PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 04/06/17
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Gavin Lee
5:15
Hey folks, just cleaning up this Sobotka news.
5:16
I'll let some questions roll in before starting.
5:32
How about that Sobotka deal?
Teams had to pay a premium to get center depth at the deadline, and the Blues pull one out of their back pocket.
5:35
Though that is a messy cap situation going forward.
5:41
I'm surprised no one wants to yell about Marchand..that is quite the divisive suspension.
Nim
5:42
Out of all 30 teams, who has the brightest future? 5 yearsish
Gavin Lee
5:42
Now that is a tough question.
5:43
Obviously the young successful teams like Edmonton, Toronto and Columbus still have a lot of growth in front of them.
But I'll go off the board for fun and say the Jets.
5:44
If they can find a goaltender and avoid injury they should be a lock for the playoffs for the next several years.
5:45
With Morrissey, Connor, Roslovic and others they have a bunch of potential all-star talents that no one even talks about.
Jetsfan
5:47
In that case, who would be the best fit in net for the jets?
Gavin Lee
5:50
I'd like to see them go after one of the elite backups, Darling or Grubauer.
In a tandem with Hellebuyck would give them at least average and perhaps better-than goaltending.
5:51
And maybe they hit like Edmonton did with Talbot.
Josh
5:51
If Cam Fowler were to be out with an injury does that make an extension more or less likely?
Gavin Lee
5:52
I don't think it changes it much. Fowler's extension will depend on what the Ducks are able to do this summer with their defense. If they can shed Stoner and move at least one other, Fowler fits long-term. Otherwise, he might be the one that has to move..but this season has shown how good he can be.
JW
5:56
Does Gagner Resign with CBJ or Walk in FA
Gavin Lee
5:57
They'll have to let him walk, they don't have enough money to pay for a raise.
6:01
Remember that Clarkson's hit counts towards the cap in the offseason, and you have to be compliant when the year starts.
Even if he's obviously going to hit LTIR as soon as the year begins.
6:07
Well that's a pretty good start for Team Canada at the Worlds.
Scheifele, Duchene, MacKinnon.
6:09
By the way, I know Comrie makes his debut tonight for the Jets..but I don't think he's ready to take the team to the next level.
6:30
Well, that was uneventful. See you all next week.
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