NHL 2016-2017: World Cup of Hockey

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by technomancer, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I was expecting a LOT more activity across the league today, by the sounds of it sounds like a lot of GMs are scared to pull the trigger on all of these rumored big deals.
     
  2. Pav

    Pav ???

    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    It wouldn't surprise me if everyone was waiting around to see what George McPhee is going to do with the million assets he acquired leading up to last night. Most people are expecting that half the team he drafted and traded for is going to be flipped for more assets pretty quickly like Trevor van Riemsdyke. Maybe more GMs will be pulling the trigger once McPhee pawns off his extras.
     
    AxeHappy likes this.
  3. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    The expansion has definitely shaken things up a bit, but I agree I think a lot of GMs are waiting to see what Vegas does with some of the players they acquired before making other moves.
     
  4. Pav

    Pav ???

    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Looks like it's starting. Arizona gets Derek Stepan and Antti Ranttaa, the Rangers get the 7th overall pick for this draft and a defenseman I've never heard of. Meanwhile the Blackhawks bring Brandon Saad back and the Blue Jackets get Artemi Panarin.
     
  5. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Blackhawks trade Hjalmarsson to Arizona for two defensemen I've never heard of.
     
  6. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    The hell is going on in Chicago?!
     
  7. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Freeing some cap space, getting younger, and get Toews rolling again... oh and replace Hossa :2c:
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2017
  8. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

    Messages:
    3,862
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Location:
    Maryland
    Just signed Oshie at $5.75 for 8 years. Glad they could keep him, but damn that hurts for a guys that is 30 years old.
     
  9. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Yeah 8 years for that kind of money hurts, even though Oshie is a hell of a player.

    Not so sure about this Reaves trade. The Pens getting a little more physical presence isn't a bad thing, but Sundqvist and dropping 20 selections in the draft for him seems a bit much. Then again Sundqvist didn't exactly light the world on fire in his NHL appearances up to this point. Guess we'll see how it shakes out.
     
  10. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I thought 8 year contracts could only be done when between a player and his original draft team?
     
  11. ElysianGuitars

    ElysianGuitars Vendor

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    136
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Really happy with the Stars draft.
     
  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Nope, whoever holds the current contract. It's to give the team the player is currently with an advantage when trying to resign a free agent.
     
    AdamMaz likes this.
  13. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Wow Stars robbed Vegas and McPhee: Methot for goalie prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second round pick.
     
  14. TheDivineWing22

    TheDivineWing22 You've got the touch

    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Location:
    Spring Church, PA
    McPhee backed himself into a corner and killed his own market for dmen. I feel the GMs in the league know he can't go into the season with all of the defenseman he drafted.
     
  15. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    It's sort of a shame that it seems McPhee may live up to his reputation of being a horrible GM since Vegas actually has the chance to start with a pretty strong team.
     
  16. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Pens qualified all but two of their RFAs: Justin Schultz, Brian Dumoulin, Conor Sheary, Derrick Pouliot, Frank Corrado, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Josh Archibald.

    I was curious to see if they would qualify Pouliot since they seem to REALLY not want to play him in the NHL...
     
  17. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    375
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    I want the season to start now. Should be Year 1 in the Flyers turnaround.
    • Patrick
    • Lindblom
    • Sanheim and Morin
    • Konecny a year older
    • Ghost and Giroux not coming off of hernia surgeries.
    I'm tired of having to pull for someone else to beat the Pens.
     
  18. ElysianGuitars

    ElysianGuitars Vendor

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    136
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Yep, McPhee's idea to draft all the defense doesn't seem to be working too well. I'm really happy with that fleecing... I mean trade. We drafted one of the best goalies in the draft in the 1st round, so no sweat losing a 7th round goalie. The funny thing is Vegas could have drafted that goalie 11 times and passed.
     
  19. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    25,074
    Likes Received:
    3,629
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Good luck with that :lol:

    It's going to be interesting to see how the Pens shake out next season on defense and with their third and fourth line centers.
     
  20. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    375
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    You're just lucky we traded away your kryptonite, Hartnell lol

    The games haven't been the same since.
     

Share This Page