PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/15/17
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Gavin Lee
5:36
Maybe even Rangers, Sabres
Abe
5:36
what are the ducks doing with bieska?
Gavin Lee
5:37
Slotting him into their third pairing?
I'm not sure.
There was talk of asking him to waive but nothing definitive yet.
Robert
5:38
It's unfortunate that we will never know what a Stamkos-Drouin combo would look like over a long period of time.
Gavin Lee
5:38
Agreed.
Connor
5:38
Zach Leach wrote on the site that he would protect Colin Miller over Kevan Miller if he were Boston. Do you agree? It's a tough call
Gavin Lee
5:39
I would definitely. More upside, younger, more control.
Zach has done some work with the Bruins in the past, I always defer to him when it comes to Boston.
Buck
5:39
Where does Duchene end up? NYI? CAR?
Gavin Lee
5:39
I've thought Carolina for a while, but it's quiet.
Bob
5:39
Vatanen deal, whatever it may be, happen ahead of the freeze? Or closer to non-expansion draft?
Gavin Lee
5:40
I said above, I think it'll be after the draft.
The expansion draft that is
Kev
5:40
Do you see the Ducks using Steele or Jones next year?
Gavin Lee
5:40
Neither are ready I don't think.
They'll be good down the line, but I don't think in 2017-18.
Chris
5:40
Love the chat!!! Coburn; Garrison; Carle; Callahan; Killorn; (all horrendous contracts)release Marchessault; now the Bolts trade Drouin for a prospect. Yzerman have some explaining to do???? Tell me I shouldn't cancel my season tix!!! I'm on the ledge!!!
Gavin Lee
5:41
Marchessault is definitely a mistake, but I think you can point to Yzerman learning.
Don't cancel just yet, that team is outstanding.
I'm excited for Tampa fans to see Sergachev.
You'll fall in love with him.
Abe
5:41
if vegas takes stoner, does that mean we are stuck with bieska or possible buyout?
Gavin Lee
5:42
If they were going to buy him out they'd do it before the expansion draft.
5:43
He's on a 35+ deal, meaning they're paying his cap hit either way.
If you're buying him out, might as well get the expansion slot too.
Robert
5:43
You are Steve Yzerman, what do Johnson and Palat's deals look like? (I'm guessing identical 6-7 yrs @ $5.5mil)
Gavin Lee
5:43
That sounds about right.
But I'd still likely move Johnson if I were him.
Neil
5:44
What do you view Kapanen's Upside as? Top 6? Top 9? Does he fetch a top 4 dman like Vatanen or Brodin?
Gavin Lee
5:44
Kasperi Kapanen?
He's a top-9
But that's not a bad thing anymore. Third lines aren't just shutdown groups
He won't get either of those two on his own.
BoredLeafClover
5:44
Tavares: Staying or Leaving?
Gavin Lee
5:45
Haha. This is a question every week and I imagine will continue until he signs.
I think he stays.
Preds
5:45
Do you see Nashville trading a guy like Ekholm before the expansion draft and if so, which team would you consider the favorite and for what kind of package
Gavin Lee
5:46
I'd say that's extremely unlikely.
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