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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    If he stays, I hope AI can prove any critics, including me, wrong with a season more like '20/21. A 50-60 point season would make everyone happy.
    That seems like a big ask (50-60 points). He could possibly pull it off if he plays full time on Danault's line but it's still a longshot. At a $4m salary, given all the non-scoring related things he does, he would be a significant significant steal.

    Gotta ask, though, if that is your bar for Iafallo then what is your bar for Arvidsson - 70-80 points?
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    I believe AI's production just goes down. A change of scenery might just save his career. Not sure if teams would be willing to bet on him. I hope I'm wrong

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    Was thinking Vilardi, Durzi, and a first was ballpark for Chychrun, with quite possibly a Grundstrom type throw-in. Iafallo could be that throw-in. And that same package could well be for a forward vs. Chychrun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DryKing View Post
    That seems like a big ask (50-60 points). He could possibly pull it off if he plays full time on Danault's line but it's still a longshot. At a $4m salary, given all the non-scoring related things he does, he would be a significant significant steal.

    Gotta ask, though, if that is your bar for Iafallo then what is your bar for Arvidsson - 70-80 points?
    That number for AI is based on playing with Kopitar and Kempe again. If he only plays 3rd line, then expectations are, of course, commensurately lowered.

    LW1, whoever it may be, has to produce next season. 2 of the 3 forwards on that line scoring less than 20 goals is a glaring problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    That number for AI is based on playing with Kopitar and Kempe again. If he only plays 3rd line, then expectations are, of course, commensurately lowered.

    LW1, whoever it may be, has to produce next season. 2 of the 3 forwards on that line scoring less than 20 goals is a glaring problem.
    Totally agree, this is probably our biggest area of need to fill next season. We need goal scorers on that 1st line.

    I asked with the mindset of Iafallo being a 3rd line forward / 2nd at best so I was curious where you were coming from. Makes sense as those would be the expectations if he was spent next season as a top line winger. Thank you for sharing your thought process.

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    The Problem with IA is that he is a jack of all trades and master of none type of player. Hopefully he plays 3rd line with Byfield and a goal scorer like Kaliev so he can provide that defensive blanket for the Rookies. Main reason he was stuck on the first line was his willingness to be a puck hound and get involved in the forecheck physically. Those last 3 months or so was panful to watch and I hope it was due to injury/covid. If he plays top line minutes and does the same thing then he needs to be traded asap for anything .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokor84 View Post
    Hopefully he plays 3rd line with Byfield and a goal scorer like Kaliev so he can provide that defensive blanket for the Rookies
    I'd be happy with a AI-QB-AK third line to start the season.

    Only if that includes an elite winger to play with Kempe + Kopi, and the 2nd line stays the same.

    Add an elite dman, and the entire composition of the team changes.

    Some combo of Kupari, Vilardi + 1st + Durzi or Spence, Grans or Faber, Fagemo or Thomas, and another throw in like Madden or a 2nd can net you that elite goal scorer and dman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    That number for AI is based on playing with Kopitar and Kempe again. If he only plays 3rd line, then expectations are, of course, commensurately lowered.

    LW1, whoever it may be, has to produce next season. 2 of the 3 forwards on that line scoring less than 20 goals is a glaring problem.
    That's an interesting criteria, it needs to be qualified regarding Stanley cup capability. Not many teams have three 20 goal scorers on their top line. Only three contending teams pulled off a top line with 3 20 goal scoring this year

    https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-fantasy...22/c-300943326

    This ranking is fantasy, not actual combos and they can't even get there. Florida, Toronto and Colorado are your standard bearers. Everyone else needed a 15+ goal man in that third spot. If Florida can get un****ed in the playoffs it will go a long way to bringing back that one absolutely dominant line.

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    I'll tell you one thing, this offseason has been way too long. It has been six days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    That's an interesting criteria, it needs to be qualified regarding Stanley cup capability. Not many teams have three 20 goal scorers on their top line. Only three contending teams pulled off a top line with 3 20 goal scoring this year

    https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-fantasy...22/c-300943326

    This ranking is fantasy, not actual combos and they can't even get there. Florida, Toronto and Colorado are your standard bearers. Everyone else needed a 15+ goal man in that third spot. If Florida can get un****ed in the playoffs it will go a long way to bringing back that one absolutely dominant line.
    Agreed but the logic used was put in place in order to have 2/3 of the top line forward score at least 20 goals (Kopitar may be able to get there next season but did not this season). If a forward plays full time with Kopitar next season then hitting 20 goals seems like a pretty obtainable bar considering Kopitar may more may not get there himself (but definitely will help his line mates do so).

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