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  1. I wonder if Chicago needs help in goal and on defence. Crawford is not signed yet and it seems as though Kirby Dach overtook Dylan Strome for #2 Center in the playoffs. Would Chicago be willing to part with Strome? Would an offer of Hanifin, Bennett, and Rittich for Strome, Connor Murphy, and maybe a Malcolm Subban be possible? Flames could sign a Craig Anderson or similar as an adequate backup and wouldn’t be concerned with losing Rittich to Seattle or for nothing next year.
  2. Yes, your math (regarding the trade) is why I suggested it and I understand your point, however, he should be making more than $3.9 million even on a bridge deal. Tkachuk’s deal was 3 years for $7 million/yr and Barzal should be close to that. I can’t see him signing for $3.91 million even if he gives a massive home town discount. If New York gets this done then they have the GM of the year. That would be a steal for them to keep the team intact. I believe they need to move another piece or two over the next couple of years to keep him. I guess we’ll find out.
  3. Ok. Can you explain that? Cap friendly shows they have $3.91 million left. Are they using LTIR for someone or is there an error with the calculation? Thanks
  4. That may be an overpayment from Calgary as the Isles are in cap trouble. Not sure the Isles can afford Hanifin too as they need to dump salary. Straight up I’d give a slight edge to Barzal over Monahan for value although Monahan may be a better complete player. Barzal is younger, however. New York may include Hickey as a salary dump and Calgary gives a fourth rounder. I believe you get more for Hanifin in a separate deal, but which other team would you involve to include Hanifin? I would consider Lindholm and Hanifin for Laine, Roslovic, Chisholm, and Beaulieu.
  5. Well the Islanders have to move a contract to sign Barzal. I doubt they move their bigger contracts, however, Thomas Hickey can be moved with a $2.5 million cap hit and he’s out of favor. Could we see Barzal and Hickey (Calgary born) come to Calgary for Monahan and a pick? Isles fit under the cap just barely. Calgary would need to move out Hanifin in another deal perhaps to Ottawa or Winnipeg in a multi-player deal in order to sign Barzal. Since Calgary is moving a 30 goal scorer, they would need to replace that so maybe you package Hanifin and Gaudreau for Laine and Roslovic or something similar.
  6. I agree that the problem would be waiving him. Is this anything like Kulak where the player feels they are worth more than management does? It appears the Flames are moving on with or without him. If I was the player you take the deal as there may not be other teams looking for a depth defenseman who plays limited minutes. The Flames did not do a good job of managing his development recently, however. Maybe he’s being moved and we are waiting until the cap reset sorts itself out.
  7. To keep spit-ballin here...and dreaming a little. Wouldn’t mind this at all with Brady signing for 8 years (now that we would have his rights) at $8 million/year or at least 3 years for $6-$7 million. Let’s include a second rounder with Hanifin and a younger forward prospect with some upside as OTT may not want Ryan and we could use him for depth this year for a cup run once you read further below. OTT would include a fourth rounder. Problem with this is it would give us 3 top 6 LW so we could send Gaudreau and Kylington to WPG for Laine who we extend for 7 or 8 years at $9-$9.5 million. At the deadline, once the Hall/Eichel experiment in BUF is over due to a Hall injury and Eichel gets cranky, we could ship Monahan, Backlund, Lucic (Flames retain $1.5-$2 million of the Lucic contract), a first, and the fourth from OTT to BUF for Eichel, Girgensons, and Jokiharju. To make cap room it would be good to unload more salary which is why Lucic is added in and you take Girgensons back so BUF moves out a disappointing draft pick and roster player as he is out of favor there. If you have to buy out Girgensons later it’s not so bad. Both Lucic and Girgensons have some term left. Eichel would love to play with Laine and the Tkachuk boys. Tkachuk-Eichel-Laine Tkachuk-Bennett-Lindholm or Tkachuk-Lindholm-Mangiapane Not a bad top six or seven with grease and scoring. We are younger, bigger, the future looks bright, and you never know. Eichel vs McDavid to ramp up the Battle of Alberta.
  8. Seeing a lot of talk about getting Laine for Hanifin plus or Gaudreau for Laine. Wouldn’t you rather have a Brady Tkachuk for Hanifin, Ryan, and a first? Selling low on JH doesn’t make sense right now.
  9. I like this post and feel we need a little more scoring if moving Gaudreau and he would love to play in Philly. Would like to see a heart and sole guy with offensive abilities like Konecny. What about Gaudreau and Hanifin for Konecny and Sanheim. Philly would do this I believe. Maybe a pick or two each way to make it work. Also, New York Rangers are deep in RD and looking for a 2/3 centre. Could we move Backlund and his NTC maybe with a pick and get DeAngelo? He was talked about as a potential trade chip and is now entering arbitration. We’d have his rights until 2022-23 season so maybe 2 or 3 years at 4.5 million. We could trade Ryan to Ottawa for a 4th round pick. Saves us about $6 million in cap space. Then sign Hoffman for slightly more than Toffoli money. Top six may go something like this: Tkachuk-Lindholm-Hoffman Konecny-Monahan-Mangiapane Top four D may go something like this: Giordano-DeAngelo Sanheim-Andersson Not to mention Tanev who could slide up if injuries occur. Maybe wishful thinking and a lot of money for Tanev not in a top four role. I feel we’d be a better team. Thoughts?
  10. Frolik has a MNTC no? Ottawa may be on his list of teams where he won't go. However, we could send him to Columbus with say our 2020 3rd rounder for Oliver Bjorkstrand and Columbus' 2020 2nd. He may go to Columbus as they are in the playoff picture. You could then send a 2019 first rounder, flip Bjorkstrand (he's 23 and was a 2 pt per game player in his final year of junior hockey with term on his contract - tough year for him this year though), Czarnik, and a 2020 2nd rounder (Flames pick or the one acquired from Columbus) for Stone. This way you've shed the contracts of Frolik and Czarnik which is about 5.5 million to make room for Stone and could possibly keep some top prospects. Not sure if this is feasible, just trying to think outside the box.
  11. 7wit

    Goaltending

    Kincaid from NJ may be a good acquisition for next year. He’s proven he can play in the league and won’t cost you as much as a Varlamov or Smith if he’s available.
  12. 7wit

    Sam Bennett

    Seems like he is playing more consistent. A clean hit on Pastrnak really shows he more focused this year and he’s working well with Neal. Let’s hope it continues.
  13. 7wit

    Goaltending

    ? Way to go Rittich for restoring some faith between the pipes.
  14. As for injuries, it may be best to keep Stone, Frolik, and even Hamonic and Ryan (potential future trade bait) until closer to the trade deadline. They are all NHL caliber players and can fill in when needed. Their salaries are easier for other teams to swallow later in the season and we may not have to eat as much or anything at all. When we get there and we’re in the hunt, we can move them to sellers who are looking to unload other larger contracts of players who don’t want to re-sign with their existing clubs like Bobrovsky, Panarin, or Mark Stone (this one may be tough with the MNTC for our players as they may not want to go to Ottawa) to make us deeper for a playoff push. Later in the year Valimaki, Dube, and Andersson would have enough NHL experience, built up enough trust from management, and can carry a larger load making the other players “officially” expendable.
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