Butler won't play much. Schmaltz keeps playing, perhaps showcasing his skills before the trade deadline. Here he would just showcase his game day suit.
Yes, well, that would play into it as well. Good catch!
Yes, well, that would play into it as well. Good catch.
Unfortunate giveaway for sure, the puck just sort stopped on him. But is still a valuable player. He played up more in the lineup that expected out of need, but he solid guy for the supporting cast at a moderate wage by current standards.
Jordan Schmaltz still hasn't resumed skating for San Antonio after getting hurt last month. That said, Butler is a good fit for the No. 7 role -- since he will only play as a fill-in. The Blues wish Schmaltz would get healthy before the trade deadline because he could factor into the thought process. Next year Jordan will have to clear waivers to go to the AHL and he will want a one-way contract. Are the Blues ready to make that commitment or will he still be blocked?
Yeah, they are just going to have to use this campaign as the start of a retooling process. Many good young forwards, but they must get Crawford healthy and beef up that D. Lot of miles on Keith and Seabrook.
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That team will need work. And will Coach Q stick around for that process? That Artemi Panarin deal really ticked him off. And Brandon Saad has been awful coming back from Columbus in that deal.
Yeo is playing his lucky line shuffle. Nothing last for long. Hitchcock used him on the wing as well. It's safe to predict that forward alignments will remain unpredictable this season. I like Patrick better in the middle defensively. He can use his size on the wall as a winger, but he has to get there to do that. Does he have the speed to do that in today's game?
No, he is on the long road back. I believe he is still expected back for camp. The fact that other teams have checked in on him is perhaps a positive time that he is expected back.
No, this team isn't paying Allen real No. 1 goaltender dollars. They can afford to pay Hutton too -- especially since Yeo is using him as the No. 1.
Good one. Who haven't the Cavaliers tried to acquire?
Well, we see. I believe the Jets have two regulation losses in their last 16 games.
Fourth line at best. Zero goals in 30 NHL games are telling. If everybody stays healthy he will have trouble getting into the mix. Now, the trade deadline could create opportunity for him one way or another.
Yeah, and Schmaltz still isn't on the ice after getting hurt last month. And Lindbohm is out for the season. And Walman has suffered something of a lost season in the AHL. So about that depth . . .
I'll say Nashville. Good team today, likely to make a major upgrade for the playoffs. Fisher's return will add a bit as well. Preds want to finish the job after playing for the Cup last season.
Walman is a higher regarded prospect. I'd go for him plus a third-rounder if I'm Jeff Gorton in New York.
First, on the line changing. Players prefer some continuity, typically in forward pairs with the third guy changing. All coaches shuffle lines, but Yeo has been frantic on this front. I think it's an issue.
After for trades, Jaskin could have small value in a package with a good prospect and a draft pick. He has some size, plays physical and doesn't cost much. As for Berglund, he has some no-trade protection, so that complicates things. With size, a salary under $4 million and third-line level production in his career, he could have value if he opted to move.
That is why Stastny remains so important to this team -- and why re-upping him would make sense at right price. He ends up taking so many big draws.
Sammy Blais is healthy and productive still for San Antonio, so he figures to get another look at some point this season.