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09 Jul 2019 21:10:29
Alex Nylander for Henri Jokiharju.
High risk high reward for the Blackhawks.

09 Jul 2019 22:22:46
Fun fact:
Although being a defenceman and younger than Alex Nylander, Jokiharju has scored more points than Nylander in the NHL and has a higher PPG than Nylander in the AHL.

09 Jul 2019 22:24:34
Yep to early to say for sure but I never in a million years make this deal from a hawks perspective at this time. Maybe they saw more in Nylander then I have I guess.

09 Jul 2019 22:31:48
Good deal for both teams.

09 Jul 2019 22:34:12
I agree, Buffalo won this trade big time if Alex Nylander become anything less then his brother. Problem is he's 1 year younger and hasn't done much professionally so the trade looks very one sided for Buffalo.

09 Jul 2019 23:38:23
I wasnt happy when I heard this. jokiharu is the most nhl ready prospect on defense and easy top 4 potential. I'm guessing bowman is hoping for a strome like resurgence and if that happens it's a good trade. But right now seems buffalo won this trade.

10 Jul 2019 03:46:34
Bowman’s job is on the line. This appears to be a trade made out of desperation. He can’t trade Seabrook or Keith and has Boqvist, so Jokiharju becomes expendable. Hawks roll the dice up front with Nylander.

10 Jul 2019 04:05:39
I’m just glad because this raised Puljujarvi’s value by a lot.
Puljujärvi has more value than Nylander and he got a B+ defensive prospect. Before we were talking about Puljujärvi getting a third liner.

09 Jul 2019 10:51:19
Chicago: anisimov
ottawa: 2021 3rd.

10 Jul 2019 00:09:49
I'd take a 5th or 6th for anisimov but after the bonus he's only owed 3.5 mil I think for two seasons in actual money so maybe a team like Ottawa or carolina might bite.

10 Jul 2019 03:54:49
While he isn’t worth his AAV, Anisimov is still a useful player. He’s at least as good as Grabner, who got a 2nd in trade return.

29 Jun 2019 12:08:44
Chicago Blackhawks:

Artem Anisimov

Ottawa Senators:

3rd Round Pick 2020

Tkachuk - White - Batherson

* - Anisimov - Ryan

Smith - Pageau - Boedker

Balcers - Tierney - Duclair.

30 Jun 2019 11:52:12
YES PLEASE from a chicago Point of view.

01 Jul 2019 01:12:00
I'm with kane88, from a Chicago prospective a hard yes. I'd be happy with a 5th and 7th for anisimov. don't hate the guy but way overpaid for a 3rd line center that is not good at faceoffs. he's great defensive but his faceoffs are terrible. A 3rd to get rid of his contract would be nice.

22 Jun 2019 03:02:16
Leafs OffSeason

Kadri, 4th-2019
3rd pick-2019

Blackhawks looking for established center and willing to move pick

Zaitsev, Brown, Sparks, 3rd-2019
Larsson, Puljarvi

Oilers looking to trade away mistake trade and are getting established scorer with McDavid and RHD who can play 18 mins

Marleau, 6th-2019
6th-2019 Vancouver

Has the space and who better to help the youngsters than Marleau

Kapanen, Timoshov

Thornton.J 1yr - $4 mil
Marner 5yrs - $55 mil
Johnsson 3 yrs - $6 mil




22 Jun 2019 03:29:38
1st trade is embarrassingly bad for toronto
2nd trade is embarrassingly bad for edmonton
Vancouver is going to need enticement to eat the Marleau contract
Carolina already turned down Kapanen and Brown for Pesce.

22 Jun 2019 03:59:07
Oilers hang up on you, Vancouver says no, we have enough ‘veteran 3rd liners’ As it is.

22 Jun 2019 05:16:56
The first trade favors Toronto, since that's not 3rd round, it's the#3 overall. To late now, but kadri wasn't worth Chicago's first rounder.

22 Jun 2019 10:39:06
Oh I interpreted that as a 3rd rounder. Okay in that case these are all lopsided in toronto’s favour.

22 Jun 2019 16:06:15
On what planet is kadri worth 3rd overall? To be Chicago's 3rd line center? They just drafted a guy with that pick that can easily fill that roll next season if need be. About 3 mil cheaper and 10 years younger.

22 Jun 2019 16:08:37
All of them are terrible except maybe some team taking Marleau contract. Probably have to add a prospect though.

22 Jun 2019 16:24:50
How do you trade Larsson for zaitsev and say EDM gets a rhd that can play 18 minutes, when they're giving up the better defenseman?

These all favor Toronto. Make them better, other teams worse without giving up any of the future. Sparks hasn't got any value, Marleau contract is going to be hard to move before deadline. Canes want an offense driving forward, I don't think kap is the guy.

19 Jun 2019 15:14:51
Columbus Changes:


Riley Nash

4th Round Pick 2021


Drake Caggiula



Oliver Bjorkstrand

Nick Foligno (20% retained)

4th Round Pick 2020


Mike Hoffman

6th Round Pick 2019

Panarin (10mil)

Duchene (7.8mil)

Dzingel (4.8mil)

Werenski (5.8mil)

Murray (4.0mil)

Panarin - Duchene - Atkinson

Hoffman - Dubois - Dzingel

Jenner - Wennberg - Anderson

Milano - Texier - Caggiula.

19 Jun 2019 20:49:17
Values might be fine, but why would Florida give up Hoffman? He fits into their system perfectly and they have probably one of the best 2 lines in hockey right now.

Also, Dzingel plays on the left side not right.
I also see Dzingel getting around 5.5-6m per season with the way forwards are getting paid now.

Chicago doesn't need more centre depth. They have plenty on their AHL team with John Hayden, Anthony Louis, Kruger etc.

16 Jun 2019 10:11:19
Columbus Blue Jackets:

•) Riley Nash

•) 6th Round Pick 2020

Chicago Blackhawks:

•) Drake Caggiula

Chicago gets older but at some point better center for 3/ 4 line

CBJ clean 1,25 mil for cap space and gets good 4 line wing with Texier and Milano

CBJ Lineup:

Panarin - Duchene - Atkinson

Anderson - Dubois - Dzingel

Jenner - Wennberg - Foligno

Milano - Texier - Caggiula

And try to trade Dubinsky for cap space for Panarin, Duchene, Dzingel, Werenski.

15 Jun 2019 09:23:48
Chicago: Seabrook (25% Retained) +3rd round pick
Ottawa: Lajoie.

10 Jun 2019 04:53:44
Chicago: Crawford
Pittsburgh: Murray

is it close value wise? who would add.

10 Jun 2019 06:16:29
No thanks on murray; I would rather stick with Crawford with a prospect for back-up if he has heath issues. I would like to see Crawford step down after next year or sign a team friendly contract to mentor the future.

10 Jun 2019 07:01:22
Considering age difference, I’d value Murray way higher than Crawford.

10 Jun 2019 07:56:53
Chicago would add ofc.

10 Jun 2019 10:24:45
Chicago adds.

Crawfords age is the difference.

08 Jun 2019 00:35:36
The RW depth after Kane is pretty weak it would make sense for the black hawks to go after Puljujarvi after the success with Strome.

Chicago: Brendan Perlini and a 2nd

Edmonton: Jesse Puljujarvi

Chicago- try's Puljujarvi as the RW with Saad and Towes could work out like it did with Strome.

Edmonton: Perlini can really play anywhere in the lineup he's a decent more proven player a 2nd round pick to offset his potential.

08 Jun 2019 05:20:37
That looks like a pretty good deal. I don't think the Hawks really need to add though.

08 Jun 2019 06:25:26
I wouldn't give up perlini this soon, he has some good chemistry with the rest of the roster, i'd at least give him a full season with chicago to see what we have in him. kid is still young.

08 Jun 2019 13:48:16
But Puljujarvi is younger and RW depth is finer.

07 Jun 2019 16:39:57
Chicago: Keith
ottawa: Pageau + 2nd round pick

Chicago sheds some salary. Ottawa gains some salary to get to cap floor and gets another veteran presence to help mentor "the kids"

Chicago: Anisimov
Florida: 3rd round pick

Chicago sheds a bit of salary, florida gets a serviceable 3rd line center that could improve with a change of scenery.

07 Jun 2019 23:30:03
Keith to Ottawa makes zero sense he’s still a solid #3 dman.

08 Jun 2019 19:50:58
agree with vb, maybe there's a taker for keith but it wouldn't be ottawa. with chabot, brannstrom, jbd, wolanin I can't imagine plugging up a spot on defence for the future would be a good move.

04 Jun 2019 00:35:44
If Taylor Hall gets traded. I certainly hope not but how about a

Chicago-Jersey trade


Taylor Hall
Pavel Zacha

New Jersey
Brandon Perlini
Slater Koekkoek
Chicago's 1st 3rd overall
2 2nd round picks one this year and one next year.
And Jersey drafts Cole Caufield

16 May 2019 12:31:21
Oilers: RnH and 8th overall

Chicago: 3rd overall

Chicago gets a elite Center and a good pick

And oilers gets their future no1 defender (byram)

As a oilers fan i'm all over this trade , what do you guys say? Is it fair/likely?

16 May 2019 13:29:45
Nuge isn’t an elite center, if he was you wouldn’t give him up to move up 5 spots. I still think Nuge is a big price to pay to move up 5 spots in the draft. I can see Chicago doing it, even if they don’t want to keep Nuge they can flip him.

16 May 2019 14:28:27
Well, I like RNH as well, but to call him Elite is a stretch. by the time Byram is a really good number 1 D, which I think he will be, that's 4 to 5 years away. McDavid needs help now. Better to trade RNH for immediate help I beleive.

16 May 2019 15:05:42
i say this is beyond stupid for oilers and you CLEARLY are not a fan.

16 May 2019 16:16:14
Clearly not a fan? Haha nah i haven't missed a game in 4 year (missed max 20 games since 2010) and got ryan smyth’s portrait tattooed on my leg.

And why would it be bad? Oilers need cap and can move drai to center he's own line and then trade sekera or Russel .

Then they got 10-11,5m extra cap for wingers.

16 May 2019 16:35:59
They got toews and strome 1-2 so don't really need another top2 c. As a Blackhawks fan would like this though. He can play wing and on a lot of prospect rankings byram is 6-8 so Chicago can move back and get whoever's there cause 3-10 it's a crapshoot anywa.

16 May 2019 16:44:37
Oilers don’t need a prospect D more than they need RNH. There loaded with D prospects and two that could potentially be top pair. Regardless it’s an over pay to move up 5 spots.

17 May 2019 00:38:50
Who is the favourite at #3? I was originally podkolzin, but Byram is enticing or do you grab a center; cozens, turcotte, dach. Then there is a playmates, zebras; goal scorer, caufield; and who knows what kreb could do on a good line or carrying a 3rd line by himself. I am for chicago, not sure why Edmonton would move up when the difference from 3rd to 10th is a toss up. You need to really want someone specific to give up Hopkins for this. There is better assets already in the NHL to trade Hopkins for.

17 May 2019 04:53:55
Oiler’s must not make this trade. Is so very bad for the Edmonton Oilers. RNH is such very good hockey player. And I read many times that % that 8 oa is great player or is bust is very same as #3 oa. They are basically the same pick. Is so very true. So that is why Edmonton must not do this.

17 May 2019 07:03:12
No from Edmonton. Makes no sense at all and value is off

17 May 2019 09:31:47
Zamboni stop Reading what others write and get your own opinion. byram will be much better than the #8

In my opinion byram will be better than Dahlin and he went first.

17 May 2019 12:16:57
Swechamp. Everyone can have their opinions. But not a single professional scout I've read has Byram at 3. Not a single one. The highest I've seen is 5 . He is above all the other defenceman in this draft by a bit but in no way is he close to dahlin.

17 May 2019 14:43:01
Better then Dahlin? Dahlin is the most hyped defensive prospect ever. No dman was ever as hyped as him coming out of their draft year.

17 May 2019 18:55:33

17 May 2019 20:25:45
Dahlin was compared to Bobby Orr by some and Lindstrom by most. Doubt Buffalo would move him for McDavid.

17 May 2019 22:58:47
Ok, just seen sportsnet has byram at 3 cause of his playoffs, my bad.

18 May 2019 10:38:19
Vb if oilers called Buffalo and Said ”mcdavid for eichel and Dahlin” Buffalo would accept in a heartbeat.

18 May 2019 12:57:33
No they wouldn’t lol Dahlin And Eichel are a cup worthy core McDavid is abit better then Eichel but not a lot.

19 May 2019 00:35:20
eichels not that great vb, the sabres should've picked marner.

19 May 2019 20:11:35
i agree with vb, there's defs no defenceman who had more hype than dahlin. However shoots, i have seen EVERYWHERE with Byram going #3. he's supposedly the best d prospect out of the whl since scott neidemeyer (butchered his last name lol) and lots of people are saying Byram is a future #1 dman. So the hype is for sure there.

15 May 2019 15:00:09
Blackhawks trade Brett seabrook and third overall for vancouvers 10th madden, Erickson and rights for tryamkin

16 May 2019 01:33:56
i don't see chicago moving down 7 spots to get rid of seabrook just to get an equally bad contract in erickson? i'm not familiar with madden or tryamkin so not sure how good they are.

16 May 2019 20:26:18
Holy ****, I don’t think Benning would EVER hang up on someone so fast as he would if the Chicago GM offered this. Seabrook makes more money than Eriksson and for two more years than his contract yet you want us to give up the 10th overall pick, Madden AND the right to Tryamkin to do you that favor? Get real, you’re delusional.

Considering how much worse Seabrooks contract is compared to Eriksson, Chicago would have to pay Vancouver to make that swap, not the other way around.

17 May 2019 23:43:36
Tryamkin is a throw in though. No guarantee he's ever back in north america.

17 May 2019 23:44:55
Madden is a tiny person so no guarantee he ever plays nhl, last I seen he's 150 pounds.

17 May 2019 23:55:13
Erickson could be a productive guy playing with toews and kane or debrincat and strome . I really like it but will never happen. Personally would rather have him than Seabrook. They paid Seabrook for what he's done but when he's close to 40 going to be easiest worst contract in the league. going to be a anchor for years. Erickson seems like he's either washed up or needs a change of scenery. I see Erickson being a guy that can reset. sesbròok is done.

02 May 2019 13:12:14
Montreal offseason

Montreal signs Artemi Panarin 7yrs/9.5mill

Montreal trades: Tomas tatar(1.5mill retained/3.8milaav).

Chicago trades: Nicolas beaudin.

Montreal trades: Arrturi Lehkonen

Edmonton trades: 2019 2nd, 2020 2nd.

Montreal drafts: Phillip Broberg

Montreal lines




02 May 2019 15:00:06
lmao lehk for 2 high seconds no thanks.

02 May 2019 16:05:18
Chicago isn't trading a possible future stud deman for an aging top 6 winger.

03 May 2019 07:19:01
Cmon man :/

03 May 2019 12:12:50
bruh, that chicago trade isn't even close, maybe seabrook for tatar would be closer.

03 May 2019 23:51:05
Maybe Beaudin for Poehling? Seems way more fair.

04 May 2019 18:48:52
Seabrook for Tatar better come with Beaudoin and a first bcuz Seabrook is a huge cap dump.

04 May 2019 18:51:26
Lol by all means Seadbrook's contract is right behind Lucic's contract as worst in nhl.

29 Apr 2019 16:37:12
Some Mtl trades let me know what you guys think.

MTL trades: Tomas tatar(4.8m), Hudon, 2019 3rd.

Chicago trades: Brandon Saad(6m).

(Cap relief for chicago and Mtl gets a bit younger)

MTL trades: Arrturi lehkonen, Cale fleury.

Leafs trade: Marleau, Sandin, 2019 2nd.

(Cap relief for toronto to be able to resign marner, Kapanen and Lehkonen also receive fleury who might be nhl ready this coming year. Mtl gets a good LHD prospect and can afford to take marleau's cap dump as well as receiving 2 picks)

Mtl Drafts: Phillip Broberg

Montreal lines:



26 Apr 2019 05:28:19
Leafs - nylander, Liljegren, Woll
Hawks- '19 1st ( Byram) and Saad

Leafs gain a little cap space while adding some grit and a left winger in Saad. They also get a highly touted d prospect who had the potential to be a top 1/2 dman. Chicago gets a scoring forward, a good/very good d prospect who may be able to crack the lineup next season And with Chicago drafting boquist last year and Jokiharju the year before their blue line is getting younger. Chicago also gets a good goalie prospect who put up good numbers in the NCAA. He'd be by far Chicago's best goalie prospect. I'm aware that Dubas said "he wouldn't trade nylander" but What ya think?

26 Apr 2019 15:40:59
Hawks will take Kasperi Kapanen, Calle Rosen, Zach Hyman, and Rasmus Sandin please!

26 Apr 2019 17:30:55
Hawks give up 3rd overall for liljegren and will? Cause saad and nylander is pretty much a wash. horrible for Chicago, add money and give up a huge draft pick. Saad is only a few years older and they are both coming off bad seasons.

26 Apr 2019 18:01:49
so bad for chicago lol brutal.

26 Apr 2019 18:02:05
hawks will need that ELC!

26 Apr 2019 21:04:48
Well Nylander has more value then Saad but no from Chicago.

29 Apr 2019 01:46:58
Chicago do like to pay too much salary for players is so very true. They would like an overpriced Nylander. Yes. He would be good for Chicago. Is the 3rd going to be better than Nylander though? Maybe. Or maybe not. Is a big risk for Toronto too. Nylander is proven.

09 Apr 2019 19:15:17
Ottawa Senators -
• (LW) Mikkel Boedker (4M x 1YR)
Los Angeles Kings -
• (LHD) Dion Phaneauf (5.25M x 2YR)
• (RW) Dustin Brown (5.875M x 3YR)
• (C) Gabriel Vilardi
• (2019) 1st-Round Pick

(LA dumps 2 contracts and gets breathing room and are able to pursue free agents signings while adding some scoring touch and ottawa gets a good prospect and a high first)

Ottawa Senators -
• (RW) Bobby Ryan (7.25M x 3YR)
Chicago Blackhawks -
• (RHD) Brent Seabrook (6.875M x 5YR)
• (2019) 1st-Round Pick
• (C) Philipp Kurashev

(Ottawa take on a contract for 2 more years than Bobby Ryan for a 1st round pick and a prospect, chicago dumps term and bobby ryan could start to look like his hold self alongside Toews)

Brady Tkachuk - Colin White - Drake Batherson
Alex Formenton - Jean Pageau - Max Veronneau
Rudolf Balcers - Chris Tierney - Dustin Brown
Zack Smith - Oscar Lindberg - Vitaly Abramov

Thomas Chabot - Dylan Demelo
Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki - Brent Seabrook

09 Apr 2019 20:44:30
😂 Did Melnyk win the powerball or something?

09 Apr 2019 21:24:49
So. your a sens fan?

09 Apr 2019 22:05:02
Seabrook is not so bad too give a 1st with taking a more expensive cap dump. Maybe if Ottawa took a good chunk of Ryan's contract.

10 Apr 2019 01:44:30
Top 3 pick to dump Seabrook for Bobby Ryan.

10 Apr 2019 07:11:44
This was obviously before the lottery *headshake

11 Apr 2019 15:27:31
Ottawa would not have to eat any contract on Ryan lol his contract is nearly done why eat contract and take term on another that's just dumb.

As for those deals no to both by Ottawa unless Bowen Byram is still available at the time of the pick. The rest of this year's draft is not worth handicapping the team with term and contract to the point that the young guys they want to sign can't be afforded or fit under the cap.

12 Apr 2019 04:57:46
Byram plays WHL. Is no good league. So many players play oh so good in WHL but cannot play nhl. Brooks and Steel is example, yes.

Ottawa does not want old overpaid players like Seabrook, Pfaneuf, Brown. No team wants players like that. Ottawa wants young and cheap. Is good way to make rebuild.

13 Apr 2019 01:39:08
Regardless of before/ after the lottery — Melnyk is the cheapest owner in the league and while it would be beneficial to the Sens for them to eat bad contracts in exchange for picks/ prospects during their rebuild, he’s too much of a penny pincher to do it.

Owning sports teams is really a pursuit for the super wealthy (people who do not do it to try and make money but for a hobby/ bragging rights) and corporations who can gain from an advertisement/ marketing angle. Melnyk is neither.

20 Mar 2019 09:33:39
Chicago: Seabrook, 2nd, tuulola
Ottawa: Jaros + 4th.

20 Mar 2019 21:25:44
Chicago wishes.

21 Mar 2019 16:03:10
Seabrook too old and makes too much money. Ottawa is rebuild and want young players. Not old man who takes up all salary cap space.

21 Mar 2019 17:29:32
zamboni he'd be there for a veteran presence to mentor the younger guys. he'd take up some salary cap space yes but during rebuild you'd need to reach cap floor until younger guys need the bigger contracts do you not?

22 Mar 2019 02:52:56
They can make cap floor easy. Just give Gardiner $6M contract. Better player and costs nothing to sign. Is that not a better idea, yes?

14 Mar 2019 00:53:59
Chicago: Seabrook + 2nd
Ottawa: Harpur or jaros.

05 Feb 2019 13:06:34
Ott - Duchene, 3rd
Chicago - Boqvist, 1st

Ott - Stone, Pageau, 4th
Edm - Puljarvi, Bear, 1st

Ott - Ceci, 2nd
Tor - Nylander, 2nd

Ott - Dzingel
VGS - Glass

Ottawa would be smart to trade some depth players for 5ths and 7ths. That's where they shine in the drafts.

05 Feb 2019 14:02:28
Ottawa clearly wins everyone of these trades.

05 Feb 2019 14:22:35
Ooooo me thinks Rambo has a new burner account! Either that or he made a new friend in the it's all an anti-Sens conspiracy mental ward.

05 Feb 2019 16:08:24
these are all so bad haha oh god, but ill tell ya the oilers one got me thinkin a bit but no can do (cap)

05 Feb 2019 16:17:30
I don't know which one is the worst. Is that how we are supposed to rank this post?

05 Feb 2019 17:43:20
The Edmonton trade doesn’t appear to be nearly as lopsided as the rest. It’s actually pretty reasonable. A 1st+ either Pulj or Bear for Stone seems right on. The rest of the guys are just white noise and shouldn’t be cause for making or breaking the deal. I suppose more than anything, this deal centres around how you view Puljujarvi. In my opinion, which means nothing lol, I think it’s time Edmonton looks at moving on from Puljujarvi while they can still get a decent return. By this time next year if he hasn’t broken out in any way, even his biggest supporters would have to be calling him a bust at that point, and his value will be a fraction of what you might still be able to get for him now.

05 Feb 2019 18:06:42
edmontons 1st. overall pick with lucic and spooner for top nine winger to any team NEXT talbot manning benning to any team for top six winger and backup goalie. Both deals improve oilers and give much needed cap space to do something by feb. 25 Idont think any top GM will come without more to work with which the cap space will help huge.

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