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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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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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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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:09 pm 
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What have you Fedun for me lately? Sign a two year, two way deal, that's what.

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E.L. wrote:
What have you Fedun for me lately? Sign a two year, two way deal, that's what.


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Well they certainly got older by adding Pavelski, Perry and Sekera. I think they got a little better in the end. Shame Nichushkin didn't work out.

As long as Bishop stays healthy and Klingberg/Heiskanen remain elite, they'll be a near-contender. When Hanzal inevitably goes LTIR, they'll have extra cap room to play with.

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E.L. wrote:
Well they certainly got older by adding Pavelski, Perry and Sekera. I think they got a little better in the end. Shame Nichushkin didn't work out.

As long as Bishop stays healthy and Klingberg/Heiskanen remain elite, they'll be a near-contender. When Hanzal inevitably goes LTIR, they'll have extra cap room to play with.


Now my question is, they got older, but did they get slower? I think it all kinda/sorta cancels out. I don't think Joe Pavs is a slow guy, but he's no speed demon either. But they also jettisoned Spezza, and Hintz is a really good skater. Sekera is slow AF but really, he just has to provide adequate offense on the 3rd pairing while Klingberg and Miro eat up monster minutes.

I'll never understand what happened with Valeri Nichushkin. That guy went from Young Player to Watch to NHL washout in record time. They're also officially moving on from Julius Honka, but I doubt they get much for him.

IMO getting John Stevens is a huge get for them. He may not be a great head coach but he's arguably the best assistant in the league. He can build you a killer power play.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:04 am 
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When Hanzal inevitably goes LTIR, they'll have extra cap room to play with.


Dude's only 32. Feels like he's a lot older than that. But I guess that could be because he's hurt all the time and averaging like 56 games a year. Opposite of Pavelski. 35 but feels like that's too old.

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