25 jan 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mytduxfan</b></div><div>IMO, MDZ has been way better than Holzer and the Larsson - MDZ pairing has been solid. Not flashy, but just not a noticeable liability. I think that pairing should stick. Larsson needs more experience at this level and doesn't need to be hampered by a bad partner. Overall, I have been very impressed with Larsson. He gets flustered when put under pressure, but that's normal for kids not used to the speed of the NHL. Hopefully, by sticking at this level, he'll learn to deal with those situations. Once/if we can improve, he's going to be a very good D-first top 4D.
Getting a look at Comtois would be great. Jones has been pure energy, but I could see him being benched for Comtois.</div></div>
I feel like it's been hard for me at asses fully since Larsson and MDZ have been utilized less overall. Larsson is getting the fewest minutes and not much special teams time, which Guhle really isn't either. Other than a couple mistakes, Larsson has looked good overall. But he definitely needs more confidence and poise.
I think Jones just needs to score and he'll really get rolling. But I dont think sitting out a game would hurt him if it means Comtois gets some time. Jones is likely staying up all year so a few games sat out wont be bad for him.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>AFOX10900</b></div><div>What... Trading a first line winger for a third goalie... Ik this is probably Miller's last year, but still, you can easily find a backup in FA or something, trading a still productive 2C to a team that has 0 need for another 2C, and only getting a 7th d man back... Henrique's contract isn't that bad, especially 50% retained, that's a great deal for him then you're trading two good 4th liners (that have looked really good so far this season) for a 5th... I mean they probably don't have much more value, but still... Why... Plus the isles need top end talent, not more bottom 6ers, Kessler and Eaves are both done for at least the year, Rakell and Silf will be centered by Lundestrom or (more likely) Steel, Sprong and Steel are not 4th liners, and having Guhle Larsson and Comtois scratched is EDM approved best way to ruin your high end prospects development, plus Lindholm is a top 10 LD in the league,>>>>>>>Fowler, who will be the 2RD this year</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mytduxfan</b></div><div>I guess we just have a difference of opinion then. I don't see Addison being anything special. He's producing less than what Mahura did in the WHL. Don't see his game translating all that well to the NHL. Like most offensive D-men, his D needs a lot of work. IMO, he'll be another kid that struggles to grasp the defensive parts of the NHL game and his offensive game will suffer as a result. In terms of Marino, again, I don't see anything special. Certainly nothing more than what Larsson gives us. For me it's a significant downgrade for a change of handedness. Not worth it. Having all RHD on the right side is overblown IMO. We're much better off having good LHD playing right side than bad RHD.
If PIT is unwilling to give up a 1st to dump JJ they can keep him. He's Bieksa 2.0 and I want nothing to do with him. A 1st is the minimum for me. If they're not desparate to dump him, then why are we even discussing the possibility of taking him? As if PIT is doing us a favour by offering us JJ cheap? He's terrible! EZ pass for me.</div></div>
My thinking here is that between Addison and the first, we can get a RhD who is better than Larsson, and if not, both of the acquisitions are at least the equivalent of a bottom-pairing defenseman. The risks of this strategy are (1) the eventual benefits are three or four years down the road, and (2) they don't arrive at all. The cost of these risks is mitigated by the fact that we are dealing from strength, just as in the Pettersson-Sprong trade, but my idea may turn out no better. Your position is the prudent one.
I guess I just wish we had gotten Nick Jensen or Dylan DeMelo when they were available. We still have another shot at DeMelo, of course.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mytduxfan</b></div><div>Yeah, in case you weren't aware, no one wants to take on your problems for free. If JJ is soooooo good and totally worth his contract, keep him. We don't owe you anything. So how about you go untwist those knickers. Pathetic.
Now you're just being disingenuous. Lucic was traded for another bad player in Neal on an equally awful contract. Sorry, ANA doesn't have anyone JJ bad they could return, so no deal there. Anyway, we don't want some bad player plugging up a D position that could be used to develop one of our young prospects. If we buyout JJ instead, he'll be on the books for 6 years. We don't want that. We're looking to contend pretty soon and we're not a cap team. Every mil counts for us.
If his contract isn't so bad, then keep him or buy him out yourself. Nobody wants to take on your problems for free. We had to deal with a terrible Bieksa for too many years. I don't want Bieksa 2.0 in JJ. End of story. Absolutely crippling having such a terrible player in your top 4.
Pathetic... talking like we owe PIT something and should do you favour. Get real... no one wants JJ, not even PIT fans. Oh.... but we should take him for free. Nice logic!
You do that then. I don't care. ANA doesn't want JJ and certainly isn't paying you a 4th round pick for him. Get real!</div></div>
oh watch out, someone got their "knickers" in a bunch. :tearsofjoy
40 1st round picks no less!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!