PHR Live Chat: 12-05-19
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Gavin Lee
6:00
Hello and welcome to another live chat!
I'll let some questions roll in and get started in a few minutes.
Justin
6:09
WJC predictions?
Gavin Lee
6:09
I'm actually excited to see Sweden's team, but that's every year at the WJC.
6:10
That elimination round curse has to break eventually?
I think it could be Podkolzin's coming out party though.
JNogle
6:10
The Kings trade any of their old guys for some young talent this year?
JWR
6:10
Who would be the best trade partner for The LA Kings for Kovalchuk
Gavin Lee
6:11
I honestly don't know who would be a good trade partner for him, but I'm sure they'll shed a few of the older guys.
They're trying.
Justin
6:11
What team will make the first big splash on the trade market?
Gavin Lee
6:11
New Jersey, I imagine.
As for who makes the first big acquisition, that's just a guessing game at this point.
6:12
Hall's market is building early.
JNogle
6:12
When will the Kings return to glory
Gavin Lee
6:12
They actually do have some strong prospects and will get another high pick this year.
6:13
It's not inconceivable for them to be back in the hunt in a year or two.
Glory? Who knows.
Rick
6:13
Will the Taylor Hall return be underwhelming like Karlsson/Stone/Kane/Duchene v2 (OTT to CBJ)?  Seems like the predictions leading up to these expiring contracts being traded always excede what happens.
Gavin Lee
6:13
The predictions are already getting out of control.
Elwood
6:13
Can you dial up a hypothetical fair trade between the Avs and Devils for Hall?
Gavin Lee
6:14
I dunno. Rantanen, Makar and a 4th for Hall and a 2nd.
6:15
(In reality, I think something revolving around Timmins/Kaut could be enough)
Justin
6:15
Could there be much of a market for Craig Anderson?
Gavin Lee
6:15
Just like I say every year, goalie markets aren't very exciting.
6:16
Getting anything real of value for Anderson is probably a pipe dream.
Sure they could move him for a mid-round pick, but no one is paying a top prospect for a 38 year old goaltender on an expiring contract with a .905.
Giroux
6:16
Are the flyers legit?
Gavin Lee
6:17
I'm not sure if it happens this season really, but I've been saying for the last couple of years that good things were coming with that prospect base.
Hextall is going to go down as a failure, while Fletcher succeeds off his work.
Woody
6:18
What gabriel landeskog cap hit
Gavin Lee
6:18
Right now? It's like $5.6MM (a little less)
On his next deal? It's going to start with an $8 I would think.
Elwood
6:19
Is that Timmins or Kaut or Timmins and Kaut?
Gavin Lee
6:19
Or, but they won't be the only piece.
I don't think it's going to be a huge haul, even if it is a nice addition to the Devils rebuild.
Joey
6:20
What’s wrong with the Blackhawks? I thought they added some nice pieces this offseason, is it time to really blow it up? I’d hate to see them ever trade Kane but is that a realistic possibility if the team can’t make a strong push to playoff contention soon?
Gavin Lee
6:20
They're not going to trade Patrick Kane
6:21
Even if they decided to trade the franchise icon, he has a full no-move clause and a $10.5MM cap hit.
That's just about as hard as a trade can be.
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