PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/08/17
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Gavin Lee
6:00
Brodin checks a lot of boxes for them.
None of the reports have ever had it imminent.
John
6:00
Was the report about a deal being all but done a fake report ?
Gavin Lee
6:00
Oh, right sorry I forgot this part. This is re: Oshie, not Brodin.
6:01
One, I'd never say anything someone reported was outright fake. But two, Shannon has sources that few others do.
6:02
I really think there's something to it.
Say Oshie gave them a number, and the Caps came back saying "Okay, as long as the salary cap goes up to --blank--"
Then what Shannon said is right, and what MacLellan said was right.
6:03
A deal is all but finalized, but depends on one very important detail.
Superman
6:03
When will we see the first pre expansion draft deals?
Gavin Lee
6:03
I expected them to come out this week actually, but so far nothing.
6:04
I'd keep your eyes peeled tomorrow, when it's not game day
6:05
GMs always try not to release big news that would overshadow the Finals.
Chris
6:05
Chances of Boyle coming back to Tampa?? Team is deep at C but could use the leadership???
Gavin Lee
6:05
Now, I don't have a source on this beyond what Boyle has said himself, but I think it's a near-lock.
His family is there and he just had a baby.
6:06
He talked extensively in Toronto about how hard it was to be away from them, and I don't think he'll want to move them.
Robert
6:06
The Callahan/Coburn deals handcuff TB so bad, it's very frustrating. Just under $10 mil for next to nothing. Especially bad because young guns are ready for their 2nd and 3rd contracts in the upcoming years.
Gavin Lee
6:06
It's why it surprised me so much when the report came out today that they hadn't asked Callahan to waive his NMC yet.
John
6:07
Make sense thanks for answering my question I'm a huge tj oshie fan and really want to see him stay because I think he is a great fit for the capitals
Gavin Lee
6:07
It's probably the best fit he could find around the league.
And he knows it.
Joe aragona
6:07
Do you think nhl wil expand to seattle. Now they they have a new arena.
Gavin Lee
6:08
I do think so. I've thought for a while that the NHL would get their wish and eventually convince someone to make it happen out there.
Whether or not it should be an expansion team is a different discussion, but it likely will be.
Joe aragona
6:08
And do you think arizona coyotes get a new arena
Gavin Lee
6:08
Again, I do.
6:09
Bettman will die on the Arizona hill if he has to.
Chris
6:09
Not a question but thanks for doing the chats!! Very interesting and the q and a from other fans is great! Thanks!!
Gavin Lee
6:09
The questions are always great, I'll add my thanks as well!
Robert
6:09
exactly, I'm an impulsive fan but i see the #14 pick or the extra 2nd rounders Yzerman picked up as perfect bait to move Callahan, Tampa doesn't really need to draft just needs cap space and a Top 4 D
Gavin Lee
6:10
Well, I wouldn't say he doesn't need to draft, but I see your point.
They're close, even though they missed.
Bubba
6:10
Preds or pens tonight?
Gavin Lee
6:10
Preds all the way.
6:11
Did you guys see the stat today, about how none of Toews, Tarasenko, Getzlaf or Malkin have scored an even strength goal when PK is on the ice?
Those are the forwards who've played the most against him in each round.
Just kind of mind-boggling.
Robert
6:11
Boyle could be 4th LW with Paquette and Callahan. Nice physical checking line
Gavin Lee
6:11
I think Boyle plays center on that line, but it would definitely be effective.
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