Thread: Proposal: Mtl-nyi
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10-16-2012, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Chapin Landvogt View Post
Thing is, whether Grabner or Okposo, this isn't a deal that the current NYI GM would be considering.

Now, if the Isles were a cup contender and one top 4 Dman away from a real legitimate shot, and were certain (however possible) that they and Subban get a quick deal done, then that might be another story.

In general though, leaving out all the player/skill/upside analysis and opinions, conservative GMs rarely (i.e. next to never) send two young, still improving NHL players with sweetheart multiyear deals (which all three of Okposo, Grabner and Martin have) and a first round Dman taken to be a top 3 NHL rearguard for an unsigned RFA.

That aspect alone should prolly carry the most weight in this discussion.

Now, I would be happy to see examples to the contrary.

A deal for Subban means getting a major piece to build around. Its not filling a hole for a playoff run.

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