PHR Free Agency Chat: 07/01/17
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Gavin Lee
9:37
Keep Sheary, trade others.
Rob
9:37
What's your take on the BUF/MN trade. Scandella going to BUF
Gavin Lee
9:38
I actually like Pominville going there too. He's declining, sure. But he would have been Buffalo's third best scorer last year.
They just paid Okposo $6MM a season. Why is no one upset over his production?
For Minny, it's all about that cap space.
Ennis could turn it around playing with his childhood buddy too.
Ducks
9:39
You see the ducks getting any scoring help? Or Eves it?
Gavin Lee
9:39
Eaves may be it, but I get the sense they're poking around some of the other names. Bonino, Williams, etc
Connor
9:39
Chicago getting the band back together. Any other Panarin/Saad type deals out of left field for other guys to return?
Not that you can predict things that come out of left field, but you know what I mean.
Gavin Lee
9:39
I don't think anyone in a million years could have predicted the Panarin/Saad deal.
9:40
Who else is there to bring back?
Versteeg's not coming. Bickell and Bolland are retired.
Sharp is already on his way.
T
9:41
Why is Sakic so hellbent on an NHL ready defenseman immediately? Seems like Colorado is still a few years away from truly competing.
Marty
9:41
The reported offer the islanders made for Duchene was pretty good no?  Sakic said no offer was close.  What do you think?
Gavin Lee
9:41
These go together.
It's not just an NHL ready guy, or they would have taken Hamonic.
It's the right young defender.
They want to start building a "culture" of sorts around a good young player.
Harold
9:42
Do the Eastern Conference Final runner ups do anything today?
Gavin Lee
9:42
That was a weird way of just writing Ottawa. Haha.
But, I think they go get a defender.
Maybe some more "grit" for the bottom six
9:43
Wingels isn't coming back, heading to Chicago instead.
Rob
9:43
Who do the Wild target to be their backup goalie?
Gavin Lee
9:43
Alex Stalock is already there.
They like him a bunch.
Connor
9:43
Am I the only one who thinks Justin Williams would look good as Boston's top 6 winger with Krejci and Backes? If they move out Spooner there's a few million to play with.
Gavin Lee
9:43
Definitely not the only one.
9:44
Carolina will fight tooth and nail though.
Mike
9:44
Vrbata heading to the yotes?
Gavin Lee
9:44
They haven't closed the door.
It will be interesting to see if he takes another incentive deal, or takes a two-year term.
Ducks
9:45
Would the ducks take a flyer on anyone that recently got bought out?
Gavin Lee
9:45
Cammalleri could fit nicely there.
On a short, cheap deal.
Halvybuckets
9:45
Buffalo has hired away a third member of the Pens staff, will we see a premium put on players that play both center and wing (capably) there?
Gavin Lee
9:45
That will be interesting to see.
9:46
Botterill is definitely bringing some Pittsburgh with him, but I get the feeling he has some new ideas for his franchise too.
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