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With the trade deadline approaching...


With the trade deadline approaching...  

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  1. 1. If you are Don "The Don" Waddell, what's your move?

    • Try to find a true #1 Goalie.
      9
    • MOAR FORWARDS!!!
      3
    • Get someone who can replicate Dougie's previous production.
      0
    • More size/grit.
      2
    • All of the above.
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    • Stand pat... Profit
      6


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4 minutes ago, Stumpy said:

But why?

He was the move target. We couldn’t protect him and everyone thinks Seattle is going to take him because he’s a Francis project. I don’t necessarily agree with the move but we hedged bets and tried to get something out of it. 
 

I think it was a 4th we got out of it too. 

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Lot of mixed opinions on twitter the pick is a sixth round. So Waddell gave up a bit in future return. A stay at home heavy hitting D is gonna be good for our third line. I’d rather pair him with bean than Gardiner though. Gardiner is also more of a stay at home guy. We could see Rod blow up the lines though if Gardiner and Joni are in. 
 

We are really banking/hedging our bets on TT coming back though. Was kinda hoping we’d send fleury and a pick to CBJ for Laine just to be sure. And just a pick for someone like Joni. 

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https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/canes-acquire-jani-hakanpaa-from-anaheim-ducks/c-323568702

"RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Haydn Fleury.

"Jani is a big, physical defenseman," said Waddell. "As a right-shot, he will be an ideal partner for an offensive-minded, left-handed blueliner."

Hakanpaa, 29, has tallied one assist in 42 NHL games with the Ducks this season, ranking third among all NHL skaters in hits (168). The 6'5", 218-pound defenseman has registered two points (1g, 1a) in 47 career NHL games, all with Anaheim. Hakanpaa has posted 33 points (7g, 26a) in 179 career AHL games with Peoria, Chicago and San Diego. He has also recorded 81 points (25g, 56a) in 298 career Liiga (Finland) games with Blues and Karpat. Hakanpaa was teammates with Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho on Karpat during the 2015-16 season. The Kirkkonummi, Finland, native represented his home country at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship and the 2019 IIHF World Championship, winning gold in 2019. Hakanpaa was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round, 104th overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Fleury, 24, has scored one goal in 35 games with Carolina this season. The 6'3", 208-pound defenseman has registered 24 points (5g, 19a) in 167 career NHL regular-season games with the Hurricanes and has added two goals in 17 NHL playoff games. The Carlyle, Sask., native was selected by Carolina in the first round, seventh overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft."

Are we the US team of Finland now?

 

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42 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

We couldn’t protect him and everyone thinks Seattle is going to take him because he’s a Francis project.

All the more reason to keep him imo.

Kinda like giving Vegas a pick to take the player you want instead of the ones you don't. 

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That said, we got the big, physical righty we've been missing all season.

Hopefully he can eloquently persuade opposing teams against targeting our forwards.

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Also, seems like it'd be easier to teach the fanbase Finnish at this point.

Mennään Hurrikaaneihin!

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