PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 03/30/17
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Danny
5:47
Regarding the over paying of average players, atleast it isn't crazy like the NBA, average guys getting the max contract
Gavin Lee
5:47
Hey hey hey. Mike Conley is a superstar alright.
Sad Wings Fan
5:47
I say tred water until Yzerman contract up and replace Holland with him (wishful thinking)
Gavin Lee
5:47
I very much doubt that is going to happen.
Joseph
5:48
So now that the NHL is releasing the protection list (Thank God for us) you gonna do an article drafting the Vegas Team when the list comes out?
Gavin Lee
5:48
We'll definitely do a bunch of things leading up to the draft, including a mock when the list comes out.
Josh
5:49
Why does it seem like the Ducks give out horrible contracts to players who aren't producing; Clayton Stoner, Kevin Bieksa, and unfortunately Simon Despres
Gavin Lee
5:49
I don't think you can put Despres in that..it's only been injuries for him.
5:50
A two year deal for Bieksa isn't bad, though that NMC is tough.
They are actually in pretty good shape, with their old defenders coming off the books as the young guys come up. If it weren't for that darned expansion draft..
Stan Bowman
5:51
And this summers salary cap victim(s) will be?
Gavin Lee
5:51
Gaborik/Brown in Los Angeles, either could be bought out. Stoner might be sent to purgatory in Toronto or Arizona.
5:52
That goalie duo in Dallas...
Joseph
5:53
Going back to the draft how do you feel about Timothy Liljegren? Any world where the Devils take him 3-5?
Gavin Lee
5:53
Liljegren has had a rough draft season.
Mono took away a bunch of his year, and then he's been bounced back and forth between Rogle and Timra, without getting on the ice all that much.
5:54
I actually think he'll fall out of the top five, though you're right in thinking the Devils might go after him.
5:55
I just wouldn't take him over some of those centers
Danny
5:55
Did you hear about the report that the LV golden Knights may select a whole bunch of good goalies in the expansion draft and hoard them and sell high? What do you think about the strategy? I personally don't think it'll work bc every team would have all ready protected their #1s
Gavin Lee
5:55
I think it was less a report than an idea. But like you, I don't think it would be as effective as just selecting the best player.
5:56
Sure, they could take a bunch, but who is really going to need goaltending this summer?
Joseph
5:57
Wait I thought Vegas could only take 3 goalies
Gavin Lee
5:57
They must take 14/9/3, but then could select more goalies with the extra 4 spots.
Sad Wings Fan
5:58
DETROIT
Gavin Lee
5:58
But you have Mrazek and Howard...
Sad Wings Fan
5:58
What's your take on the Leafs? Sometimes they look like the penguins and others they look like the Avalanche
Gavin Lee
5:59
They are incredibly talented on offense.
To the point where I really think that forward group could win a Cup in the next five years.
But....sometimes they look like a beer league team playing defense.
Sad Wings Fan
6:00
Blue Jackets - buying or selling?
Gavin Lee
6:00
In the summer?
6:01
I don't really think they're either.
6:02
Though getting some cap relief will be a need.
Sad Wings Fan
6:02
All I know is, if Detroit exposes Mantha or Athanasiou I'll flip
Gavin Lee
6:02
And you should.
They won't lose either.
Joseph
6:03
Thanks for clearing that up I was confused by the 14/9/3 thing, How Did you feel about the whole Matthew Tkachuk drama, I like how fearless he is, did you think it was over the top?
Gavin Lee
6:03
I mean the elbow was a pretty good shot, but at the risk of sounding a bit like Don Cherry, that's the dirty hockey I want in the game.
6:04
Not head shots going a million miles an hour, and not hitting guys from behind.
He tried to line up Doughty again, and that was a little crazy.
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