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#121 Taro T

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:55 PM

Woulda been a better left winger for Eichel than Girgensons...


But if the plan is to have him w/ a finisher already in the system such as Okposo or Nylander (not saying it is, but it would seem plausible) then Vanek would be less useful than putting Girgensons, Pouliot, or one of last year's kids on his other wing.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:25 PM

But if the plan is to have him w/ a finisher already in the system such as Okposo or Nylander (not saying it is, but it would seem plausible) then Vanek would be less useful than putting Girgensons, Pouliot, or one of last year's kids on his other wing.


Makes sense.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:09 PM

What's more important to the Sabres, getting Eichel's contract right or having Vanek for 1 year?

 

Bet we coulda had both. Eichel is just going to wait Botterill out and get whatever he demands, so the delay will not have made a difference.

 

 

But just to clarify: my Vanek excitement was more out of nostalgia than team need  ;)


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:51 AM

Eichel is not doing that. Both sides continue to report good negotiations and progress.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Of course they report that. If they weren't go well, it wouldn't be in anybody's interest to admit that.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:53 AM

I'm actually starting to like what Vancouver is doing.

Horvat, Petersson, Boeser, Juolevi, and Stetcher is a pretty damn good young core to start building around. And they still have 1 or 2 high picks left, at least. Some lottery luck and that is just as good as what the Sabres were looking at coming out of the rebuild. At least, if the lotto luck happens this year and gets them Dahlin or Svechnikov, not sure what 2019 looks like. 

 

They need to be smart in other areas though, and I don't think they've shown that ability yet (Eriksson's contract, yikes...)



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:57 AM

Is Horvat signed yet?  Seems to be conflicting reports out of Van City.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:50 PM

I'm actually starting to like what Vancouver is doing.
Horvat, Petersson, Boeser, Juolevi, and Stetcher is a pretty damn good young core to start building around. And they still have 1 or 2 high picks left, at least. Some lottery luck and that is just as good as what the Sabres were looking at coming out of the rebuild. At least, if the lotto luck happens this year and gets them Dahlin or Svechnikov, not sure what 2019 looks like. 
 
They need to be smart in other areas though, and I don't think they've shown that ability yet (Eriksson's contract, yikes...)


They don't have an Eichel or anyone close, though. Dahlin I guess would get them the defensive equivalent, but that's unlikely to happen.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

They don't have an Eichel or anyone close, though. Dahlin I guess would get them the defensive equivalent, but that's unlikely to happen.

For sure, they're like the Sabres as soon as the 2014 draft ended, without the "likely worst team in the league with last place guaranteeing McEichel" part. 

 

I'm interested to see Svechnikov develop this year, I think that guy has "best Russian to enter league since Malkin" potential. 

I remember people being very high on Veleno too, but that has tailed off. 


But they looked in a much worse way about a year and a half ago, versus now, with regards to their prospect pool. 



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:13 PM

Agreed.

Also, how good is Dahlin? Whoever gets him is getting Karlsson.




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