PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 07/13/17
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Quintin
6:04
Are the Habs honestly done with their roster after grabbing 1 more Dman? They didn't address the offence or centre at all.
Gavin Lee
6:04
I mean they did acquire Jonathan Drouin..
6:05
They still need a center, it's true.
But they'll probably stick Galchenyuk or Drouin there and hope it works. Not a ton of top-six guys just floating around out there.
ATX Royalty
6:06
With a new offensive focused system, can guys like Brown and (a healthy) Gaborik produce value for the Kings?
Gavin Lee
6:06
I am definitely intrigued by the "Offensive Coordinator" role of Turgeon.
That said, I don't think it's Brown and Gaborik that will see the increase.
6:07
Kopitar will be a key to any build, and Tyler Toffoli will bounce back.
I also wonder if they'll utilize Jonny Brodzinski.
6:08
He has an absolute cannon of a shot.
Robert
6:08
If you had to predict the Lightning D-pairs, what do you think they will be? (They seem to have a few extra)
Gavin Lee
6:09
Hedman-Dotchin
Sustr-Stralman
Coburn-Girardi
Koekkoek
6:10
That is if Sergachev doesn't blow the doors off in camp.
Paul
6:10
I still think an upgrade at 3C is needed. Vermette at 3C is not going to work well. Rakell at center is not preferable. Something needs to change.
Gavin Lee
6:11
It's why I thought Bonino could be a fit there.
somebody sign jagr
6:11
Calgary gonna sign Jagr?
Gavin Lee
6:11
That would be great.
6:12
But I don't know if he wants to come up north.
ATX Royalty
6:12
Remember, Gaborik played well last summer until he broke his foot in the World Cup, there's got to be a little left in him, no?
Gavin Lee
6:12
What do you mean he played well last summer? In the World Cup tournament you mean?
6:13
I'd hardly take four games over the other 56.
Or the 54 in 2015-16.
John Kitrick
6:14
Ranger fan yes.  If not Backes, Bozak would be a nice pick up.  Any thoughts on if Toronto is considering making him available?  I'd like us to obtain a veteran center as a bridge until Lias Anderson develops.
Gavin Lee
6:14
There is quite a bit of speculation about Toronto making both Bozak and van Riemsdyk available, as they're free agents next summer.
6:15
I think if Toronto put up a for sale sign on Bozak there would be plenty of interest, even if he's not the most capable defender.
Chris
6:16
Thoughts on the Kuznetsov heist errr. Contract???     THAT kind of $$$ for 19 goals???  KHL "offer" or not....
Gavin Lee
6:16
Well, let's not go crazy on the 19 goal thing.
6:17
Remember he had 77 points in 2015-16 and 59 in 2016-17. He's an elite offensive center.
Who just so happens to be excellent defensively as well.
$7.8MM was about a million too much, but that was the price the KHL cost them.
6:18
If Friedman is right, and he turned down a two year $20MM offer from CSKA, Caps fans should be happy.
6:19
Okay guys, sorry it's just an hour tonight. I'll be back next week.
Remember arbitration starts. There will be plenty of movement around it.
We'll see if we can't tease out a Duchene trade.
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