Brian2016

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Forum: NHLil y a 9 heures
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>krakowitz</b></div><div>Now, that was said about the Coyotes' approach to free agency, but I can't imagine he wouldn't apply that line of thinking to trades as well. That doesn't 100% rule out Chayka trading for Kessel, but it seems like that would be lower on the ladder of "available choices." I find it hard to imagine Rutherford getting any sort of substantial scoring replacement out of the Coyotes, either. Seems like a lose-lose proposition for both sides to me.</div></div>

I get where you're coming from, but the Coyotes are in an interesting spot here as an organization. From a business standpoint, trading for a fan favorite, two time Stanley Cup champion, hot dog eating 30 goal scorer would be huge for the market. He's a player that will sell merchandise, a player with the raw skill that will bring more fans into the stadium and have more people watch on television. On top of the fact that he's a player that can propel them into the playoffs, which will also be huge for the organization.

I reside in Arizona, and when the Coyotes were making their playoff push this season, there was a lot of buzz about the team here. Buzz that hasn't been here in a long, long time. Trading for a star player that helps this team significantly both on and off the ice, for an organization that can greatly benefit from these results makes it seem like the Coyotes should be pushing hard to acquire him.

And while the Coyotes aren't Cup contenders just by adding Kessel, he does get them a step closer in their quest. A team built around Kessel, Keller, OEL, Hayton, Schmaltz and Raanta could do some serious damage in the long run.[/quote]

Yes! This is exactly what I was trying to say. ARI could benefit greatly from Kessel. Give the fans something to feel positive about.
Forum: NHLil y a 22 heures
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>DragonRaptorHybrid</b></div><div>I'm not sold on the idea of Kessel in Phoenix. <a href="https://theathletic.com/926824/2019/04/16/which-scorers-might-the-coyotes-target-via-trades-or-free-agency/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">From The Athletic (subscription req'd):</a> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>“All things being equal, why wouldn’t we want the player in the prime of his career or entering the prime of his career?” Chayka asked rhetorically. “The priority would always be players we can grow with for the long term.”</div>Now, that was said about the Coyotes' approach to free agency, but I can't imagine he wouldn't apply that line of thinking to trades as well. That doesn't 100% rule out Chayka trading for Kessel, but it seems like that would be lower on the ladder of "available choices." I find it hard to imagine Rutherford getting any sort of substantial scoring replacement out of the Coyotes, either. Seems like a lose-lose proposition for both sides to me.</div></div>

That's a fair point. It's not like ARI is really close to contending for the Cup. Kessel could put them over the hump as far as making the playoffs though, and that could be a very valuable proposition for the Coyotes given their recent struggles. They've also had a hard time in the draft compared to other struggling Western Conference teams like COL (up until 2 seasons ago) and VAN. But Kessel in ARI is probably a band aid at best. This is why I think he'd be a much, much better fit in COL-a team ready to win now.
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Forum: NHL SigningsFri at 11:01 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>OVER 20 some goals. Man basic reading comprehension. In other words, he's show nothing to assume he'd be a regular 30 goal scorer.
The contracts you are looking at small examples in a bubble of much larger pool. Most of those contracts came out of two places. Edmonton and Toronto. Period. You can look at the league where RFA have been paid a lot less. Guentzel, Kucherov, Pasta....I can go on and on. So lets not look at things in a bubble. In general, RFA's have taken less money than UFA. That's pretty much a fact and stats bare that out.

Also, your whole 15% 40% whatever is meaningless. The difference you are pointing out is in assists. His goal production is virtually the same. I'm sorry you over value assists, I don't. Especially on a team where he is surrounded with talent. Making that mistake is how people think Marner is worth 11+ million. While he's a 20 goal scorer. That's a hard pill to swallow for me. I don't think he's worth that. Not saying the idiot in toronto won't give it to him, he's shown to be totally incompetent, but I would think most people would pause before handing a guy with 20 some goals and like 60+ assists an 11 million contract. Because in general, the assists yeah they are nice and all, but they just don't weight what you think they do.

if you think the islanders are the "highest scoring team in the league" last year, you should just delete your account and stop posting.
Honestly I don't have time with people who just make things up off the top of their had that have no sense of reality.

Have a good day, you are just flat out wrong.</div></div>

Teravainen is a much better comp for Nylander. They're of similar age and they had similar numbers on their ELC's (actually, Nylander's were better). But, Teravainen just had a monster breakout season while Nylander struggled to find his niche, despite playing w/ very high end talent. I wanna reserve judgment on Nylander until after next season. I've been critical of him and Dubas, but he deserves a full season. But he better be north of 70 points and good defensively if he wants to live up to his massive contract.
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