PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/15/17
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Gavin Lee
5:12
Hey folks, welcome to another chat.
This one will have to be a bit short, so we'll get started as soon as some questions come in.
DROUIN.
Guest
5:15
What are the chances galchenyuk get traded to chicago?
Gavin Lee
5:16
I'd say almost zero. They don't have the money to pay him unless they clear a lot of room, and don't have the defensive asset Montreal wants.
Robert
5:16
Can Sergachev really have a strong impact this year? D-men don't reach their potential til their early twenties he is about to turn nineteen
Gavin Lee
5:16
Sergachev was my pick to sneak into the top-5 on draft day, so I think really highly of him.
5:17
He's an absolute prototype for the new NHL, and could be logging big minutes next year for the Lightning.
That's not to say he will, but he's basically accomplished everything at junior already.
Robert
5:17
Yzerman traded production now for a hope a few years down the line. Lightning already have a Top Pair LHD...
Gavin Lee
5:17
He didn't have the money to pay everyone, and was going to lose one in the expansion draft.
He did great getting back arguably the best defensive prospect in the game.
Bob
5:18
Vatanen for Galchenyuk a real possibility now? Would it be straight up? Or other pieces? Or still more likely to get a top 6 potential winger on an elc?
Gavin Lee
5:18
Yeah I don't see Anaheim bringing in another forward until after the draft, and the Vatanen thing is still likely to play out in the next couple days.
But, if both are still with their teams come next week, there could be a fit.
Benny
5:19
do you think this trade will shape up the market ? I know the trade was fair, a young forward for a young dman but it seems the bar has been set high .
Gavin Lee
5:19
It's definitely a huge start, but I'm not sure how exactly it can set the bar.
5:20
Drouin was a different beast than the other top forwards available, as he's still yet to hit his prime and had four RFA years left.
That said, the idea that Duchene can get a top prospect, NHL defenseman and first round pick may have just flown out the window.
Adam
5:20
Any guess as to what the Ducks trade with Vegas may be.
Gavin Lee
5:21
I wrote a bit of speculation in my piece about it, that they may be looking for Vegas to take Stoner's contract off their hands.
I'm not sure what they'd offer, but the Ducks would love to get rid of that deal.
Robert
5:21
And if they did this to not hurt Kucherov's feelings...they are in a different cap situation this year. They have more room and pretty high draft pick to make a move with for a player that could have an impact now.
Gavin Lee
5:22
I'm not sure how you can see this really as anything to do with Kucherov.
Wild Fan
5:22
If Brodin moves, where will he land?
Gavin Lee
5:23
Montreal would likely love him right now, but he'll be chased by several teams. New Jersey, Edmonton to think of a couple who would be interested.
BoredLeafFan
5:23
Is Yzerman the best GM right now?
Gavin Lee
5:23
Hard to say who is the best, but boy has he had a good 12 months
T
5:23
If you were making the call, do the Preds protect Jarnkrok or Neal? How much of that depends on Fisher's decision to come back or retire?
Gavin Lee
5:23
I'm a huge James Neal fan and I think I'd still protect Jarnkrok.
5:24
That contract is just...it's just ridiculous.
Look at that. Stupid fake got me too.
5:25
Anyway. I still can't believe Jarnkrok signed that deal.
Robert
5:25
He would've lost Killorn or Namestnikov borderline Top 6 Guys.
Today we saw the effect of Callahan's cringe worthy deal.
Gavin Lee
5:25
Killorn's is just as bad, but they don't want to admit it yet.
Josh
5:26
Perhaps the Ducks Vegas deal could be something like Cogliano + Picks and/or Prospects and maybe Stoner to not take a defenseman? Cogliano could potentially be their captain and Ducks can part with waiver exempt prospects like Welinski, Pettersson, etc.
Gavin Lee
5:26
I'm with you other than the captain part, and the picks+prospects would have to be huge.
Andy
5:26
Patrick Kane to Buffalo??
Gavin Lee
5:26
Is there a new Patrick Kane I've not heard about
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