2017 Off-Season Around the NHL

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    Post by Flo The Action on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:14 pm

    PTFlea wrote:In what's a paradox in that it's a surprise and no surprise at all, the Rangers have bought out Girardi.
    I doubt that spells retirement for him. Another team will give him a contract. Mind you at an obvious reduced rate playing 3rd line minutes.

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    Post by PTFlea on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:23 pm

    Boo. Drouin to Montreal for Russian prospect D-man and a 2nd.

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    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:30 pm

    PTFlea wrote:Boo.  Drouin to Montreal for Russian prospect D-man and a 2nd.

    Not sure if Drouin will thrive in Montreal and also not sure who is going to play defence for them ever.
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    Post by Ev on Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:02 pm

    Yeah I don't see it ending well for Drouin in Montreal. Too much pressure and he's an bunghole.
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    Post by PTFlea on Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:35 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    PTFlea wrote:Boo.  Drouin to Montreal for Russian prospect D-man and a 2nd.

    Not sure if Drouin will thrive in Montreal and also not sure who is going to play defence for them ever.

    I use this term loosely, but I think Brodin will be playing defence there soon.
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    Post by wprager on Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:21 pm

    I like Drouin, but their greatest need is size at center. Their next greatest need is getting younger at D.

    With this move they'll probably sell a lot of jerseys. Drouin is certainly worth more than Sergachev and a 2nd now, maybe on the future as well, but this is not the move they needed to make.


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    Post by PTFlea on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:16 pm

    Oh, I don't know about this in the future for Montreal.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 pm

    Urrrggghhhh .... I mean they win yet they lose gsergachev. But I wanted Drouin!!!!
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    Post by Flo The Action on Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:02 pm

    Im really disappointed. Not only did I want Drouin but I certainly did not want the habs to get him!
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:44 am

    Anybody else call Dung on the fact Drouin was surprise on the trade? Oh! There was a 6 year extention but you didn't know about it? Bbbbbbbbuuuuuulllllll!
    He'll regret it.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:41 am

    Yeah, and keep in mind Sergachev will be cheaper and under RFA control a little longer than Drouin...plus Tampa doesn't have to protect him, so it frees up a protection slot. A lot of factors play into the trade beyond just the talent of the two players. Like most trades of this nature, it'll take at least a couple years to determine a winner, but it could work out for both teams.
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    Post by PTFlea on Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:11 am

    I bet drouin regrets this soon. Lots of pressure in Montreal vs none in tampa. Big change
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    PTFlea wrote:I bet drouin regrets this soon.  Lots of pressure in Montreal vs none in tampa.  Big change
    If Montréal craps the bed and misses the playoffs he'll hear all about it alright!
    Im kind of hoping they lose radulov now. Would be a nice kicker.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:22 pm

    Simon desprey on waivers to be bought out. Maybe he gets picked up?
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:34 pm

    Flo The Action wrote:
    PTFlea wrote:I bet drouin regrets this soon.  Lots of pressure in Montreal vs none in tampa.  Big change
    If Montréal craps the bed and misses the playoffs he'll hear all about it alright!
    Im kind of hoping they lose radulov now. Would be a nice kicker.

    I think that's probably a foregone conclusion at this point.
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    tim1_2 wrote:
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    PTFlea wrote:I bet drouin regrets this soon.  Lots of pressure in Montreal vs none in tampa.  Big change
    If Montréal craps the bed and misses the playoffs he'll hear all about it alright!
    Im kind of hoping they lose radulov now. Would be a nice kicker.

    I think that's probably a foregone conclusion at this point.
    Hard to say, it's not necessary to sign him before the expansion draft. They'd have to protect him.

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    Post by DefenceWinsChampionships on Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:18 pm

    Radulov is going to want a mega deal. He will get it if Plekanec is picked up by Vegas.

    But Mtl still doesn't have a #1 center and if Plekanec goes they don't have a #2 center, and if Galchenyuk goes they don't have a #3 center.

    They are also down a d-man with the Sergachev trade with an old Markov and ageing Weber.

    The Drouin trade made no sense for Montreal aside from bringing in a young French forward to appease Habs fans. IMO the Habs took a big step back with that trade. They need a #1 center. Duchene should have been their target.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:04 pm

    DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Radulov is going to want a mega deal. He will get it if Plekanec is picked up by Vegas.

    But Mtl still doesn't have a #1 center and if Plekanec goes they don't have a #2 center, and if Galchenyuk goes they don't have a #3 center.

    They are also down a d-man with the Sergachev trade with an old Markov and ageing Weber.

    The Drouin trade made no sense for Montreal aside from bringing in a young French forward to appease Habs fans. IMO the Habs took a big step back with that trade. They need a #1 center. Duchene should have been their target.
    They may still get duschene. IMO this was a trade to replace Galchenyuk who's getting shipped.

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