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Also, his value goes up as a C. I wonder what they do this summer with his deal. It’s LT deal or trade, right? 

I wonder if even a fraction of that quote is media asset management 

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1 minute ago, Thorny said:

Also, his value goes up as a C. I wonder what they do this summer with his deal. It’s LT deal or trade, right? 

I wonder if even a fraction of that quote is media asset management 

That's an interesting angle. 

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almost spit out my drink reading this. Multiple coaches play Sam at wing. Us fans exhaust each other with the Center/Wing debate for years.

Granato takes the reigns.... "yeah i like him at Center"

And just like that Sabrespace lore is altered forever.  What a day, 1st its 4/20, then dogecoin & now this?

Wait, maybe that explains it, maybe Granato is celebrating too hard today?

Sam a Center? You don't say 😛

1 hour ago, inkman said:

 

 

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Hey, I just lurk, but I enjoy this board. Optimism is probably an irrational indulgence, nonetheless, if Reinhart can maintain and build on what he is doing at center now and you have a healthy Eichel, Reinhart and Cozens as your eventual top 3, that is potentially a strong center spine. Tage and Casey starting to look like real NHL players. Solidify goal and this team could make a real leap next year.

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22 minutes ago, breese866 said:

well then--------now we have too many centers, unless someone is getting traded.

You can never have too many centers. Centers can shift to wing alot easier than the other way around. 

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Too many centres? Just for the record:

  • Eichel
  • Reinhart
  • Cozens
  • Mittelstadt
  • Asplund
  • R2
  • Eakin
  • Sheahan
  • Girgensons
  • Fogarty

That's 10 guys who are natural centres. And Bjork and Caggiula apparently can also play it.

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42 minutes ago, dudacek said:

Too many centres? Just for the record:

  • Eichel
  • Reinhart
  • Cozens
  • Mittelstadt
  • Asplund
  • R2
  • Eakin
  • Sheahan
  • Girgensons
  • Fogarty

That's 10 guys who are natural centres. And Bjork and Caggiula apparently can also play it.

Actually I'm starting to get the sense that either Reino or Eich is on the way out.  The reason is:  The young center spine is suddenly maturing very quickly and we could use the cap hit more effectively on other things.  And until Granato was coaching these guys such a thought would drive me to panic.  But now I feel

Proud Of You Yes GIF

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2 minutes ago, Doohickie said:

Actually I'm starting to get the sense that either Reino or Eich is on the way out.  The reason is:  The young center spine is suddenly maturing very quickly and we could use the cap hit more effectively on other things.  And until Granato was coaching these guys such a thought would drive me to panic.  But now I feel

 

At this point I wouldn't mind this. If you don't have either of them next year, that sure is a good player no longer with you. But for this team to be competitive/good long term, it might not be a bad decision.

So many moving parts though, it would be almost silly to just make a decision and stick by it until things develop a bit more through the rest of the season or offseason (Jack's health, Jack wanting to be here or not? Sam wanting to be here, Sam wanting how much money? Middlestat continuing to develop, who plays 3rd line center minutes.....possible return in trade for Eichel or Reinhart....)

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I'd like to keep both, but I'm afraid doing so might be hard.  I will say, I trust KA/Karmanos/Granato to form this team much more than I trusted any leadership group since DR/LRuff.

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If I had to pick between having Reinhart+Eichel return and Eichel+Reinhart return I think I am picking the former. We can dramatically alter our roster with an Eichel trade. A Reinhart trade is almost certainly going to be closer to a hockey trade that we will not win. If anything I think this points to a deal with the Rangers getting closer since their pool is wing heavy. Still prefer the Kings and their centers. I feel like there is no chance both are here next season. 

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30 minutes ago, #freejame said:

If I had to pick between having Reinhart+Eichel return and Eichel+Reinhart return I think I am picking the former. We can dramatically alter our roster with an Eichel trade. A Reinhart trade is almost certainly going to be closer to a hockey trade that we will not win. If anything I think this points to a deal with the Rangers getting closer since their pool is wing heavy. Still prefer the Kings and their centers. I feel like there is no chance both are here next season. 

If Eichel needs to go, why not a hockey trade for him? 

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This is what I've been saying. Reinhart has looked much better between Skinner and VO than he used to as a RW. I'm glad Granato recognizes this. 

Too many centers? Don't be silly. You can never have too many. 

Easy fix. One option, trade Eichel in the off season to stock the prospect/draft cupboard and don't disturb the current chemistry and get away from the is he a good captain thing. OR, 

Skinner-Reinhart-VO

Asplund-Mitts-Thompson

Ruotsaleinen-Eichel-Cozens

Girgensens-Eakin/?-Bjork/Okposo/?

Top 3 lines in no particular order. All 3 fast, all 3 have playmakers and scorers and guys to go to the net. All problems solved. 

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51 minutes ago, mjd1001 said:

At this point I wouldn't mind this. If you don't have either of them next year, that sure is a good player no longer with you. But for this team to be competitive/good long term, it might not be a bad decision.

So many moving parts though, it would be almost silly to just make a decision and stick by it until things develop a bit more through the rest of the season or offseason (Jack's health, Jack wanting to be here or not? Sam wanting to be here, Sam wanting how much money? Middlestat continuing to develop, who plays 3rd line center minutes.....possible return in trade for Eichel or Reinhart....)

 

46 minutes ago, Doohickie said:

I'd like to keep both, but I'm afraid doing so might be hard.  I will say, I trust KA/Karmanos/Granato to form this team much more than I trusted any leadership group since DR/LRuff.

 

38 minutes ago, #freejame said:

If I had to pick between having Reinhart+Eichel return and Eichel+Reinhart return I think I am picking the former. We can dramatically alter our roster with an Eichel trade. A Reinhart trade is almost certainly going to be closer to a hockey trade that we will not win. If anything I think this points to a deal with the Rangers getting closer since their pool is wing heavy. Still prefer the Kings and their centers. I feel like there is no chance both are here next season. 

 

8 minutes ago, Thorny said:

If Eichel needs to go, why not a hockey trade for him? 

If it is to be, I'd prefer Eichel be the one on the move. Preferably to a WC team. There are 10 million a season reasons he should be the one.

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13 minutes ago, Thorny said:

If Eichel needs to go, why not a hockey trade for him? 

I don’t think Eichel needs to go and I don’t think there will be much of a hockey trade available for him. I’d be open for the right guy though. 

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Trading Eichel is still a bad idea. Just because we suddenly have decent centers does not mean Eichel is expendable when he is twice as good as the next center on the team. Sure Cozens and Mitts could get there, but we should stop this stupid tradition of starting to see young players succeed... and subtracting from the team. 

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