NHL 2021-2022

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  1. technomancer

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    With the expansion draft for the Kracken and then the entry draft coming up time to put up the new thread
     
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    Almost a week away, I'm very curious to see what the Kraken's lineup ends up looking like.

    Already shaping up to be one hell of an off-season around the league.
     
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    Stars resigned Miro for 8 years, $8.45mil per. That contract is gonna be a bargain in a few years.

    They also traded Jason Dickinson, the guy Seattle would most likely pick, to Vancouver for a 3rd.

    Bishop is probably our best available player, because he waived his NMC voluntarily, but does Seattle take that gamble?

    Part of me thinks they will, if they gamble and win they have one of the best goalies in the league. If not, they still have Dreidger.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah this whole draft is going to be really interesting. Lots of question marks and it's forcing some interesting moves. Some very good older players have been bought out that could be interesting pickups on short term deals for a bunch of teams.
     
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    I'm quite convinced that Price will be going to Seattle. In the event of, we're not left dry in nets. Allen has shown that he can still play very well and I believe we had him signed for another 2 years. Primeau is a prospect that is projected to be our goalie of the future and would likely make that transition during Allen's contract.

    Weber also very likely missing at least next season, will be interesting to see what we do with all of the extra money. My top priority would be a puck moving defenceman that can play in top 4, preferably a righty.

    I also speculate that with the roster changes and coach Ducharme actually having practice time to tweak the team system more to his style/liking, that we will start to play more of a run-and-gun game to compensate.
     
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    I have few issues if Price moves on. That contract is an albatross, really. Weber might end up retiring, which actually hurts Nashville, hilariously enough.

    Everyone wants a righty puck-moving D. It's going to be a top priority for a lot of teams.
     
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    Caps made a curious choice to protect Trevor Van Riemsdyk. He sat in the press box almost all season. Makes me think they bought higher of him than they showed but the Chara signing that happened last minute put a wrinkle in that. Also I wasn’t shocked to see Kuznetsov protected, but there were a lot of fans that for some reason thought Seattle taking him would be perfect. His contract is a mess and he’s been inconsistent since the cup run, but you have to get some value out of him.
     
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    "Mr Francis, why didn't you select Carey Price in the expansion draft?"

    "Are you kidding? I wouldn't touch that contract with a 10.5 ft pole!"
     
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    So rumor is Kraken are going to select McCann from Toronto, which makes that trade make perfect sense. Also seeing that Tanev is the likely choice from the Pens. I'd much rather see Zucker or Pettersson go, but oh well it's still a bad contract off the books.
     
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    I feel like they are going to work some trades too. That’s not much of a team as it stands.
     
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    Yeah sort of surprised as there isn't a really big name in the bunch. I expect quite a few trades and free agent signings. They also selected quite a few UFAs which makes me believe they are planning to be very active in free agency.
     
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    Can't wait to read some analysis about this tomorrow, because my initial impression is incredibly underwhelmed. Let's hear about some of these side deals and how many 1st round picks Francis pocketed...
     
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    Awesome the Pens open the season against Tampa in Tampa :lol:

    Going to be a tough season for the Habs next time around... losing Weber is going to hurt.
     
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    On the ice, he hasn't been offering much other than The Great Neutralizer. For the past two seasons there has been lots of debate on whether Petry was realistically our #1, which held truth a lot of the time. Not as consistent and makes the occasional boneheaded move, but far more versatile than Weber. I think we'll be fine if we can find a 2nd pair D.
     
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    So Philly now have Ellis and Ristolainen...
     
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    Wow that is some shit... Vegas traded Fleury to Chicago for a bag of puck and didn't even contact him, he found out when he saw the twitter post.

    And Caps resign Ovi for 5 years at $9.5avg
     
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