lol you’ll be talking to two other folks max in a hockey team thread. Puck folks just hang out in here.Who starting the Official Kraken Thread? I’m about to be in there the first couple pages like "Jerseys looking fire on the ice. Edit: *Sweater." "Fleury bros = Bash Bros " Learning new **** for the first 10 pages minimum. If this is the all-encompassing NHL thread it’ll be y’all I’ll be annoying moving forward.
Still need to see what shakes out as far as trades today, but as of now it looks like Francis played too much hardball in negotiations. There were some mystifying picks where better players were clearly available (CBJ/CHI/PHI). There were chances to take big money quality players to flip with retention for assets (Tarasenko/Voracek/Bishop/etc). They also got zero draft picks as compensation for steering clear of certain players. Compare that to what Mcphee did for Vegas. He got a TON of picks including 3 1sts. Without the draft capital he was able to accumulate in the expansion draft Vegas never would have been able to swing deals for Pacioretty and Stone. So Seattle is currently left with a nice defense, some questionable/unproven goaltending, a group of forwards that is going to struggle to score, and no extra picks to boot.Hows that
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