PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/01/17
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Gavin Lee
5:16
Hey folks, welcome to another chat.
Lots of stuff happening as we get closer to the drafts..but how about those Penguins?
5:17
I'll let some questions roll in and get started in a few minutes.
Evan
5:24
Can trades happen at any point during the rest of the playoffs? Or do they need to wait until after?
Gavin Lee
5:24
They can happen at any point, like the Bishop and Darling deals that have already happened.
5:25
No player traded to Pittsburgh or Nashville would be eligible for the playoffs though, and obviously they wouldn't want to send out players while still fighting for the cup.
Dylan Strome
5:25
Do I report to Tucson or Glendale next season?
Gavin Lee
5:26
I think he reports to Glendale.
5:27
I'm not certain he's ready for it, but I think they'll give him a chance.
Patrick
5:27
Do you see the capitals singing tj oshie
Gavin Lee
5:27
I think it's almost a done deal already, but they won't announce until after the expansion draft.
He wants to be there, they want to keep him.
Patrick
5:28
But do you think they have the cap space to do it ?
Gavin Lee
5:28
They do if Orlov actually does sign in the KHL.
Patrick
5:28
What if he doesn't ?
Gavin Lee
5:28
It'll be tight.
5:29
They won't be bringing back Shattenkirk or Alzner, they've basically admitted that.
And Vegas will likely take care of a Grubauer deal for them.
5:30
So it's just Kuznetsov, Orlov, Burakovsky, Connolly, Schmidt and Oshie for ~25MM
That's..possible. But again, very tight, especially if the NHLPA doesn't use its cap escalator.
Nim
5:30
What do the Panthers do this offseason that can make them contenders within the next 3ish years?
Gavin Lee
5:31
I'm not sure they have to do anything drastic. I really like Matheson on the back end, and a bunch of their young forwards. There should be more structure there this season with Tallon back in charge and a new coach in from the start of the year.
5:32
To be "contenders" is tough, but the first thing is keeping your franchise defenseman healthy and not putting him back in the lineup a week after his second head injury of the season.
Chris
5:32
Any solid news about the Panthers coaching situation?
Gavin Lee
5:32
Just like Buffalo, they're waiting on Housley to finish his playoff run.
5:33
No one is going to hire before they talk to him.
Sounds like Montgomery is out of the running, but I still wonder if Marc Crawford is a dark horse in it.
Caniac Michael
5:33
Do you think the Hurricanes will move one of their young defenseman for a forward? If so, who could it be?
Gavin Lee
5:34
I do think they'll move one. Which one depends on the caliber of the forward coming back.
5:35
If it's Duchene or Drouin, it will really hurt.
Patrick
5:35
Yeah true I love oshie and think he is a great fit for the caps but I doesn't sound like they want oshie
Gavin Lee
They want him.
JMET
5:36
Who do the pens lose to vegas?
Gavin Lee
5:36
It's gotta be Fleury doesn't it?
Robert
5:36
Do you think the Lightning re-sign any of RFAs prior to expansion draft? or will the protection list indicate who they are going to try to re-sign?
Gavin Lee
5:37
I don't think they sign anyone until they resolve the Drouin case.
If they really are thinking about moving him, they'll want to have the deal done before committing any money to anyone else.
Otherwise, they'll have to work his deal into the structure this summer and don't want their hands tied by other contracts.
Patrick
5:38
If they sign oshie what kind of deal do you think he gets ?
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