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Old 06-26-2017, 03:32 PM   #21
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Wouldn't bet on it. Hathaway's spot to lose IMO.
I disagree. I like Hathaway as much as anyone but he isn't nearly as good as Versteeg. He scored at a top-6 clip last year, and is essentially the perfect middle-six winger.

The Flames have three spots up for grabs up front: 1RW, 3LW, and 4RW. Monahan, Backlund, Bennett, and Jankowski are the centres, with Stajan able to step in if Janko falters and slot in at the 13th forward if not. Gaudreau, Tkachuk, and Lazar are the left wingers... Bouma goes to the AHL. Frolik, Brouwer, and Ferland are the right wingers.

Maybe Hathaway grabs the 4RW spot but I think Stajan does first. He's not going to play on the third line with Bennett, though... he needs a finesse guy like Versteeg to feed him the puck.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:33 PM   #22
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Interesting that Vey apparently received a QO despite already signing in Europe for next year. I guess this holds his rights if he decides to come back in a year and doesn't really cost anything.


Not surprising about Culkin and Morrison. Sucks that Culkin probably would have been called up if he hadn't been injured two years ago.

Kind of surprising about Spoon, but I think he still has value.
Spoon might end up the 7th defenceman.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:42 PM   #23
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Not surprised they don't want arbitration. It's something I've always found weird anyway ... "We want to sign the player, and here's why he sucks!"

Although some of those arbitration stories are undoubtedly funny. "BRENDAN MORRISON IS DA MOUSE!!!"

https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/547156
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:43 PM   #24
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I'm hoping it's two of plus a veteran add (Stone if he comes down on wants, or another)
In that scenario, I'd say Andersson has the inside track for one spot. One of Wotherspoon or Kulak for the other.

Wotherspoon/Kulak sort of have a Commodore/Montador vibe to 'em.

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Old 06-26-2017, 03:45 PM   #25
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In that scenario, I'd say Andersson has the inside track for one spot. One of Wotherspoon or Kulak for the other.
Hopefully Andersson takes his training regimen very seriously this summer.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:46 PM   #26
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It is always interesting to look at this list after seeing which RFAs get let go.
http://www.calgarypuck.com/2016/08/2...kings-summary/
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:46 PM   #27
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Hopefully Anderson takes his training regimen very seriously this summer.
I think he got that message and will stick to the program.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:55 PM   #28
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I'd prefer Andersson play at least one more year in the AHL.

He's only played one season of pro hockey, no sense in rushing him. Obviously if he absolutely tears it up during training camp/pre-season then they will give him a spot and waive/trade one of Wotherspoon/Kulak. I just think another year in the AHL would be ideal.

On defense, I am hoping for:

Giordano - Hamilton
Brodie - Hamonic
Kulak - Stone
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Wooohooo! Bye bye Chaser!
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I'm surprised they're bringing back Wotherspoon and Vey to be honest. I don't see a future for either guy on the team but I guess they don't see anyone else taking their spot in the AHL this year.

On Chiasson, the guy put up 12 goals and 24 points for less than $1mil. Don't know how much more you can ask of a guy making that salary. I want him back and I don't understand the constant hate for him. As long as they keep him on the 4th line he's an excellent depth guy.
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Treliving: “The thought process behind Alex Chiasson is that he was arb-eligible and that doesn’t necessarily eliminate Alex 100 per cent."
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:04 PM   #32
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Would rather have let Wotherspoon go
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I'd prefer Andersson play at least one more year in the AHL.

He's only played one season of pro hockey, no sense in rushing him. Obviously if he absolutely tears it up during training camp/pre-season then they will give him a spot and waive/trade one of Wotherspoon/Kulak. I just think another year in the AHL would be ideal.

On defense, I am hoping for:

Giordano - Hamilton
Brodie - Hamonic
Stone - Kulak
Wotherspoon
Stone is a RHD and Kulak is a LHD. Not sure why you've switched them around
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#Flames did not qualify Alex Chiasson, another RFA who has arbitration rights. Likely to be re-signed, but UFA on Sat. if not.
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Chiasson will be back.
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Yup, Chiasson performed well on that deal, I'd be surprised if he wasn't brought back. Just keep him away from top 6 minutes.
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I'd imagine that, with Chiasson back, Hathaway will be the first call-up, then. I'd bet the lineup will likely shape up like this:

Gaudreau - Monahan - Ferland/UFA
Frolik - Backlund - Brouwer
Tkachuk - Bennett - Versteeg
Lazar - Jankowski - Chiasson
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Stone is a RHD and Kulak is a LHD. Not sure why you've switched them around
My mistake, switched them around.
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I'd imagine that, with Chiasson back, Hathaway will be the first call-up, then. I'd bet the lineup will likely shape up like this:

Gaudreau - Monahan - Ferland/UFA
Frolik - Backlund - Brouwer
Tkachuk - Bennett - Versteeg
Lazar - Jankowski - Chiasson
Stajan
Lazar shoots right, so I would expect him to play RW no?
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:22 PM   #40
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Lazar shoots right, so I would expect him to play RW no?
I suppose, maybe then the bottom-6 shapes out like this:

Tkachuk - Bennett - Lazar
Versteeg - Jankowski - Chiasson
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