PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 07/06/17
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Gavin Lee
5:42
That said, those three are all going to get big deals.
I'm just not sure they'll be any more "extreme" than other deals.
Remember that 32-year old Brent Burns starts an eight year, $64MM extension this season.
Not like pricey contracts haven't been handed out before.
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5:43
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Gavin Lee
5:43
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Austyn
5:43
What does the new contract look like for pastrnak? And do the bruins make any trades to address lw/ ld?
Gavin Lee
5:43
They signed Paul Postma...
5:44
If you look at our comments that was the biggest deal of the day.
I thought they'd do more on July 1 to add defensive depth, but the deals for Daley/Hainsey/Hunwick probably priced them out.
Pastrnak depends completely on how long they go with him.
Robert
5:44
Stamkos for comeback player of the year. If healthy, easily in the 40 goal range.
Gavin Lee
5:45
Right. He slipped my mind, but Robert is right on with this.
He's a near-lock.
702_Zii
5:45
Hoping a bounce back year for Kopitar!
Gavin Lee
5:45
Other than his first half goals, he actually didn't have that bad of a season.
Joe aragona
5:45
Who gets a new arena first calgary arizona or islanders
Gavin Lee
5:45
Arizona.
Doc Halladay
5:45
Galchenyuk pretty much has to start at C next year. Habs already said Drouin is a W, at least to start. Lots of rumblings out of Habland that RNH could be the target to fill the C void. Seems realistic to me but not sure what EDM would want, assuming they rightfully want more than just future cap relief
Gavin Lee
5:46
Yeah, there doesn't seem to be a huge fit between those two teams.
Both going for it, without a "hockey deal" (gosh I hate that term) that jumps out at you.
Joe aragona
5:46
Im a ottawa senators fan will  they get a new arena
Gavin Lee
5:46
I really hope so. I hate that rink out in Kanata.
5:47
I imagine Ottawa fans feel even stronger.
Witkowski
5:47
Thought I read somewhere that Wings were planning to play new acquisition Witkowski at forward but I can't find it now... is that real? If not, by my count they have 3 extra D and are short 1 Forward.
Gavin Lee
5:47
It was real, though not confirmed by the team I don't believe.
I think Ansar Khan of MLive and Helene St. James of the Free Press both had it.
702_Zii
5:47
wish Doan would go to VGK. He'd help a lot there.
Gavin Lee
5:48
I don't think he can really help much on the ice, but he'd definitely take some pressure off the kids.
Doan
5:48
I agree that Doan might not be a 'good fit' anywhere but you think he will end up somewhere right?
Gavin Lee
5:48
I do. Hard to imagine someone not giving him a chance.
JG
5:48
Huge hypothetical here, but could Chicago activate Hossa once the playoffs began...?
Gavin Lee
5:49
I think yes, technically. But there is still lots to be figured out on that situation.
Also the cap implications from a move like that I'd have to really look into.
'platoon' players
5:49
Baseball teams reap the benefits of specialists by comboing them (e.g. left pitchers only facing lefty hitters). Do you see any place in the NHL for something like that with a guy like Vanek?
Gavin Lee
5:49
I've thought a lot about this kind of thing, especially with regards to Vanek.
PP, shootout specialist.
5:50
But if you've ever watched a guy get benched for a period just to get thrown in in OT, you've seen how much it can drain your legs.
But, for teams that are only going to play their 12th forward 4 minutes a night anyway...why not keep that spot just for a shootout artist?
I'm not sure it'll ever happen.
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