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jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 3:51 PM ET
Oloffsson is a lefty
- TheHank


That's my bad. I was thinking of Nylander sometimes playing LW with a RH shot. Gotta get my swedes straight
JVince11
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Alright Sigfreid, Lets Go Roy... Eye of the freaking Tiger!!!, AK
Joined: 07.13.2011

May 15 @ 3:52 PM ET
Steve Smith has a good chance at staying on, I would imagine.

Does anyone know who Krueger's assistants for Switzerland at the World Cup or in Edmonton were?

- Powerslave


Paul Maurice and Brad Shaw.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 3:52 PM ET
Just sign Hayes and Nyquist.
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

May 15 @ 3:54 PM ET
Paul Maurice and Brad Shaw.
- JVince11



Thank you.

gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 3:54 PM ET
just tell him that lineup blows goats
- SabresFaninIndiana


🧐
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 3:54 PM ET
Just sign Hayes and Nyquist.
- Feds91Stammer


He'd be a great fit imo. Opinions vary wildly on him here. I'd be in for 5 years at $6m per if that gets it done on the open market
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 3:56 PM ET
He'd be a great fit imo. Opinions vary wildly on him here. I'd be in for 5 years at $6m per if that gets it done on the open market
- jcragcrumple

EW projection: Kevin Hayes F NYR/WPG UFA 27 6 $5,877,331

https://docs.google.com/s...iWLN54/edit#gid=707766415
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 3:56 PM ET
Just sign Hayes and Nyquist.
- Feds91Stammer


No to Hayes
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 3:57 PM ET
He'd be a great fit imo. Opinions vary wildly on him here. I'd be in for 5 years at $6m per if that gets it done on the open market
- jcragcrumple


Gross
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 3:57 PM ET
No to Hayes
- gerbe75pts

Too tall?
JVince11
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Alright Sigfreid, Lets Go Roy... Eye of the freaking Tiger!!!, AK
Joined: 07.13.2011

May 15 @ 3:58 PM ET
Just sign Hayes and Nyquist.
- Feds91Stammer


There are so many great options for 2C and top 6 wingers in this UFA pool... I love the chances.

Even if other teams are battling over Panarin, Duchene, Pavelski, and Karlsson.

Centers - Nelson, Hayes, Lee, Johansson, Brassard

Wingers - Nyquist, Dzingel, Connolly, Zuccarello, Ferland, Chiasson, Eberle, Donskoi, and Simmonds.

There's just so many options which will also help keep contracts down too. 1 or 2 wingers don't saturate the whole thing and can demand 5-7M and be B level guys. They know that there are 6 other guys who could be called if they price themselves out.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 3:59 PM ET
“Everybody talks about the quarterback being back at the point. But, if you look at the truly great powerplays, they are led by a dangerous player off the hashmark,” Krueger said

I like that take.

- Sabre_Tooth


I might finally get my wish of an umbrella PP with Risto (or Montour) up top, Dahlin and Eichel on their off wings, Skinner (or mitts) in the middle and Reinhart down low
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:01 PM ET
Yeah, I don't see Reinhart playing LW. Nylander can play some RW. Olofsson should really be on the left to maximize his RH shot imo
- jcragcrumple


Lineup projections are fun, but my projection is that at least 1 LW gets moved, even if Skinner leaves. If your job is on the line, you don't count on Nylander switching to RW and have no depth behind him.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:02 PM ET
I might finally get my wish of an umbrella PP with Risto (or Montour) up top, Dahlin and Eichel on their off wings, Skinner (or mitts) in the middle and Reinhart down low
- jcragcrumple


If he doesn't take full advantage of Olofsson on the PP, I'd be astonished.
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

May 15 @ 4:03 PM ET
Lineup projections are fun, but my projection is that at least 1 LW gets moved, even if Skinner leaves. If your job is on the line, you don't count on Nylander switching to RW and have no depth behind him.
- Lunaion

you also dont plan on nylander AND/or Victor being in the top 6 either.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:04 PM ET
you also dont plan on nylander AND/or Victor being in the top 6 either.
- SabresFaninIndiana


very true
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

May 15 @ 4:04 PM ET
If he doesn't take full advantage of Olofsson on the PP, I'd be astonished.
- Lunaion

he still has to make the team... why are we giving this guy the Mitts treatment, did we learn nothing from last year
TheHank
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Metro, MN
Joined: 01.11.2017

May 15 @ 4:05 PM ET
If he doesn't take full advantage of Olofsson on the PP, I'd be astonished.
- Lunaion

Thank you. Ffs.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 4:06 PM ET
you also dont plan on nylander AND/or Victor being in the top 6 either.
- SabresFaninIndiana


Olofsson needs to be in the top 6 imo to maximize his talent. If they bring in another dynamite LW and re-sign Skinner, then maybe you rethink that
TheHank
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Metro, MN
Joined: 01.11.2017

May 15 @ 4:06 PM ET
he still has to make the team... why are we giving this guy the Mitts treatment, did we learn nothing from last year
- SabresFaninIndiana

Is he the 5th best lw at this point?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 4:09 PM ET
he still has to make the team... why are we giving this guy the Mitts treatment, did we learn nothing from last year
- SabresFaninIndiana


His best chance to succeed is playing with Eichel imo. I guess you could have a 4th line of Olofsson-Erod-Okposo and just let him tee off
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:09 PM ET
he still has to make the team... why are we giving this guy the Mitts treatment, did we learn nothing from last year
- SabresFaninIndiana


He's 24. It's a much different situation. At the same time, there should be competition for the final spots on the team. Right now, I don't see how you don't pencil him in on the 3rd line. It's his spot to lose. If nothing changes, then he has to beat out someone like CJ Smith.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:10 PM ET
There are so many great options for 2C and top 6 wingers in this UFA pool... I love the chances.

Even if other teams are battling over Panarin, Duchene, Pavelski, and Karlsson.

Centers - Nelson, Hayes, Lee, Johansson, Brassard

Wingers - Nyquist, Dzingel, Connolly, Zuccarello, Ferland, Chiasson, Eberle, Donskoi, and Simmonds.

There's just so many options which will also help keep contracts down too. 1 or 2 wingers don't saturate the whole thing and can demand 5-7M and be B level guys. They know that there are 6 other guys who could be called if they price themselves out.

- JVince11

Hard pass on Nelson, Brassard, Ferland, Chiasson, Donskoi, and Simmonds being great options.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:10 PM ET
His best chance to succeed is playing with Eichel imo. I guess you could have a 4th line of Olofsson-Erod-Okposo and just let him tee off
- jcragcrumple


Everyone's best chance to succeed is playing with Eichel.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 4:12 PM ET
Everyone's best chance to succeed is playing with Eichel.
- Lunaion


true story. I guess what I'm saying is that giving him a chance on a scoring line is the best way to maximize his talent. He's got the shot, but it would be a shame to waste it playing him with grinders
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