Pittsburgh receives forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman prospect Pierre-Olivier Joseph in the trade. More specifically, let's talk about Kyle Connor. Can you discuss your plans for this roster in the short term and the long term? The future is still unknown as to whether or not the next season will be able to have fans in the seats or not. Phil the Thrill struggled in Arizona, with one of his worst offensive years of his career. Let's say he continues to show well in Edmonton and they sign him for cheap. That is to say, I don't think McCann is necessarily going to always be the third-line centre. It doesn't mean smash every person in the face, but at the least take them aside and explain why something said/done was not appropriate and will not be tolerated. [6] Toronto retained the top pick, while Winnipeg and Columbus moved up from the sixth and fourth spots, respectively. Phil loves the low-key lifestyle the desert can offer and throw in the fact Zona HC … He has three years remaining on his current contract, which carries an AAV of $8 million. It's officially the week for our release of the 2020 Dobber Hockey Prospects Guide! Another guy on Dobber's list that interests me is Jared McCann. © 2020 Dobber Sports Inc. All Rights Reserved. The 2016 NHL Entry Draft was the 54th NHL Entry Draft. It would depend on whether they can re-sign Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman. Of course, most of those lofty statistics were gained in Pittsburgh where they have two of the best players on the planet. The deal frees up $1.9 million in cap space for the Penguins to utilize in free agency, bringing their total available cap space to just over $5 million. This piece from Jokke Nevalainen explaining who performed well at drafting and who did not last decade. That's the absolute top priority at the moment. The last 15 years alone has seen 1 ½ seasons cancelled just due to CBA negotiations. That's what we call a fragile player. There is a ton of stuff at Dobber Prospects that is useful for fantasy hockey owners of all stripes. Rightfully so, veterans like any player must work their way through injuries. Phil Kessel has finally been traded away from the Pittsburgh Penguins. That plays well as a depth winger in multi-cat leagues. He gathered 357 goals and 466 assist in 996 games before he called Arizona home. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. Phil Kessel was also a third-liner for the HBK Cup run; Jake Guentzel wasn't always a lock to skate with the power play; Patric Hornqvist has been moved all around the lineup. He will be a 33-year-old in a little over a week and still has two years remaining on his lucrative $8 million deal with the Leafs paying $1.2 million of it. It's the least we can do for kids learning to love this sport. One name which pops out has to be Phil Kessel. We could be looking at McDavid's future winger for the near-term after the 2020 postseason. It’s not certain if Kessel will get back to his old self, but the Coyotes have not gotten much out of him at all. Under the new system the odds of winning the draft lottery for the four lowest finishing teams in the league decreased, while the odds for the other non-playoff teams increased. It might seem insane to say, but he would have approached 45 goals in 2019-20 had the season finished. Phil Kessel has finally been traded away from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Most certainly not $6.8 million worth. I cannot commend them enough for taking the first steps necessary to eliminating prejudice that permeates all levels of hockey, but it's sad it has had to come to this. They can also sink an entire season. In 82 games for the Penguins last season, Kessel had 27 goals and 55 assists, making him a point-per-game player on the year. Moving forward, we need to take responsibility for not only our words and actions, but of those around us. Galchenyuk didn't exactly revitalize his game or find increased production with the Coyotes, recording 41 points (19-22-41) in 72 games last season. The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to trade Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. [8], North American Draftees by State/Province. The Kessel quote pic.twitter.com/GedTXxQE6c. DobberHockey and Goalie Post launched in 2005, becoming the first independent fantasy hockey and starting goalie websites on the Internet. That is to say, I don't think McCann is necessarily going to always be the third-line centre. [3] Beginning with the 2014–15 NHL season the NHL changed the weighting system that was used in previous years. On Saturday night a bombshell trade was completed as the Pittsburgh Penguins traded one of their core players in Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes. Phil hasn’t had that in Arizona. Frozen Tools and DobberProspects launched in 2008, helping to form the nucleus of the Dobber Sports Network: dedicated to helping you win your fantasy hockey leagues. Well there it is. Yesterday, our own Tom Collins mentioned Connor's rising shot rate in his Top-10 column. Wrong! Thinking he might get to 50 some day is not extreme. Dobber pointed out Ennis's shot rate, which was the highest of his career. Your email address will not be published. I'll let Aliu's statement explain: We are proud to announce the formation of the Hockey Diversity Alliance ✊ pic.twitter.com/eaoXDi3inY, — Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) June 8, 2020. The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to trade Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. section: | slug: phil-kessel-traded-to-arizona-coyotes-alex-galchenyuk-to-penguins-in-return-per-report | sport: hockey | route: article_single.us | The New Jersey Devils' third-round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on July 1, 2015 that sent Phil Kessel, Tyler Biggs, Tim Erixon and a conditional second-round pick in 2016 to Pittsburgh in exchange for Nick Spaling, Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, a conditional first-round pick in 2016 and this pick. Kessel did come loaded with NHL credentials as a prolific scorer. Since the 2012–13 NHL season all fourteen teams not qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs have a "weighted" chance at winning the first overall selection. In other words, he's scoring among the very best players, and most coveted fantasy options, alive. In exchange for Kessel, prospect Dane Birks and a fourth round pick, the Penguins will receive forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph. Kessel and Tocchet share a strong relationship and Tocchet's mentorship helped Kessel become an integral piece of the Penguins' back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017. [4] Starting with this draft the first three picks overall will be awarded by lottery. Basically, it's just a way to take an aggregated look at who our team thinks has the best/deepest/most talented farm system. 6-keys: media/spln/nhl/reg/free/stories, at Wanna blog? Ice hockey players born between January 1, 1996, and September 15, 1998, were eligible for selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Learn how your comment data is processed. This includes, 32-year-old Phil Kessel. Just fill in the blanks there. Still, even with just 14 goals in a Coyotes’ uniform, nine were of the man-advantage variety. Kind of the same thing applies in Vancouver right now. The NHL and NBA were lucky that they had nearly completed their respective seasons. It seems logical that he was acquired with the intent of using him as the team's third-line centre, filling the Nick Bonino role from a few years ago. The draft was held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The particular reason I pay attention to overall depth, on top of just individual players, is that sometimes an entire franchise becomes relevant in a span of a year or two because of its progression as a whole. But there was something about Kessel’s lack of speed he once had that made you feel something wasn’t right. The most recent example of this is probably Carolina, as they were a team who couldn't score an empty-net breakaway 4-5 years ago and now have at least a half-dozen very fantasy-relevant players.

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