PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 08/10/17
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Gavin Lee
6:16
They did give him Eberle.
Who is a really good match for him.
6:17
The Tavares situation is such a tough one, because even though he's obviously a phenomenal player, good teams can't afford to add him in free agency.
6:18
There will be some that go after him, but if the bidding gets really high an average (or worse) team will have the top number.
Robert
6:19
Detriot, maybe...I think they really tried for Stamkos last year
Gavin Lee
6:19
They probably did, but they didn't even get to pitch to him.
He didn't visit in Detroit.
Robert
6:20
but now their cap is in trouble
they gave out a lot of money to good(not great players)
Gavin Lee
6:20
They sure did.
6:21
Detroit is in a bad way.
Josh
6:21
Detroit's cap situation is ugly. So many mediocore players being overpaid. Think Athansiou gets offersheeted. They aren over the cap
Gavin Lee
6:22
They're kind of over the cap. Franzen brings them back under whenever they need it.
6:23
They'll have to make a small move if no one gets hurt, but nothing major.
Can't afford a long-term deal with AA though, which is disappointing I'm sure.
Robert
6:23
The Rangers upgraded their defense, but lost 2/4 starting centers, and Hank is getting older, where do you see them?
Gavin Lee
6:24
They're a tricky one, because they have a high ceiling and low floor.
If Lundqvist takes a step back or gets hurt, they could be in real trouble.
But Zibanejad could take a huge step forward and they still have a lot of talent up front.
6:25
Their powerplay should be deadly.
6:26
Again though, tough tough division.
Steve
6:27
Flyers appear to have an excess of bottom 6 forwards. Is there a market for them trade-wise or are they stuck shuffling between AHL and healthy scratches?
Gavin Lee
6:27
There is never much of a market for bottom 6 guys at this point, because if you wait until the end of camp you can get one off waivers.
6:28
That said, Philly does seem to have too many forwards. If Patrick makes the club, and they want to give a bigger role to Konecny/Weal/Vecchione someone is going to have to go.
Robert
6:29
Do you think Neal and/or Fleury last the whole year in Vegas?
Gavin Lee
6:29
Fleury might.
I have a hard time thinking that Neal isn't moved at the deadline.
That's the whole game for the Golden Knights.
6:30
Pump ice time to the most valuable assets, then flip them at the deadline.
Will Butcher
6:30
Where am I in a week?
Gavin Lee
6:30
I hate to say it, but Pittsburgh.
(that's my feeling, not any reporting)
6:32
Hey Kailer signed.
6:33
If you haven't seen him play yet, keep your eyes on Kailer Yamamoto who just signed with Edmonton.
He's tiny, but boy can he play.
Robert
6:33
I would think the Hurricanes are going to try to get Hanifin signed soon to right?
Gavin Lee
6:34
There's no rush on that one.
He's already got pretty high value, but is pre-arbitration.
They can wait till next summer and he basically has no leverage.
Robert
6:36
That's where Draisaitl is stuck now too...no arbitration rights and he doesn't wear #97
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