PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 04/27/17
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Gavin Lee
6:05
The Avs are looking for a young defender, first round pick and top prospect..which I'm not sure the Leafs even really have.
6:06
But you can fill that in I guess.

Rielly/Zaitsev
Bracco/Nielsen/Dermott
6:07
Yeah. Doesn't seem like there is something to be done there.
Danny
6:07
Which team is next year's Blue Jackets?
Gavin Lee
6:07
Winnipeg.
Connor
6:08
Who gets picked after Garrett tonight?
Gavin Lee
6:09
Thomas for sure
Who do you think Connor?
6:10
(Or anyone for that matter.)
Danny
6:11
Which notable player do you see being traded this offseason out of the blue (i.e. Taylor Hall)
Gavin Lee
6:11
Wouldn't really be out of the blue then would it.
6:12
But, I still think Tyler Johnson will be moved out of Tampa. I thought it would be at the deadline, but they somehow rid themselves of Filppula instead
I also wonder if Dale Tallon doesn't shake things up in Florida with a move.
Danny
6:13
McDavid will be in the top __ players all time
Gavin Lee
6:13
Really playing the prediction game tonight aren't we.
6:14
Let's let him have see 150 games before we go putting him anywhere near the top anything.
Well that didn't make sense.
6:15
He's an unbelievable player, but so much more goes into succeeding into your late 20s and early 30s than just skill, there is no guarantee that he'll have the health or drive to get there.
6:16
Boy would it be fun to see a Crosby-McDavid final though wouldn't it?
Guy
6:19
What do you think about the NHL being taken out of the Olympics?
Gavin Lee
6:19
It stinks, as a hockey fan plain and simple.
6:20
The Olympics never did turn into the no-effort skills competition that people assumed it would, in fact some would argue that players try even harder in the short tournament.
But, at the same time I can understand it from a negotiating point of view.
6:21
The NHL doesn't take crap from anyone, and they're using this as a point of emphasis.
Gary
6:21
Are there any older players we should expect to decline this year?
Gavin Lee
6:22
There are many.
6:23
Montreal fans should be scared every year will be the year Shea Weber becomes a pylon, and the folks in Minnesota will be happy to get another excellent season out of Koivu/Staal etc.
Gary
6:23
Who are some examples?
Gavin Lee
6:25
Basically anyone 32+ should be worried about heading into any season. It's not saying they all decline rapidly, but they all pose that risk.
6:26
Mark Giordano is one that I'd watch specifically.
Hawks fan
6:26
What should we expect to see in Chicago this offseason?
Gavin Lee
6:27
A new backup goaltender, another cap-saving move, and a few more scrap-heap signings.
6:29
They likely can't afford a new deal for Panik, but are signing everyone they can from Europe to try and backfill with more ELC level deals.
Gary
6:29
So Jagr still good?
Gavin Lee
6:29
Jagr will be good until he decides he doesn't want to be good any more.
He is timeless.
Hawks fan
6:29
Any explanation for this years' early exit?
Gavin Lee
6:30
Pekka Rinne handles the puck well.
Don't dump the puck to him.
The Blues had a ton of trouble with it too.
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