PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/08/17
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Gavin Lee
5:41
I'd be surprised if Killorn doesn't bounce back somewhat, especially if those Kucherov comments really were about him..
Kev
5:41
Do you see the ducks getting a younger/faster centermen to play with Rakell?
Gavin Lee
5:42
Where does that center play?
Getzlaf and Kesler aren't moving, and Rakell isn't playing on the third line unless he's centering it himself.
5:43
I think it's more likely they add a winger.
Mike
5:43
Who does mike smith get traded to and if Arizona retains some of his salary what type of return do they get?
Gavin Lee
5:43
I doubt he moves at all.
5:44
Chayka has been very clear that he likes that Smith lets his young players have a chance every night. He's not alone in the idea that good goaltending helps develop young players in the NHL.
That said, the usual suspects will check in. Calgary, Winnipeg
Dave
5:45
Now that Ulf Samuelson has signed on as asst. coach for the Blackhawks, who do you see Carolina putting in Charlotte to coach?
Gavin Lee
5:47
There are so many names it would be impossible for me to guess, but if he could ever be lured back Steve Konawalchuk would be my choice.
Bob
5:47
Hi Gavin! Who can/should the Ducks get for Vatanen? Kapanen from Tor, Drouin, Spooner, Zacha... Does it happen before the expansion draft? Thx!
Gavin Lee
5:48
Look up! He could be used in a deal for basically any of the forwards on the market.
Vatanen has a ton of value around the league.
5:49
If I was going after someone that's apparently out there, it would be Drouin hands down.
Chris
5:49
If I'm a Drouin fan (I am). How concerned am I the Lightning haven't started contract talks with him? Petrified they're going to do a panic deal and overpay for a D Man and move Drouin.
Gavin Lee
5:49
Hey look, so am I.
I doubt very much that Steve Yzerman will do anything close to a "panic" move.
5:50
But Drouin remains on the market.
Contract talks I wouldn't be too worried about, they have a lot of time to do that.
Josh
5:50
If they got a 2Center like Duchene, they could move Kesler and Cogliano into 3rd Line have Getzlaf, Perry, Rakell, Silfverberg, 2Center, and Ritchie/Kase.
Gavin Lee
5:50
Sure, they could. But that's not exactly getting a faster/younger center for Rakell is it
Logan
5:51
When will they Announce what the salary cap is going to be for this year ?
Gavin Lee
5:51
I believe it's being announced the week of the entry draft.
Klint
5:52
What would the Stars have to give up to get Ovechkin?
Gavin Lee
5:52
I have no answer for Ovechkin trade scenarios. It's not going to happen, not now at least.
They'd have to give up Benn, or something. I don't know. It's just not happening.
Bob
5:52
Is Kapanen (Tor) and a 1st, for Vatanen a good deal for the Ducks? Would both sides would be interested?
Gavin Lee
5:53
If they truly need to move him before the expansion draft, this is around where they'll probably have to land.
5:54
Ducks fans might say it's not enough, while Toronto fans may say it's too much.
But it's close to where both sides could be happy.
Robert
5:54
TB has a ton of center prospects(Cirelli, Howden, Stephens), any of them regarded as ready to be in NHL this upcoming year as 3rd Line C? (Trade Johnson and elevate Point between Palat and Kucherov)
Gavin Lee
5:54
I don't think any of them make the NHL out of camp, no.
5:56
Howden would probably have the best chance, because he can't go to the AHL.
That's not to say he's ready though.
John
5:56
Hi I saw someone already asked about if you think oshie will resign with the capitals but if he did resign what kind of deal do you think he would get ? Also there was a report that a deal was all but done was that a fake report ?
Gavin Lee
5:58
I think if he went out and started playing clubs against one another, he could probably squeeze out six or seven years. But if it's with the Caps, I'd say 5 at ~$6.5MM. That's expensive when you have all those RFAs to sign.
Lorran
5:59
Do you believe the brodin to bruins rumors? If so what will it take for a deal to work?
Gavin Lee
5:59
So, Russo just came out and said he's been told that Haggerty is wrong, and that their isn't talk.
But I do think the Bruins have likely had discussions about it, at least at some point.
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