NHL 2018 - 2019

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    Hockey season is upon us!

    Interesting cheap two way deal to add this guy to the Caps for depth. Looks pretty skilled, just not sure where he fits.

     
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    Yeah this looks to have been a great pickup
     
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    Ahhhh... Habs rookies are playing their first exhibition game tonight and losing 4-0 at 2nd intermission... to Ottawa. This is a nice reality check for the season I can expect from the real Habs :lol:
     
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    I've never been less excited for the Stars :lol:

    Although I am very much looking forward to Heiskanen in the NHL.
     
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    Pens have gotten crushed in both the tournament games this weekend... We've got some time left but the longer-term future is not so bright :lol:

    The kid they're talking about the most is Calen Addison, a 5'10" 180lb defenseman.
     
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    Finally traded away Pacioretty... was so tired about all the rumors, getting almost as bad as the situation in Ottawa. Not a great return, but I suppose it was to be expected.

    Make Gallagher captain now!!
     
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    Aaaand Pacioretty signed a 4 year extension immediately after the trade...
     
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    It will nice to see Pacioretty rejoin coach Gallant and play with a real centerman, likely Statsny.

    Regarding the return in the trade, Tatar is a good 2-way player and 4-time 20 goal scorer, but the blue-chip prospect Suzuki is the key of the deal. 13th pick overall in 2017, back-to-back ~100 point seasons in ~65 games, junior, 19 years old.

    Despite Poehling looking like a bonafide top-2 center, with Kotkaniemi projecting very likely to be the same, it looks like Suzuki is going to be even better than both of them. When I think of some of the other centers we drafted this year that look pretty good too, we are going to have a very scary lineup of centers in a couple of years. I'm more than happy to be patient for our young forward group to develop a couple more seasons and to give management time to remodel our crappy defense corp.

    Wonder how this will shake up the trade market, and Erik Karlsson?
     
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    Wow Yzerman quit as the Lightning GM
     
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    Crazy. Why would you leave a serious contender :shrug:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I've seen some speculation it wasn't necessarily voluntary... then again he is still acting as an advisor so who knows.
     
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    Karlsson to the Sharks for forwards Chris Tierney and Rudolfs Balcers , defenseman Dylan DeMelo, the rights to unsigned forward Joshua Norris, a first-round pick in the 2019 or 2020 NHL Draft, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and two conditional draft picks.
     
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    San Jose just got a big boost :woohoo:
     
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    With Burns and Karlsson it would be like playing with 5 forwards.
     
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    I hope that they not only kill it like that, but make such a shockwave that the league adopts the trend, in terms of team-play style.

    Back to the trade, I must say that I am underwhelmed by the return.

    In other news, Seguin resigns with Dallas for 8y/9.85$
     
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    Karlsson is first and Burns second in points for defenseman since 2014-2015. Both like to play a whole lot, wonder now they will split the time, they both play the right side.
     
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    Wouldn't shock me if they made Burns a permanent forward with Karlsson now being the core of the defense side; it'd make sense since they did lose Marleau to Toronto, bring another veteran up to the front
     
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    I thought sure Ottawa was going to end up sitting on him until they lost him to free agency :lol:

    The return is... interesting but it beats what I expected them to get. It'll be fun seeing how this works out for the Sharks.
     

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