PHR Live Chat: 01-16-20
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Gavin Lee
6:04
Hello and welcome to another chat!
6:05
Lots to talk about in the NHL right now, even if baseball may be a tad more exciting.
John
6:08
  • Holtby 99.9% gone next season? No chance they trade him this year right?
Gavin Lee
6:08
It certainly seems like there won't be a Holtby trade, but I also can't see how they can fit him in at this point.
He's lost some negotiating leverage with a down year, but he still has quite the resume
6:09
After handing a huge check to Backstrom, it doesn't make much sense to me for the Capitals to hand another one to Holtby
Mike
6:09
Realistic moves the Pens makE?
Gavin Lee
6:09
Whoops. I'll answer the first one first
6:10
The Penguins aren't done, by any means. I imagine Galchenyuk will be moved out at some point, and they've tried to move Johnson and Bjugstad in the past.
I think they add some more experience on the back end, and get another player to throw in the top-nine forward mix
Not necessarily rentals though. Look at some names that have another year.
Botts
6:11
with pilut up and looking like his old self, maybe move Mccabe for a middle forward. Mccabe plus for hoffman?
Gavin Lee
6:11
The Sabres have tested the market for several of their defenders, but Botterill doesn't seem to like where it sits right now.
6:12
That will change as we get closer to the deadline, but the team needs to win a few games to show the front office they even deserve an improvement
Botts
6:12
Or to tie in with pens, mccabe straight up for galchenyuk
Gavin Lee
6:12
I don't know about the swap in particular, but there has been interest in Galchenyuk previously out of Buffalo
JNogle
6:12
Chances the Kings can get one or more first rounders from their trade bait guys?
Gavin Lee
6:13
I know that's the hope, but I don'
I don't see the market developing that way right now.
Martinez might be the best bet because of his year of control, but it sounds like they're happy to take a second+ for him.
JNogle
6:13
Is Toffoli good as gone? Any reason they'd keep him?
Gavin Lee
6:13
I would think he is gone by the end of the season, yes.
6:14
Kyle Clifford is another story--every single report seems to suggest how important the organization believes he is in the room.
Botts
6:14
over/under 4 more coaches fired this year lol?
Gavin Lee
6:14
I'll take the under, just because 11 is the record I think and we're at 7 now.
6:15
But wow, it's been an exciting few months.
The Gallant firing certainly caught me by surprise.
Connor!⚾️
6:15
Bruins news?
Gavin Lee
6:15
You should be happy that they seem to be over the Brett Ritchie experiment.
6:16
Still, they'll be involved in players at the deadline but I've said for more than a year now that I don't think they really want to play in the super high-priced rentals.
At this point, that means Kreider I guess.
Mike
6:16
Who ends up being a steal at the deadline?
Gavin Lee
6:17
If the Hurricanes really decide to "shake-up" their defense as people are suggesting, I think someone is going to steal a player from them.
Not that it won't be the right move for Carolina, for right now at least, but there are too many good ones down there to think they could just shed one and make any substantial change.
6:18
No, it's not going to be Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce or Dougie Hamilton.
What the what
6:18
Gallant caught everyone by surprise. Clearly someone will be “canned” soon to snag gallant dont ya think? Detroit???
Gavin Lee
6:18
Detroit is an easy assumption, but there will be competition for his services.
Yuri
6:19
Werecyou surprised Peter DeBoer got hired by Vegas Golden Knights.
Gavin Lee
6:20
Yes, but not because he's a bad coach or anything.
Just a lot of history there, and the Gallant firing in general was surprising.
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