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11 Dec 2019 02:00:07
NAS - Turris (33% retained), 2020 1st

LAK - Kovalchuk (50% retained), Lewis (50% retained)


1.) 11 Dec 2019 15:21:39
I don't know why at this point anyone would want Kovalchuck?

2.) 11 Dec 2019 18:57:18
Nashville trades away Turris’s contract being the best part for them in this trade. Maybe retain only a million and not two. But they also have a terrible PP and Kovalchuk would help.

3.) 12 Dec 2019 05:32:42
LA isn’t going to take on all those years of Turris contract just for a 1st. It’s going to cost a lot more than that. Marleau cost a 1st and there was only one year left on his contract. Even with retention it will be a lot higher payment to dump that boat anchor contract.

4.) 12 Dec 2019 15:41:25
They also trade Kovalchuk who they’re healthy scratching though. Turris is a solid vet that’s overpaid but he’d make Carter expendable. LA needs to do a retool and gaining a 1st is a good start. If the value is off then Nashville can add another pick potentially.

5.) 12 Dec 2019 16:38:31
But Toronto didn't have to take back bad contracts or retain on Marleau for that 1st. here, Nashville spends its first but doesn't erase it's problem and for los Angeles to receive a 1st + for anything involving Kovalchuk seems off.

6.) 12 Dec 2019 18:54:38
Marleau only had a year, Turris has 5. Nashville trades it’s 1st and loses most of his contract while getting back two guys that could help for playoffs. Kovalchuk at 3M isn’t bad. LA gets a 1st because they take back a bad contract obviously. Calgary is going to get a 3rd for trading away Neal.



09 Nov 2019 20:23:37
EDM - Puljujarvi
NJD - McLeod, 2nd/ 3rd.


1.) 09 Nov 2019 22:16:34
I read NYR has the most interest in Pul right now. And names mentioned in the article were RHDs Fox, Deangelo and Lias Anderson. I think it was Chris Johnston of sports net.

2.) 09 Nov 2019 23:47:08
Well no way Puljujarvi gets them. It’s not like he’s dominating the Finnish league or anything.

3.) 10 Nov 2019 01:57:17
Pulijujarvi is playing more then a ppg in Finland Wich is considered domination imo for that league. But even if he had 50 points already, every game he plays on a big ice is going to make it harder for him to re-adjust to the small surface Wich would make any GM very hesitant to trade for him. I'd give Josh Brooks straight up from MTL for him but nothing more.

4.) 10 Nov 2019 03:26:02
you probably don’t even know how many goals/ points he has VB. You’ll have to look it up now.
11G, 20P In 18GP is garbage. I think he’s second in goals or points in the league. What’s dominating to you? He should be leading the league in points and double the second place guy hey?
No wonder you were called out for being an idiot in fantasy league. Lol.

5.) 10 Nov 2019 04:49:40
Don't know if that was sarcastic or not, but JP is dominating the Liiga. 3rd in goals, 6th in points.

6.) 10 Nov 2019 12:25:42
He’s not even 1st On his team in points. Sure he’s one of the better players in the league but it’s not like the Finnish league is the KHL or even AHL. He should be putting up 1.5 points per game if he wants to make an impact at the NHL level. I don’t even know who the guy ahead of him on his team is.

7.) 10 Nov 2019 13:59:29
I got to agree with vbb. JP is playing in like the fifth or sixth best league, not one of the best in the world. No nhl team sends their top prospects to develop in Liga. He’s just going to get lazier playing the bigger open surface against lesser competition. It will be very difficult to break him from bad habits.

8.) 11 Nov 2019 17:03:25
Ok, boomer.



01 Nov 2019 03:33:44
EDM - Nurse, Puljujarvi
MON - Drouin, Mete.


1.) 01 Nov 2019 10:56:26
Habs “apparently” turned down a trade that was sending Lehkonen for Puljujärvi. I don’t think this would work for them as Drouin has been great so far this year and it would be bad for management if they just flipped him now.

2.) 01 Nov 2019 13:24:00
Flip him when his value is high would be bad? Nurse also has had a strong start. On pace for 45 points.
Also I don’t buy into that at all. He has a career high 31 points.



30 Sep 2019 15:45:30
EDM - Russell (4M 2YR)
NJD - Vatanen (4.875M 1YR)

Green - Subban
Butcher - Severson
Russell - Carrick

Nurse - Larsson
Klefbom - Persson
Laggeson - Vatanen


1.) 30 Sep 2019 19:51:10
Oilers would be adding.

2.) 30 Sep 2019 23:41:26
Vatanen on third line seems like a waste. Or maybe third line defensemen are worth over 4 mill now? You tell me.

3.) 30 Sep 2019 23:47:23
Oilers add big.

4.) 01 Oct 2019 01:13:21
Vatanen is an offensive D that hasn’t hit 30 points in 3 seasons so I don’t think his value is very high. He makes more money as well. But he’s younger, is a good puck mover and only has one year left on his contract.

My thoughts are that if Jersey has playoff hopes and want to make a run Russell is more of a sound defensive playoff type D.

5.) 01 Oct 2019 06:32:20
Vat is better offensively, but Russel has 2 years on his contract. Jersey need cost certianly to sign Halland other ufa's next year. Vatty may demand more than they can pay and walk for nothing.
I could see it happening now that Jersey has a new best offensive dman. Sami is more expendable for a stay home guy like Russel who will cost a lot less in 2 years than Vatty.

6.) 01 Oct 2019 10:01:10
Vatanen has had a rough couple years, only 50 or so games played was each. I still think he's much better than russell . Russell has some of the worst advanced stats outta any player in the league. Russell is hugely overrated by some and underrated by some and is probably some where in the middle. Live in Alberta so get to see him play a lot and I average at best.

7.) 01 Oct 2019 12:18:07
He’s played 70+ games 3 of the last 4 years. He just hasn’t put up great numbers.
I just think with Severson taking a big step last season and now Subban they might be looking to move on from him.

8.) 01 Oct 2019 13:09:40
Last year he played 50, but72 the year before, I thought was last couple he's had injuries, my bad, just last year.



26 Jun 2019 15:12:43
EDM - Benning, 2020 2nd, 2021 3rd
VGK - Miller

Connolly 3.75M for 3YRS or
3.25M for 4YRS

Engelland 2.5M for 1YR

Buyout Sekera 2.5M 2YRS then 1.5M 2YRS

Nurse - Larsson
Klefbom - Miller
Jones - Engelland.


1.) 26 Jun 2019 15:45:42
I think Vegas would only want picks and prospects back. They can't afford to take back any salary.

2.) 26 Jun 2019 15:51:15
Connolly will sign in the 5 million range at a 4 year period the 4 year period is a sticking point for him but Edmonton is his 1st choice.

3.) 26 Jun 2019 16:20:48
Benning is a very manageable 1.9M.

4.) 26 Jun 2019 16:37:50
I think Connolly can actually be a quality winger for RNH but 5M for a 27 year old with a career high of 46 points? I can handle an over pay for 3 years but 5M is too much IMO.
I figured Vegas would want a roster D back considering there D isn’t the greatest. But how about Bear and a 2nd?

5.) 26 Jun 2019 16:57:29
No salary is "manageable" when you are already over the cap.

6.) 26 Jun 2019 16:58:47
Bear and a 2nd is a deal they take for sure.

And that’s what he’ll go for inflation makes it look bad but it really isn’t you’ll see when he signs 😉.

7.) 26 Jun 2019 19:20:24
Add Ryan Hartman to the list of guys the Oil should sign. He didn’t get qualified so he should come cheap. Maybe 1M 1YR.
The Oil don’t sign anyone for cheap so it wouldn’t completely surprise me but I think he’ll sign for less than 4.5M.

8.) 26 Jun 2019 20:20:13
memarcusjoe pretty sure colin miller is at 3.775 mil per year and benning is 1.9 so its almost a 2 min cap dump onto the oilers lap. so yea, manageable.

9.) 26 Jun 2019 23:21:07
Not when you're about 8 million over the cap. It's pointless to take back a guy that they will only have to dump because they're still 6 over the cap.

10.) 27 Jun 2019 01:24:03
Buddy he has 1 year left on his contract. Find a team to dump him too and then talk haha.




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17 Nov 2019 18:42:27
Which group of players would you want from the 2013, 2014, 2016 drafts between the Oilers and Flames?

Monohan (6th), Bennet (4th), Tkatchuk (6th)


Nurse (7th), Draisaitl (3rd), Puljujarvi (4th)


1.) 17 Nov 2019 19:24:27
I think the flames have a slight edge right now but puljujarvi could still sway that back to the oilers favour whether it be him or whatever they get in trade.

2.) 18 Nov 2019 01:50:17
I’d probably agree habby.
Draisaitl >> Tkachuk > Monohan > Nurse > Bennett >> Puljujarvi.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 14:42:13
Flames, simply because of Puljujarvi.

4.) 18 Nov 2019 15:47:55
Andersson (53rd), Kylington (60th)
Jones (117th), Bear (124th)

Parsons (54th), Dube (56th)
Benson (32nd), Wells (123rd)

5.) 18 Nov 2019 21:46:44
1st one is Calgary again 2nd one is about as close to even as you could get.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 05:05:09
I'll take the Flames simply because of Puljujärvi honestly but Draisaitl is so good. As for 2015 and 2016 i'd say Flames for 2015 and Oilers for 2016 Andersson and Kylington give them a huge edge

7.) 19 Nov 2019 18:50:20
I actually looked closer in stats and the last 3 years Bennett has had 26 and 27 point seasons. Puljujarvi was on pace for 25 his rookie season. I feel like another season or two in the NHL and he’ll be at least comparable to Bennett value wise.



29 Jun 2019 00:26:06
Miller and Burakovsky are two guys the Oilers should have been in on. They both would’ve significantly improved the Oilers and they both went fairly cheap. Starting to get my doubts with Holland when he’s missing out on quality players. Vessey and Ho Sang are two guys the Oilers should maybe look into. Free agents Connolly and Hartman would help depth. Sundqvist and Karlsson could both be options for centres due to cap space. DeHaan and Braun both moved for decent pieces makes me think Russell should be gone as well. Oilers can’t go into next season with the same roster or we’ll be in the same position firing another coach at seasons end.


1.) 29 Jun 2019 11:46:00
If you think Holland is going to be the solution to the Oilers problems, you’re going to be disappointed.

2.) 29 Jun 2019 14:17:58
I agree on Miller and Burakovsky for sure Ebs. I also think the leafs should’ve been in on Miller.

3.) 29 Jun 2019 22:23:19
Burakowsky has been in the league for 4 years and has gradually gotten worse every year the caps have been trying to trade him for 2 years. Miller is a decent power play option who is not great defensively who was a healthy scratch several times this year including at least one playoff game let's not pretend either was going to make a huge difference.

4.) 29 Jun 2019 22:46:30
I think Soderberg or Huala would have been good third line C fits for Edm. Especially looking at what they went for.
Leafs should have been in on Miller.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 23:15:44
Nobody said they’d make a huge difference habby but Miller would be the best RD on Toronto, I know that’s not saying much. Burakovsky I think would be a step up from some of the wingers Edmonton has brought in.

6.) 30 Jun 2019 00:31:03
He would leafs 17 but I still don't see him as fit to play with Reilly so at the end of the day I doubt dubas was interested in using up a large part of their remaining cap space and still not upgrade the 1st pair right D.

7.) 30 Jun 2019 01:36:17
ebs said they would have significantly improved the oilers that’s what I was referring to.

8.) 30 Jun 2019 19:14:08
I see that now habby.

9.) 30 Jun 2019 19:33:52
Miller is a 40 point puck moving D that could get second pair minutes with the Oilers. He would’ve been a perfect stop gap that can run a PP until Bouchard is ready. Burakovsky has speed and skill I’d think he’d be a good complimentary winger for the top 6 but your right he hasn’t put up points and he’s been getting worse.

10.) 30 Jun 2019 21:42:23
Both of them still have the potential to be better so you never know. But essentially that's what your trading for. Hoping they do get better and more consistent I also don't think holland was really interested in acquiring either considering they have both been defensive liabilities throughout their careers.



30 Apr 2019 19:16:36
Should the NHL making diving a suspension next season after the Lindell incident?


1.) 01 May 2019 04:41:34
Fines. but not a suspension. leave the suspensions for the dangerous reckless plays.

2.) 01 May 2019 04:47:26
I think they already can be fined though? Not sure.

3.) 01 May 2019 05:59:59
Exactly sosa they can be fined. It does nothing and why should it when these guys make millions? Diving is not only an embarrassment to the game but also makes the refs jobs harder.

I’d love to see the obvious ones get suspensions. The problem is where do you draw the line between fining and suspending. Suspend only on repeat offenders? Or depending on the severity of the dive? Either way I hope hockey doesn’t turn into soccer.

4.) 01 May 2019 07:05:03
It will be tough to get everyone cause it happens a lot. I'd also like to see the extra shot a player gives their opponent when they know they are already getting a penalty being policed a bit better. The Bruins have mastered this technique over the years.

5.) 01 May 2019 14:43:30
I guess something along the lines of Basketball? They have that one, so many technical fouls, ya sit a game? Maybe something along those lines. 5 a year, sit a game? I don't really know, what the answer is . I do see your point though Ebsolutley.

6.) 01 May 2019 18:13:27
I think it should be as follows

1st offense- warning let him know that the punishment starts next tim

2nd offense - 25k fine to be donated to a hockey fund for retired and injured players.

3rd offense 50K fine 10 min misconduct ejection 1 game suspension

4th offense 75k fine 5 minute major ejection 3 game suspension

5th offense 100k fine 5 minute major ejection 7 game suspension

Just make it insane to pull this bull rubbish.

7.) 01 May 2019 22:53:51
But then we have to rely on the refs judgement for something else and we really don't need that.

8.) 02 May 2019 00:20:04
Or just let the refs hand out 2 minute penalties and let the league take care of the fines and suspensions Habby.

Redwing I like your idea but might be some legal issues with trying to fine guys that much. But I don’t see why the suspensions can’t get bigger with every dive you take. Then maybe restart for the next season?

9.) 02 May 2019 21:05:06
from what i understand there is a CBA limit on fines. But maybee a fine plus when your suspended your pay for that game is forfeited.

10.) 02 May 2019 21:07:17
This is what they are already suppose to be doing. Ebs.

11.) 03 May 2019 01:16:00
The fines get bigger but no suspensions isn’t it Habby? I say one fine then straight to suspensions.
I don’t know why they don’t at least crack down on it with fines. In a season there’s probably a million cases of guys throwing there heads back that don’t even get touched by a stick that can at least be heavily fined.



13 Mar 2019 17:30:37
I feel like the Brassard for Zibanejad+ trade doesn’t get talked about enough. One of the worst trades in that last 5 years I’d say.


1.) 14 Mar 2019 04:26:03
I remember being shocked Ottawa was adding in that deal when it happened but it turned out even worse thought it would.



13 Feb 2019 20:23:19
If the Oilers are still in the playoff race come deadline time, should they be buyers, sellers or stand pat?
IMO I think they should be sellers to get some ammunition for the off season. They have a few UFA’s they should trade.

Chiasson - Big veteran winger. Could get a 3rd+ or a 2nd. 17G 10A 46GP

Rieder - Speedy winger. Could maybe get a 4th. 0G 9A 41GP

Petrovic - Big defensive D. Could maybe get a 3rd. 0G 2A 32GP.


1.) 13 Feb 2019 20:40:22
I also think they need to lose some salary. Russell, Manning and Spooner are 3 contracts that I think they should trade. It would free up 9.35M. They may have to retain on these contracts though.

Russell has 2 years left after this one at 4M. I think he can get a 2nd+.

Manning has 1 year left after this one at 2.25M. I think he has negative value but could be salary going back in a trade.

Spooner has 1 year left after this one at 3.1M. I also think he has negative value but again could be salary going back in a trade.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 20:42:32
I think they should be sellers right now and get a head start on things. I also think there should be about 3 or 4 untouchables on the roster and maybe 1 or 2 prospects. The rest should be moved if possible and add whatever you have to other then these 5 or 6 players or their 1st this year to get rid of lucic and sekera. hope to finish last this year and draft hughes or kakko.

3.) 13 Feb 2019 21:18:12
Habby, I think they just need to cut dead weight then spend futures on some quality players. I believe a buyout for Sekera would cost 3M over 4 years so that would save the Oil 2.5M over the next 2 years.

If they were to trade the 6 players I named they’d save 13.95M. Talbot is another UFA contract I forgot to include. His 4.15M and Sekera’s 2.5M would bring the savings to 20.6M.

After these moves they’d need 2 top 6 wingers, 2 bottom 6 wingers, 1 top 4 D and a backup goalie. And there’s a few cheap options in the AHL.

4.) 13 Feb 2019 23:05:29
@ebs in theory yes that would work but spooner was put on waivers and nobody took him for free. You would have to retain on just about all those you mentioned so then what do you save 7mil? Plus you can only retain so much.

5.) 14 Feb 2019 00:31:18
He wouldn’t be picked up off waivers no but he can be traded. He was traded for a decent middle 6 winger this year. He only has a year left so I don’t think he holds that much negative value. For example Detroit moved back 4 spots in the 1st round plus traded a 2nd to dump Datsyuk’s contract and he was making 7.5M.

6.) 14 Feb 2019 04:04:55
Yeah your right maybe arizona would want him.

7.) 14 Feb 2019 06:47:04
I really don’t see the playoffs as a possibility right now. Everyone not named McDavid should be considered as trade bait. I don’t think they need a rebuild by any means but maybe some known character guys need to be brought in.

8.) 14 Feb 2019 18:15:25
I for one am sick of hearing about the team needing character. I think they need skill. The GM bled them of skill then blame it on character.

9.) 14 Feb 2019 19:29:48
This team has to trade 3 or 4 of their top 7 players in order to bring in players from winning organization and change the losing, me first attitude that the top Oilers players have. Until they do this they will continue to underachieve, lose and be selfishly content with their individual stats at the expense of the teams success. Don't sell now but wait until the draft in order to get players from winning organiztions that can turn this leaderless, soft, selfish and complacent team around.

10.) 15 Feb 2019 00:20:30
I didn’t mean to piss you off Ebs. I was thinking along the lines of what islandjet said, guys with a winning attitude. Obviously skill is what every team is looking for.

11.) 15 Feb 2019 01:30:49
I disagree Islandjet. This team only has 3 good players as far as forwards go. 2 of the 3 have only been on the team for 4 years and have made the playoffs once. The other, RNH, yes has been apart of a losing team for a long time but he does mostly everything right and is far from the problem. The team tried to bring in veteran “winners” Lucic, Brodziak and Chiasson and they haven’t done much to help.

Leafs17 you didn’t piss me off! Lol I like hearing other opinions. You guys definitely aren’t the only ones that think this team needs a knew core/ winners brought in. I just think they need a competent GM to bring in a few quality players to provide secondary scoring and strengthen the depth.

12.) 15 Feb 2019 02:35:42
The core is solid mcdavid draisitl nuge klefbom nurse Larrson but the rest is just over paid or useless or over paid and useless.

13.) 15 Feb 2019 12:45:12
I totally agree Habby. And Larsson is the only one of those guys to come from a different team. Chiarelli did nothing to help the team.
I really think if they can cut some dead weight cap and add a good winger and a solid D they could be a good team. 2 maybe 3 players could make the difference IMO.

14.) 15 Feb 2019 16:03:14
The right 2 or 3 players could make a huge difference. But the oilers need help in so many areas it's going to be difficult to get the guys to fill those holes. imo jones and bear McLeod bouchard all have to be ready soon. Also they need puljujarvi and Yamamoto to take things to the next level. And they might even need a wild card like maskimov or somebody else to show they can make the big club to turn this around quickly. That being said everyone healthy next year and they get on a run they could be a playoff team but to reach anything close to contender status they need to shed a lot of the crap that's taking up the cap and they will have to add some real good pieces to that just to rid themselves of it. its going to be a tough job for the new Gm but not an impossible one. And one thing the new guy will have going for him is he will be in a no lose situation cause their is no way he will be as bad as chirelli.




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14 Jan 2020 18:42:32
I don’t know how Murphy’s season is going but he’s the type of D the Leafs could use. Physical and relatively cheap. Maybe Kubalik instead of Kampf? Bigger LW that’s on pace for a 50 point rookie season.
Also Boqvist is probably the last player they’d trade.




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12 Jan 2020 20:45:17
It seems like every year there’s a couple guys getting opportunities over Bracco so maybe it’s just he’s too good for the AHL but only a bubble NHLer.




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11 Jan 2020 20:37:01
He’s 21 and hasn’t been a star in the NHL so he’s a bust? He also hadn’t been given that much of an opportunity in North America.




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10 Jan 2020 18:09:26
Puljujarvi 100% wants to come back just not to Edmonton. Lol and okay buddy. This will be Debrusk’s 3rd year in a row getting 45 ish points. I bet Puljujarvi is the better player next year. Bold statement by me but just trying to prove the point that it’s not at all a bad package.




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10 Jan 2020 18:06:14
He’s a proven bust? Even though he’s been a great player in every league he’s played in except his stints in the NHL when he was a teenager?





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