PHR Chat With Gavin Lee: 08/10/17
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Gavin Lee
6:37
Yep. Doesn't mean there is any gap between them, but no rush either.
Extending McDavid was as much a marketing play as anything. Not like he could have pushed for more next summer. He could have asked for $15MM and they would have had to do it.
Robert
6:38
They have just under 2 months to make that work
Gavin Lee
6:38
Yeah. Who knows, it might leak into the season like Trouba, but it doesn't seem contentious at all.
Kev
6:38
Do the Ducks having surprises coming up on the roster? IE a young kid making the team, trade or a free agent signing?
Gavin Lee
6:39
I don't think they'll make a trade or signing, and I don't think that Sam Steel will make the squad but that's the name everyone will point to.
6:40
Jacob Larsson may surprise in camp or be forced in because of the injuries to Lindholm/Vatanen.
He's another really good looking prospect, that people should be excited about
Karl
6:40
Typical how many people join your chat?
Gavin Lee
6:40
Many more than this, but it's the middle of August.
Robert and others are the dedicated ones that keep it going even in the slow months.
Kev
6:41
You think Jagr takes a 1 year 1 million deal?
Gavin Lee
6:41
No. I think it'll take more than that.
But I've written this before, that Jagr is still quite capable.
He can help a lot of teams.
AK27
6:41
If the Rangers start the season with Lias Anderson as their 3C , what does that say about the other C's in Hartford, tambellini, Nieves .....
Gavin Lee
6:42
I think it says more about Anderson than the others.
He's further along than I thought he was, and could be ready to be an impact player right from the start.
6:43
Among guys who could surprise from this draft class in the first year, he's right up there.
Karl
6:43
Touché, I usually miss the chats and read them later.
Gavin Lee
6:43
Glad you could make it to one!
Karl
6:43
Do you see upshall coming back to the blues?
Gavin Lee
6:44
I think Bennett and Thorburn make that impossible.
6:45
I just don't think there is any room for Upshall.
Robert
6:45
Boston's taking their time with Pastrnak, any known reason to that?
Gavin Lee
6:45
None. It's just Barry and the team working through it.
6:46
No animosity there either.
Mike
6:46
What do you expect from the Flyers this season?  They have a core of veterans and a bunch of youth.  Giroux and Ghost both had down years but started playing more like themselves at seasons end as they were both recovering from the same surgery.  And Couturier started to resemble the two-way player he was expected to be late in the season.  Ibviuously goaltending is a big question mark.
Gavin Lee
6:46
I think you hit it at the end.
Goaltending will decide their fate once again.
And I don't think it's improved at all.
JG
6:47
What are the Hawks going to do once Hossa goes on LTIR?
Gavin Lee
6:47
PTOs to see what defenseman has anything left.
6:48
(I guess that's before he goes on, but their contract will be the outcome)
JG
6:48
Any chance they already have a deal lined up with LVK?
Gavin Lee
6:48
Maybe.
I think they'd just do it in the summer then. LTIR can be used now as well, it's just a bit trickier.
Karl
6:48
That's what I was thinking. Sure will miss his 110% every shift.
Gavin Lee
6:49
He's a player I was always hoping would live up to his draft status.
Never quite got there, but it wasn't for a lack of heart.
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