PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 06/29/17
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Gavin Lee
5:42
But wait, Giroux isn't a second liner?
Conor
5:42
Who will the Bruins go after in July 1?
Gavin Lee
5:42
Depth defense
Simba
5:42
Blues gonna do anything else besides Colt 55?
Gavin Lee
5:42
I think they'll add a bottom-six forward
5:43
But Parayko is the big fish.
Carl
5:43
How are Stolarz's chances of becoming the Flyers' no 1 goalie by January?
Gavin Lee
5:43
Very slim.
Flyers are bringing in a starter
Nick
5:43
Any chance a restricted free agent signs an offer sheet? Draisaitl, Pasternak, Granlund?
Gavin Lee
5:43
Always a chance, but I'd be so surprised.
Aviv
5:43
It's been reported that Thornton will decide based on Marleau's decision. I don't see Marleau leaving the franchise.
Gavin Lee
5:44
It's definitely based on it, but whether that means he'll follow Marleau or not is unclear.
For what it's worth, I've said for a while I think it gets done between Marleau and the Sharks.
Todd
5:44
Which team is most interested in Jordan Weal and how many years do you think he could possibly get?  (2 is my guess with a one way contract since he shouldn't have to sign a 2 way deal)
Gavin Lee
5:44
Lots of teams are interested.
Vancouver had him out there to visit, and he's from there.
5:45
It's not like he'll get a long-term deal. Kid has barely played.
Two years seems right.
Mike Dickinson
5:45
I wouldgo all in on Thornton. But, all the young guys are coming due for a raise at the same time in 2 years. Going to be tough to keep this awesome defense together.
Gavin Lee
5:45
Francis knows that, and knows he has more coming.
Fleury, McKeown, Bean all on their way
Rich
5:45
Any Bruins news?
Gavin Lee
5:45
They had been after Daley, but it sounds like he's going to Detroit.
Justin
5:46
Seems like Carolina have a glut of shifty/skill wingers and lack size/grit up front. Maybe bringing in a guy like Hartnell for some 3rd line depth and swapping Skinner for E. Kane might give them a more balanced forward corps?
Gavin Lee
5:46
They won't be moving Skinner, especially not for a guy with one year left.
But adding some size isn't a terrible idea.
Hartnell could find a place there, you're right
Steve
5:46
Gavin -- what do the ducks do?  Who do they target in FA?
Gavin Lee
5:47
They have options. If a center looks interesting to them--Thornton, Bonino maybe--they can keep Rakell on the wing.
Otherwise, they could add on the wing and move him back.
Keeping Eaves was the big move though.
Chase
5:47
So how screwed are the Oilers going to be in a few years when they have McDavid and Draisaitl on the books for roughly $22 million a year? Lol. Sekera's deal is looking pretty tough right now. Lots of UFAs and RFAs coming up that need to be signed, like Maroon and so on...
Gavin Lee
5:49
So, here's the thing. Friedman explained how it can work for them, and I believe it can. But I really don't understand giving him the 8 years that ratchet up the cap hit.

If you give him five, and take him to free agency he doesn't have the leverage for a $13MM hit. That still gives you a six-year window to win, before risking him walking for nothing.
But at that point, you can offer him a max deal and be almost in the same situation, but for longer.
But you already had six years of room to build a better team.
5:50
I don't know. I wouldn't build my team with huge hits like that, even if they are Connor McDavid
Robert
5:50
In the beginning of the chat you mentioned a rumor for Price's next contract to be $10mil AAV. What are your thoughts on that rumor? He is an unbelievable goaltender but can you spend that much on a guy that doesn't play every game even if healthy all year?
Gavin Lee
5:50
This is sort of like what I just said..but even worse. That's way too much to pay a 31 year old goalie.
Chris
5:50
Thoughts on Girardi to Tampa??   I know he doesn't grade out well but he's a veteran who'll play on the 3rd pair and keeps Stevie from overpaying for Shatty.
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