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  • Sens Trade Mark Stone to Vegas Golden Knights

    Stone to Vegas done deal.

  • #2
    Sens get Erik Brannstrom:


    • #3
      Erik Brannstrom -
      Oscar Lindberg -
      Dallas 2020 2nd


      • #4
        So no first-rounder, no Eeli Tolvanen, no Jordan Kyrou, no Cody Glass, no Juuso Valimaki, no Sami Niku?

        I get that Brannstrom is supposed to be hot shit and if he comes even close to being Karlsson 2.0 then great (not bloody likely). And Vegas is supposed to extend Stone so how is there only one major asset coming back?

        This reminds me so much of Heiskanen and Sergachev and Merkley being untouchable in Karlsson negotiations. He's Erik Fucking Karlsson. How can GMPD have painted himself into such a corner that teams have managed to hold on to their top prospects in every transaction other than Duchene? Mother.Fucking.Idiot.


        • #5
          I'd take Brannstrom over any of those players named.


          • #6
            Originally posted by matchesmalone
            I'd take Brannstrom over any of those players named.
            I know you put a lot more time into researching prospects than I do and I really hope you're right about Brannstrom. He has had some monster seasons in Sweden.


            • #7
              Senators GM Pierre Dorion joins the Drive to talk about trading Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights and the NHL trade deadline.


              • #8
                I'd also find it strange if Merkley was considered untouchable by San Jose, since Josh Norris was, by most measures, a better prospect, a year further in his developed, picked a couple spots higher.

                I don't watch as much junior hockey as I used to, but from years of "research" on eliteprospects, you can get a good read on which prospects will transfer to the NHL level. Pastrnak? Rantanen? Put up big numbers in AHL while junior-aged. Obviously they're gonna be the real deal.

                I like to look at it this way:
                If a player is doing numbers in AHL at 26, he's a really good AHL player. If a player is doing numbers in the AHL at 23, there is a good chance he'll make the NHL, but unlikely he'll put up those same numbers in as he did in minor. If a player is doing numbers in the AHL at 20 or 21, it is reasonable to assume they'll be able to do roughly similar numbers at their prime in the NHL. If a player is doing numbers in the AHL at 18 or 19, then it is reasonable to assume they will even exceed those numbers in the NHL (again, see Kucherov, Rantanen).

                At 19, Brannstrom's 28 points in 41 games projects to 56 points over 82 games, so look out for him be a perennial 50-point producer at the NHL level. Trent Mann said he played 29 minutes the last time they scouted him. I dunno man, I'm pretty stoked about this add, once I accepted the reality of the situation with Stone. Follow the Dao, man.


                • #9
                  "Understand the fan's fustration."