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02 Jul 2024 01:51:40
EDM - Kane

CAR - Burns.


1.) 02 Jul 2024 03:42:52
I like it.



01 Jul 2024 17:30:48
EDM - McLeod, 2026 2nd
OTT - Pinto.




01 Mar 2024 00:57:36
NJD - Vanacek, Holtz, 2025 2nd, 2024 3rd

BOS - Ulmark.


1.) 01 Mar 2024 12:43:57
the rumoured package for Markstrom was Holtz + 1st + another asset (not named Vanecek) with some retention on Markstrom but the deal fell through cause the Flames wanted another asset on top of it for the retention. so I think the Bruins say no on this one.

2.) 01 Mar 2024 15:26:31
I don’t believe the Flames would turn down a 1st, Holtz + for Markstrom. Bruins are also in more of a position to trade Ulmark. They have to pay Swayman this offseason and Ulmark only has this and next on his contract.

3.) 01 Mar 2024 17:36:34
They turned it down because it’s a weak draft, that’s why they turned down 1st + Ceci from EDM for Tanev and 1st from DAL for Tanev.

4.) 01 Mar 2024 20:27:56
The Flames are selling everyone for picks. Are they going to be better next year? Should have traded Markstrom when his value is high considering the market and his play at this time. The rumour is they turned down the better pick from Edmonton because they didn’t want to take salary back right? Questionable move IMO.

5.) 02 Mar 2024 20:00:11
I think Markstrom is better than Ullmark. Ullmark and Swayman stats are clearly inflated due to the bruins being so good.

6.) 03 Mar 2024 17:38:46
Don’t think he’d still be a good target for the Devils? Bruins can do a quick retool and Ulmark is the most moveable.



31 Jan 2024 17:51:47
EDM - Campbell, Bourgault, 2024 1st

MON - Anderson (1.5M retained)


1.) 31 Jan 2024 20:28:32
Oil lose 150k cap space and Montreal gain 150k with Campbell in the minors.
Oil get Anderson probably 1M overpriced but get a good RW to try up and down the lineup.
Montreal could use some more picks and prospects to speed there rebuild along.

2.) 01 Feb 2024 03:58:15
MTL declines.

3.) 01 Feb 2024 17:25:34
I respect your opinion Chickenfoot but I think we’re both bias towards our teams so I’m curious about anyone else’s opinion.
Montreal get a 1st and an okay French Canadian prospect for downgrading from Anderson to Campbell while not taking on any cap or term.

4.) 01 Feb 2024 19:39:56
EBS: I’m not biased for saying I don’t want to trade Anderson. I like the player and I don’t view him as a cap dump. I just don’t want to move him, so that’s not bias.

I respect you don’t like the player and/ or see him as a cap dump. I’m 100% okay with that?

If the deal was for another player that I saw as a cap dump I think the deal you’ve proposed would be a good framework to consider. Losing Anderson and gaining Campbell is a complete no-go for me. We just see things differently, and that’s okay, but it’s not bias.

5.) 04 Feb 2024 17:51:23
Anderson, though overpaid, is someone you'd want to have on a young team. He'll be 32 when the team will likely be competing in the playoffs again. They don't really need the cap relief either. Only way I see him being moved is if he asks to get traded for a chance at a cup.

6.) 04 Feb 2024 17:54:49
Has the start of something but. mtl already has too many tenders.
More pieces needed to be involved.



29 Jan 2024 06:22:45
EDM - Campbell, 2024 1st

ARI - Zucker.


1.) 29 Jan 2024 14:37:30
- It will take a 1st and 3rd to dump Campbell.

- Zucker is having a decent season, and ARI is 5 points out of a wildcard.

2.) 29 Jan 2024 15:28:22
Zucker is on pace for less than 35 points and he makes over 5M. That offsets some of the cost to dump Campbell.

3.) 29 Jan 2024 18:30:00
EBS: Zucker is on an expiring contract, Campbell can’t help a farm team, and you can’t ignore the term left on that deal.

ARI is no longer a dumping ground for bad contracts. I think they take what Zucker has left to fight for a wildcard and go their separate ways at season’s end?.

4.) 29 Jan 2024 20:28:41
Arizona might be done taking bad contracts sure and if that’s the case then it’s a no go. But Zucker obviously isn’t having a decent season. Campbell can help a farm team. The rumoured price to dump Campbell is a 1st and 3rd so getting over 5M off the books is reasonable to drop the 3rd. Arizona has a lot of picks in the next couple drafts so maybe there window to be good should really start when Campbells contract is done.

5.) 30 Jan 2024 02:23:52
EBS: you still don’t paint a compelling reason why ARI should take on Campbell’s hideous contract. Because their trajectory lines up with when Campbell’s deal is finished is no reason to take it on.

It just doesn’t seem to be a fit for that contract going to that team. It has to help both teams and I just don’t see why ARI considers this.

6.) 30 Jan 2024 03:04:11
They have a looooong history of taking bad contracts. They add a 1st to a really important draft for there team. They have a recent history of trading together. I think the Oil should add another future to make it more fair but the incentive is to get future pieces to build a decent team.

7.) 30 Jan 2024 10:13:06
ARI certainly does have a looooong history of taking on bad contracts for picks. They’re 5 points out of a wildcard. Those days when you could dump bad contracts on them “are history”, that’s all.

8.) 30 Jan 2024 12:35:29
Timeline matches up for sure with when Campbell's contract ends. Idk if what we are seeing from Arizona is a one off year or if this is the new look Coyotes going forward. Would all really depend on if management thinks they are still 3 or so years away from really doing some damage.

9.) 30 Jan 2024 13:22:33
Coyotes have lots of prospects and lots of picks, and they should have a bright future ahead of them. somewhere other than ARI.

If they were sold, for a move to another city, the franchise is prime value for the youth and potential they would offer a potential new market. The chance to build a championship, if assets are managed appropriately, is certainly there. (I'm sure potential expansion markets are drooling, and it would seem as though the NHLPA has had enough of the ARI experiment with their outright support of the Utah expression of interest. )

10.) 30 Jan 2024 17:55:03
Arizona doesn’t have the roster to be a playoff team. They either need to draft really well in the next couple years or trade futures for young players but there roster now isn’t gonna get them very far.

11.) 31 Jan 2024 01:37:58
Has them 5 points outside a wildcard spot which I think is way ahead of schedule in terms of where anyone thought they would be.

I do agree that they likely end up being moved. I think the nail in the coffin for them was really Matthews choosing to stay in Toronto when he signed his deal. There was likely hope around the NHL offices that the home state kid would return and drag the franchise to glory. Would have made for some great marketing, jersey sales, a better case for the new arena, etc.

Hopefully they do end up moving to a location that can offer up some great fans and a packed NHL sized arena; and hopefully they can draft smart and continue to build a good hockey team that will attract potential free agents.

12.) 31 Jan 2024 16:02:11
I completely agree MG.

No one expects them to win a cup this year, but if they can squeak in to the playoff picture, or even make it interesting down the stretch, that would be huge for that franchise.




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26 Jun 2023 05:04:43
What do you guys think about the idea of every team being able to have one buyout at a time not count against the cap?

For example VAN would have OEL use up their buyout slot for the next 8 seasons so if they choose to buy someone else out it’ll have the regular cap implications.

It would give a lot of teams breathing room and a chance to make their team way better.




03 Mar 2023 15:40:33
Holland talked to Puljujarvi about an extension in the 1M’s and Puljujarvi was okay with the money but he thought a fresh start would be better. Makes me think he never asked for a trade. I think a new opportunity is what he wanted but it sounded like it was a hard decision.

McKinnon signing for 12.6M and Pasternak signing for 11.25M shows they didn’t take discounts to stay. They both had no leverage on the their first contracts and probably got what they deserved. This is their critical money making contract that will make 90% of their career earnings and they took full advantage. Now on their next contracts sure I can see them taking less to stay. I believe Nuge did it, Kane potentially, Barrie (who I hope takes less to come back on his next contract) .


1.) 07 Mar 2023 01:09:34
The way I look at it if you take a discount as a union man to stay at a specific work site you’re a awful person I don’t care if you have family there. unions are meant to make sure people get what they are deserved and aren’t taken advantage of. Taking a discount is bad for the rest of the NHL because it effects the comparable contracts used by management and in term makes others less money. The owners are billionaires. They can afford to pay the players much more then what they’re paying them for the most part.

2.) 07 Mar 2023 23:31:27
I agree when it comes to these big dollar contracts but when it comes to a veteran who has already made his money I don’t see a problem with it. I just wanted to point out that the people that say McDavid and Matthews and whatever top players should have taken less like McKinnon they’re wrong. Or that Boston has a culture of taking less and Pasternak will do the same were wrong.

3.) 08 Mar 2023 19:40:03
Yeah for sure there is term thrown around in unions for the older members “ he served his time and payed his dues” I think that applys to the tenured vets.

4.) 08 Mar 2023 23:06:39
I also contradict myself a little because I think Campbell would have been smart to take say 4.75M instead of 5M and Nurse 8.75M instead of 9.25M. They would just take way less heat for there play if there salary started with one smaller of a number.

5.) 09 Mar 2023 13:05:05
Who cares about heat realistically. I’ll take the extra half of million to pay for Vegas therapy.

6.) 09 Mar 2023 17:32:06
Edmonton media/ fans play at least a small part of who stay and who goes. Fans hated Justin Schultz, Lucic, half and half on Puljujarvi and they all got moved possibly because of it. I don’t know how these guys value 500K when your making 9M so hard to say but it might be worth it to not get ripped on Twitter all time.



03 Aug 2022 20:27:16
Why hasn’t any GM offer sheeted Sandin yet? Leafs have -1.5M in cap space and the compensation for a 2.1M offer is only a 3rd. Would a 3 year @2.1M AAV get signed or matched? Have the salary be in the 3M for his last year to get him a high AAV on his next contract.


1.) 04 Aug 2022 00:35:51
Because Sandin isn't that good.



28 Mar 2022 18:30:25
If Husso is the starter for St. Louis in playoffs, will it cost them a lot to unload Binnington or does he have value? He’ll have 4 years left after this season at 6M. Will they just have to let Husso walk to free agency? I think I pretty close comparable is Driedger and he got 3 years at 3.5M.


1.) 30 Mar 2022 16:06:01
I’m sure Buffalo would take Binnington. Well pretty sure. He has a solid pedigree and hasn’t been as bad as Murray before he was traded.



23 Mar 2022 01:38:29
I’d give Kane a blank cheque with a 4 year term on it. Never knew how good he was until seeing him every night. Maybe one of the most underrated players in the league. I don’t know if the Oil can clear enough cap space but I have a feeling he’d show loyalty and take a slight discount to stay in Edmonton.


1.) 23 Mar 2022 15:07:55
I love Kane and wanted him on the leafs but I doubt he’d take a discount. Doesn’t seem like that type of guy.

2.) 23 Mar 2022 17:27:40
Considering his money situation maybe not. He’s been run out of what 3 cities, if he fits in well in the room and continues to rack up points then I think he will. I don’t know how many teams were willing to give him a shot this season and I don’t think he’ll forget that either.

3.) 24 Mar 2022 00:36:53
Money talks. He’s in no position to take a discount I know I wouldn’t. Business is business Edmonton gave him a opportunity and he showed them that it was the right choice and that’s that.

4.) 24 Mar 2022 14:46:31
Players take discounts all the time. I don’t think they’ll clear enough cap room for him anyways so we probably will never find out.

5.) 30 Mar 2022 16:07:41
He declared bankruptcy a few years ago. He’s not any player. He needs all the money he can get.




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07 Jul 2024 17:23:53
Not better but more value. I should’ve looked at ages because I didn’t realize there the same age. Wright has done a lot at 20 so I’m wrong I’d rather Wright.




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06 Jul 2024 21:53:09
This trade would take the Oil from say 88.75M down to 86M. And now have 10M on LTIR making it harder for them to accrue cap space and add at the deadline. They’d only lose 2.75M in salary counting towards the cap. They don’t gain 10M from Price. There is no chance they’d trade a 1st and 2nd to dump Kulak. Kulak isn’t a bad contract.




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06 Jul 2024 21:43:48
I actually like the St. Louis one. Parayko would be a perfect get and neighbours looks like he’s going to be a stud.




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06 Jul 2024 21:39:23
McGroarty > Wright
Pionk > Borgen
Ehlers >> Kartye.




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05 Jul 2024 12:17:16
This trade only saves the oilers the 2.75M of Kulaks contract. Being over the cap from LTIR isn’t a benefit to teams, it makes it so you don’t accumulate cap space throughout the season. Easy no from Oil.





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01 Mar 2024 00:41:36
Isn’t the condition on if Dallas wins the cup? I’d say it’s closer to a 2nd and 3rd as a return.




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28 Feb 2024 18:30:33
Might be cheaper to trade for him and no they have to use there own picks as far as I know.




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09 Feb 2024 13:54:29
Agreed. If olympics are back anyway you can make this tournament different with team Europe and u23 team. Try out some different rules even.




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12 Jan 2024 01:44:09
Nylander might end up being similar to the Nurse contract.




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10 Jan 2024 15:10:23
Tavares could sign a Giroux / Pavelski deal easily. So he’s gonna leave 20M off the table?