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Forum: Armchair-GM 1 fév à 4 h 56
Forum: Armchair-GM31 jan à 20 h 02
Forum: Armchair-GM31 jan à 7 h 47
I think expectations are way too high for this team and I think fans underestimate the power of elite talent. I mean we Duck fans see first hand what a truly elite player in Gibson is capable of doing (literally stealing games), but then assume a bunch of 2nd line forwards should be able to match that level of play without any support. I truly believe that elite players, particularly Cs, lift an entire team. You see that with teams like NYI (didn't bat an eyelid losing JT because they had Barzal), TOR (Matthews), EDM (He who shall not be named), CAR (Aho)... I mean, why do people think that, even after going all the way the SCF, Vegas has continued to add elite wingers to their team in Pacioretty and Stone? It is because they know that elite players lift and team and, despite their deep run, they didn't have enough proven elite talent... and now they've solidified themselves as one of the top teams in the league. We don't have any elite talent outside of Gibson. Honestly, having at least 1 elite level forward would do us a world of good.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MOTDux</b></div><div>I’ve been saying this for a while, Eakins is not NHL caliber coach. He never was and shouldn’t be our coach.</div></div>

Genuinely interested to hear your reasoning behind this opinion. IMO, he's got arguably the worst constructed team in the league to work with and it was no better in EDM, but please do provide specifics on Eakin's deficiencies as an NHL coach.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BeastModeUnknown</b></div><div>Idk but it's been a downfall since they fell off a cliff in 2019. The team has been going downhill from there. I think the team needs to just rebuild from scratch to be real honest, and that starts with management and coaching.</div></div>

The team was in downfall before then, probably since we lost in WCF to Chicago in 2015. The run in 2017 with RC was a result of the poor teams we faced in rounds 1 and 2. Facing a real team in NSH was proof of that.

I disagree with the "start from scratch" approach. I mean, how many teams have been lifted by adding a truly elite talent? I'm not even talking about the McDavids. Look at guys like Barzal, Matthews, Aho... all non-generational talents but who have lifted their teams from mediocrity. We don't have that in our line-up. Perhaps Zegras is our saving grace. Who knows? I think there is a good argument for moving on from GMBM, but I'd given Eakins are couple more years.
Forum: Armchair-GM12 oct 2020 à 19 h 53
I agree those will likely be our lines. How depressing, eh? IMO, the team looks very, very weak. I think we're looking at a very tough year and may end up at the very bottom of the standings. I just have not been impressed with any of our young guys. Steel is smart and has excellent vision, but his skating is just too average. I think we need to see some significant improvement out of him this coming season or we move him to wing and into more of a two-way role (Steel - Lundestrom - Silfverberg = could be good as a smart, two-way, shutdown line). Jones is just an energy guy for me. I think his best place on the depth chart is the 4th line. I've been most disappointed with Terry's progression. He's 23 and still looks like a kid against men. He's got the tools, but doesn't utilise them effectively at this level and has no board game whatsoever. Some of that could be the team's system (I think Terry would work better on more of a run-and-gun team) so I'm still tentatively hoping for improvement as Eakin's system is further adopted. As far as Larsson, he's a soft, third pairing guy and just very vanilla. He's more of a compliment to a legit 3rd pairing PP QB (I'm thinking Shatty or Vatanen) than a standout talent. I guess that's okay, but not what you hope for out of 1st round picks, even late ones, especially considering how Theodore turned out. Tracey is another vanilla player I'm not that high on. On a more positive note, I really like Zegras, Comtois and Lundestrom (I like Steel too, but just not as a top 6C - which leaves a gap), and I really like the addition of Drysdale and Perreault. I guess one shouldn't be surprised that the better prospects were drafted more recently and higher up the draft rankings.

Milano and Heinen are okay additions. I don't think they belong in the top 6 and I certainly wouldn't have them on my team. I think Milano looked good over a short stint, but I am confident he'll disappear again after the "honeymoon period" most players have during the first few games on a new team. Heinen, again, is just very vanilla. Not really that excited about him. I am still a fan of Silf, Grant, Henrique, Lindholm and Fowler. Manson needs to step his game up and cut out those errors. Shatty will be a nightmare anywhere except the bottom pairing. We are not the offensive powerhouse that TB is and we can't afford to shelter him the way they did. I fully expect Djoos to be forcing Larson out the line-up most nights. Gibson is a god amongst mortals.

IMO, we still need a franchise C and I wouldn't mind adding another high-end D prospect (Brandt Clarke?). I think we should also trade Rakell for help on the RW. It is probably not likely now, but I did like the proposed idea of trading Rakell+ for Nylander. We get the better player in a position of more immediate need and TOR gets a good replacement on a sweetheart deal. Like I said, TOR seems to be okay capwise now, so that deal doesn't seem likely. Ideal lines in the future would have been the following:

Comtois - Franchise C - Nylander
Henrique - Zegras - Perreault
Steel - Lundestrom - Silfverberg
Jones - Grant - Tracey

Lindholm - Drysdale
Fowler - Manson
Larson/Djoos - Shattenkirk

Gibson - Dostal.

Complete overkill centre depth is key for me, followed by a deep, high-end D-core. Hence my desire to add a franchise C (even though I think Zegras has elite, 1C potential), and another high-end D-man. Anyway, I'm just thinking outside my head at this point. I'm sure lots will change with this coming season. Although I don't expect this team to perform well, a win for me would be one of the above taking their game to the next level + getting a little luckier in the draft (I'd like top 3). We'll see how it goes.
Forum: Armchair-GM12 oct 2020 à 19 h 09
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Forum: Armchair-GM 3 aoû 2020 à 11 h 00
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>I’m a habs fan, I’ve been watching Chucky for years, I don’t need to “check his numbers”. He hasn’t been as good since he got injured from the knee-on-knee with Kopitar. Galchenyuk didn’t work out in Arizona, he didn’t work out in Pittsburgh, and I’m not saying he won’t be useful for Minnesota, but the reason he was in that trade was to get the cap to work out for the Pens.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No salary retained either way in the deal. Mind you, Minny taking Galchenyuk in the deal makes it work cap wise for Pittsburgh <a href="https://t.co/Xz81Pb37hT">https://t.co/Xz81Pb37hT</a></p>&mdash; Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) <a href="https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1227042608930861056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 11, 2020</a></blockquote>
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So you think 19 goals and 41 pts in 72 games for ARI = didn't work out? SMH! I have no idea how you can call a player with 4 months left on contract a "cap dump", especially one that is only 26 years old and producing 15-20 goals and 40-50 pts a season. Literally makes no sense, but whatever fits your narrative (Galc was a letdown in MTL and you hate him - we get it!)

What does that tweet prove? Moving/taking on cap to make a deal work isn't the same as trading a "cap dump". In fact the tweet refutes your point by confirming that Galc was moved to make the cap work. Your argument would hold more water if PIT didn't need to move Galc for cap reasons, but did anyway to be rid of his cap. However, the opposite is true and the deal literally could not have happened without cap going the other way to MIN... LMFAO!!
Forum: Armchair-GM 3 aoû 2020 à 8 h 04
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ItWasIn</b></div><div>I think you could get a very similar package to what Zucker went for.

Calen Addison (RHD)
Alex Galchenyuk (you can argue he's a 2nd liner)</div></div>

I think that is the kind of return we should target.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>Galchenyuk was a cap dump for the Pens. They aren’t getting a 2nd liner + a 1st and a prospect.</div></div>

Go and check Galc's numbers, he's not a cap dump. At 26 years old and producing 17-19 goals and 40-50 pts a season, he's a legitimate contributor at the NHL level. Just because he never became a top line player doesn't mean he's a bust.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>keep_ups12</b></div><div>your not getting a second line winger (which is what Rakell is) a middle pairing defenseman (or a defenseman who has that potential) and a first for Rakell.

I mean I would Hollowel, Johnsson and a 3rd for him ;)</div></div>

I assume you're joking?

Edit: I see you were.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Leafs_and_Sens_Fan</b></div><div>Wait are you wanting all 3 pieces for him or just one of the 3 pieces.

Athanasiou + Larsson + 3rd round pick</div></div>

Nice offer. Could work for a contender, but not for a rebuilding team though.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Xqb15</b></div><div>I still think the best offer out there I have seen is Timmins and 1st.</div></div>

It's not bad (I wouldn't be upset about it), but I'd want an additional piece. Timmins would be a good add, but that 1st will be late. COL adding Rakell would help to solidify their top 6 and make them a legit contender. Maybe Jost + Timmins + 1st.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>DriveFor25</b></div><div>Rakell for DeAngelo base makes sense</div></div>

Not really. We need a RHD prospect and DeAngelo is going to want a massive contract. I'd pass. Nils Lundeqvist would work from the NYR, but I doubt they'd move him. Moreover, it is not like they need another LWer.
Forum: Armchair-GM10 jui 2020 à 7 h 16
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Forum: Armchair-GM 8 jui 2020 à 8 h 43
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Arlotti47</b></div><div>Only problem with Pietro is he’s gonna ask for a FAT contract</div></div>

He'd be worth it. I think 9M for 7 years is a fair deal. His game isn't particular aggressive, so I have few concerns about a massive drop off in his game during the first 4-5 years of that deal. Having said that, I doubt he'd be willing to move out West.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jah1722</b></div><div>Hakanpää or Pietrangelo. Or a trade for a young RFA a team can’t afford <strong>ie Cernak Sergachev etc</strong>.

Edit: you might have missed the one UFA RHD that makes the most sense, Vatanen even tho I’d pass.</div></div>

The bold would probably be the most ideal.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>OldNYIfan</b></div><div>De Melo is my number one choice in all my "Dream Summer" scenarios. I'd pay him $4 million for 5 years; Toronto authority <a href="/users/SammyT_51" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@SammyT_51</a> would pay him that for 6 years.

I'd sign Pietrangelo for $9 million for 6 years if that was his price.

I wouldn't object to re-signing Korbinian for up to $1.25 million as a depth move if we can't keep Hakanpaa or the staff decide he can't do it.

I'd like to know what everyone thinks about how far on the shady side of the hill Travis Hamonic is, but I heard he's partial to western Canada.

What about Radko Gudas?</div></div>

I'm not that high on DeMelo. Seems like a guy that all the advanced stat lovers like, but I haven't been as impressed watching him play. Hamonic is too defensive for our needs. Honestly, for me, it is either Pietrangelo or look for a trade/draft.
Forum: Armchair-GM 7 jui 2020 à 21 h 26
Forum: Armchair-GM 2 jui 2020 à 20 h 40
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Arlotti47</b></div><div>Ouch. Every time I seem to put Fowler for Domi I get things saying “Fowler is worth that” and **** like that... <strong>pretty sure no one ever agrees on any post on this website</strong></div></div>

I'm sure that you'll never get 100% agreement from every fan. Having said that, I've seen deals where the majority of fans will agree. However, at the end of the day, there are just very few deals capable of meeting the needs of both teams whilst providing fair value. I mean, I can literally think of a handful of deals that would meet that criteria for ANA right now and I'm not sure they would be that well received by the opposing team. So when you come on here and make 20-30 GM posts a week, I'm pretty confident in saying that most of them are going to receive a poor response.

You're welcome to make trade suggestions, but what I will say is that most of them come across as poorly thought through and "trades for trades sake". Undervaluing our guys to get a positive response from opposing fans won't change that.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BuckoJoyde</b></div><div><a href="/users/mytduxfan" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@mytduxfan</a> As somebody thats been accused of undervaluing duck players in the past too I would agree this is too low, but I would infer me and <a href="/users/Arlotti47" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Arlotti47</a> will sorta of be in the right come the time they are actually traded(unless a extension is agreed upon, therefore value will be much more significant) ,walk for nothing or maybe sign for to much her in ANA. Nevertheless, this trade will never happen but I get the idea and plus I have a mild suspicion Rakell and Lindholm resigning here on team friendly deals will depend on them both being on the team together. Aren't they like best buds? I know its not the end all be all but I wouldn't be shocked if it were a huge reason they would like to stay in ANA.</div></div>

I will never understand the logic that you should trade any pending UFA because they might walk. It is just a nonsensical thought process and one that isn't backed by the numbers. Provided a team wants to keep a player, they tend to stay with their clubs. If they don't, they've usually expressed a degree of unhappiness or a desire leave prior. I haven't heard Rakell or Lindholm request a trade or complain about the team or its management (except comment about RC). I mean, based on your logic Henrique, Silf and Fowler would have walked. Kesler would have walked. Getz and Perry would have walked.... oh... but they didn't. In fact, the only meaningful player I can remember walking was Perreault. There is more to hockey then money and most player would prefer not uprooting their families and moving to whole new city to make a little extra.

In terms of "overpaying", no one in ANA right now is overpaid. The term of some contracts may be a little longer than I would like, but that's the name of the game. Getzlaf is on the decline, Kesler is on IR, Perry fell off a cliff. Does that mean we shouldn't have signed those guys to those deals and let them walk? **** no. The name of the game is winning the SC and that requires talent and talent costs money. I am not here to have the team who is the best at keeping costs down and having the most prospects. I want my team to win championships. If that means we end up having guys on contracts that take them into their mid-to-late 30s, so be it.

As far as I am aware, Rakell and Lindholm are close, but I don't think they're joined at the hip. If one is moved, I am sure the other will see it for what it is, part of the business. Seriously, some fans on here really treat players like they're irrational 12 year olds who can't be reasoned with.

I very much doubt we'll get to test your theory that you'll "be in the right" when Rakell/Lindholm is trade. If Rakell is traded soon for anything less than a 1st + top prospect, GMBM should be fired. Same is true if Lindholm is traded at all.