NHL 2019-2020

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    The draft is tonight so seems like a good time to kick off the thread for the new season.
     
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    Can't wait to see Boston make moves that don't go anywhere :yesway:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Speaking of which, current Pens rumor is Letang to Toronto for Zaitsev and Kapanen :facepalm:

    Literally the only good thing about that trade is that Letang is 32 so the Pens get younger. Kapanen had a great season, but had done pretty much nothing up to that point with Toronto or the Pens. So basically trading for Zaitsev who is ok but not great and Kapanen on the hopes that his one great season wasn't a complete fluke. Oh and Kapanen is an RFA so they'd have to get him under contract.
     
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    That actually looks good for Pittsburgh. Zaitsev would be reliable enough to fill in a spot with good minutes, but Kapanen gives you good young offensive talent with even more potential. A prospect or draft pick to even it out is debatable.

    The longer the franchise waits to transition, the worse it will get... Letang isn't getting any healthier or younger...
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    It's a gamble. The only thing that makes it even seem feasible is Letang's health. It's definitely a huge step back for the defense, and Kapanen has been a zero for his entire career up to last season. It's why the Pens traded him to begin with.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Another rumor is that the Habs are talking to the Pens about Letang. It will be interesting to see if anything comes out of all of this tonight.
     
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    Put it this way, despite reading rumors that Montreal is also interested in Letang... I am not in the slightest.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah honestly Letang is fantastic when he's healthy... but that hasn't been very often the last couple years
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Great pick for Montreal in Caufield... was starting to hope he might linger until 21 :lol:
     
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    Great, now we get to deal with Caufield in MTL next season :lol:

    At least he didn't go somewhere where careers die (cough cough EDM/ARI cough cough)
     
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    He looks very promising... you are familiar with him how?

    I was expecting them to finally pick from the LHMJQ in Raphael Lavoie.
     
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    Highlights during the draft, and needing to know who I should complain about after I forget to watch a game :lol:

    Looks like the Pens avoided drafting the unfrozen caveman that is Kaliyev
     
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    18 years old, 5'7 and 163 lbs... even the Habs would give him a couple more years to grow, you can breathe easy again :lol:

    Some of those highlights are wow!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah he's not NHL ready yet, but the kid has moves. I can't be upset with Poulin for the Pens either, hopefully he develops well. I am a bit surprised they passed on Kaliyev.
     
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    Wow looks like everybody passed on Kaliyev...
     
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    Some trades today. Would have thought PK would get a little better return, not surprised he was traded though. Rumors he rubbed some the wrong way just like he did in Montreal.

    TO- New Jersey PK Subban TO- Nashville Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and two draft picks

    The Canes have two picks in the 2020 draft, including a conditional first round selection, and Patrick Marleau from Toronto
     
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    I too would have thought Subban to get more return, but I suppose Poile really needed to dump the cap hit.

    Good maneuver by Toronto getting rid of Marleau, was really hoping instead that they would get pinched by the salary cap.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Jersey is going to be interesting next year.

    Rumor is the Canes are going to buy out Marleau.
     
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    Wow did Vancouver overpay for J.T. Miller...
     
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    Since losing the Sedins, Vancouver is desperate for experienced players. Between that and Callahan, can't believe Tampa is getting their cap sorted out too :(
     

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