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|Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:37 pm Post subject: Where John Tavares, Erik Karlsson will land; who improved th
|Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: One of the most interesting things about the trade deadline was watching some teams -- the St. Louis Blues and Derek Newton Womens Jersey San Jose Sharks seemingly among them -- add and subtract players based on the possibility of landing Tavares. And I think the San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Montreal Canadiens are going to be in on Tavares, driving his price up. In the end, I still can't envision Tavares leaving the franchise he loves -- as I've often said, NHL players never want to move their stuff. They like where their stuff is. But if he does leave, I'll make the Sharks the favorite.
Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: The New York Islanders. As much fun as it is to fantasize about Authentic Casey Hayward Jersey Tavares wearing another jersey ... sorry, Blues fans, but the Islanders remain the odds-on favorite to keep their franchise center. Islanders GM Garth Snow certainly could have helped his case by buying a defenseman (or two) at the http://www.floridapanthersofficialonline.com/Adidas-Mark-Pysyk-Jersey deadline. If Snow can address that, as well goaltending, before next season, this team could be a legit contender. (I know, that's a lot of "ifs" ...)
Chris Peters, NHL prospects writer: The Islanders. It's not the fun answer for anyone outside of New York because the NHL still doesn't have enough high-profile player movement to increase the offseason drama factor, but it seems http://www.anaheimducksofficialonline.com/Adidas-Julius-Nattinen-Jersey to be the most sensible choice. The Islanders' decision to sign Josh Bailey to a reasonable long-term extension ahead of the deadline was perhaps one of the most meaningful moves they could make in setting up the next Tavares contract.
Sean Allen, NHL fantasy writer: The Islanders. They are one goaltender away from having a competitive team going forward. A bridge free-agent goalie for two or three years, as prospect Ilya Sorokin makes his way to the NHL, will more than cover the term of Tavares' contract.
Wyshynski: With the Ottawa Senators. Karlsson's recent comments about wanting to remain in Ottawa will likely mean a redoubling of the Senators' efforts to try to convince him to stay. Which means not moving Karlsson this summer, despite GM Pierre Dorion's best efforts to trade him this week. Karlsson just bought a house in Ottawa. He and his wife have a baby on the way. Ottawa is, in the words of Karlsson, where he wants to be. Does that mean signing a new deal in July? Perhaps. But hey, if things don't work out, there's always the next trade deadline.
Kaplan: The Tampa Bay Lightning. After finding the price too high at the trade deadline, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman proved he's a wizard once again. Yzerman has to part with defenseman Mikhail Authentic Curtis McElhinney Jersey Sergachev this time -- as well as a small collection of picks, prospects and roster players -- but somehow pulls off the massive trade, making the Lightning the NHL's first http://www.officialfloridapanthers.com/Adidas-Alex-Petrovic-Jersey true NBA-style superteam. It's what hockey fans deserve.
Peters: The Senators. Ottawa didn't sell everyone off, and even if the Senators had some enticing offers for Karlsson this time around, I think their collective focus will be on mending and strengthening the relationship as best they can. On top of that, Ottawa has a solid pool of prospects that can start making more of an impact next year. Trade Karlsson and you're almost starting from Square 1 when you probably don't have to.
Wyshynski: The Winnipeg Jets. The Western Conference is an arms race, and in Paul Stastny they added a better player than any of the other rentals they were chasing. They also now go three deep at center, with Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little and Stastny -- which has become mandatory. The Jets went from being a Stanley Cup contender to leading some Western Conference executives to say that Ricky Jean-Francois Youth jersey the run to the Cup will go through Winnipeg.
Kaplan: The Pittsburgh Penguins. This is a team that is finding its stride at the right time, and it got a whole lot better by adding Derick Brassard as its third-line center. Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin-Brassard might be the toughest 1-2-3 punch in the league. After the Pens won the Cup last summer, they had to part with Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen, making center depth the biggest area of concern. Now that has been addressed ... and the rest of the league is on notice. Again.
Peters: The Lightning. If there was one area where Tampa Bay could use some improvement (and it didn't need a ton), it was on the blue line. Nabbing Ryan McDonagh http://www.houstontexans.us.com/WOMENS-DEANDRE-HOPKINS-JERSEY.html for their top four suddenly puts the Lightning in the conversation with the Nashville Predators for one of the best defensive corps. J.T. Miller also gives Tampa Bay a player with comparable production to Vladislav Namestnikov, who was traded away, while increasing the grit factor a little bit. Being able to swing a deal without having to lose Sergachev or Brayden Point was some outstanding GM work by Yzerman.
Allen: The Jets. We're grading on a bell curve here, as the Lightning couldn't improve their already exceptional chances much more. Stastny allows the Jets to both absorb an injury down the middle and confidently roll three dangerous lines at all comers. cheap nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys china cheap jerseys china wholesale jerseys from china wholesale nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys