Thread: Norstrom Please
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01-12-2004, 09:52 PM
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I hear Mattias Norstrom's name in trade rumours...

The first guy I compare him to is Mathieu Schneider.
Schneider had another year on his contract before he went UFA... Norstrom has another two, so their contract situations are somewhat similar, with the dollar amounts around the same too. (3-4 million-ish.)

In terms of skill... Schneider is the superior offensive d-men, while the Norstrom is the superior defensvie d-men. Schneider is competent in his own zone, while Norstrom isn't clueless in the offensive zone either, he's mainly a stay-at-home d-men.

So what I woudl offer up for Norstrom would be similar to what Detroit paid for Schneider. I would perhaps cough up a little more.

From Vancouver:
(YEAH YEAH YEAH I know we don't have salary room... but I want him here nonetheless. PLUS HE'S SWEDISH. )

1st 2004
2nd 2005
Marek Malik/Jiri Slegr (I think they're a LITTLE better than Kuznetsov... LA take your pick.)
A Prospect not named Umberger(Burke can't trade him), Koltsov(I don't wanna trade him), and Fedorov (I want him to rot in Manitoba.) (Similar value to Avery at the time...)

Ohlund + Norstrom = w00t.

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