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Around the League: 2019-2020 Regular Season

GGpX

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The Predators are trying to win now, that's also why they went and got Duchene, they need Josi more than they need picks and prospects. The Habs were definitely not in a win now mode last year.

Who's the #1 defenseman coming up their pipeline to replace Josi?

They're going to regret that contract in 5-6 years but this is where this team is, they're not rebuilding yet. He's a key player for them in his prime, it makes sense to retain him.
You're excusing the Preds' bad moves under a terrible thesis. You can try to "win now" and not jeapordize the future in one stroke. They gave up assets for Turris and gave him a terrible deal that, in year one, was already looking like a mistake. One of the players they gave up was Samuel Girard and boy oh boy would he look good in Nashville right about now.

If Nashville didn't give out the Turris/Duchene deals, it would be digestible. Every team, including the best ones, have at least one bad contract. It's once you start accumulating the bad contracts that shit gets a lot more difficult. In Nashville's defense, though, defensemen age better than forwards.

Nashville doesn't have a #1 d-man in the pipeline, but Las Vegas was willing to give up Erik Brannstrom for a rental 8 months ago. Auction Roman Josi off for a monster return and figure it out after.
 

GEEMAN

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The Predators are trying to win now, that's also why they went and got Duchene, they need Josi more than they need picks and prospects. The Habs were definitely not in a win now mode last year.

Who's the #1 defenseman coming up their pipeline to replace Josi?

They're going to regret that contract in 5-6 years but this is where this team is, they're not rebuilding yet. He's a key player for them in his prime, it makes sense to retain him.
Not sure the Preds can win now anymore GW , window maybe was 2 years ago .
 

GrandWazoo

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You're excusing the Preds' bad moves under a terrible thesis. You can try to "win now" and not jeapordize the future in one stroke. They gave up assets for Turris and gave him a terrible deal that, in year one, was already looking like a mistake. One of the players they gave up was Samuel Girard and boy oh boy would he look good in Nashville right about now.

If Nashville didn't give out the Turris/Duchene deals, it would be digestible. Every team, including the best ones, have at least one bad contract. It's once you start accumulating the bad contracts that shit gets a lot more difficult. In Nashville's defense, though, defensemen age better than forwards.

Nashville doesn't have a #1 d-man in the pipeline, but Las Vegas was willing to give up Erik Brannstrom for a rental 8 months ago. Auction Roman Josi off for a monster return and figure it out after.
Turris was a mistake for sure. Not disputing this.

However trading away Josi would set them back in the short term. They are looking to win now, their core is in their prime (except Rinne), and Josi is the foundation of their defense. We might debate whether or not they're right to try to win now (I think they are) but this is the state they are in, and in this state, they need Josi.

Not sold on Brannstrom having the potential of Josi, otherwise the Knights wouldn't have given him away for a rental.
 

GEEMAN

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You're excusing the Preds' bad moves under a terrible thesis. You can try to "win now" and not jeapordize the future in one stroke. They gave up assets for Turris and gave him a terrible deal that, in year one, was already looking like a mistake. One of the players they gave up was Samuel Girard and boy oh boy would he look good in Nashville right about now.

If Nashville didn't give out the Turris/Duchene deals, it would be digestible. Every team, including the best ones, have at least one bad contract. It's once you start accumulating the bad contracts that shit gets a lot more difficult. In Nashville's defense, though, defensemen age better than forwards.

Nashville doesn't have a #1 d-man in the pipeline, but Las Vegas was willing to give up Erik Brannstrom for a rental 8 months ago. Auction Roman Josi off for a monster return and figure it out after.
Teams jeopardize the future like the Kings saddled with bad contracts but won cups .
 

wiseguy1

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I think Josi will be an effective player until he is 40 and a very good one for a few more years. He has never been seriously injured, durable and plays a smart game. The Preds will get good value for this contract. He might be overpaid by a couple of a million over the last 3 years of his contact but thats not a big price to pay.
 
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