Trade Proposal Thread 2.0 - Never Trust A Man With Two First Names Edition
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11-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Change is good.
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You don't play a guy a ton of minutes against the most dangerous team in the league to showcase him. You play him because you trust him. MDZ isn't going anywhere. I doubt the Rangers touch their young defense.
I'm not sure what Anaheim's strategy is in trading Ryan.
Is he a bad guy in the room? If so, no thanks. Cut payroll? That probably means Anisimov instead of Dubinsky as the centerpiece going the other way. 1st of many to go? Well, that means draft picks and prospects going back and salary only to baalnce out this year.
Anisimov, one of the three first rounders in the system and a lesser prospect (MZA?)plus a 2nd might just be enough to get it done.
The simple answer is that they have the second worst record in the league and need to shake it up. Outside of that top line, they have some glaring weaknesses.
In the thread on the Ducks' board they're basically saying that they'd have to win (and do so in regulation vs. their conference) 40 out of their 57 remaining games to qualify for the playoffs. Remember the Devils last year? That's where they are - they've started out so poorly that it would take a herculean effort to make the playoffs. With every loss that they rack up, the situation gets worse.
So, with that in mind, they're considering dealing one of their truly marketable assets to garner a package that addresses multiple needs. (In so doing, they're pretty much accepting their fate and, yes, tanking.) So, they wind up with 2-3 valuable assets, a damn fine pick in a damn fine draft and they reset for 2012-2013. In effect, they're going for a Philly style one year rebuild.
Perry and Getzlaf are out of the picture, because a) they're the faces of the franchise and b) speculation is that if one goes, then the other leaves when his contract is up.
Hence, Bobby Ryan is on the trading block.
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