PHR Free Agency Chat: 07/01/17
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Connor
9:47
Or Boston could go after a Jagr reunion, but he played with Bergy and Marchand and I don't see them bumping Pastrnak, though Krejci could work wonders with him.
Gavin Lee
9:47
That would be something.
Jagr is still an excellent possession guy, even if he is slow as all hell now.
Connor
9:47
Sucks that Del Zotto signed I thought he would've been a good move for Boston's depth defender.
Gavin Lee
9:47
Would've been a good move for a lot of folks.
He'll be on the trade market come February, don't worry.
Rob
9:47
Any FA fit for the Wild. First, for cap reasons, second for team need/want?
Gavin Lee
9:48
Bottom-six guys like Cullen, Kunitz are on their radar.
Can't spend a ton
And they got Foligno and Ennis to fill some of those roles.
EJ
9:48
If not Duchene, what other 1C options do you see for the Canes? Would you give up Hanifin if it was your call?
Gavin Lee
9:49
I would not. Hanifin was about as high on my board as you could get that year, ahead of Marner and Strome (though I'm not sure he would be now).
Hard to get 1Cs though.
Halvybuckets
9:49
Rumor in pgh during draft that Kessel could be moved, have you seen this?
Gavin Lee
9:49
I didn't see that, and I doubt it on its face.
Where is it from?
Doc Halladay
9:49
Not sure I agree that Alzner is a bad sign for Habs. Not an ideal fit but is a good contract for a solid 2nd pair FA D and should fit well next to Petry. All that's needed for the D is a puck mover to play next to Weber(hopefully Markov) but Weber did carry Emelin for 2/3's of last year so don't necessarily *need* a true top pair guy.
Gavin Lee
9:50
Mikhail Sergachev is a puck mover.
In seriousness though, I don't like that Alzner deal.
It's too much and too long for a guy who should really be a third pairing.
9:51
Luckily, the Habs have Carey Price behind him.
Gerald
9:51
Who gets Jagr? Somebody has to sign him. He can still play at a great level
Gavin Lee
9:51
I really thought Florida would bring him back.
But they closed the door this morning
I wonder if the SoCal teams all look into him.
Ducks
9:52
Has the treads rumors died down for vatanen?
Gavin Lee
9:52
Definitely.
The expansion draft was putting pressure, and it seems like it was media-fueled a bit.
Murray was always confident he'd get a deal done with Vegas.
Connor
9:52
I think they could probably get more out of Pastrnak playing with Krejci on second thought though he did pretty well with Lucic as his power forward and that isn't really how Backes plays. Williams is more of a power forward, right? Williams-Krejci-Pastrnak would be good, and Backes could play with Bergeron and Marchand full time.
Gavin Lee
9:53
He's not quite a power forward, but his game does get grindy at times.
Kevin
9:53
For Dallas I'm hearing their looking at Justin Williams, Radulov and Hanzal. Odds on them landing those? Anyone else rumred?
Gavin Lee
9:54
Definitely interest in those three, but could land none of them at this point.
If they miss on Williams, they'll turn to other wing options.
Connor
9:54
Heard they agreed to terms with Hanzal already
Gavin Lee
9:54
Yeah? I must have missed that. Where did it come from?
9:55
Well, I mean maybe throw everything out. Weekes has Shattenkirk signing with Rangers.
Don't believe it just yet, but that would be something.
Connor
9:56
Bob McKenzie TSN via PHR's free agent rumor round up article posted an hour ago
Gavin Lee
9:56
This is re: Hanzal. And, hahaha. I missed that completely while Zach was doing it.
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