Potential Lineup

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  1. kreidertime

    kreidertime Well-Known Member

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    I'm really excited to see Miller play. He might struggle for 25 games but we haven't had a d guy with his size and skill since a young Staal. People forgot just how good Staal was when he was younger. He and Girardi plus Hank routinely shut down every first line. Sad part was Sauer was going to be better than both of those guys IMO.
     
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    Agreed on Miller. I am pumped to see him play. If he is up to the challenge, this team just got a whole lot better. Top two pairs of Miller/Trouba AND Lindgren/Fox with DeAngelo on the 3rd pair, combined with our talent upfront makes this a very dangerous team. Takes a big weakness, LD to pair with Trouba, and hopefully makes it a strength. That is maybe our biggest weakness along with # 2 C.
     
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    I'll make the call right now, the Pens will not make the playoffs this season. The top 4 in each division make it, no wildcards this season, and I do not see the Pens being one of them. I don't like their team at all. Time to rebuild, which they won't do with Malkin and Crosby still in town (and Letang as well).
     
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    Time will tell but the division is tougher now with Boston present. That's not exactly going out on a limb with Was, Phi, Bos, NYI in the same division.
     
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    Dubios wants out and wants a big stage. That says NY. The Rangers have what it takes to get him. Maybe it's possible to not give up Kakko. Perhaps Chytil, Lundkvist and Kravtsov can do it. It's a lot to give up but he's worth it IMO.
     
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    Yes, the division is tougher with Boston in for this year. You could argue there is one spot open for another team after Boston, Wash, and Philly. As for the Pens, let me say it this way, I think they will be a below average team. Both the NYI and NYR finish ahead of them. I think us and the Isles battle for 4th. Pens 6th or lower with Buff and NJ.
     
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    I'd stick with your first post. They have to ask for Kakko or Miller I think. And even in your second offer they'd want at least one 1st round pick. Unless the market is real soft, another team not in their division will offer them a good package and they'll take that.
     
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    He's a really good player but if it took Krav/Chytil/Lundkvist i think i'd pass. I could see LA making a play for him with that farm system. Then again the Kings are not as far along in their rebuild as us so they may not.
     
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    Very few teams have the farm or the cap space to get him. Lundkvist projects easily as a top 4 d guy. Maybe top pairing. Kravtsov is reported to be a top 6 guy. Chytil certainly has the chance to be a top 6 guy. That's a lot to give up. Agree they might have to throw in a first also. As far as Miller goes. He was not the coveted or praised by a lot people around the league after last year. So, I hardly think he is a guy teams will demand. Lundkvist has actually accomplished a lot more than he has as he was playing against men and breaking records. Torts is so clueless as he wishes he had more info as to why Dubois asked for a trade. Well John, it's because your a dick who ruins the offense of offensive players which hurts their ability to get big contracts. Your team also has a terrible farm and is clearly going nowhere for the next 10 years. That's why.
     
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    If they said keep Lundkvist, we want Miller instead - would you do that?
     
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    I would have to. Zibanejad is 27. Let's face it. He's had a lot of concussions. It's a concern and Dubois is built for the playoffs. If they gave up Miller, I would then trade DeAngelo for a physical, sure thing, stay at home, left d man who was young. The Rangers season would be completely screwed if they lost Zibanejad. They can always replace a guy like Miller. Dubois here would be a legit, number 1 NHL center. You have to make that deal happen if you can. Plus, the Rangers are very good drafting defenseman. Much better than they are with centers and wings. I expect JD and Gorton to go after Dubois big time. You could also move Schneider to the left side. With his game, he would stand a good chance of pulling that off.

    I wouldn't be surprised if putting Miller on the team now and Lafreniere with Chytil would be a showcase to the Jackets. I expect to hear that Columbus is scouting the Rangers. I wonder if scouts are allowed to attend games.
     
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    Fair points. To me I'd feel we would be the clear favorites to get Dubois if he wasn't in our division, we have tons of assets to deal. What makes me pause is will CBJ really trade him in division unless there were no other top packages. We'll see.
     
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    I believe Columbus will make the best deal for their future. The Kings farm system is a bit overrated to me. That and it's not a case like the Rangers who already have a loaded NHL club with young talent and still have a loaded farm. They don't have enough room for some talented prospects. The Kings NHL rosters sucks balls. They need every single prospect they have. Getting rid of three of them for Dubois makes no sense. I also can't see Dubois having any interest going there. That team is going to suck for about 3 to 5 years. I would be wary of the Flyers. They have a lot of forwards and prospects to offer. I could see them offering Patrick, Frost and York or something along those lines.
     

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