16 mai 2018
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<a href="/users/Campabee" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Campabee</a>: I agree that they could. While some other people on this site think they are experts, the vast majority of pundits feel that there are NHL teams that really are going to struggle to sign players. I've always been in the corner of thinking that players, during this period, without a rise in the cap (for several seasons) and the uncertainty of COVID, will be more tempted to sign offer sheets. Whether it happens or not is beyond me, but to say that someone would not sign one - regardless of who is making the offer - is rather shortsighted and emotional. If I were Tampa Bay, I would consider a trade to a team <em>if</em> they cannot get a deal done. MANY people here are thinking this is not going to be difficult for Tampa. But the reasons that their RFAs want to stay are the exact same reasons that Tampa's other players who have already <strong>earned</strong> NTC/NMC's would be unwilling to waive them. Teams cannot have it both ways. If I am a player on that team, and I want long-term certainty, I highly consider a reasonable offer-sheet with term. I am not saying that I know everything, and I will never say that. It is just my opinion. :) As always, none of us are experts and none of us are paid to be. :) <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SevenLeg</b></div><div>-Schwartz's contract is yikes, it will prevent us from signing our young players, I'd rather just keep Drouin
-Poehling is barely an NHLer lmao and may never get that big of a contract in his entire career
-Kotkaniemi will get a bridge deal at 2-3m$ max, that is just insane
-Moving Ylonen is just really, really bad and the fact that it is for Carter is laughable</div></div>
While I do not love the way you phrased this (it came off kind of childish, and we assume you are not a child. It's just not a good look), I do agree with your points. I wouldn't move Ylonen, either, and I would not trade Mete/Lehkonen for that package. I do not understand the Kings trade at all, and the Schwartz contract will end up really hurting the Canadiens in the long run. However, I did like how the creator of the team did not have them picking first overall. Good job on that, <a href="/users/YoungGM" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@YoungGM</a>
I am not saying that Larsson accepts or declines, but I will say that if I were him, playing for the Sabres, <em>knowing</em> that he'll go through <em>at least</em> two more lost seasons (at least), I would frankly consider it.
<a href="/users/DriveFor25" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@DriveFor25</a>: I assume this is not a finished team. If I were the Canadiens, I would probably want to address the backup goaltender situation, as I feel Lindgren and Demchenko are not - at least at this time - quality options AND that the Canadiens will most likely want Primeau starting games in the AHL. I also think that resting Price more will actually <em>help</em> them in the long run, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. I also know that Juulsen will be required to pass through waivers, meaning that the Canadiens are risking loosing the player for nothing. I also assume that if that team has over $12 million in salary cap space there will be riots in the streets of the city. Hopefully they at least try to get another player. Good team, though! :)
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Campabee</b></div><div>Of course Buffalo accepts this it is basically the entire future of the Habs plus 3 top picks which by the way IF the Habs made this trade would be really high picks. No GM in his right mind gives up a light #2 C + a top 4 Dman + a potential elite #1 C + 2 A - to B+ prospects + 1st (top 10 given the package going to Buffalo) + 2 high 2nds for Eichel!!! McDavid or McKinnon yes Eichle not a chance! At best IF Eichle gets moved it will cost 1 very good roster player (top 6 forward or top 4 D man) + 2 (A - B) prospects + 1st + 2nd. That is it! Not basically 5 young roster players 3 of which will likely be stars + a potential future selky winner ( Poehling) + a top 10 pick + 2 very high second round picks! Hell even Gretzky, Jagr and Lindros didn't get that return! But Eichel will huh cause somehow he is better than all of them!</div></div>
I think they accept the offer, but I do not think it is the <em>entire</em> future of the Canadiens. They will STILL have Caufield, Romanov, Suzuki, Harris, Struble, Primeau, Norlander, Brooks, and a host of other picks and prospects. They're strongest prospects: Caufield, Romanov, and Suzuki are not in this deal. The 1st is a painful give, and Domi is talented. I think Kotkaniemi is going to be at minimum a second line center. However, I think that trade is a good trade for both teams. I could see it turning out to be an O'Reilly deal, where the Sabres obviously loose the deal.