PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 03/23/17
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Gavin Lee
5:16
Welcome welcome to this week's chat.
Let's talk suspensions, signings and playoffs.
Or, whatever else you want.
5:17
I'll let some questions come in for a few minutes before getting into it.
5:19
By the way, who is excited about Blue Jackets-Capitals? That is a hell of a game.
FreeRisto
5:24
How on earth did Ristolainen get a 3 game suspension?
Gavin Lee
5:25
I have zero clue. If you want to give him three games for that, it's fine...but how does this hit get just two?https://www.nhl.com/video/manning-suspended-two-games/t-277440360/c-49...
5:26
I imagine the league will release the bullet points:

- Injury sustained on the play.
- Interference
- Sabres are out of the playoffs.
But hey, Nolan Patrick right?
James
5:29
If COL were to trade their pick if they won the lottery what could they get in return for it?
Gavin Lee
5:30
Whoever they want off the Vegas roster.
The Golden Knights would love to start with Patrick, especially because of McCrimmon's history with him.
5:32
But I think they'll use it if they win.
Move Duchene and start with a MacKinnon-Patrick/Hischier duo down the middle.
5:33
The picks 5-10 are ones to watch. If teams really like a guy, they may want to jump up because there is no real consensus on where guys will go.
Liljegren could go third, or could go 15th.
5:34
Same with Vilardi, Glass and Makar.
Yotes
5:34
Leafs will catch the sens
Gavin Lee
5:34
I doubt it, but that young team has surprised me so far.
5:35
If you didn't believe the magic of Mitch Marner before now...Tyler Bozak is in the top-60 for scoring among forwards.
Yotes
5:48
I predict that Boston will miss the playoffs
Islanders in
Gavin Lee
5:48
That would definitely be something, after it looked like Boston had a spot locked up.
5:49
They play each other on Saturday, which will be very fun.
5:50
I would love to see Barzal jump to the NHL for the last few if he gets eliminated early.
Holland
5:58
Any trust in my ability to turn the wings around somewhat quickly?
Gavin Lee
5:59
I think the trade deadline was a nice start for Holland and Co.
It's not easy to turn team's around quickly though, they'll need to get some luck in the draft and use their financial might to help them out.
It's the wrong plan to go after the playoffs again next year, like they're saying.
Nick
6:05
Do the coyotes pursue any top free agents this off season?
Gavin Lee
6:05
I don't think they'll go after any of the top guys, except for maybe bringing back Vrbata.
6:06
Oshie, Thornton, Shattenkirk, Radulov will all find homes elsewhere.
And why would they? They're building for something big three years from now, when all those guys won't be as effective.
Brandon
6:08
Should the Pens wrap their players in bubble wrap for the next two weeks? Every night somebody gets hurt
Gavin Lee
6:08
It's true, especially on defense.
But Rust will be back in the next few days to fill in for Guentzel
6:09
And Letang and Maatta should be back for the first round.
(if not much sooner).
They know what everyone else knows though..if you get that top spot you can avoid a Metro matchup in the first round (no offense Islanders).
Brandon
6:14
Little surprising to hear Bylsma potentially on the hot seat. I know he's probably safe, but he's the guy you want to coach up a young team right?
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