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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jan 11 @ 1:40 PM ET
Eklund: On Athanasiou to...
Brukie
New York Rangers
Location: Putnam, NY
Joined: 06.14.2011

Jan 11 @ 1:50 PM ET
HUGE

No words can describe it!!!
dwoo33
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 03.24.2010

Jan 11 @ 1:51 PM ET
You are... FAKE NEWS... you are welcome for the hit.
BringNYIhome
New York Islanders
Location: Smithtown , NY
Joined: 04.10.2016

Jan 11 @ 2:13 PM ET
What’s a serious offer for a crumby third line player on a terrible team? Asking for a friend
BringNYIhome
New York Islanders
Location: Smithtown , NY
Joined: 04.10.2016

Jan 11 @ 2:14 PM ET
You are... FAKE NEWS... you are welcome for the hit.
- dwoo33


You get a Facebook like 👍🏽
Eersel
Edmonton Oilers
Location: City of Failures, AB
Joined: 12.15.2011

Jan 11 @ 2:40 PM ET
The Oilers missed on Taylor Hall (and thank god they did)....

The ask for Athanasiou won't be as high, but I do think he's going to be a value player to anyone who can get him.

Hopefully Holland and Stevie Y are still on good terms.
quinneroma
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.26.2015

Jan 11 @ 2:57 PM ET
So he's 25 and can score goals. Why is Detroit wanting to get rid of him? He still has 5 good years left in him, no?
bruinzfan77
Boston Bruins
Location: MB
Joined: 07.19.2012

Jan 11 @ 4:03 PM ET
This is an awesome buy low scenario. Put on the right team and he could explode. I had hoped Boston would get him but maybe Detroit does not trade within division. Edmonton Or Colorado would be great spots for him. What’s the asking price??
Datsyuks_Dangle
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Founder of the Cody Hodgson Fa
Joined: 01.20.2012

Jan 11 @ 4:15 PM ET
This is an awesome buy low scenario. Put on the right team and he could explode. I had hoped Boston would get him but maybe Detroit does not trade within division. Edmonton Or Colorado would be great spots for him. What’s the asking price??
- bruinzfan77

It legitimately could be like how Detroit got Fabbri, and he instantly became a top 6 forward on the team and started scoring consistently. I think AA on a line with better teammates than Nielsen, Erne, Helm, Glendening, etc will get his scoring up again. Last year when he was on fire, he was almost automatic on the breakaway, all he was doing was scoring goals. He didn't lose that talent after one season, and he's still young. Someone will benefit by getting him if he is dealt.
Hell_Bent
New York Islanders
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NY
Joined: 05.06.2019

Jan 11 @ 4:18 PM ET
It legitimately could be like how Detroit got Fabbri, and he instantly became a top 6 forward on the team and started scoring consistently. I think AA on a line with better teammates than Nielsen, Erne, Helm, Glendening, etc will get his scoring up again. Last year when he was on fire, he was almost automatic on the breakaway, all he was doing was scoring goals. He didn't lose that talent after one season, and he's still young. Someone will benefit by getting him if he is dealt.
- Datsyuks_Dangle


Agreed, thats why he'll end up on the island
Mr.Black
New York Islanders
Location: You had me at hello, ON
Joined: 11.09.2007

Jan 11 @ 5:30 PM ET
Bullpoop.
nyr1980
Joined: 01.26.2011

Jan 11 @ 5:46 PM ET
He’s worth more to them in their roster than anything they’d get in return. And he’s 25, RFA and making very little money, so they don’t have to break the bank to keep him.

They’re years away from competing. Doubt he brings a 1st rounder. Certainly won’t bring a great prospect. Better to keep him around vs what the return on him is
Douchetacular
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Your sister's panties
Joined: 03.10.2016

Jan 11 @ 6:16 PM ET
So the Avs are off the list I guess...
hags11
Season Ticket Holder
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 08.06.2010

Jan 11 @ 7:26 PM ET
Forget Colorado

How about Kylington and a 2020 3rd round pick for AA?

Kylington is more than a defensive prospect, he has been playing on the Flames third pairing in and out of the lineup, but can't/won't likely make it higher up the lineup, with the Flames defensive depth. He skates like the wind, is only 22 years old and has enough NHL games under his belt to be considered more than a "prospect". On a team with less defensive depth and more opportunity for him - he would likely shine.

Flames fans will likely say this is too much to give up and the 3rd is not necessary. I believe that there will be enough suitors for AA that Stevie Y would want more than a 1 for 1 player trade - hence the 3rd to get it done. Flames can afford to give up a third, because they are getting the Oilers 2020 3rd in the Lucic trade.
AA would be the top 6 forward that the Flames have been needing for a long time.

Also, Treliving has been very clear that he plans to use the cap space gained by trading Frolik. He missed out on Hall - and does not want to miss out again. I really believe that he will try to get a top 6 winger, well before the trade deadline. Toffoli has been mentioned a lot, but Detroit is a better fit considering their needs (left shot defenceman who can skate and has come up through the ranks-2 years in the AHL before getting a semi-regular spot on a deep defensive team)

Toffoli has better size
AA has better speed and is 2 years younger.

I think the makings of a trade are there with Detroit.

I posted this on the Wings thread also.
Jeremy Laura
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: MI
Joined: 01.26.2016

Jan 11 @ 8:41 PM ET
Forget Colorado

How about Kylington and a 2020 3rd round pick for AA?

Kylington is more than a defensive prospect, he has been playing on the Flames third pairing in and out of the lineup, but can't/won't likely make it higher up the lineup, with the Flames defensive depth. He skates like the wind, is only 22 years old and has enough NHL games under his belt to be considered more than a "prospect". On a team with less defensive depth and more opportunity for him - he would likely shine.

Flames fans will likely say this is too much to give up and the 3rd is not necessary. I believe that there will be enough suitors for AA that Stevie Y would want more than a 1 for 1 player trade - hence the 3rd to get it done. Flames can afford to give up a third, because they are getting the Oilers 2020 3rd in the Lucic trade.
AA would be the top 6 forward that the Flames have been needing for a long time.

Also, Treliving has been very clear that he plans to use the cap space gained by trading Frolik. He missed out on Hall - and does not want to miss out again. I really believe that he will try to get a top 6 winger, well before the trade deadline. Toffoli has been mentioned a lot, but Detroit is a better fit considering their needs (left shot defenceman who can skate and has come up through the ranks-2 years in the AHL before getting a semi-regular spot on a deep defensive team)

Toffoli has better size
AA has better speed and is 2 years younger.

I think the makings of a trade are there with Detroit.

I posted this on the Wings thread also.

- hags11


I do like this idea....
Tedge77
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.17.2019

Jan 11 @ 10:05 PM ET
I'm working on a ramp up to my ass.
buster29
New York Islanders
Location: London, ON
Joined: 07.03.2019

Jan 12 @ 1:52 AM ET
I doubt he'll end up on the Islanders... There's no way Butch Goring is going to be able to pronounce his name 4 - 5 times a game!
Iago
Detroit Red Wings
Joined: 08.02.2018

Jan 12 @ 7:54 AM ET
As a Wings fan, I guess I haven't seen enough of Kylington to know for sure that I would want him, but this proposal sounds much better than the proposed Colorado trade where the Wings would get a career AHL D'man and a small bag of pucks for AA.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Jan 12 @ 8:15 AM ET
Staying tuned but running outta weed. 😜💨
Shall i get more or is an update coming before March?
bcallaway
St Louis Blues
Location: The Clown may be the source of mirth - but who shall make the clown laugh?
Joined: 03.29.2006

Jan 12 @ 10:14 AM ET
I got the same text
LandlordTom
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Ice girls, please, NY
Joined: 07.16.2011

Jan 12 @ 11:47 AM ET
Get more weed.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 12 @ 1:23 PM ET
I doubt he'll end up on the Islanders... There's no way Butch Goring is going to be able to pronounce his name 4 - 5 times a game!
- buster29

Good. I want nothing to do with this guy.
Camel
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Joined: 04.25.2009

Jan 12 @ 3:46 PM ET
Your chart has 2 goalies (Quick and Miller) going to Buffalo. Why would Botterill even think of either as the future Sabres goalies are in the system already. It would be wise for him to concentrate on secondary scoring to help out unless Miller or Quick can play forward.
Camel
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Joined: 04.25.2009

Jan 12 @ 3:46 PM ET
Your chart has 2 goalies (Quick and Miller) going to Buffalo. Why would Botterill even think of either as the future Sabres goalies are in the system already. It would be wise for him to concentrate on secondary scoring to help out unless Miller or Quick can play forward.
drrtydan
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Saginaw, MI
Joined: 03.13.2013

Jan 12 @ 4:57 PM ET
So he's 25 and can score goals. Why is Detroit wanting to get rid of him? He still has 5 good years left in him, no?
- quinneroma


he's a guy that will probably explode with offense after we trade him. His linemates are not doing him any favors. we gotta pay quite a few rfas this year and find a goalie. he needs a fresh shot with someone else.
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