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  1. Bennett for Pulju is a terrible trade. Pulju doesn't come close to Bennetts compete level, scoring pedigree or work ethic. He's a good prospect but an NHLE of 12 points makes me think everyone has their blinders on due to 7 games at the world juniors. Offer a 2nd +6 or let him go to Columbus and score 20 points. Bennett is a Flame. Let's keep it that way.
  2. So analyzing our team and our tradeable assets I've come to the conclusion that there is no sense trading away anything more than a 2nd and a middling prospect to move up 3 spots in the draft. I would much rather use our assets to acquire a goalie or even just more prospects. Puljujarvi's name is too hard to pronounce anyway.
  3. So... Reimer at $4.75 for 5 years?
  4. So a possible top 6 and top 4 next year Mangiapane-jankowski-nylander Poirier - grant - hamilton - kylington - Anderson Kulak - Morrison Though Grant should really be in the NHL
  5. I know this has been beaten to death, but the biggest issue is the size in our top six. When teams play the Flames physical it's almost no contest. We don't have one player over 200 pounds in our top six. I know Bennett will get bigger and Frolik is a good 2/3 line winger but ultimately we need "beef" if we want to do anything (especially in the playoffs)
  6. I think Colorado knows they need D and have an excess of forwards. We could bump up that price for Rantanen but I don't like that he's a LHS. We don't have any RHS in our top nine. I thinkthat has to change. Bring on Coyle! (Definitely add Granlund into that package they would love him there)
  7. I guess I'm a lot less worried than most. i agree we could use a top line RW but not a top 10 RW. Someone in the mold of Wayne Simmonds would fit quite well. We have a core of 6 really good players, nearly all of which will continue improving. We don't need to trade any of these core players, simply build around them. If you really want a trade suggestion to address top line RW, I would do Kris Russell, Emile Poirer and a 2nd for Miiko Rantanen. Another one I would look at is targetting Charlie Coyle out of Minnesota using Backlund and Hudler. Overall I would just let the core develop and adjustthe periphery as need be.
  8. Man, I'm looking for some serious trade talk. At Flamesnation everyone is talking about trading Mony, here we're talking about Gaudreau. Why not add Brodie to the list? Brodie to Colorado for Landeskog. Why not?
  9. I like it. Trade away the teams top scorer who's 22 years old and has art ross potential for a bunch of spare parts on a non-playoff team.
  10. I think the biggest thing we have to come to terms with is that our forward unit is fairly small. I think we can divide smaller forwards up: Work well within their weight class: Gaudreau(obvious), Frolik, Bennett Debatable Backlund, Granlund, Hudler
  11. My biggest thing is just finding an RW for that top line. I know Hudler can get his game back but I'm looking to the future. Here's a list of targets: Braydon Schenn 24 years old career .49 ppg, cap hit 2.5M, shoots L, 190 lbs David Perron 27 years old, career .58 ppg, caphit 3.8 (UFA) shoots R, 200 lbs Craig Smith 26 years old, career .5 ppg, cap hit 4.25, shoots R, 202 lbs Kevin Hayes 23 years old, career .53 ppg, cap hit .900, shoots L, 205 lbs Beau Bennet 24 years old, career .36 ppg, cap hit .900, shoots R, 195 lbs Cam Atkinson 26 years old, career .53 ppg, cap hit 3.5M, shoots R, 174 lbs Out of that list I would say Kevin Hayes or David Perron is the best suited for that role. This is the first move I think we should make to get some grit and size on every line. Any targets I missed? (Max salary 4M)
  12. I'm not a fan of kids with less than 100 games experience demanding trades either, but immaturity isn't always permanent. I know this may not be popular here but I would look at: To CBJ: Wideman (2M retained), Wotherspoon and a 4th To CGY: Rychel and Rene Bourque CBJ gets a PP specialist at a good price for the next two years and a D prospect. CGY gets Rychel and opens up 3.3M next year when Bourques salary runs out. Also who knows maybe Bourque can go on a bit of a hotstreak like he did with MTL a couple years ago.
  13. I like it. We need to make a few lateral moves add some size and youth. I think Gunnarson would fit with Hamilton a lot better than Russell does he's great at suppressing shots and high danger chances. I'm not sure if you could get Perron for Russell and Granlund though with Pittsburgh's scoring troubles. Though Perron is definitely a fit, it would also add a dimension to the BOA. I don't think I would deal Jones at the deadline and actually try to resign him around the 2..5 mark. He's a solid 3rd liner and fits well with my vision of where the team should go. i.e. Bigger, stronger support players and more balance between RHS and LHS.
  14. RW's I think could be good targets for that top line: Unlikely: Simmonds, Coyle, Strome, More likely: Perron, Foligno, Kulemin, Beau Bennett Anything but another undersized LHS
  15. We will deal with a year of growing pains concerning the cap for sure, but just look at 2017. All those bad contracts come off the books. Here's a trade I would make for immediate and long term growth. May be a bit far fetched. To Minnesota: Hudler and Backlund To Calgary: Charlie Coyle and a 2nd. Minnesota gets a solid 3rd line centre in the same pay range as Coyle plus a 30 goal scorer for a playoff run. Calgary gets a big, young RHS on a great contract that could possibly fill a hole on that top line and a pick. Here's how lines would shake out next year. If we resigned Jones at 2.5 (Rough figures) Gaudreau (7) monahan (6) Coyle (3.2) Granlund (1) Bennett (1) Frolik (4.3) Bouma (2.2) Stajan (3.1) Jones (2.5) Ferland (1) Arnold (1) Raymond (3.2) Total forwards: 35.8 Gio (6.75) Brodie (4.7) Wideman 5.25 Hamilton (5.75) Smid (3.5) England (2.9) Total D 29.9 Ramo (3.5) Raanta? (2.5) Total G 6 Roughly 71.8 then we get some IR reserve magic and we look like a better team to my eye without needing to waive/buyout anyone. Of course this plan would require Minny to give up on a very valuable asset for some potential short term success. But hey it's all fun and games on the board isn't it?
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