PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 02/23/17
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Gavin Lee
5:00
Hey everyone, we'll open it up a little early this week. What did everyone think about the Ron Hainsey deal? Did Pittsburgh overpay? Would you rather have Stone?
Ask away about the deadline or whatever else you want. I'll let the questions roll in for a bit before getting started.
RJ
5:12
Do you think Stan Bowman will stay true to his word about not being active at the trade deadline?
Gavin Lee
5:12
No big splash? Sure. No moves at all? I don't believe it for a second.
Eric C
5:13
Do you see the Jackets making any moves up front? It seems they could use a boost to help.
Gavin Lee
5:14
They could use some help, as Sam Gagner has come crashing back to earth. I'm not sure if they'd be interested in an older rental, but someone to plug into that third line would help.
Eric
5:15
See the sens making a big move, or just depth moves? We need some offensive help badly.
Gavin Lee
5:15
Stone and Hoffman returning this weekend will help but you're right. They need another winger that is what they thought Bobby Ryan was.
I think they overpay at the deadline for one of the biggest splashes, with Melnyk pushing hard for home ice revenue.
Daniel
5:16
A 2nd for Hainsey sounds like a big over pay for a 3rd pairing D regardless of 50% being retained. Why did the Pens feel the need to overpay?
Gavin Lee
5:17
Rutherford panicked, in my honest opinion. Daley, Maatta are out long term, Schultz is coming back off a concussion, Letang is day to day.
I think if he holds out for a couple more days he gets Hainsey for a third, but I don't know if there was another team bidding.
Guest
5:18
Does Vatanen, Jones, and a 1st get either Duchene or Landeskog
Gavin Lee
5:18
Well it would be a huge overpay for Landeskog at this point. It would probably land Duchene, but you're selling Jones at his lowest point right after this suspension came down.
5:19
I wouldn't do either deal if I was Anaheim, especially because both would have to be wingers there.
Austin
5:19
What would the Lightning have to give up for one of Anaheim's young defenseman like Theodore?
Gavin Lee
5:20
I'm not convinced that Anaheim will sell a dman until the summer, but Tampa could make a package around Killorn and a 1st to try and pry one away.
Maybe not Theodore though.
Daniel
5:21
Does Ben Bishop get traded despite the run him and TB are on?
Gavin Lee
5:21
I actually get the feeling that Tampa is going to hold onto him and see what they can do in the stretch run.
5:22
This is a team that still believes Stamkos is making a return in the regular season, not just if they make the playoffs.
Big D
5:22
What will Dallas get for Patrick Eaves?
Gavin Lee
5:23
If Ron Hainsey is worth a 2nd, don't you think Eaves is worth a late 1st? I doubt they get it, but the trade today set a pretty high market for rentals.
Daniel
5:23
Does JVR or Bozak get traded this year?
Gavin Lee
5:24
This calendar year? Yes. This season? No.
Austin H
5:24
What can the Wings realistically expect to get for Vanek?
Gavin Lee
5:26
A second round pick, maybe. Vanek has a bad reputation for not playing defense, and with the idea he will head right back to Detroit in the summer, teams might stay away.
ducksfan
5:26
will sami, ritchie plus prospect be enough to pry away top 6 scoring winger? duechne or landeskog for example?
Gavin Lee
5:28
It's funny to me that so many Ducks fans want to get rid of Vatanen. Like I said above I'm not sure they move a defender in-season, but it entirely depends on what other prospect you include.
He's got a lot of value still, just like all their other young defenders.
5:29
Not sure they want that much money tied up on a second-line winger though.
Nick
5:29
Is there a possibility the Blues can still do a trade and extend with Shattenkirk?
Gavin Lee
5:30
It's going to happen. The Blues can't let another player walk in free agency. I'm not convinced he signs an extension right away, but I don't think he's playing for the Blues at the end of next week.
Paul
5:31
Bruins have been linked to Shattenkirk and Landeskog, do you see either of those happening? and at what cost? Hopefully not McAvoy or Carlo?
Gavin Lee
5:31
Landeskog I can see, but it wont be McAvoy or Carlo. Those two have got to be as close to untouchable as they have at the moment, despite the rumors.
Yoshimitsu
5:32
I agree with your stance on Iginla, there's still something left in the tank. Which teams does he matchup best with and what kind of return can the Avs get?
Gavin Lee
5:33
Thank you. I think he's going to make an impact somewhere in the playoffs. But the Avs aren't going to get much for him, maybe a fourth if they're lucky.
Quintin
5:33
Please tell me Marc Bergevin finally lands that legitimate top 6 forward / top line centerman my team has consistently failed to address the last 3 years...
Gavin Lee
5:34
Oh if Galchenyuk could only play defense right?
He'll get a top 6, but #1 centers are almost impossible to trade for.
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