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01 Aug 2020 04:55:07
Can someone fill me in on why/how Justin Faulk is now ''one of the worst d-men in the league''?.

Couple of seasons ago he was worth a ton, especially with his contract.

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01 Aug 2020 09:00:45
He is 1 dimensional to the point he is even worse then DeAngelo at defending he is a turnover machine who single handedly loses games.

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01 Aug 2020 15:34:36
He's easily one of the worst defenseman defensively in the league, probably bottom 5. Fortunately the Blues GM is a fool and signed him for far more than he's worth for another 7 years. lol. Hilarious.

I'm sure the Blues troll will be here soon to tell everyone how great a signing it was.

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01 Aug 2020 16:30:05
It was bad hopefully seatle takes him.

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03 Aug 2020 01:06:16
Can’t call a GM who won a cup a fool although it was an awful signing.

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29 Jul 2020 05:42:57
Was nice to see some hockey..watched the Habs and Leafs, .. was not as weird as I thought
Nice to see Chris Cuthbert back in hockey calling the Oilers Flames.

At my age was nice to have a 1st.... 1st time watching Habs in July! Lol

Praying for Dale Hawerchuk... for those who don't remember, was an absolute stud in the 80s....

May not be normal, however.. let's enjoy this..

My perfect scenario.... we lose to Pens... and get 1st overall, that's my hope.
Enjoy the playoffs boys!.. and girls

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22 Jul 2020 16:41:09
Is Jack Eichel a disappointment to any of you?

Highly regarded as a consensus #1 pick if Connor McDavid happened to not be in his draft, Eichel has only reached the 80 point plateau once in his career, and was PPG in 2/5 of his seasons.

If you were Buffalo, would you still take him #2 in the draft? If not, who?

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22 Jul 2020 18:12:24
If I was buffalo i would still draft Eichel. They needed a C and they drafted Reinhart the year before 2nd overall and that wasn't working out as their 1C.

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22 Jul 2020 18:23:27
I wouldn't call him a disappointment. he is still the 2nd best player from that draft. He is going to start getting his 90 to 100 points ( once normal hockey resumes) .
I think the biggest disappointment is his attitude. I understand his disappointment, however maybe jus say it a little differently to the media.

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22 Jul 2020 18:48:02
Eichel is a malcontent who blames his coaches, management, and teammates for the Sabre's poor record. He plays for his stats and whines about their not winning. I would be careful to trade for a talented but flawed player like him.

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22 Jul 2020 19:33:34
Definitely not a disappointment and he would go number one in any other draft. Matthews has the edge on him so far in there careers but that could change. Otherwise he’d be ahead of anyone in the past while. Also that was a deep draft and there was a lot of good players but no one that would be taken ahead of Eichel.

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22 Jul 2020 22:37:40
@islandjet- Uhh Eichel is a superstar he plays on a awfully managed team no doubt he’s unhappy you think players want to lose. He averages like 8 shots a game I remember this year he scored 4 goals one game and the sabres won 4-3. Mathews does not have an edge on Eichel if anything they are equal.

There is no contest he is the 2nd best player of his draft class and if you think otherwise you’re ignorant.

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23 Jul 2020 01:08:38
I agree VB. I hate when people comment on these guys character without knowing anything. He’s a winner and I’d take him on my team any day of the week.

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23 Jul 2020 06:14:29
You're kidding, right?

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23 Jul 2020 09:03:46
In a re-draft they would still go with Eichel. Marner is good but he’s a winger and not better then Eichel so no point of taking him.

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23 Jul 2020 16:28:57
@The_Triplets

No, I'm not kidding. According to the media (which always should be taken with a grain of salt) he had a lot to do with recent coach firings and management changes.

Personally, I think Barzal is a better fit for them than Eichel.

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24 Jul 2020 00:44:30
Lmao comparing Eichel to Barzel is like comparing Justin Faulk.

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24 Jul 2020 00:44:55
To Drew Doughty.

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24 Jul 2020 07:20:35
Well, judging on-ice performance only, Eichel has had it super tough in BUF, yet put up pretty good numbers. Hands down my #2 pick in the draft if it was re-done.

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24 Jul 2020 16:46:40
I’d rather have Eichel on my team then McDavid I don’t see McDavid being worth 2 million more.

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24 Jul 2020 16:56:40
@The_Triplets

Yeah, he has had a tough start in Buffalo, but in my opinion, if a re-draft happened, I'd take Barzal to Buffalo. Just fits the team.

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25 Jul 2020 09:50:33
Barzal is good, but Eichel is on another level/ in the next tier, imo. Talent wins, for me at least.

And yeah, sure you would, you're also VB, tho, so no one is taking anything you're saying serious anyways.

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25 Jul 2020 10:22:21
Just curious to see if anyone would take Marner b4 Eichel?

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26 Jul 2020 07:23:26
No. The answer is no.

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27 Jul 2020 19:25:22
I think you like to make edgy comments and you don’t actually mean that VB.

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28 Jul 2020 07:15:41
100% what I've been saying for a long time, Ebs. Spot on :D.

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28 Jul 2020 15:18:41
I agree with Ebs as well - but let's use VB's example.
If he would take Eichel over McDavid to save $2M in cap space. I'm assuming that he would also be taking Faulk over Doughty so he can save $6.85M in his previous example.

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28 Jul 2020 21:00:07
Faulk is among the worst dman in nhl history. If he went to the leafs even at 50% retained for a 7th round pick I’d stop watching them. He is the definition of a defensive liability.

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30 Jul 2020 07:13:34
Ebsolutely: I think you like to make edgy comments and you don’t actually mean that VB.

VB: Faulk is among the worst dman in nhl history. If he went to the leafs even at 50% retained for a 7th round pick I’d stop watching them. He is the definition of a defensive liability.

Case closed, I guess.

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21 Jul 2020 17:29:58
If your the NYR GM, who do you trade out of Trouba, DeAngelo and Fox? What do you try to get in return?

Personally I would go with Trouba but it would have to get done at the Draft or else there is no chance he is traded because he has a NMC that kicks in next season.

I would target a LHD as Lindgren is good, but he isn't really at that top pairing level... yet. Just a decent player. Maybe even trade him for cap space and go for Krug or Brodie.

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21 Jul 2020 19:08:18
Trouba easily since he's probably the worst defenceman out of the 3.
He will be tough to trade though because of his contract.

I'd probably go with DeAngelo though. His value is at an all time high and I personally don't think he is going to repeat this season similarly to Gostisbehere and Erik Gustafsson.

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21 Jul 2020 20:33:11
DeAngelo is not better then Trouba in Arizona he was moved to forward because he was so bad defensively.

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22 Jul 2020 00:45:23
@vb
lol. where is your source? He was never moved to forward buddy.

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22 Jul 2020 01:16:09
Trouba is doing pretty much the same thing he was doing his whole career in Winnipeg somehow he was a god then and now he sucks. It’s like P.K. Subban in reverse.

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22 Jul 2020 05:27:33
Deangelo looks like he might be a solid offensive defensive maybe in the like of Shattenkirk at his best.

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22 Jul 2020 14:46:36
In Winnipeg Trouba was partnered with Morrissey, who also had an off season until he was partnered with DeMelo and they played well together and helped cover for each other. Trouba needs a partner like Morrissey as it seems he can't carry a pairing on his own but needs someone who complements his game like Morrissey did. At 8$ mil per NYR thought he was able to be a stud d-man on his own but he needs a reliable partner.

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23 Jul 2020 08:02:01
Well I got In a big debut with someone on Hfboards arguing DeAngelo is the worst dman In the NHL defensively and he was moved to LW for a couple games in Arizona.

How I knew this on top of my head? On fantrax he was LW/ D flex. Go look it up yourself. The person argued it was an “isolated experiment” but the fact he was moved to forward shows how awful in his own end he actually was. He’s an effective player as long as he has very sheltered minutes like he had in New York.

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23 Jul 2020 15:01:43
VB you type debut quite a bit on here but I'm pretty sure you always mean debate.
As for a D going up and playing a wing - what about Burns and Buff? they have both gone up to play RW.

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23 Jul 2020 16:31:38
So your only source is a fantasy hockey website?

He has never played forward.

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23 Jul 2020 22:06:10
55% offensive zone starts this year for DeAngelo is the norm for an offensive D as far as I know. And only 45% last year.

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24 Jul 2020 16:49:24
Go into game logs and look up all the games he played for in Arizona. He sucks and that’s facts him/ Faulk are awful.

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21 Jul 2020 14:03:01
NHL Rant !!!

1st - One that really bugs me.
How did Dave Tippett get pass as a candidate for the Jack Adams Award !!! Come one, he turned the Oilers around majorly. Think he should have been nominated before Boston Bruins' Bruce Cassidy.

2nd - The NHL Department of Player Safety is such a joke. Over the season they have let major things go and then turn around and lay down the law for minor things.

One that just happened was the Brendan Lemieux suspension. I watched that video of the "Hit" and other then maybe a late "Hit", there is nothing there for any game suspension.

Lemieux glides in and as the 2 are about to collide he gets ready for the contact. I don't see any dirty hit there.

Time to really change the NHL Department of Player Safety .... making the NHL look so stupid.

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21 Jul 2020 19:55:15
I think there’s a few coaches that should have gotten the nom over Cassidy. The Oilers had the best special teams in a long time, maybe even decades in the NHL. Definitely deserves some consideration.

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22 Jul 2020 03:37:57
Second best in league history 🤷🏻‍♀️.

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18 Jul 2020 06:56:19
So the finalists for the awards got announced.

The 2 biggest head scratches for me is Kubalik and Vasilevskiy.

Kubalik is a good rookie but in no way should he be a finalist over Adam Fox.

Vasilevskiy 100 percent should not be in the finalist conversation. Jacob Markstrom, Ben Bishop and others should have been ahead of him.
Hell, I'll even say Anton Khudobin has been as good as goalie as Vasy this past season.

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18 Jul 2020 16:41:01
30 goals is pretty impressive and as far as I know most of them were after Jan 1. Definitely deserves to be in the talks. Also I have to add Jack Adams, why does it seem like every year Boston gets a coach or GM nom. Eastern bias? there's definitely a few more deserving coaches this year.

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19 Jul 2020 01:39:22
Kubalik is an excellent forward but Fox 100 percent should have been there.
Fox, as a defenceman only had like 4 less points than Kubalik.

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19 Jul 2020 06:44:10
On Vasilevskiy, you're correct. His season was literally split in two parts. First half, he was definitely one of the worse goalies in the league. Second half he was in the top 3 for sure, imo. But since the whole season counts, he should not be a finalist, that's for sure.

As for Kubalik, I think he deserves his place. Could it have been Fox instead? Sure. A couple others? Sure. But imo its def not like he shouldn't be there.

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21 Jul 2020 15:42:41
Oh and while we're at snubs: Cirelli not getting a Selke nomination is such a bad joke.

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21 Jul 2020 19:06:04
@the_triplets
As much as I want to hate Cirelli, he should have been there. Seems like the only players that get nominated for the Selke are big name players or players that have won other awards before.

I'm not saying he should win, but he should have been a finalist.

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22 Jul 2020 06:55:31
Haha why do you want to hate Cirelli?
And yes, it sucks how name value based those awards are and also how the Selke (much like the Norris) kinda is a "best defensive F with minimum 70 pts" award now. Especially since, if Cirelli had the ice time and PP ice time like ROR, etc., he'd be very close in offensive numbers, too.

And while I do think he has a solid case for even winning it, I don't think he was the no-brainer choice to win, but a nomination certainly would've been justified. Well, he'll get nominated eventually.

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16 Jul 2020 11:58:42
I know Leafs fans won't agree withis, but I expect that if Toronto makes a trade of anyone of the top 4 paid forwards, they will be disappointed with the return.
In order for that team to get better, they need to free up apace, which is essentially a ap dump, so I don't expect to see the Leafs getting a major haul when/ if the do trade one of those players, I expect they will get a fair trade, which h would get them a quality defender and some other pie as.

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16 Jul 2020 14:05:34
I think they could get good value for Nylander. Tavares just won’t be moved because that’s would just be the absolute lowest thing the organization could do. Marner and Mathews are to expensive to be traded for imo.

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16 Jul 2020 14:55:09
If anyone would go, I agree it'd be Nylander. I also agree with the return being underwhelming, tho.

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17 Jul 2020 02:40:16
The return could be underwhelming as mentioned but it depends on what Leafs want in return.

Nylander for a Dman of similar caliber 1 for 1 hockey trade isn’t out of the question right?

Although wingers for Defenseman is a different story than a Center.

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17 Jul 2020 03:21:39
Nylander is on a great contract. I think it’s much more likely that you see a Kapanen+Dermott or Liljegren type trade. By themselves those players hold decent value, but together they hold very good value and could get you a very solid defenceman.

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17 Jul 2020 14:10:06
In fairness to the Leafs other then McD no big contract player who makes over $10 mil per their team won't receive what they are worth in this C-19 cap uncertain NHL.

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15 Jul 2020 17:57:03
Who is your guys' biggest sleeper in the draft that you consider a steal at where he's projected to go?

My pick would probably have to be Mysak. Quick release, excellent transition game as well as having an extremely high hockey IQ according to scouts. Played in the Czech league at 17/16 years old and held his own.

Projected to go late 1st-early 2nd round.

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16 Jul 2020 05:24:22
William Vilveneau for me he’s good at everything. Should be a top 4 dman.

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26 Jul 2020 20:00:22
I’m a big fan of Mysak’s brother, Lic. Lic is projected late 2nd / early 3rd but has the tools to be an effective player.

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