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Dan Wallace
Joined: 09.15.2005

May 25 @ 3:53 PM ET
Dan Wallace: How Does Bill Guerin Navigate the Offseason?
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 02.22.2018

May 25 @ 6:02 PM ET
Gotta give rossi the keys to the car and give him consistent top 6 and top PP time.

If he ends up bottom 6, might as well deal him as they are just tanking his value
Minnesota Wild
Joined: 06.26.2021

May 25 @ 7:46 PM ET
Foligno will be motivated for a bounce back for a new contract. The Wild should keep him unless someone overpays. They can move him at the TDL if heโ€™s not willing to take a Hartman type contract.

Rossi is the same size as Yanni Gourde but plays half as tough. He needs to get in the gym to get a lot stronger. Hopefully, one or two unproven young players can step in and Faber is as ready as he looked in the playoffs.
Joined: 02.20.2013

May 25 @ 9:16 PM ET
Fluery back to Pittsburgh seems like it would it would have to be on some pretty big salary retention. I have a feeling the next Pittsburgh GM is not going to be big on nostalgia.
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Why did I move back here again?, IL
Joined: 11.06.2015

May 26 @ 9:34 AM ET
I'm not quite sure I follow regarding Dumba. Why would a team trade for his rights if they can simply sign him without any compensation when FA starts. If he is going to hand-pick where he goes and the team wants him too, they can simply wait a couple extra weeks.

On a separate note, the statement about just making the playoffs not being enough was interesting to me. Obviously, as a fan you crave more than that. Looking at the whole situation, they are basically going to need 2-3 rookies or at least guys on ELC type deals to punch way over their weight. Stranger things have happened, but I would say that being a competitive team and making the playoffs is a darn fine accomplishment considering the cap constraint they need to deal with. It's not going to make sense to give up draft assets at the deadline because you will need those players to play in the relative short term, no?
Minnesota Wild
Joined: 10.19.2008

May 28 @ 3:30 PM ET
Trade for picks and start rebuilding. No chance of a Cup run when you have to pay $15M per season to 2 players who have been bought out. Sacrifice the next 2-3 years to rebuild. PLEASE ๐Ÿ™
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Minnesota Wild
Location: Duluth, MN
Joined: 02.22.2012

May 30 @ 4:01 PM ET
Doing a complete teardown of a team and going through the "rebuild" that everyone suggests does not guarantee a good team. Yes, the next 2 years are going to be thin for what the Wild can get to improve the team. And you DON'T trade away a player of Kaprizov's talent, you just don't. Now yes, would I like to see Zuccarello and Spurgeon traded to open up a little more cap space. But I don't see that happening.