Morning Free Association: Scratch That

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We no longer have to wait on a trade for Tyler Toffoli for he’s been dealt to Vancouver. The return does have something to do with a former Bruin, Tim Schaller, who was a salary dump in this deal; Schaller hasn’t had a great season, being scratched many games. In return the Los Angeles Kings receive a big deal prospect named Tyler Madden, the aforementioned Schaller, a 2020 second-round pick, and a conditional 4th in 2022.

Thankfully, the trading partners followed the rules about Tylers on Your Team even if Madden isn’t a roster player yet. The rules are as follows:

  • One Tyler is fine
  • Two Tylers is almost too much Tyler
  • Three Tylers equal chaos
  • So, now that the trade market for wingers has some major consequences, it will be interesting to see if Don Sweeney wants to pay the price to bring home a winger. It may involve some combination of roster player + prospect + draft pick. Kreider, who is considered the best available LW, and who does not play RW, will be super expensive while not solving the need.

    I’ve been looking at the problem the wrong way. I’ve been thinking of it as a math problem to solve for RW. It is clearly The Second Line Right Wing problem, very similar to the Trolly Problem. Seriously, we should try to mow down whatever forwards we can muster and if one of them manages to jump aboard the trolley, then he’s ours.

    So, who should we get? The names being floated out there are/ were Kyle Palmieri, Josh Anderson, and Chris Kreider. Are there some sleeper names out there?

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    the german hammer

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    Hello all.

    I wonder if it would be so bad if the Bs stick with what they’ve got?

    If they were really concerned about 2RW there’s always the option of putting Pasta there and moving someone like Bjork up to the top line.

    Worth dipping a toe in the water though. we’ve got enough guys we’re not making full use.

    Will be interesting to see what Donny does.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Yeah, GH has spent an awful lot of time worrying on 2RW, but it is the clearest path to making the team better.

    Of course, the Bolts are just as good as the Bruins and appear to have gotten better.
    It’s not a comfortable place to be, even tho they are still at #1 in the standings.

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    I maintain the Bolts were better than the Bs going into the playoffs last year and look how that worked out!

    Never be afraid of one team. Of course there are a few very good looking teams this year…

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    Morning all. I’m a sleeper name because I am very sleepy this morning.
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    Sleeper name: Milan Lucic

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