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#321 Jokertecken

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Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

Friedman on SN just now, reiterated he felt Calgary would be a great potential landing spot for Kane, among other teams.

Theorized that Edmonton wouldn't be a likely landing spot, as they aren't looking to trade assets like a 1st round pick when they may be in the lottery, unless it was lottery protected.

What defensive help does Calgary have that we could possibly use? It's not like they're moving Hamilton or Giordano 



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Posted Yesterday, 07:01 PM

What defensive help does Calgary have that we could possibly use? It's not like they're moving Hamilton or Giordano


I wouldn't make any assumptions about what is coming back for Kane. I don't think we're looking at roster players for this year. Probably prospects and picks, and position won't be a priority. Best player available would be my guess.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:38 PM

I wouldn't make any assumptions about what is coming back for Kane. I don't think we're looking at roster players for this year. Probably prospects and picks, and position won't be a priority. Best player available would be my guess.

 

Andersson, Fox, Dube could all be decent returns with a 1st round pick if we're looking at CGY.  There are going to be teams in need of scoring / injuries that pop up between now and March 1st.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:38 PM

I wouldn't make any assumptions about what is coming back for Kane. I don't think we're looking at roster players for this year. Probably prospects and picks, and position won't be a priority. Best player available would be my guess.


If those rumors that the Sabres are "open for business" (aside from a Eichel) are accurate, I'd agree. I'd imagine then there are more deals coming, with plenty of opportunity to attempt to address several positional needs.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:39 PM

What defensive help does Calgary have that we could possibly use? It's not like they're moving Hamilton or Giordano 

Rasmus Andersson would be a pretty great pick-up for us.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:18 PM

Rasmus Andersson would be a pretty great pick-up for us.

 

An offensively active defenceman who works a power dynamic; he is able to win battles against larger opponents through outworking them, and is able to skate with the speediest of smaller opponents. Responsible defensively, but decision making does need some work. All-in-all, an intelligent, hard-working defenceman that is constantly alert in all three zones and willing to do battle with any and all opponents. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014) 

 
Wouldn't mind that one bit http://www.elitepros...hp?player=86137

 

Looking at Calgary's farm system, they actually seem to have quite a few wingers and young defensemen we could want


Edited by Jokertecken, Yesterday, 08:21 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:29 PM

From Friedman's 31 Thoughts
 

Don’t ask about Jack Eichel. Other than that, the Buffalo Sabres are willing to listen. The price would be high for, say, a Sam Reinhart, a Rasmus Ristolainen or a Marco Scandella — but it doesn’t mean they won’t consider offers. What might happen, too, is general manager Jason Botterill waits the full season to evaluate some of those core pieces before deciding whether or not to move them. Apparently, the Sabres want to improve their quickness as much as their talent. They feel they are too slow, both with their feet and with their decision-making.

 

Obviously, Buffalo has rental options with Kane and Benoit Pouliot. Kane will be highly coveted, and potential pursuers say the Sabres are looking at the 2016 Andrew Ladd and 2017 Martin Hanzal trades as comparables. Ladd went from Winnipeg to Chicago for Marco Dano, a first-round selection and a conditional pick. Hanzal’s move from Arizona to Minnesota (with Ryan White) was for a first, a second and a fourth. The Sabres feel Kane is an even better option, so they will aim higher. Buffalo fans are hoping the winger brings back a stud defender, but it’s hard to see that for a rental.

 
 
http://www.sportsnet...ttawa-senators/


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Posted Yesterday, 08:30 PM

Nice. A Les Claypool reference...

I thought about working Winonas big brown beaver in there but it didn't fit.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:36 PM

I thought about working Winonas big brown beaver in there but it didn't fit.

Um... Yeah

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Posted Yesterday, 09:32 PM

From Friedman's 31 Thoughts
 

 

 
 http://www.sportsnet...ttawa-senators/


I hope the return for Kane isn't just picks.

Also, from that bit it looks like maybe we won't see any moves in season beyond Kane. Full season of evaluation.

Sabres rebuild turtle with another step forward.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

I hope the return for Kane isn't just picks.

Also, from that bit it looks like maybe we won't see any moves in season beyond Kane. Full season of evaluation.

Sabres rebuild turtle with another step forward.

Agreed on Kane. I'm sick of picks, give me some 20-24 year old guys on the cusp

 

What makes you say that we won't see anything else? The article says anyone but Eichel is for grabs, and that Botterill wants to get faster and smarter (Girgs, Larsson, Reinhart, Okposo)



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Posted Yesterday, 09:39 PM

A major stumbling block with Calgary will be they do not have a 2018 1st or 2nd, which means Botterill will ask for top prospects only as he should. Will Calgary part with them?

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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 PM

A major stumbling block with Calgary will be they do not have a 2018 1st or 2nd, which means Botterill will ask for top prospects only as he should. Will Calgary part with them?

They have a lot of them, and a desire to win now, so hopefully. I can't see Kane signing there long term though



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Posted Yesterday, 10:34 PM

Agreed on Kane. I'm sick of picks, give me some 20-24 year old guys on the cusp

Like O'Reilly, Kane and Bogosian were when the Sabres traded for them? ;)

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Posted Yesterday, 10:42 PM

Agreed on Kane. I'm sick of picks, give me some 20-24 year old guys on the cusp
 
What makes you say that we won't see anything else? The article says anyone but Eichel is for grabs, and that Botterill wants to get faster and smarter (Girgs, Larsson, Reinhart, Okposo)


Just this bit:

"What might happen, too, is general manager Jason Botterill waits the full season to evaluate some of those core pieces before deciding whether or not to move them."

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 PM

Just this bit:

"What might happen, too, is general manager Jason Botterill waits the full season to evaluate some of those core pieces before deciding whether or not to move them."

Missed that part :D

I wouldn't hate that. Unless it was Kane though

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Posted Yesterday, 10:48 PM

Missed that part :D
I wouldn't hate that. Unless it was Kane though


Ya. I get the feeling everything is still kinda up in the air.

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Posted Today, 08:41 AM

What makes you think he will show maturity? Many pro athletes never grow up.

Some don't. But I think with the right coaching and management you can get kids there.