PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 03/30/17
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Gavin Lee
6:05
But he'll get grabbed one day by Gudbranson or Lucic and shown what happens.
Didn't you kind of like watching it all?
6:07
Hey Sad Wings Fan..Kucherov is out tonight. That's fun for you.
Joseph
6:08
Mantha is on ELC so he is auto protected right? And yea I did like it, Tkachuk a tough kid willing to go toe to toe with anyone gotta respect that and it makes Hockey great.
Gavin Lee
6:08
So this is something we'll cover in more detail closer to the draft, but no -- Mantha is eligible.
6:10
Even though he's on an ELC, he's a third year professional. He joined the Griffins in 2014-15 and played the whole year there.
Joseph
6:10
I see, Well if they ever left him unprotected that would be insanity, Ryan Pulock is another case like that right?
Gavin Lee
6:11
Yep, Pulock is in the same boat.
6:12
But guys like Brandon Montour, who played in the AHL in 2014-15 are not..since they played on an amateur tryout and not a pro contract.
Sad Wings Fan
6:12
I guess I meant do you think CBJ legit?
Gavin Lee
6:12
I do think they're legit.
6:13
Werenski-Jones-Savard-Murray is about as good as it gets in the NHL.
And the kid they brought over today, Carlsson, is a perfect fit for the bottom pair.
Sad Wings Fan
6:14
Holland is loyal to veterans though.. we lost Marche noon for nothing and kept Glendening... oy
Gavin Lee
6:14
I think that's supposed to be Marchenko.
Sad Wings Fan
6:14
Marche noon = Marchenko
Gavin Lee
6:14
Hey I was right.
6:15
He's not very good though, is the problem.
Sad Wings Fan
6:15
Neither is glendening
And don't get me started on sheahan
Gavin Lee
6:15
Love this. Haha.
6:16
Yeah, there isn't the same insulation for those young guys coming into the system. Years ago, when guys like this came up they didn't have to be relied upon, because Lidstrom/Zetterberg/Datsyuk were just THAT good.
Now, they get exposed constantly, because Frans Nielsen is the best player on the team.
6:17
(I don't really think he is, but I think you get my point)
Sad Wings Fan
6:17
Agreed. But they have too much $$$ tied up in mediocre guys and can't afford to rebuild
Gavin Lee
6:17
It won't be overnight, that's for sure.
6:18
But moving out Nyquist, Tatar and Green could get it moving in the right direction.
All three would get real assets, and then they could use their financial muscle to gather assets through other bad deals.
Sad Wings Fan
6:18
Helm, Abdelkader, Sheahan, Kronwall, etc.
And our D is awful
Gavin Lee
6:19
Yep. You'll need to just wait out some of those deals.
Joseph
6:19
I always feel like Glendening is targeted, He seems like a hard working solid 8-10 min 4th line center, but the over employ him, mabye i have rose colored glasses on cause I like his effort
Gavin Lee
6:20
You're not exactly wrong, but solid 8-10 min centers don't need four year deals. I think that's more where the frustration from Wings fans comes from.
Sad Wings Fan
6:21
But hey... HOW BOUT THEM OILERS!
Gavin Lee
6:21
FINALLY
I'm just kidding.
Sad Wings Fan
6:21
Love McDavid
Gavin Lee
6:21
Me too, he's a phenom.
6:22
It's going to be great seeing him blow past Kevin Bieksa in the playoffs.
Joseph
6:22
Speaking of with can the Oilers make noise, and for that matter Toronto?
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