PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 02/23/17
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Gavin lee jr
5:35
How about shatty going back to Colorado with an extension for duchene?
Gavin Lee
5:35
Hello son.
5:36
Not sure where Duchene fits into St. Louis, but I don't think the Blues say no to that. It's not going to happen though.
ducksfan
5:36
what can we get for bernier if he becomes available?
Gavin Lee
5:37
Not much. The league knows who Bernier really is.
Mets86
5:37
Is there anyone other than Duchene you can see the Islanders making a run at?
Gavin Lee
5:38
They will be in on all the forward rentals. They need help up front even if Ladd has turned it around a bit. Cizikas going down is a big blow even if he's not a household name.
chris
5:38
Does Tyler Johnson get moved, and if so to where?
Gavin Lee
5:39
I said in a previous chat that I think Tyler Johnson will be the player that makes the biggest impact after moving at the deadline..but then the Lightning went and won a bunch of games.
They need to move someone up front and I think he's the odd man out.
5:40
If I was Nashville I'd look long and hard at him.
Big D
5:40
Where do you think Johnny Oduya ends up?
Gavin Lee
5:41
Would it be crazy to say the Maple Leafs?
Yeah, it might be crazy.
ducksfan
5:42
can you see bieska removing his ntc for expansion draft?
Gavin Lee
5:42
I think a lot of players will waive it. Why would you want to see a teammate you rely on get taken away? He knows he's not going to get taken.
MRB
5:42
But if you're going to lose a defenseman in the expansion draft, isn't better to trade vatanen in advance of the draftand get something?
Gavin Lee
5:43
I don't think trading a defenseman isn't going to happen, just that it's not going to happen in-season.
Yoshimitsu
5:43
Can the Avs find any takers for their other UFAs to be in Mitchell, Bourque, Tyutin, or Goloubef?
Gavin Lee
5:44
If Bourque was healthy he'd probably get a look, but would you want John Mitchell anywhere near a playoff team?
MRB
5:44
Do the Canadiens stand pat? Trading Pateryn would seem to be addition by subtraction at this point.
Gavin Lee
5:45
If anyone will give them a draft pick for Pateryn, he's gone. But I don't think they stand pat. They'll get a forward.
ducksfan
5:45
your awesome for doing this chat Gavin
Gavin Lee
5:45
Well thanks ducksfan. You're awesome too.
Daniel
5:45
Since you think Tampa will hold onto Bishop, would they end up losing him for nothing in the expansion draft?
Gavin Lee
5:47
The interesting thing would be that Vegas gets a couple of days to talk to pending UFAs. If they sign one, they don't select a player from your team. Holding onto Bishop might be a roundabout way of protecting their forward group if they know Vegas is going after him.
Conspiracy theories are the best.
tronald dump
5:48
what will cgy and phi do with their pending ufa goalies?
Gavin Lee
5:48
Philly will let them both walk and go after one of the other UFAs. Scott Darling will be an interesting option for a team looking for new blood in goal. The Hawks can't likely afford to keep him.
5:49
Calgary may re-sign Johnson but he'll probably test the waters to see if anyone thinks he's a #1 first.
Danny
5:49
Most underrated player in the league?
Gavin Lee
5:51
That's a tough one. Backstrom has been getting a lot of love lately but has been criminally underrated his whole career. Otherwise I'll say a tie between Vlasic and Hornqvist. Oh, and the entire Minnesota team.
Yoshimitsu
5:51
If the Avs trade away Landeskog or Duchene, do you see the package being greater/equal/or less than that of the O'reilly deal?
Gavin Lee
5:52
More for Duchene, less for Landeskog.
But hindsight might be creeping into that.
ducksfan
5:53
would you not move one of ducks young defenders then for a top 6 winger? i dont think we go far into playoffs if we dont
Gavin Lee
5:54
I just don't know what top six winger you'd be after that is worth any of them. When Vermette gets back and Rakell moves back to the wing, adding one of the rentals would make a really good top 6.
5:55
No need to move one of the young defenders to get a rental.
chris
5:55
Do Eaves and the Wild match up?
Gavin Lee
5:55
Did you not read my deadline primer Chris?
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