2013 Offseason Thread Part IV: SCF, end. Trades, begin.
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06-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
A few thoughts:
*We need to fix our PP. Getting a right handed PPQB would help us a great deal. Getting a left handed playmaker would help us a great deal.
Please understand this, we have Girardi at RD and Stralman is playing well for us and will be better under AV. We do NOT need some avg RD like McBain or someone like that who is Stralman II giver or take a little. We need a PPQB. A world class offensive talent. Nothing else will do. It's not easy to PP in the NHL. Nobody would suggest that we get Jacob Josefsson from NJ to be our 1st line center. A ton of people are suggesting that we get the equivalent of Josefsson to be our PPQB. We need an elite offensive talent on the blueline. We can probably not get someone who is established, but if we get a kid it must be someone who got offensive tools and then some...
*We need more AV type of players, see above.
*AV is great at using a heavy O-Zone start first line that is good at eh staining pressure in the O-Zone.
*We have a log jam at LD in Staal, McD, MDZ and Moore.
*Lets not forget that Staal is a great hockey player. He has a great contract. Under a coach who lets him pass the puck, he could develop even more (the raw ability is there). He could have his ten best years infront of him.
*We are really short on PMDs. MDZ is our only PMD.
*I love skill. But we play in the Atlantic and the POs is the POs (it could cost you pretty much to do something stupid in the SCFs...). CHI and DET can win it while being "soft". I don't think it's a good idea to be too soft in the Atlantic.
*A draft pick is always a gamble and you can't count on them having an impact sooner than 3-4 years down the road. Hank and Nash is around 30 y/o.
*I am old enough to know the downside by not having a farm. How it infects kids coming into the system without peers. How it hurts your continuity.
Some conclusions that I draw.
-Sure, trade one LD but make sure a RD that can QB the PP comes to us one way or another.
-If we are to trade Marc or MDZ now, we should get alot back.
-Picks is not what we should be looking for. But it's not a bad thing to get 2nd and 3rd rounders.
-We can add skill, but we can't become too soft.
-I am not sold on just a RD PPQB fixing our PP, we could need another left handed PP playmaker besides BR. If BR is bought out, we could need 2...
Scenarios I would look into (I am counting on BR to be kept just because it might sound like it now).
A MDZ scenario:
1. MDZ to EDM for Paajarvi and two 2nd round picks.
2. Hagelin to PHX for Rundblad and a 2nd round pick. //We get one of few RH PPQB out there...
3. Resign Ryane Clowe.
Kreider-Richards-Nash//Heavy O-Zone start unit.
Clowe-Brass-Zucc//Clowe makes up for Zucc lack of size.
Paajarvi-Stepan-Callahan//Good at getting the puck up ice.
Moore-Rundblad//Rundblad QBs the PP.
1. Staal for Skinner and Ryan Murphy.
2. Skinner and Stralman for Bobby Ryan and a 2nd rounder.
Ryan-Richards-Nash //Heavy O-zone start line.
Hagelin-Step-Callahan//Goto line to get the puck up ice.
Overall, few changes. We get a right handed PPQB. Depth speed and skill (Paajarvi)/heavier top line (Ryan).
Something like that.
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