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"NHL Offseason POUST: The Shit Winds are a comin' (c) Jim Lahey"



Erik Karlsson back to the Sharks, frankly I don't get how anyone would have thought differently. Jumbo's retirement or pay cut might pay for this raise. Today they dealt Justin Braun away (they have some good D prospects) to maybe pay for Meier's raise. Labanc due for a bump also. Pavelski is UFA, you have to wonder how that will play out. I think they will find a way to keep him.

The Jets have to pay Laine and others so they are doing the cap crunch thing. They already traded Trouba coming off a career season for Pionk and the No. 20 pick. I think that's nice return. Pionk can fill the void left by the decline of Enstrom as a guy who can really pass the puck and play the PP. No. 20 is also a decent pick. The Rangers get a big potential score but give up a piece of their D to do it. They are now looking at moving Ehlers, who might be a nice fit for a team looking for a forward with speed and some finish.

The Flyers have been active, they picked up two right-shot veteran defensemen with Niskanen and Braun. Both guys are in their 30s and trending in the wrong direction, but they are the *type* of players the Flyers need. Braun I think has decent bounceback potential, Niskanen might be in actual decline. Cost was Gudas, a 2nd and a 3rd for both so not exactly breaking the bank. They need bridge guys on defense. They will have those two plus Provorov, Ghost, Myers and a TBD guy to start the year. The Flyers are also close to signing Kevin Hayes, so Fletcher has been busy.

The Blackhawks got Olli Maatta from the Pens. Theoretically he is the kind of player they need--they could strike in a hurry but not defend for shit last year--but I suspect this might be a bust. Maatta is headed in the wrong direction and Kahun on an ELC plus a pick is pretty good return for him. The Pens want to reduce salary and reconfigure, they get both done here and will find a spot for Kahun in their top 6.

Speaking of the Penguins, Phil Kessel was nearly traded to Minnesota but he nixed the deal. It now looks as though he is staying but I wouldn't take that as a concrete fact. Sometimes a guy will get yanked from the market to invite offers. His situation is complicated though, mainly because he doesn't want to leave.

The Leafs are in a big cap crunch and are exploring ways out of it. It doesn't look like anyone will let them off the hook for the colossally stupid third year of Marleau's contract.

And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.


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NHL Offseason POUST: The Shit Winds are a comin' (c) Jim Lahey [View all] , ConcreteCharlie, Tue Jun-18-19 02:54 PM
Subject Author Message Date ID
Hayes, Philly reach terms. Seven years AAV 7.14M
Jun 19th 2019
Thank you based Flyers for the Gudas deal
Jun 20th 2019
I'm pissed that two of my local teams are getting studs in the draft
Jun 20th 2019
PK to the Devils
Jun 22nd 2019
Jun 22nd 2019
As you pointed out a while back
Jun 23rd 2019
Jun 24th 2019
William Karlsson signs 8-Year, $47.2M extension with VGK
Jun 24th 2019
$5.9 aav is damn good
Jun 24th 2019
      It's because they are all trapped in the same vicious cycle
Jun 24th 2019
Blackhawks stock up on veteran D
Jun 24th 2019
Adieu, Bobby Lou. Louuuuuuuuuuuuuu! Roberto Luongo retires
Jun 26th 2019
Wish he had a Stanley Cup and not Boston
Jun 27th 2019
Erik Haula to Carolina
Jun 28th 2019
C Miller to BUF, TOR re-signs Kapanen/Johnsson, Burakovsky to Avs
Jun 29th 2019
Sorry to see Bura go
Jun 29th 2019
      Yeah I know some people really stick by him there
Jun 29th 2019
           I was a big Bowey fan
Jul 01st 2019
Pitt trading Uncle Phil to the Coyotes...
Jun 29th 2019
deal was on, then off, then on, then off, then on
Jul 01st 2019
Mike Smith to Oilers.
Jul 01st 2019
Stars sign Pavelski, also Perry
Jul 01st 2019
Welcome to crazy day, here's the best quote so far
Jul 01st 2019
Looks like Bobrovsky to Florida and Panarin to Rangers
Jul 01st 2019
I was reading Panarin to NYI
Jul 01st 2019
      Nevermind. NYR looks official
Jul 01st 2019
      It sounds like 7/77M to NYR but it's not 100% final yet.
Jul 01st 2019
           supposedly left money on the tablet to sign with NYR not NYI.
Jul 01st 2019
                7/$81M to NYR, still plenty of cash. I wonder if NYI re-signs Lee now
Jul 01st 2019
                Oh, it's been a great week for us Islanders/Knicks/Mets fans.
Jul 01st 2019
Spezza to TOR, Tanev to PIT, Talbot to CGY
Jul 01st 2019
Zucc to Wild
Jul 01st 2019
$6M for the next five years for Zucc? I'd pass, too
Jul 01st 2019
      Yeah except all these contracts end up movable
Jul 01st 2019
Tyler Myers aka the Harrison Barnes of hockey to VAN
Jul 01st 2019
It sounds like Stralman staying in FL but going to Panthers
Jul 01st 2019
Duchene to NSH is official, 7 years, AAV of $8M+
Jul 01st 2019
RE: Duchene to NSH is official, 7 years, AAV of $8M+
Jul 01st 2019
Multiple teams preparing offer sheets for Aho, CAR fielding trade offers...
Jul 01st 2019
... aaaaaaaaannnnnd Montreal offer sheeted him, 7/8.45M
Jul 01st 2019
      Yeah just match it
Jul 01st 2019
           Yeah the Canes just regret that it wasn't seven years instead of five
Jul 03rd 2019
Meier extends with SJ $6M per, Nyquist to CBJ
Jul 01st 2019
Avs sign Donskoi, Bellemare, re-sign Wilson
Jul 01st 2019
I really wanted Donskoi for Caps 3rd line
Jul 01st 2019
The Wayne Train pulls into Newark: Simmonds to NJ 1 year/$5M
Jul 01st 2019
Metro gonna be serious this year
Jul 01st 2019
      I don't wanna think about how bad the Flyers are going to suck
Jul 01st 2019
Lee returns to Isles, 7/49M, Lehner goes to Hawks, Varlamov to Isles
Jul 01st 2019
Kadri to COL for Barrie
Jul 01st 2019
I like the idea for Toronto but Kadri's contract is very nice
Jul 02nd 2019

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