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Thoughts Before The Trade Deadline

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- It might come down to Nolan Patrick’s health, but I think Philadelphia is considering Jeff Carter.

- I do think Colorado checked out Corey Crawford. But Robin Lehner’s future ties into Chicago’s decision. Lehner’s performance during Chicago’s 5-3 loss to Edmonton raised eyebrows. Not because he was bad or anything, but because he was “quiet.” Lehner plays a “loud” game, both in terms of his voice and activity. The Blackhawks and his representatives are trying to find a match, but word is term is going to be a hurdle. Lehner has said that he deserves to be paid “fairly,” and it was so unusual to see him so placid that people were wondering if a lack of progress bothered him. He was back in goal for Saturday’s 8-4 win in Calgary, where he made a big save to preserve Chicago’s advantage when the game was still in doubt.

Carolina, meanwhile, has had a lot of interest in Lehner, and has that extra first-rounder.

- It is rare that top-six centres become available, but Florida’s Vincent Trocheck is generating attention. Age 26, two more years at under $5 million — teams can handle that. Won’t be inexpensive. Trocheck rushed back as quickly as possible from an ankle injury last season, and there is debate about how much mobility that may have cost him. But, again, guys like him aren’t often acquirable.

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d ca's avatar

Who is the author of #30 on the list?

.... I played Division I on a full scholarship, I signed with the Detroit Red Wings out of college at a time they had 15 Hall of Fame players on the team. I signed six NHL contracts over 10 years, and ended up playing more than 600 professional games in the AHL, NHL and Europe.

.... I was named a[n AHL] team captain eight out of the 10 years I played….

Posted by d ca on 02/19/20 at 12:11 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Who is the author of #30 on the list?

Posted by d ca on 02/18/20 at 11:11 PM ET

I admit I spent way too much time trying to come up with this, but I’m stumped.  The 2001-02 team had only 9 HoFers IIRC, and I think Datsyuk is then a pretty safe 10.  But that’s not 15.  HOWEVER, he could be counting staff I guess, or just wrong/exaggerating.

However the player talks about modern AHL rules he played under, and he also names modern coaches as guys he’s played under.

I thought the Guy Gadowsky name drop might really narrow things down (as in alluding to having played under him) but… I can’t find any Princeton or Alaska-Fairbanks alumni that seem to match the criteria (as well as then having played in Europe, 10 seasons in the AHL, etc).

Posted by Primis on 02/19/20 at 10:27 AM ET


Someone in the comments over there suggested it might be Dwayne Zinger

Posted by EthrDemon on 02/19/20 at 06:20 PM ET

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