PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 07/27/17
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Gavin Lee
5:06
Hey folks. Live chat time. Bring it!
Kaleb
5:12
What do the Ducks do at 3C? They aren't going to go with Rakell at C or Vermette right?
Gavin Lee
5:13
There isn't anyone better than that left in free agency, and I'm not sure they'd want to use assets to improve it when they have Steel coming at some point.
Kaleb
5:13
Think either Steel or Jones would make the team out of camp?
Gavin Lee
5:13
I do not.
5:14
Steel should get a taste this year, but I don't think he's ready to make the jump.
Jones is further.
Robert
5:14
I think Markov wanted a lot of money and these Olympics are really Russia's chance to win since the NHL won't be allowing the players to go
Gavin Lee
5:15
Yeah, but it was clear that he would have signed with Montreal had they made him a reasonable offer.
Friedman is under the impression that Montreal didn't even offer him anything, and was waiting until later in the summer to see how their cap shook out.
Robert
5:16
I think that could be the case, but I have to imagine he was hell bent on that 2nd year
Gavin Lee
5:16
Maybe, but he said clearly that he would have taken a one-year deal.
He might be lying, but I'm not sure where that gets him.
Robert
5:16
Do you think Junior/College players are going to play in the tournament or scraps of the AHL?
Gavin Lee
5:17
I'd think college players make up the majority of the US team.
I'm not so sure about Canadian junior players.
Who needs them anyway when you have a first line of Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan.
Robert
5:19
So we're going into a time machine? Pros in Russia and Amateurs in the USA
Gavin Lee
5:19
Where is Kurt Russell when you need him?
Robert
5:20
The Olympics will be a big part of the next CBA, players want a chance to compete and it only comes around every 4 years
Gavin Lee
5:21
Remember that the vast majority of the Player's Union is made up of guys who will never sniff the Olympics.
Robert
5:21
Crosby in his prime and McDavid on the rise is a big miss to sell game worldwide.
Yea but the Elite players should have a loud voice
Gavin Lee
5:22
Agreed with the first point, but I think I'd stand up as a fourth line guy and argue that olympic participation isn't something to negotiate on.
Robert
5:22
But 4th liners don't attract fans to arenas and games
Gavin Lee
5:22
But they get the same vote in the union.
Robert
5:23
very true
Gavin Lee
5:23
Collective bargaining is all about trading things back and forth right, I have a hard time believing the NHLPA would trade Olympic Participation for anything substantial.
5:24
And if they do I'd question the leadership.
As much as it's great for us to watch.
Robert
5:24
Could they hang the world cup over their head? No olympics, no "cash grab"
Gavin Lee
5:25
It's a split venture, the players get profits from the WC too.
Robert
5:26
Hearing someone is an Olympic medalist carries more weight to me then hearing they won the world cup
Gavin Lee
5:26
Except if the World Cup becomes the inarguable best on best tournament every four years.
They can create merit.
5:27
Not saying it will work, because it certainly wasn't a huge success this year
But they definitely want to have another one before going back to the next Olympics.
Maybe they can build something big.
Robert
5:27
how much of an effect does time zones have on Olympics?
Gavin Lee
5:28
What do you mean, on the NHL's participation?
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