Dobber - Okee dokes...I'll just take my day off on another day LOL! Now it looks like Mike Richards to Los Angeles for Schenn, Simmonds, and???? To be confirmed...

 

Dobber - Carter was indeed traded. To Columbus! Carter to Columbus for Jakub Voracek and a first- and a third-round draft pick. Analysis to come...

 

Dobber - "LIKE" us on Facebook, win a pair of Oakley's. Nuff said.


Dobber - the 'security' issue in the shop has been fixed. You can buy my awesome stuff again without being afraid! ;)


Also - a rumor that is being laughed at on Twitter, due to the strange source - Nazem Kadri for Jeff Carter.

 

Darren Dreger reporting that the Sharks are interested in Robyn Regehr, and that Calgary appears set to make a major move. The Flames have a ton of bad contracts, but next summer things start to open up. Regehr is a fantastic shut down defensemen - mobility isn't great but there are few stronger players in the league.

 

He'd be a huge addition to what was an inconsistent and soft San Jose back end (not counting Douglas Murray). Ales Hemsky, a common victim of Regehr's aggression, must be excited at the possibility of this trade happening.

 

Draft day mailbag is open! Taking questions today, and will answer them tomorrow.

 

Dobber here with two notes - 1) Matt Bugg and Justin Goldman are both hoping to do another chat today. Bugg is shooting for 1pm ET and Goldman is shooting for 2pm ET, but both depend on their flights (they are off to Minny for the draft). 2) In the shop if you purchase the Prospects Report, a warning pops up. This is my ignorance fault. I let it expire - I didn't even know such a thing expired. Anyway, I'm working to get that renewed. You can just ignore that flag, and sorry if I caused any alarm.

 

After an abysmal first 25 games (seven points, minus-21), Simon Gagne ended up putting together a very good season in Tampa Bay. In his final 38 games, Gagne had 14 goals and 33 points. He added 12 points in 15 playoff games.

 

If I was a GM looking to add a depth scorer, Gagne would be my choice over the likes of Tanguay/Laich/Fleischmann/Leino, even with his injury history.

 

Rumors are swirling regarding Colorado moving Paul Stastny? Aside from being slightly overpaid, why would Colorado move him? His dad voiced concern over the Stewart/Shattenkirk for Johnson trade, but that should hardly be reason to move a borderline top line center away.

 

Stastny and Duchene complement each other well – Stastny is steady, creative, and solid in both zones. Duchene is more flashy and more of a pure scorer, and he relies on his speed more. I don’t see Colorado having much interest in a package of prospects and futures for Stastny. Is that just me?

 

Some more rumors – that time of year. The Devils are apparently interested in Brent Burns. The Devils, perhaps more than any other NHL team (aside from Columbus), need a puck moving defenseman. Burns would be a fantastic fit there. He’s no slouch in his own zone, either. I don’t see Minnesota moving him, unless they can get a legitimate winger to play with Koivu on the top line. Hmm….

 

Michael Russo later stated that the Parise-Burns trade talks never really materialized, and that both sides are moving on.

 

Made my first trade of the summer yesterday - moved Justin Williams out for Steve Ott in a H2H keeper that counts all standard categories plus FOW and HITS. Ott was the ninth most valuable center in our league based off of my formula. Williams is a solid 25-30 goal winger with decent SOG numbers, but injury history scares me.

 

Even if Ott stays at 35 points (I see him getting more with increased offensive responsibilities), he brings a ton of value through his PIM, HITS, and FOW. He's my fourth center right now behind Crosby/Lecavalier/Koivu the younger. Probably going to cut Mike Fisher.

 

Some major changes coming in 2012-13 regarding NHL divisional realignment? Bring back the Wales/Campbell Conferences!

 

Full NHL award results from voting:

 

NORRIS: Lidstrom (736), Weber (727), Chara (688), Visnovsky (573), Yandle (312)
SELKE: Kesler (1.179), Toews (476), Datsuyk (348), Bergeron (296), Malhotra (229)
ADAMS: Bylsma (196), Vigneault (169), Trotz (80), Boucher (54), Lemaire (27)
CALDER: Skinner (1,055), Couture (908), Grabner (497), Crawford (336), Carlson (188)
GM OF THE YEAR: Gillis (96), Yzerman (61), Poile (55), Murray (35), Shero (26)
LADY BYNG: St. Louis (994), Lidstrom (464), Eriksson (347), Marleau (241), Toews (233)
VEZINA: Thomas (104), Rinne (84), Luongo (33), Lundqvist (23), Price (10)
HART: Perry (1,043), Sedin (960), St. Louis (332), Rinne (175), Thomas (171)

 

Is Keith Yandle a potential offer sheet target? He should be. I’d gladly give up multiple picks – franchise defensemen with PPG potential don’t exactly grow on trees. I wonder if a rich, big market team gives Yandle a frontloaded offer sheet knowing Bettman Phoenix would struggle to match?

 

Some draft musings – favorite player from the draft class is Ryan Murphy. He’s a bit of a boom or bust, but his upside is absolutely incredible. Has a dynamic offensive quality I haven’t seen in a defensive prospect since I have been following the game.

 

Ryan Strome is my pick to pull a Jeff Skinner (a non top three pick who steps in to the NHL and makes an impact). Strome skates and handles the puck like Tyler Seguin. He’s a bit more slight – most expect him to return to the OHL for at least one more year. If he goes to Ottawa or New Jersey, I could see him making the jump with a strong camp.


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Larry said:

Rollie1967
Nieuwendyk/richards There must be some discord between those two- due to ownerhsip issues, Dallas cant offer Brad what he could get on the open market-so there is no practical reason for Brad to not waive his no trade. It doesnt look good on Dallas' part at all, throw in the Neal,Niskanen for Goligoski deal (Pitt won that one) and the future isnt too bright in Dallas. Their current roster isnt very good- and their prospects dont standout. With the lack of owners- theyre unlikely to sign any major UFA's, count them as out of the playoff race next year. Dont worry- Sherman would still get my vote.
June 23, 2011
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Michal Sk said:

StevenY
... Larry - Do you think Nieuwendyk has options to do any better? No money to spend and the only way to get some interest was to keep Richards and try to get to the playoffs. Richards was out with concussion at the time of deadline anyway...
June 23, 2011
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Kevin said:

mrmojorisin
Regehr Regehr has been traded to Buffalo according to D.D. of TSN, will not be official until he decides whether he will waive his no trade clause.
June 23, 2011
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Greg Hambly said:

pittshamblyuins
Stastny Probably not worth moving....but if they were to package him with something and get Schenn and Bernier back from LA...could help both teams.
June 23, 2011
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Larry said:

Rollie1967
Statsny Why move him indeed- almost a PPG,decent defensively, some grit to his game and hes only 25! The AVs have plenty of cap space so the 'extra' $1mil or so doesnt hurt. Unless they trade him for a goalie-which presents a much bigger need, I cant see him moving,but then their GM has done some strange things.
If the NHL had an award for worst GM- it would be a close call between Sherman?(col) and Nieuwendyk in Dallas.
June 23, 2011
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ultrawhiteness said:

ultrawhiteness
Murphy, Jurco Ellis is not nearly as dynamic as Murphy. dynamic generally means skating, or the ability to pull you off your seat. Ellis has unbelievable PP QB ability, crazy hand-eye coordination, and is smart... but not dynamic in the way that Murhpy is.

Jurco had the best benchpress at the combine? really? wow. i am impressesd.

i liked him the 3 times i saw him play against Gatineau (granted, all 2nd half of the season) - contrary to the typical write-ups, i thought he was a very responsible player and often passed up opportunities to do something flashy/stupid and instead make the safe play. the "inconsistent" part i wonder about guys being disappointed not seeing him go end-to-end every game or scoring in the final minute (tough when you're on the bench).

if Huberdeau somehow makes the jump, Jurco is a guy who could really take off with top line minutes next year.
June 23, 2011
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Kevin said:

mrmojorisin
Murphy's Dynamic O dynamic offensive quality I haven’t seen in a defensive prospect since I have been following the game

Uh, does the name Ryan Ellis not ring a bell?
June 23, 2011
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Michal Sk said:

StevenY
... Jurco is so underrated, he has been buried in the second, or even third line all season - not enough ice time to succeed. He has most likely best stickhandling skills in this draft class, size and elite skating. Best in bench press in draft combine, scored more goals than any of his teammates in Memorial cup. Some don't even see him drafted in the first round?! ...for me 10-20 pick with top 3 upside in this draft class and future star smilies/wink.gif
June 23, 2011
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Austin said:

austeane
Gillis Ya Gillis made one probably bad trade (Ballard could still return to previous form ala Alberts) but he made only one other bad trade in his reign as GM (bernier for a 2nd and a third) but he has done so much much to outweigh that. As far as trades go there have been a few good ones but does anyone remember Ehrhoff for Rahmi and White? Who are Rahmi and White you ask? Exactly.

Also he has signed 90+ goals a year top line for 14 million and built a D that had 14 defencemen that could play in the NHL. On top of that he turned vancouver from a place avoided due to travel to a place where free agents flocked to and in some cases took discounts to be a part of a winning environment.

Also Hendy, many many players blow the sedins numbers at age 27 or so and younger away. They are outliers in that they really have gotten better every single year but hadn't reached their potential until 29-30 years old. Most people reach their peak far before then so don't expect Stastny to continue in a Sedin-like fashion.

Great ramblings Angus. I find it interesting how some votes were extremely close (80 votes between Sedin and Perry, 9 for the norris, 30 for the Jack adams) and some were blowaways (700 votes for the Selke and over double for the Byng).

I could definitely see Yandle moving to another team either via trading rights or an offer sheet.

What do you think the chances are of the Canucks signing Gagne?
June 23, 2011
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B.Hendy said:

WildHendy
... Find it slightly ironic that "G.M. of the year" traded away one of the finalists for "Rookie of the year" for a high paid D-Man to sit on the pine......

P.Stastny is a legitamate top liner....his #'s blow the Sedins away at the same point of their careers.....switch him and Backstrom around and he'll produce at least the same totals
June 22, 2011
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Dean Youngblood said:

Dean Youngblood
... I really enjoyed your ramblings tonight/this morning Angus.

Good work.
June 22, 2011
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