Scratched for Vorobiev
My favorite teams
VVVNot bad at all on the back end. As it stands they would not score much, but they are big and tough. Course, long way to go still.....
Some have been reporting that the Kraken effectively went as cheap as possible in expansion to give themselves a lot of leverage in the FA/UFA market--especially with the stagnant cap. From what I gather they have nearly $29M in cap space (vs. the 10 the 'hawks have). That puts them in a lot of the UFA sweepstakes around the league...not to mention the ability to offersheet guys.I was surprised they went that young. Seems like they picked a shit ton of d-men. Perhaps it was wishful thinking on my part that they would pick better players and screw other teams over, but it almost felt like Francis went out of his way to accommodate the grand majority of teams with his picks.
Assuming what I said above is true, I don't think there were many pieces Stan could have dangled to Seattle that would actually help the 'hawks. All of our expensive guys dangled suck, and the rest of the cheap players had automatic protection or were not much better than Quenneville.John Quinnville?
Really? I mean I can agree with them after they did their homework that it wasn't worth taking any of the contracts we left exposed...but I don't think that was the best they could do from the farm of minimum salary players.
I guess we got lucky because they had interest in D they could get elsewhere. This was a non-event for the Hawks, though I'm not sure Stan didn't clusterfuck his team three times over just to "out smart" this thing.
Either way no favors were done. We're still stuck with DeHaan for now.