PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 03/16/17
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Gavin Lee
6:12
Meaning you'd dangle Hanifin? Yes, you could get a center with him.
6:14
For available names, look at Tyler Johnson in Tampa, Duchene in Colorado or even Tomas Tatar from Detroit.
It wouldn't be 1 for 1, but they could make something work I'm sure.
hawks fan
6:14
who is the biggest name vegas takes in the expansion draft?
Gavin Lee
6:15
Now that is a loaded question...biggest name, or best player?
hawks fan
6:15
i guess one of each
Gavin Lee
6:16
There won't be a lot of good players available for them, but names like Marc-Andre Fleury, Kevin Bieksa and Dion Phaneuf all might be asked to waive their NMC and get taken.
6:17
If Ottawa leaves him exposed, Chris Wideman would look nice. So would Silfverberg if the Ducks are forced to go 4-4.
6:18
But really all the expansion stuff is still just speculation.
There are already a dozen deals likely in place from McPhee and Co.
KH
6:18
With Kadri's re-breakout this year, think he could fetch you that top 4 RHD?
Gavin Lee
6:19
He definitely could. Top-6 centers that can score and play defense don't get traded.
But what you really want to know is if he can get you that #1-2 defenseman isn't it.
That would be a much tougher sell.
Either way, Kadri isn't on his way out.
Brandon
6:20
What changes would you make to the game? Either in-game or front office related
Gavin Lee
6:20
Shootout gone.
6:21
I might look at inserting the red line again, to try and slow the game down.
Brandon
6:22
If the Capitals don't reach the ECF this year, do they blow up the current core?
Gavin Lee
6:23
They might take home back-to-back President's Trophies. They're not going to blow it up because of playoff exits.
But with Oshie, Williams, Winnik, Alzner all leaving..they might add a different feel to the roster.
Brandon
6:26
Trying to get some friends in here to get you some new blood. Who is most likely to be left unprotected by the Capitals?
Gavin Lee
6:26
Haha. I appreciate it, but I'll be shutting down in like 10 or so.
6:27
As for the draft
6:28
They're going to lose a good player. I'd look long and hard at Nate Schmidt if I were Vegas.
But Philip Grubauer is the likely choice.
6:30
Alright thanks guys. Tune in next week.
6:31
It'll be the same time, same place. But with a destroyed bracket.
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