PHR Chat with Gavin Lee: 05/18/17
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Gavin Lee
5:36
There are some names floating around that are dynamic offensive players though that have underperformed and could possibly find a home in Vegas.
It's going to be tough either way.
Ronald McDonald
5:36
Who has been the MVP of the playoffs so far
Gavin Lee
5:36
Tough to say. Karlsson, Rinne, Getzlaf, Malkin all with big playoffs.
5:37
Fleury even before his flop.
Eric
5:38
Thanks for entertaining my second pipe dream. The long term contract values were not something I had thought about
Gavin Lee
5:38
Always here to entertain.
As a Minnesota fan--how excited are you for Jordan Greenway?
Eric
5:39
Incredibly
Gavin Lee
5:39
He's one of my favorite prospects.
Eric
5:40
Just needs to leave school
Gavin Lee
5:40
Don't have to worry. He's already said he's only going back for one more year.
That means he'll sign with you.
Eric
5:41
Although as a recent grad of the U of Minnesota, I can't fault a kid for staying. Always a little disappointed when guys left early. Him, Kunin, and Tuch I'm very excited about
Gavin Lee
5:41
You should be. Don't really see a way that Minnesota doesn't compete for the next while...though deals like the Hanzal one don't help.
Ryan
5:43
How well do players typically translate their WHL success to the NHL. For example Sam Steel had around 130 points, what type of production seems reasonable from him when he makes it to the NHL?
Gavin Lee
5:44
There are equivalency models out there that you can search for, but honestly there is a wide variance due to individual circumstances.
5:45
Steel in particular exploded this year playing with Adam Brooks (who exploded last year).
5:47
Not everyone can just walk into the NHL and compete. Look at Dylan Strome.
Two huge years in the O, then looked overmatched in his taste this year.
5:48
There are other guys who have huge junior careers and never even play in the NHL.
5:51
That said, Steel does look like he'll be a top-six player who can put up points with his playmaking ability. Not sure I see a 30-goal man at any point though.
EJ
5:53
There are some strong RFA's this year. Anybody that you would give up the picks and overpay to acquire?
Gavin Lee
5:54
Obviously Draisaitl, Pastrnak, Johansen, Drouin, etc etc etc are all amazing players.
There's probably even an argument to offer sheet them.
But it just is so rare in the NHL.
5:55
I don't think a single one signs an offer sheet again this year.
I think it was Brett who wrote on this the other day..
Treecreeper
5:56
Do you think Duchene gets traded at the draft?
Gavin Lee
5:56
In those few days after the expansion draft, or during the entry draft yes.
But, who knows if someone actually gets a deal worked out.
5:57
That #12 pick might look fun to Colorado though...
Treecreeper
6:03
They would totally take Cal Foote in that scenario, if available.
Gavin Lee
6:04
That's way too high on my board for Foote, but I see the connection.
6:10
Alright guys. Another great chat.
I've got some ice booked tonight though, so I'm going to sign off.
Tune in next week.
Donnie
6:11
Are there any more European free agents that the leafs are considering, or after ??
Gavin Lee
6:11
One last one..
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