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Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:32 pm
by micky107
There are a lot of Vegas mock expansion draft selections sites now. Many points of view. Not even sure if they all know the rules but I am seeing Sbisa a lot. Even with the surgery, seeing Granlund. Even seeing Gudbranson ?
What I am not seeing is Biega which actually surprises me.
IMO, he could play 3rd pairing on at least 8 to 10 teams. At 750k for another year, just wondering why no one thinks they would consider him.
Still way early and I suppose any one can throw up a mock selection site.
Interesting though...

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:58 pm
by Strangelove
Pretty sure Granlund and Gudbranson will be protected.

I know I'm in the minority on this one... but I don't want to lose young Gaunce.

I can see him developing into a solid 3rd line centre eventually.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:30 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
Strangelove wrote:Pretty sure Granlund and Gudbranson will be protected.

I know I'm in the minority on this one... but I don't want to lose young Gaunce.

I can see him developing into a solid 3rd line centre eventually.
If you don't want to lose cheap, young and improving Gaunce there's a certain 3rd line centre / winger who gets forcefed icetime , is extremely soft and razor thin , overpaid but has a famous last name that could easily be made available. I wonder if Vegas would have any interest in him? :eh:

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:02 pm
by Strangelove
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Pretty sure Granlund and Gudbranson will be protected.

I know I'm in the minority on this one... but I don't want to lose young Gaunce.

I can see him developing into a solid 3rd line centre eventually.
If you don't want to lose cheap, young and improving Gaunce there's a certain 3rd line centre / winger who gets forcefed icetime , is extremely soft and razor thin , overpaid but has a famous last name that could easily be made available. I wonder if Vegas would have any interest in him? :eh:
:D

I'd rather lose Gaunce!

But maybe we can get Eriksson to waive?

Vegas won't take Loui, he's due a $7M signing bonus in July.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:04 am
by Madcombinepilot
Strangelove wrote:Pretty sure Granlund and Gudbranson will be protected.

I know I'm in the minority on this one... but I don't want to lose young Gaunce.

I can see him developing into a solid 3rd line centre eventually.

I think Gaunce played himself into safety last year. :D

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:07 pm
by Hockey Widow
I'd love to protect Gaunce but just don't see how really. I highly doubt we expose Sutter. As Doc suggests if we could expose Louie that would do the trick. Other than that I'm not sure who else we would be willing to expose.

This also makes trading a D tricky. We know if we don't trade one we have to expose one we don't really want to lose. But if we are trying to trade a D for top six we need to have room to protect said player which means exposing another forward. But if we are trading a D for picks/prospects we will be alright.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:21 pm
by Reefer2
Is that an indicator on how bad this team to talk about protecting a 23 year old with a total 6 points in 77 NHL games?

Yes I know he is only 23 but regardless he is not a top 6 player unless he blossoms this year.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:03 pm
by micky107
Reefer2 wrote:Is that an indicator on how bad this team to talk about protecting a 23 year old with a total 6 points in 77 NHL games?

Yes I know he is only 23 but regardless he is not a top 6 player unless he blossoms this year.
I think basically, it's hoped by many that Gaunce can elevate his game in regards to points, but maybe even more than that, he could become one of those guys that is just plain nasty and hard to play against. Also that maybe he could become a good PK guy.
This is quite a change for him and how he saw himself when drafted.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:50 pm
by Strangelove
Reefer2 wrote: Yes I know he is only 23 but regardless he is not a top 6 player unless he blossoms this year.
:shock:

No one is presently talking about Gaunce ever becoming a top-6 forward lol.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 5:17 pm
by Reefer2
Strangelove wrote:
Reefer2 wrote: Yes I know he is only 23 but regardless he is not a top 6 player unless he blossoms this year.
:shock:

No one is presently talking about Gaunce ever becoming a top-6 forward lol.
Why are we even worried about him?

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 5:21 pm
by Hockey Widow
Reefer2 wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Reefer2 wrote: Yes I know he is only 23 but regardless he is not a top 6 player unless he blossoms this year.
:shock:

No one is presently talking about Gaunce ever becoming a top-6 forward lol.
Why are we even worried about him?
I don't think anyone is worried about losing him. It's just it would be nice to be able to keep him around another year to see if he progresses with Green. We need bottom six players and he is one. But I doubt anyone will loose sleep if he's taken.

I certainly wouldn't protect him over Baertschi or Granlund or Horvat.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 5:35 pm
by Island Nucklehead
Hockey Widow wrote: I don't think anyone is worried about losing him. It's just it would be nice to be able to keep him around another year to see if he progresses with Green. We need bottom six players and he is one. But I doubt anyone will loose sleep if he's taken.

I certainly wouldn't protect him over Baertschi or Granlund or Horvat.
Vegas would be silly to pick him in expansion time. He'll be available on waivers next fall.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 2:35 pm
by ESQ
Island Nucklehead wrote: Vegas would be silly to pick him in expansion time. He'll be available on waivers next fall.
Well said.

They won't take Biega for the same reason - players of his ilk will be available on the waiver wire next season, and most teams are exposing 7/8 dmen of Biega's calibre.

Sbisa is one of the few top-4 who stand to be exposed (even though he's more of a 5/6 than a 3/4 dman). The only way he doesn't get picked is if Sutter is exposed, imo.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:46 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
Lol Sbisa is not a top 4 dman on any team.There will be a dozen better options for Vegas to pick from to bolster the back end.

Re: Expansion draft

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:45 pm
by SKYO
Actually it'll be ok to keep Brandon Sutter, I keep forgetting half the team gets injured every year, so Sutter will be handy to have around.

Where at times we've had the likes of Chaput on our top line.

Megna, Boucher on our 2nd line

Skille, Cramarossa, Shore on our 3rd line

Hell we've even had Biega on our 4th line. :lol:

Jesus christ the team needs all the depth it can get thanks to having zero mass up front, all small fellas.