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LeBrun: Minnesota Wild's expansion plan hinges on which talented blueliners to protect

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#1 Doubles

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:23 PM

Interesting read from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun...

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:24 PM

His point on Pominville makes a ton of sense...

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:02 PM

I would ask Poms and Koivu to waive the no-movement clauses.

 

Poms is expensive for his production this season, and Koivu is almost done with his contract.

 

I would consider asking Parise as well, as that contract is likely to scare anyone off.

 


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

I doubt they would ask Koivu to waive his no movement clause since he's been one of the best two way forwards this season. Pominville makes complete sense, either that or just cutting him and eating the cost.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:14 AM

If you expose Koivu they'll take him.  

 

My guess is we expose Haula, Brodin, Scandella, and Folin.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:48 PM

Would there be a way to workout a trade with the expansion team?  Could we trade Reilly, for example, to them instead of them drafting one of our other defensemen? 


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:08 PM

Does anyone know if teams have to announce to the public which players they're protecting?


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:26 AM

 

Would there be a way to workout a trade with the expansion team?  Could we trade Reilly, for example, to them instead of them drafting one of our other defensemen? 

 

They can absolutely do this

 

They can make deals with LVGK to take players off the table, or ensure that they don't lose a particular player. 

 

Or they could give LVGK some asset to do X. (Take a certain player from us or don't take some other player.)

 

Or they could make a deal where LVGK takes player Z from team A and trades them to the Wild. 

 

Bleacherreport had an interesting story that the smart play is for LVGK to take as many bad contracts as they can and then tank tank tank. 

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:29 AM

As much as it grinds Doubles' gears to talk about advanced stats, I will point out that Brodin has the best possession stats on the Wild D. I think he's making a strong case for himself, even if it puts me in the minority. 

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:36 AM

Yeah I would give up scandella before I would give up Brodin.
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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:54 AM

 

They can absolutely do this

 

They can make deals with LVGK to take players off the table, or ensure that they don't lose a particular player. 

 

Or they could give LVGK some asset to do X. (Take a certain player from us or don't take some other player.)

 

Or they could make a deal where LVGK takes player Z from team A and trades them to the Wild. 

 

Bleacherreport had an interesting story that the smart play is for LVGK to take as many bad contracts as they can and then tank tank tank. 

 

I wonder if they'll be able to load up on draft picks, even just mid rounders, by agreeing to select one player over another.

 

Say the Wild offer the LVGK a 3rd rounder to take Folin as their choice.  That's win-win for both teams.

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