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Tuesday Thoughts On Hockey

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- Stealth possibility for Max Pacioretty: Florida. Would be interesting. The Panthers have a lot of talent, with Henrik Borgstrom ready for prime time after this season at NCAA Denver.

- Nashville definitely is all in on Rick Nash. The question is if they can outbid a large field. They already dealt Sam Girard, Vladislav Kamenev and their second-round pick in the Kyle Turris deal, so how deep are they willing to go? A first-rounder that might be 27th or lower won’t do it. They’ve still got excellent prospects (Dante Fabbro and Eeli Tolvanen atop the list) and no doubt the Rangers will try to leverage from those.

- Proof that the Insider label is dumb: We didn’t know for a month that Tom Anselmi had resigned as Ottawa’s President and CEO. It was weird to see former Senators employees taking shots at the organization on Twitter. That doesn’t happen very often. While owner Eugene Melnyk extended Pierre Dorion, the best thing he could do for the team is beef up Dorion’s staff. The Senators are woefully thin in what has become a draft-and-develop league. It is your only chance at success.


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13. All of the Detroit defence focus is on Mike Green, but, quietly, the Red Wings are trying to give Xavier Ouellet a fresh start somewhere else.

I wonder if anyone is interested in Ouellet

Posted by George0211 on 02/13/18 at 04:24 PM ET

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G- he’s been made available for over a month now, so far not much interest although there was some talk the Canadiens had interest.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/13/18 at 04:33 PM ET


Nash is just the player I’d never be interested in adding if I was a GM

Posted by RussianRocket10 on 02/13/18 at 05:45 PM ET

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Yeah I’m not quite sure what Nash brings. But then again I’ve never liked him.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/13/18 at 06:47 PM ET


eah I’m not quite sure what Nash brings.

How about goal scoring and two-way play, a guy who can play in all situations? A 12-time 20-goal scorer who plays essentially an equal amount of time on PP and PK? Worthless, right?

I mean hey, everyone hates a 200-foot player, right?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/14/18 at 09:11 AM ET

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You have chosen to ignore comments from this member.

I don’t know who you are or what you said (I read enough of the email to see you quoted me), but just so you know, you don’t need to reply to me because I don’t see what you say unless I look at the occasional KK email.  And I rarely look at those.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/14/18 at 09:21 AM ET

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