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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Wednesday @ 12:12 PM ET
Eklund: Could Theodore Be The Odd Man Out In Vegas? (e3) Buzzcast At 3
Cooleus
Joined: 04.13.2021

Wednesday @ 1:32 PM ET
Vegas has 2 goalies, 7 d-men, and 11 forwards under contract for next season. With about $6M of cap space.

They qualify Dorofeyev for less than $1M.

So that leaves $5M to sign two forwards. Since Marchessault was one of the top 5 UFA centers available this summer I could see him leaving. Mantha won't come back. Maybe they bring back Stephenson and Carrier at $5M total? Or move on and bring in two other UFAs.

So they have no real cap issue next season. Hence, I don't see why Theodore gets moved. The following summer Theodore, McNabb, Hill, Thompson all come off the books. They could commit to Theodore and Thompson and let McNabb and Hill move on. Again, not a huge problem.

Good analysis though. Will see if more chatter about a Theodore trade emerges. I noticed Logan Thompson's trade demands never amounted to anything. Maybe he's happier now.
Dahlmanyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 06.15.2015

Wednesday @ 1:42 PM ET
Why add Hanifin if it’s just going to lead to trading Theodore. They are similar quality, age, cap hit long term, etc.

Of course they may HAVE to trade someone just to field a team. And sure their first round exit may lead them to decide the mix isn’t right. But I have to believe they had a plan in place at the time of acquiring Hanifin, and it didn’t include just swapping 1 for 1. Especially when Mcnabb and Martinez are at their end as well.

Marchessault is old. His next contract willl be negative value half way through. He’s a goner.

This isn’t a real rumor. It’s just someone’s idea and it’s a dumb one.
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Wednesday @ 2:50 PM ET
Why add Hanifin if it’s just going to lead to trading Theodore. They are similar quality, age, cap hit long term, etc.

Of course they may HAVE to trade someone just to field a team. And sure their first round exit may lead them to decide the mix isn’t right. But I have to believe they had a plan in place at the time of acquiring Hanifin, and it didn’t include just swapping 1 for 1. Especially when Mcnabb and Martinez are at their end as well.

Marchessault is old. His next contract willl be negative value half way through. He’s a goner.

This isn’t a real rumor. It’s just someone’s idea and it’s a dumb one.

- Dahlmanyotes


It's an E3. The definition is this rumour came from a source tied to either the team or the player. So it's not just some random idea!
ALEDDO
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 07.20.2011

Wednesday @ 4:34 PM ET
It's an E3. The definition is this rumour came from a source tied to either the team or the player. So it's not just some random idea!
- HockeyBuzzed


Oh honey…
duxcup07
Joined: 07.10.2007

Wednesday @ 4:57 PM ET
Oh honey…
- ALEDDO

I love when new guys join in!
jfkst1
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Clackety Clack
Joined: 02.09.2015

Wednesday @ 5:05 PM ET
Vegas has 2 goalies, 7 d-men, and 11 forwards under contract for next season. With about $6M of cap space.

They qualify Dorofeyev for less than $1M.

So that leaves $5M to sign two forwards. Since Marchessault was one of the top 5 UFA centers available this summer I could see him leaving. Mantha won't come back. Maybe they bring back Stephenson and Carrier at $5M total? Or move on and bring in two other UFAs.

So they have no real cap issue next season. Hence, I don't see why Theodore gets moved. The following summer Theodore, McNabb, Hill, Thompson all come off the books. They could commit to Theodore and Thompson and let McNabb and Hill move on. Again, not a huge problem.

Good analysis though. Will see if more chatter about a Theodore trade emerges. I noticed Logan Thompson's trade demands never amounted to anything. Maybe he's happier now.

- Cooleus


I could see Philly being interested in Theodore. They are about $43m under the cap and need to spend the money somehow. Could add Guentzel to be their go to 1C when they move Couturier out.
Minnyhock
Minnesota Wild
Joined: 06.26.2021

Wednesday @ 6:13 PM ET
I could see Philly being interested in Theodore. They are about $43m under the cap and need to spend the money somehow. Could add Guentzel to be their go to 1C when they move Couturier out.
- jfkst1


Yes, Philly should shed all pretense of the rebuild they don’t want to do anyway. The return will be massive so they can give up youth like Foerster, Brink and Frost to help Vegas replace Marchessault and Stephenson. Then Philly could sign Marchessault for their 2C behind Guentzel.

HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Wednesday @ 6:55 PM ET
Yes, Philly should shed all pretense of the rebuild they don’t want to do anyway. The return will be massive so they can give up youth like Foerster, Brink and Frost to help Vegas replace Marchessault and Stephenson. Then Philly could sign Marchessault for their 2C behind Guentzel.
- Minnyhock


If Vegas loses Marchessault then they will need a top center to replace him. Eichel is obviously 1C. But imagine if Vegas adds Reinhart as 2C. They'll need to create cap space so that's maybe where Theodore moves on. As time goes on Reinhart might even emerge as 1C and Eichel slides over to play wing, kinda like Seguin did. Dominoes.
crdemartino
New York Islanders
Location: Severna Park, MD
Joined: 06.29.2011

Thursday @ 6:17 AM ET
I love when new guys join in!
- duxcup07


“Oh bless your heart” would also work here
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

Thursday @ 7:15 AM ET
Vegas has 2 goalies, 7 d-men, and 11 forwards under contract for next season. With about $6M of cap space.

They qualify Dorofeyev for less than $1M.

So that leaves $5M to sign two forwards. Since Marchessault was one of the top 5 UFA centers available this summer I could see him leaving. Mantha won't come back. Maybe they bring back Stephenson and Carrier at $5M total? Or move on and bring in two other UFAs.

So they have no real cap issue next season. Hence, I don't see why Theodore gets moved. The following summer Theodore, McNabb, Hill, Thompson all come off the books. They could commit to Theodore and Thompson and let McNabb and Hill move on. Again, not a huge problem.

Good analysis though. Will see if more chatter about a Theodore trade emerges. I noticed Logan Thompson's trade demands never amounted to anything. Maybe he's happier now.

- Cooleus


Marchessault is a Center?

Thats news!

You think Stephenson and Carrier are signing for $5M combined?

Good luck with that.
Dahlmanyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 06.15.2015

Thursday @ 12:27 PM ET
What is the world are you talking about!? Reinhart and Marchessault are not centers, and neither will ever replace Eichel in any world anywhere.