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Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 6:48 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Copenhagen</b></div><div>Did you forget to add a first to the oiler deal to take your cap dump???</div></div>
cap sucks but the players better then A Lot of the Oilers chosen top 6 RW players

I mean MTL at best should get a pick and maybe give up an Ikonen or pick
But that doesnt mean Byron wont work in EDM aka home of 4th liners on 30/31 teams playing top line just.
McJesus is so good EDM can scrape by doing so for now.
He'll eventually get tired of it and leave in a way that makes the Gretzky Departure seem civil.
That on EDM owner who's brought more losing seasons to EDM then any owner in its history while Fans still Choose to support him because they love losing .

I mean Kassian on top line?
If you didnt have McJesus as your top line Center then Oilers would do more then just miss the playoffs they'd be a bottom feeding NHL team dead last in the league.

Byron unlike most of Mcdavid or even Drisatl's wingers he has Speed , Hits a ton for his size and Scores Goals on Crap teams without talented Centers
Putting him with Mcjesus is basically guaranteeing he'll find success if guys like Kassian an Alcoholic with legal battles MTL cut lose after his car accident because he was Wreckless and had no personal Accountability.(even today in court he's dragging out his long standing issues from his very brief stay here)

He worked out great for EDM despite his Many Many Many issues
Assuming a Superior Player wont work out just makes no sense to me.
3.4m will be a value compared to what he could produce beside McJesus provding EDM another speedy option to carry pucks into the OZ so teams dont just have to shut down McJesus to shut down EDM's top line .(which is all it takes as he always plays beside bottom 6 players or guys way past their prime overpayed to the point it makes Byrons contract make very little.)
Forum: Armchair-GM 5 oct à 0 h 17
Normally i'd love this but if we move Danault its not to bring in a Center as we still need to move Domi to wing as is

I actually love the package though so ignoring MTL's got way to many Centers right now its value is fair.
Personally i'd love Brendan Lemieux in the package as he's currently everything MTL needs adding Size and Hitting power with the added benefit of him being a good fighter known to protect his team mates which we need Desperately.

Howdens better then Lemieux its just MTL's LW Is our issue long term as is the lack of hitting power in our bottom 6 since Thompson departed.
I know NYR likely wouldnt want to give up Lemieux but its how you get this deal done i think as we simply dont need another center unless he can put up 20-30 points a year while Hitting , Blocking shots and winning 53-55% faceoffs .

Domi's been great up until the Pandemic with 116 points in 154 games since switching to Center for the first time since AA hockey with a 44% win rate year one and 49% win rate year two as he becomes more well rounded and adjusted to the position. Suzuki's been a stud and needs no hype . Kotkanemi has come back strong with the Pandemic buying him the time he needed to heal his injuries and heal his body . Evans and Poehling could both make a case for playing 4th Center with Evans earning the right to play 4th line RW thus far and looking for an upgrade .

Lemieux-Poehling-Evans(size,speed and with grit will see them get 11-13 minutes in MTL system before special teams as long as the hit often and hard.)

MTL in this scenario is in a prime position and they could also bring Thompson back to help Poehling manage the work load hoping he has even half the impact on Poehling he had playing 20 games with Suzuki as Nick credits him for turning his season around it only makes sense to go to the well again with Poehling this time.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Dan10900</b></div><div>bc Drouin sucks</div></div>


Rakell in 282 games scored 205 points for 72% production rate
Drouin in 258 games scored 167 points for 65% production rate

Rakell had success when ANA had the top D core in the West as well as the deepest and best Faceoff Centers and Tandem of Anderson and Gibson .
Then he signed a big deal and since his production and time on ice dropped off .

Drouin played on a good team 1 season due to Stamkos Injury playing so well he was traded for a Legit top LD prospect just taken in the top 10 draft that year. Since coming to MTL a rebuilding team he's lead the PP every year . Drouins done well in a rebuilding team like MTL with a completly different forward group then he joined in 2017-18

Honestly Drouins younger and a good 3rd line player who can play Special Teams similar to Kessel
Rakell is a 3rd line 27 year old with declining play and numbers proving more and more he was a product of a successful system but when called upon to lead could handle the load.

Its not like we are talking about Sam Steele or Nick Suzuki
We're talking about a couple guys who both team though could be top line players legit in their own rights who failed to live up to expectations.
We're talking 2 guys who both need to go to contenders where they can be 3rd line regulars and win a cup .

Rakell makes sense for EDM's needs given his cap and the fact that Kassian is playing to wing for EDM most of the past 2 years he'll address their needs . Drouin makes the most sense on on a couple teams but i think CBJ makes the most sense given their PP issues but if we're talking legit Contender i'd say WSH or NSH make the most sense with NYR also making sense as an added boost to their already lethal PP with Panarin and Zabinjeb
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>GMs</b></div><div>Drouin played a lot on the RW before <a href="/users/Billy739" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Billy739</a> you watched Drouin play a lot</div></div>

Drouin played in TBL as a RW having a breakout Playoff Performance that lead to MTL being willing to pay the cost to get him.

He came to MTL jumping to Center directly after spending the summer Training with Pacioretty at Center the Coach thought it was a worthy gamble.Then MTL's LW was the weak point at the 2nd/3rd line role leading to Drouin playing there. Right now he's almost as productive as regular but scores less Goals on LW . Like Radulov he can play either side but if you want Goal scoring he needs room to skate as thats what defines him as a player.

MTL logically should have tried him at 2nd RW again but he was injured and Armia stepped up in Shaw's absence so there was no need really.

Right now IMO you're better off with Lehkonen-Suzuki-Drouin on 2nd and Byron-KK-Armia on 3rd
Byron produces less on his off wing. You need size not speed to battle on your off wing or else you end up injured like Evans in game 3 plastered fast first into the glass and left a bloody mess. Byron cant sacrifice speed and succeed as most of his points come from plays he carries in the OZ on rushes. Drouin has packed on 10+ pounds this past year building himself into a player that can skate and battle infront of the net as seen with his goal in game 3

Ideally Drouin needs a team with Consistency and Structure.
MTL doesnt have that for him as he's not a core player as much as we'd hoped he'd be.
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