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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm 
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Esa Lindell locked up for six years, 5.8M AAV. Will be a bargain.

Heiskanen, Klingberg, Lindell is as good a top-3 as you'll find in the league, and I think they're favourites to sign Karlsson. Just a hunch.

The instinct is to add to the second line, and they'll do that too, but with Spezza off the books and Hanzal on permanent IR, they've got room and an elite goalie they need to ride right now.


The fancy stats are saying that's a big overpay for Lindell. He plays lots of minutes but he's carried by his partners.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:22 pm 
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Bosc wrote:
E.L. wrote:
Esa Lindell locked up for six years, 5.8M AAV. Will be a bargain.

Heiskanen, Klingberg, Lindell is as good a top-3 as you'll find in the league, and I think they're favourites to sign Karlsson. Just a hunch.

The instinct is to add to the second line, and they'll do that too, but with Spezza off the books and Hanzal on permanent IR, they've got room and an elite goalie they need to ride right now.


The fancy stats are saying that's a big overpay for Lindell. He plays lots of minutes but he's carried by his partners.


Honestly surprised by the unflattering stats. Looked good to me.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:15 pm 
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Yeah, I thought Lindell was good when not trying to draw a call from the refs. That said, I thought that was a bit of an overpay, but whatever, Stars were not in the driver's seat on this one.

Now I wonder what they do with Julius Honka. I still think the talent is there but the organization has clearly soured on him.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:27 am 
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Personally I would've preferred Big Ben get the Vezina, but Vasilevskiy is no slouch.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Wait, what? The Stars traded Tyler Pitlick for Ryan Hartman...and then didn't tender him a qualifying offer. He's UFA.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:13 pm 
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Wait, what? The Stars traded Tyler Pitlick for Ryan Hartman...and then didn't tender him a qualifying offer. He's UFA.


Hartman's mom was seemingly trying to get in touch with her son on Twitter. Definitely worried about this kid, who keeps getting moved for some reason.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:32 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Wait, what? The Stars traded Tyler Pitlick for Ryan Hartman...and then didn't tender him a qualifying offer. He's UFA.


Hartman's mom was seemingly trying to get in touch with her son on Twitter. Definitely worried about this kid, who keeps getting moved for some reason.


Had a really fantastic rookie season...since then his game has really dropped off. He's your prototypical pest who can pot a few goals here and there, but I don't think there's anything particularly special about his game.


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