon they’re wrong. Or that Boston has a culture of taking less and Pasternak will do the same were wrong.

3.) 08 Mar 2023 19:40:03
Yeah for sure there is term thrown around in unions for the older members “ he served his time and payed his dues” I think that applys to the tenured vets.

4.) 08 Mar 2023 23:06:39
I also contradict myself a little because I think Campbell would have been smart to take say 4.75M instead of 5M and Nurse 8.75M instead of 9.25M. They would just take way less heat for there play if there salary started with one smaller of a number.

5.) 09 Mar 2023 13:05:05
Who cares about heat realistically. I’ll take the extra half of million to pay for Vegas therapy.

6.) 09 Mar 2023 17:32:06
Edmonton media/ fans play at least a small part of who stay and who goes. Fans hated Justin Schultz, Lucic, half and half on Puljujarvi and they all got moved possibly because of it. I don’t know how these guys value 500K when your making 9M so hard to say but it might be worth it to not get ripped on Twitter all time.



03 Aug 2022 20:27:16
Why hasn’t any GM offer sheeted Sandin yet? Leafs have -1.5M in cap space and the compensation for a 2.1M offer is only a 3rd. Would a 3 year @2.1M AAV get signed or matched? Have the salary be in the 3M for his last year to get him a high AAV on his next contract.


1.) 04 Aug 2022 00:35:51
Because Sandin isn't that good.



28 Mar 2022 18:30:25
If Husso is the starter for St. Louis in playoffs, will it cost them a lot to unload Binnington or does he have value? He’ll have 4 years left after this season at 6M. Will they just have to let Husso walk to free agency? I think I pretty close comparable is Driedger and he got 3 years at 3.5M.


1.) 30 Mar 2022 16:06:01
I’m sure Buffalo would take Binnington. Well pretty sure. He has a solid pedigree and hasn’t been as bad as Murray before he was traded.



23 Mar 2022 01:38:29
I’d give Kane a blank cheque with a 4 year term on it. Never knew how good he was until seeing him every night. Maybe one of the most underrated players in the league. I don’t know if the Oil can clear enough cap space but I have a feeling he’d show loyalty and take a slight discount to stay in Edmonton.


1.) 23 Mar 2022 15:07:55
I love Kane and wanted him on the leafs but I doubt he’d take a discount. Doesn’t seem like that type of guy.

2.) 23 Mar 2022 17:27:40
Considering his money situation maybe not. He’s been run out of what 3 cities, if he fits in well in the room and continues to rack up points then I think he will. I don’t know how many teams were willing to give him a shot this season and I don’t think he’ll forget that either.

3.) 24 Mar 2022 00:36:53
Money talks. He’s in no position to take a discount I know I wouldn’t. Business is business Edmonton gave him a opportunity and he showed them that it was the right choice and that’s that.

4.) 24 Mar 2022 14:46:31
Players take discounts all the time. I don’t think they’ll clear enough cap room for him anyways so we probably will never find out.

5.) 30 Mar 2022 16:07:41
He declared bankruptcy a few years ago. He’s not any player. He needs all the money he can get.




Ebsolutely's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

04 Dec 2023 05:28:13
I wouldn’t want Merzlikins unless Campbell is going back the other way. Could be good trade partners though.




Click To View This Thread

04 Dec 2023 01:08:32
Value might be close but doesn’t make sense for the Oil to trade a point per game D when there in win now mode.




Click To View This Thread

02 Dec 2023 20:29:06
Hard pass from the Oil.




Click To View This Thread

22 Nov 2023 01:55:09
If Vlasic can play top 4 minutes then I think that’s a really solid trade. Maybe find a way to add Blackwood.




Click To View This Thread

21 Nov 2023 18:23:35
That’s a really interesting one. I don’t see much of a plus for San Jose to make the trade. But how about retain on Vlasic, take Foegele out and add a higher pick? Also need to watch Vlasic play because isn’t he getting healthy scratched?





Ebsolutely's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

16 Aug 2023 12:56:53
There is a handful of young UFA’s I’d want to give a shot on my team. Puljujarvi, Comtois, Gregor, Patrick. I think Patrick would be a good idea for Winnipeg especially if there going to be sellers.




Click To View This Thread

10 Aug 2023 15:38:26
Is he even eligible to be offer sheeted?




Click To View This Thread

10 Aug 2023 01:41:25
Rangers would love Chicago’s first for Laf. Chicago could also offer 4.3M or less and only give up a 2nd. He’s probably worth 2.5-3?




Click To View This Thread

27 Jun 2023 22:05:57
Getting Vilardi++ is crazy to me. The jets fans would have found a way to turn that down ? but big win for Winnipeg IMO.




Click To View This Thread

04 Jun 2023 18:04:40
Ekholm isn’t among the top tier D but he made a huge impact on Edmontons D core. Maybe just an underrated player though. I think a team can get by with a couple number 2/ 3 D. Nurse, Ekholm with Bouchard. Reilly and Pesce could be a good top pair no?