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That would be interesting for sure and a bit of a break for the Canes. Geekie might be bypassed by Drury in the system soon anyhow.Seravalli says it sounds like the Kraken will take…Geekie.
Yeah, it probably opens up a spot for Drury and maybe Cotton to compete for.That would be interesting for sure and a bit of a break for the Canes. Geekie might be bypassed by Drury in the system soon anyhow.
Based on the other D Seattle are supposedly selecting, I'm not sure Bean fit their profile. I've said all along that 90% of the speculation up to this point was writers expressing their own opinions and not much else. This backs it up. It was almost always going to be Bean, if you listened to the hockey press, and only recently did the presence of Nino on the unprotected list start to chip at their confidence ... when there was never any way Francis was taking Nino with that contract. Francis' big advantage with Carolina was how well he knew the prospect pool. No way he fell for that bait.Ok...so if that is the case (Geekie and not Bean), is that a side deal causing that to happen OR what I kind of broke down earlier about Bean and the fact that he would be difficult to hold on a roster and develop because he is too good to clear waivers but not really good enough to play regularly yet?
We will find out later....
I doubt that Carolina ends up heading into next season with the kiddie corps manning the 4th line again. That was pretty hit and miss for them and didn't work at ALL against Tampa in the playoffs. Thus, I'd expect to see either Drury or Cotton (Drury most likely) join Lorentz in the mix, and that will be about it from the younger set. I'm sure McGinn will get an offer, but he might get 4 or 5 of them. If he's not back, then I expect some dumpster diving for value vets. Paquette didn't work out, but he's hardly the only guy in that mold floating around.Yeah, it probably opens up a spot for Drury and maybe Cotton to compete for.
If we take it as fact that Foegele gets traded, we probably only have 3 pieces of the bottom 6 in place with Staal, Fast and 4C, whoever that turns out to be, whether Lorentz, Drury, Cotton or the return for Foegele. Maybe McGinn re-signs for no more than he just made and that would make RBA happy. But camp could be wide open for those other spots.