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Forum: NHL Trades19 janv. à 14 h 2
Forum: Carolina Hurricanes18 janv. à 23 h 30
Forum: Carolina Hurricanes18 janv. à 22 h 45
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>fullblowncaniac90</b></div><div>These are the 5 major trades don waddell has made at the trade deadline. Notice how all the major assets have been moved for players with term. Skjei and Trocheck had the most significant assets traded for them (namely haula and the 2020 1st). Waddell's never traded top prospects or major pieces to the roster for anything at the deadline, especially not a rental. Most he's given for a rental has been depth players, mid round picks and lower tier prospects.

Now i don't disagree that the canes have a very solid prospect pool (specifically at C) and some could be moved at the deadline to strengthen the roster. But don't expect the canes to be willing to spend premium assets and higher ranking prospects in their system (morrow, drury, etc.) for rentals like horvat, that's simply not going to happen.

I think if anything, we make 1 or 2 smaller moves to strengthen our depth, think like the Domi trade at last years TDL or Vatanen a couple years ago.</div></div>

You’re probably right. They do seem to prefer to wait for the off-season to make major moves. This year could be different though, because despite their lofty position in the standings, they aren’t playing as well as the last couple of years, especially on special teams, and they have some holes in their lineup that they’ll need to fill if they want to have a good shot at the cup. I don’t think they’ll empty the cupboard to go all in for one year, but their moves the last couple of years seem to indicate that they’re confident that if they let some valuable assets go, they’ll be able to find a way to replace them. Maybe something like what the Rangers did last year bringing in guys like Copp and Vatrano. They’re not stars like Horvat, but they were more than just depth players – they had a major impact on the team’s success.
Forum: Carolina Hurricanes18 janv. à 22 h 10
Forum: NHL Trades26 nov. 2022 à 10 h 31
Forum: NHL Trades24 nov. 2022 à 10 h 47
Forum: NHL Signings24 nov. 2022 à 8 h 35
Forum: Toronto Maple Leafs7 nov. 2022 à 20 h 41
Forum: NHL Trades5 nov. 2022 à 11 h 16
Forum: NHL Signings5 nov. 2022 à 9 h 39
Forum: NHL Trades2 nov. 2022 à 21 h 47
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mondo</b></div><div>Statistical Profile for the trade:

PK Subban played 3 seasons in Nashville. During the regular season, he played 211 games, scored 35 goals and provided 95 assists for 130 points. During the playoffs, he played 41 games, scored 7 goals and provided 17 assists for 24 points. His PTS/GP was 0.62 during the regular season and 0.59 during the playoffs. <a href="https://www.hockey-reference.com/about/point_shares.html" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">If you consider Point Shares</a>, PK Subban earned his team 22.4 over his three seasons, which is worth about 0.11 per game.

Shea Weber played 5 seasons in Montreal. During the regular season, he played 275 games, scored 58 goals and provided 88 assists for 146 points. During the playoffs, he played 38 games, scored 5 goals and provided 9 assists for 14 points. His PTS/GP was 0.53 during the regular season and 0.37 during the playoffs. Shea Weber earned his team 29.8 over his fiveseasons, which is worth about 0.11 per game.

Both players made it to the Stanley Cup final with their respective team, and both players were named to two NHL All-Star Games while playing for their respective teams. PK Subban made the 2nd All-Star NHL team in 2018. Shea Weber spent four years as captain of the Canadiens.

Think you can call this one even in retrospect.

Not going to consider the ROI for either player, but the trade tree on both sides of this deal is still active. For Nashville, Egor Afanasyev, Alexander Campbell, John Leonard, Adam Wilsby and San Jose's 2022 3rd round pick are linked to this trade. For Montreal, Evgeni Dadonov is.</div></div>

I agree that this was pretty much even in terms of what the two players did, so I’d call it a slight win for Montreal due to Weber’s lower cap hit. What surprised me was that their 4-year age difference turned out not to be a non-factor. Subban lasted only one year longer in the league than Weber, and you could argue that Weber actually put in more good years after the trade than Subban did.
Forum: NHL Trades1 nov. 2022 à 8 h 44
Forum: Carolina Hurricanes1 nov. 2022 à 8 h 18
I guess it’s too late for me to offer advice for your pool, but I would have echoed most of what the previous four contributors said anyway, so I’ll use this as an excuse to comment on what’s been happening so far after the first 8 games.

Overall, the team has not looked as good to me as they did most of last season, when they looked like a well-oiled machine, but they have still found a way to post the league’s third-best points percentage to date. Perhaps that’s because it seems that they’ve played a disproportionate number of weaker teams, but nobody is an easy win, so it’s still a decent result. In any case, they should get better.

The biggest question in my mind going into this season was whether Kotkaniemi could handle the 2C role. If you look at his stats – no goals and 2 assists in 8 games – it looks like the answer is no, but I don’t think he’s looked out of place, and his wingers are scoring. You can’t attribute that to power-play time, as only 2 of Necas’s 11 points have come on the power-play, so his line has been highly effective. The points should come for KK, but even if they don’t, I’d leave him there as long as the line continues to produce.

I’m more disappointed with Aho’s line. Aho has been great, as usual, but Teravainen is still looking for his first goal, and Jarvis has slowed down after a strong start. Teravainen should recover – he’s been too consistent over the years for this to last. I didn’t expect Jarvis to get as many points as the other two, but I wonder if he’s suffering a bit of sophomore regression. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brind’Amour try Noesen in that spot, but I suspect that would be only temporary. I still think that’s where Jarvis belongs.

I’m happy with the bottom 6 forwards so far. Staal and Fast have been pretty much as expected. I didn’t expect Stastny to produce like he did last season because I figured he’d be in more of a shutdown role in Carolina, though Niederreiter got 24 goals playing with Staal and Fast last season, which is where Stastny started. Martinook is there now, and he has been more productive.

Burns has looked a bit erratic at times, but he’s still putting up good offensive numbers, so I guess he’s doing what he was brought in for, but I feel like overall offense from the defense is down, though I haven’t checked the numbers. I was disappointed to see Bear go, because I thought he could contribute more offensively than the three guys who’ve been playing on the third pair, but when you have four guys who all look like they can do the job, and one of them has a cap hit almost as much as the other three combined, that makes him seem like an unnecessary luxury.

The goalies have not been as consistent as they were last season. It may be too much to expect them to have another Jennings Trophy season, but they need to be better.
Forum: NHL Trades30 oct. 2022 à 8 h 43
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CSStrowbridge</b></div><div>Can someone from Carolina explain why the Canes would make this trade? Are they in that much cap hell that they needed to shave $1.4 million this badly?</div></div>

They didn’t need the cap space now, but they would have needed it when Pacioretty comes off LTIR. Bear wasn’t playing, so keeping him on Carolina's NHL roster until then would not have increased his value, and might have stunted his development. (His 25, but I think he’s still developing.)

Rare loss for Carolina, but only because they had to retain salary on Bear. $400,000 is not a lot of cap hit, and they did get a positive return for him, but I think they would have been better off not to sign him this past summer. I couldn’t fault them for that though, because at that time it looked like he was going to be a regular on the third pair. They couldn’t know that Chatfield, who was below Bear on the depth chart last season, DeHaan, whom nobody wanted to offer a contract, and Coghlan were all going to slot in ahead of Bear. Once that happened, he wasn’t going to play unless two defensemen got hurt.

In the absence of any trade offers that didn’t require salary retention, I’d have been inclined to waive him. If somebody claimed him, that would have cleared his full cap hit. If nobody claimed him, they still could have made this trade with Vancouver, or they could have sent him to the minors so that at least he’d be playing while they waited for a better deal. But I guess they valued the 5th-round draft pick and getting rid of Pederson’s $750,000 salary (though he wasn’t affecting their cap hit) more than the $400,000 cap hit they retained.

Carolina has also made a lot of noise lately about being a preferred destination for players who have a choice of where they go. They probably want to show that if somebody doesn’t fit in, they’re not going to hold him back if there’s an NHL job for him somewhere else. It’ll be interesting to see if Bear still has that job when Vancouver’s injured defensemen come back, but for now I’m sure he’s just happy to be playing. I wish him luck.
Forum: NHL Signings12 oct. 2022 à 15 h 24
Forum: NHL Trades23 sept. 2022 à 17 h 26