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Clay Brewer
Nashville Predators
Location: Nashville, TN
Joined: 07.07.2021

Jan 14 @ 4:36 PM ET
Clay Brewer: Ws Don't Change Reality
BluemanGuruu
St Louis Blues
Location: trustinjarmo knows nothing, MO
Joined: 06.28.2007

Jan 14 @ 6:22 PM ET
I understand your pain fully. I'm saying the same thing with the Blues. I don't think a full rebuild is needed. Just these teams would be better served having a crummy year and adding some high end talent to the roster.
Newgod77
Boston Bruins
Location: IL
Joined: 05.10.2015

Jan 14 @ 6:50 PM ET
As an outsider watching a couple recent games they lack team speed. There isn’t any forward who scares you.
wrister
Joined: 12.28.2011

Jan 15 @ 4:16 PM ET
As an outsider watching a couple recent games they lack team speed. There isn’t any forward who scares you.
- Newgod77



Completely Agree. And penalties created because their lack of speed. Oh and then just foolish penalties.
13of39
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 08.26.2018

Jan 15 @ 4:30 PM ET
Adding to the burn is that most of the guys you’d think to move are on deals that can’t be moved, save for eating a lot of money (upwards of $2+M a year for Dutchy, Johansen) or are guys you would rather not move from that blueline.

Saros represents the only possible big return, and goalies rarely bring back 1st Rounders at the deadline. And even then, you’re looking at a contenders 1st. In 2024’s draft, 20 slots is a swing between a class of player like Alexander Zetterberg vs. Paul Mayer. Saros will get a 1st+B Level Prospect in the offseason, and handing the reigns to Askarov likely signals the change in short-mid term team building philosophy.

The only way the franchise could justify flipping Forsberg, Ekholm or Josi would be to thank Poile for his service and to send him off before digging into a ground up rebuild…
scifi-man
Nashville Predators
Joined: 05.05.2017

Jan 17 @ 10:53 AM ET
The only way the franchise could justify flipping Forsberg, Ekholm or Josi would be to thank Poile for his service and to send him off before digging into a ground up rebuild…


It is at least a year or two (but taking off the fan glasses probably several more) past the time when Poile needs to move on up in management (team president?) to get him out of the day to day operations or for him to retire. We would not be where we are without Poile, but we also might have a championship with a different personnel manager making different choices. He has been a force in the NHL for a longtime and his longevity is incredible. But, it is time someone else decided how this team should shape out.

Hynes should also be on the way out. I feel like his system is killing any talent that we bring in. As Clay said, we're very average. We've been on a steady decline since 2017 but even during that year, everything just lined up for us. There were cracks and issues that become much worse in the following years.

I still really like Forsberg and think he could've been a really great player if he were on the Avs for instance. But our talent can't escape our system of play. I think the Tolvanen fiasco is further proof of this.
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Thursday @ 12:06 PM ET
Carrier is out possibly 6 weeks for his manly man poor decision, I'm sure he got his bell wrung. Standing up for teammates is a tricky task and ultimately he hurt his team.