Is the Arizona Coyotes GM bored?

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Is the Arizona Coyotes GM bored?

Postby Jim on Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:09 pm

John Chayka seems to love to make trades. Between 7/1/16-6/30/17 he made 12 trades. From 7/1/17-today he has made 6 more. 18 trades in as many months. Maybe he needs a fidget-spinner...

It would be understandable if the trades were to improve the team, but is seems like most are just deals to make deals. The biggest names: Hanzal and Mike Smith out; Stepan, Hjalmarsson and Panik in. But mostly the likes of Maguire, Kujawinski, Ranford, Pulkkinen...

Dauphin (in), Ranford (out) and Leighton (out) were both traded away and traded for.

Brought in:
Antti Raanta
Branden Troock
Brandon Hickey
Chad Johnson
Dave Bolland
Derek Stepan
Grayson Downing
Jason Demers
Joe Whitney
Josh Archibald
Lawson Crouse
Merrick Madsen
Mitchell Moroz
Nick Cousins
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Peter Holland
Richard Panik
Ryan Kujawinski
Scott Wedgewood
Sean Maguire
Teemu Pulkkinen

Sent out:
Adam Clendening
Anthony DeAngelo
Anthony Duclair
Brendan Warren
Connor Murphy
Henrik Samuelsson
Jamie McGinn
Justin Hache
Justin Peters
Louis Domingue
Martin Hanzal
Michael Latta
Michael Stone
Mike Smith
Tye McGinn

Picks brought in: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th; plus conditional 3rd, 4th and 5th
Picks sent out: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 4th 5th and 5th; plus conditional 5th and 6th... and the every grand "future considerations"

It literally seems like he is a kid playing playstation and making a couple real trades, but basically just constantly messing about out of boredom.
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Re: Is the Arizona Coyotes GM bored?

Postby brwi on Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:49 pm

I'm not seeing the vision behind what he's doing in AZ because you just can't tell. It's not a total sell-off, it's not a major youth movement, it's just a what the hell? Like you said, a kid with a Playstation that's bored.
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Re: Is the Arizona Coyotes GM bored?

Postby Sigwolf on Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:33 pm

Well, he's about 12 years old and has ADHD, so...
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