PHR Live Chat: 11-07-19
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Gavin Lee
6:31
Hello and welcome to another chat, even if it is a little late!
I'll let some questions start rolling in and get started in a few minutes.
Yadi toasted ravioli
6:41
Does the blues and spezza seem like a logical fit with steen and tarasenko going down?
Gavin Lee
6:42
I don't think the Blues are desperate enough to grab Spezza and put him right into a top role, especially with Kyrou at least on the track to recovery.
I know Spezza has a big name, but he's just not the player he used to be.
JoshVesh
6:42
So you think #Leafs will loose 3 players on waivers by the time Hyman returns, including 2 from today. What are the odds of getting Backup goal tender and trading ceci to get better on D
Gavin Lee
6:42
Spezza is also in this conversation, as it seems like the consensus is that he'll be the final player waived by the team when Hyman comes back.
6:43
I don't think that's a guarantee, and honestly even if he is, I think it is more likely that all three clear than all three get claimed.
In the grand scheme of things players rarely get claimed off waivers because it means they have to stick on the NHL roster wherever they go,.
Petan for instance already cleared earlier this year, Marincin cleared last year.
6:44
Spezza (or Shore/Timashov) could get claimed, but I don't think it's a guarantee at all.
DMC
6:44
Do you think the Rangers will be active on the trade market throughout the year? If so, who will be on the move?
Gavin Lee
6:44
Yes I do, though I think they want to get things chugging in the right direction first.
6:45
Kreider is the obvious name here, if they can't get an extension done they have to move on. But there are some other forwards that could be on the move too if they don't think they fit into the plans long term.
The guys that you want to see gone, Staal, Smith, etc, are going to be tough to move.
Bevin
6:46
Hold or deal Raanta? Does he still have value?
Gavin Lee
6:46
He definitely has some value, but as I say every year, in-season trades for goalies usually bring back VERY little value.
6:47
It's often just not worth it.
Sox
6:47
Do you see bruins and kings making a deal on Toffoli? Has been said that they discussed a deal leading up to last year’s deadline .
Gavin Lee
6:47
That's definitely a possibility, but I think the entire league needs to see more from him before making that move, and the Kings want to give him a chance to re-establish some value.
6:48
He's getting a chance on the top line with Kopitar and Carter--let's see what he does.
Mike
6:48
Red Wings having a tough go of things, do you think the coach is on the hot seat? He has been there long enough.
Gavin Lee
6:48
He's definitely on the hot seat, but I don't know if it would be mid-season.
Any coach that wasn't hired by the new GM is in danger
6:49
But I don't think Yzerman really believed this was a competitive year.
Blashill has one more year under contract after this one.
I'm not sure he'll make it.
Zamboni toasted ravioli
6:49
Do you think fabbri has a chance to succeed in Detroit and was the return from Detroit just about matching salary coming in and out?
Gavin Lee
6:50
The return was probably about that, yes. The deal was to give Fabbri a real chance, something he wasn't going to get in St. Louis.
He'll definitely get that in Detroit, but boy does he look like a different player since the knee injuries.
I hope he gets it back because I was a big Fabbri fan when he came into the league.
6:51
It's certainly a worthwhile risk for the Red Wings
Jake
6:51
Pittsburgh Penguins are doing
Gavin Lee
6:52
If things don't start going in the right direction, there will be another change.
Jim Rutherford isn't one to sit on his hands.
But they need to see what they have when healthy.
Mike
6:54
Wow Kuempers numbers are amazing. Reminds me of dubnyk late bloomer. Is he the real deal?
Gavin Lee
6:54
He is absolutely the real deal.
But give some credit to the coaching staff there too.
Justin
6:55
Who is more likely to take a spot in the top three of the Atlantic; Buffalo or Florida
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