PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/01/17
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Gavin Lee
6:30
The other interesting thing about Anaheim, just going back to them for a second
6:31
Is that Simon Despres also needs protection. He's back skating and is trying to be ready for next season.
Could Vegas go off the board and bring him on, if Anaheim does protect their top guys?
Dan
6:31
Gavin... if the Ducks decide to trade Vatman, what young forward can they get straight up? Drouin? Connor Brown? Any other names from teams that might be looking...
Gavin Lee
6:31
They won't get Drouin straight up for him.
6:32
I don't think Connor Brown is going anywhere.
Hometown boy and all that.
6:33
They could certainly get Kasperi Kapanen, and maybe a little more.
6:34
I'd have to think about who would be a good fit straight up like you say.
ol82nd
6:34
Haa fat fingers wants to know what the Hurricanes are gona do with former number 1 pick Murphy?
Gavin Lee
6:35
I think they keep him and hope he turns a corner. Trading him now would be at a low point.
Robert
6:36
Could TB make deal for Vegas to get Namestnikov if they take Garrison?
only 1 year left on medium sized deal(Garrison)
Gavin Lee
6:36
You're definitely on the right track.
Robert
6:36
or could dangle Koekkoek, Sustr
Gavin Lee
6:37
I'm not sure Yzerman would submit to that, but they would like to move Garrison's deal.
That becomes moot of course if they move Drouin..then they have enough money for all the RFAs.
They might anyway.
6:38
Remember again, that Garrison has a no-trade.
Trevor Van Riemsdyk
6:38
At this point is there any chance I stay in Chicago?
Gavin Lee
6:38
Very little.
Sounds like you'll be on your way to Sin City my friend.
6:39
You grew up near Atlantic City, you should love it.
Robert
6:40
The Coburn and Callahan deals really hurt the Lightning, just under $10mil invested in 3rd line wing and bottom pair D
Gavin Lee
6:41
Both yuck.
Robert
6:41
For Yzerman's wizardry at times, he has a couple bad deals as well
Gavin Lee
6:42
It's true, but it seems like he's getting better each year.
That trade deadline was masterful.
Paul
6:42
Instead of TVR would it be possible CHI sends Graham Knott, Tyler Motte, and/or multiple lesser prospects or picks instead of TVR. CHI needs youngish d-men?
Gavin Lee
6:43
TVR is going to get exposed anyway, so the deal is "I won't trade him before the draft, if you take Kruger as well."
Nick
6:44
Who else follows Krueger out of Chicago on the high salary side? At some point Stan has to move one of the "core"
Gavin Lee
6:44
You'd think that, but he just keeps trading away young talent instead.
6:45
I doubt any of the big names go this summer.
You might see that change if they bomb again in the playoffs.
Dan
6:45
Could they/would they get a 1st back for Vatanen? How high could they get? Or do you think the ducks are better suited dealing Vats for a young forward? Sorry, fascinated by the Ducks decisions heading into expansion draft. Thanks for the input!
Gavin Lee
6:45
Of course Dan, the Ducks are one of the most interesting teams right now.
6:46
They could move Vatanen for a first rounder, somewhere in the middle of the round likely. But they probably won't. They need to add to their roster right now.
The Ducks are close and they know it. With a couple of tweaks they could easily be in the Cup final next season.
ol82nd
6:47
Think the league will add another team in the next 4-5 years? or sooner? After Vegas
Gavin Lee
6:47
I do. They certainly want to expand to 32
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