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  1. originaljroc

    Tavares to the Big Smoke?

    I wonder what dominoes are falling after this. Does this mean Matthews is dealt? My hot take: Matthews is dealt to Arizona for OEL and Keller.
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    Massive Trade

    Exactly. On talent, Carolina wins this trade by a mile (a stud and more for two maybes). But as we saw with Hoffman, sometimes fixing the off-ice chemistry is more important. I think that's what Calgary tried to do here.
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    Massive Trade

    Carolina definitely won that trade. Hamilton is the best player in the deal hands down, so they won it just from that perspective. But I also like Fox to one day be every bit as good as Hanifin. Lindholm is just a meh player to me, but others are clearly higher on him.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    I hope you're right about Koskinen. Don't know enough about him yet. Of course, it doesn't mean we Oilers fans won't be hitting the sauce hard if Talbot should be moved.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    Oh man, that's depressing. Can't believe they decided he should still be the one making decisions for the franchise.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    Heck, Griffin Reinhart would probably be available, too.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    On the Oilers front, I just hope Chia doesn't go nuts. Slow and steady wins the race. Panic trades have been his biggest downfall. I have no problem if they keep No. 10 and just take the best player available, regardless of position, but something tells me he will panic again.
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    The Draft Day Thread

    I'm not in Montreal, but I don't see them in a full rebuild situation. They just need a centre and probably two of them, so O'Reilly makes a lot of sense, although I wouldn't give up the third overall pick to do it. Those seconds though ... Both Price and Weber are bouncing back this season. I like Patches in a contract year to recoup his value, too. And Drouin will be better with a year under his belt in the Montreal media market.
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    Ottawa senators or quebec?

    I would agree on keeping the pick. Even if they're bad next season, there's no guarantee they'll do better than fourth overall. It's all in the hands of a lottery where they will pick. Plus, picking that prospect this year (Zadina? Tkachuk? Hughes?) means you will have a top-end guy with an extra year of development in your system, hereby moving your rebuild along faster. Finally, I heard a radio host tout this idea about it: what kind of message would it send to your team next season if you gave up the fourth overall pick this year for a chance at No. 1 next year? That we're expecting you to be in the bottom three, so don't play so hard that you finish better than that? That's a recipe for further organizational disaster.
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    McKenzie -Final Rankings

    Dibs on naming my next team this.
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    [Trade] Galchenyuk for Domi

    This trade feels a little like Eberle for Strome. My guess is they think they have a shot at Tavares and needed the extra cap space to go after him.
  12. It's crazy that you got that kind of return for him. I didn't even try to trade him because it was always highly unlikely he'd resign before the deadline and I never thought there would be a taker. Good on you.
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    Karlsson v. Hoffman

    Wow! Normally stuff like this just lives on the rumour mill. The Phaneuf sleeping with Conroy rumour comes to mind as a drama that forced a trade, but this one is straight out of a soap opera plot.
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    The Cup, The Caps, Don and Vlad

    I hate it when sports and politics mix. Players shouldn't be made to feel like policital pawns when all they're doing is honouring a tradition of visiting the sitting President. It should be considered a visit to an institution, not a political party.
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    Tom Wilson

    Looks like no hearing for Wilson. While the hit was late, it wasn't a headshot, so it really doesn't warrant more than an interference penalty. Jono, you do have a point about Perron. Technically there were scrums all over the ice at the time and he came on as a sixth man. Not allowed. 10 games would seem harsh for that, but remember when Tkachuk got 10 for poking at a player with his stick after leaving the ice? That wasn't any worse.
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