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@SinBinVegas Twitter Q&A – February 4th, 2022

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7 Comments

  1. THE hockey GOD

    don’t look now, but LA just passed VGK
    in standing

    one team is trending up
    and
    other one trending down.

    no respite in sight, VGK are reeling

  2. THE hockey GOD

    From Elliott Friedmen (spelling?)

    Now, everyone wants to know: Who will be the 2022 versions of Coleman and Goodrow?

    In an attempt to answer that question, we developed a set of parameters:

    Candidate must be under age 27.
    Candidate must be under team control as RFA or have term on contract. (Sorry, UFAs Nick Paul and Tyler Motte.)
    Candidate must be reasonably available in a trade. (That means ‘no’ for Tanner Jeannot from Nashville or Denis Gurianov in Dallas.)
    Candidate must have salary cap hit under $3 million. Key is value relative to cap hit. (Goodbye, Philadelphia’s Scott Laughton or Ottawa’s Connor Brown.)

    1. Artturi Lehkonen
    Left Wing / Right Wing, Montreal Canadiens
    Age: 26
    Shoots: Left
    Contract: Pending RFA, $2.3 million AAV
    Stats: 49 GP, 7 goals, 13 assists, 20 points, 14:34 TOI

    2. Brandon Hagel
    Left Wing / Right Wing, Chicago Blackhawks
    Age: 23
    Shoots: Left
    Contract: 2 years remaining, $1.5 million AAV
    Stats: 46 GP, 14 goals, 13 assists, 27 points, 17:20 TOI
    3. Alexandre Texier
    Winger / Center, Columbus Blue Jackets
    Age: 22
    Shoots: Left
    Contract: 1 year remaining, $1.525 million AAV
    Stats: 36 GP, 11 goals, 9 assists, 20 points, 14:36 TOI
    4. Lawson Crouse
    Left Wing, Arizona Coyotes
    Age: 24
    Shoots: Left
    Contract: Pending RFA, $1.533 million AAV
    Stats: 50 GP, 14 goals, 10 assists, 24 points, 17:34 TOI
    5. Noah Gregor
    Left Wing / Right Wing, San Jose Sharks
    Age: 23
    Shoots: Left
    Contract: Pending RFA, $750,000 AAV
    Stats: 35 GP, 2 goals, 7 assists, 9 points, 15:19 TOI
    Scoop: Gregor is probably the least heralded player on the list, the only one who hasn’t broken in with a full-time NHL job until this season. But that also might make him the most intriguing. Gregor has speed to burn. He’s taken on an increased role under Bob Boughner, playing Top 6 minutes and second unit power play time. He is fourth on the team in shots per game, averaging just a shade under three per game, a touch higher than Logan Couture. What’s missing? The goals >>>good fit for VGK?

  3. I don’t do the Twitter Party of Davos platform….

  4. LVsc

    Hagel is by far the best option. He is an under the radar type guy who is a grinder with skill, not a big guy, but will battle better than anyone, and a very popular guy with the fans too. and of course he has a very cap friendly contract . I would compare him closely to both Coleman and Goodrow, both of whom put the Tampa Lightning over the top for 2 cups. except he has more versatility than them to play on a top 6 line with top talent or 3rd line, also kills penalties too

    The reason he got on the trade bait list is because the rest of the league sees him as a very coveted player, and the Blackhawks don’t want to trade him, but they can get a 1st round pick and a prospect for him.

  5. Norm Bell

    Thanks for the Q-and-A session.
    Next time you get a chance, could you elaborate on why you see Kolesar as a keeper?
    I see a guy who works hard and is tough enough but… he can’t pass or receive a pass, can’t stickhandle, is an average skater and certainly can’t shoot.
    Soooo, what am I missing?

    • Personally, I think Kolesar is replaceable. I always prefer scoring over anything else, and I just don’t think he’ll ever be able to truly do it at this level. However, this organization likes to have at least a little bit of physicality in their lineup. With the price that he’s going to cost, I don’t see any reason they would move on from him.

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