Thread: Value of: Anders Lee to Toronto
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09-24-2013, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SchultzSquared View Post
Surprises Islanders fan would preach against goalie options after what happened to DiPi... yes you have (some) depth today... but as you show the picture is like this...

NHL 1- Nabokov
NHL 2- Poulin

AHL 1- Nilson (hopefully)
AHL 2- ?

ECHL 1-?
ECHL 2-?

Euro 1- Koskinen
Euro 2- ?

Junior 1- Petersen
Junior 2- McAdam

NCAA 1- Williams
NCAA 2- Rosen

That really is not much 'depth' at all... especially when the juniors are so young and 3-4 years out at least

The Oilers can offer prospects that way... worldbeaters no but they are options for the future and will plug into the pro game right now where the biggest gap is

Olivier Roy- AHL starter now maybe NHL backup
Tyler Bunz- ECHL starter now maybe NHL backup
Frans Tuohimaa- FEL starter now AHL starter next year
Niko Hovinen- KHL starter now maybe NHL backup
Ty Rimmer- (FA signing) AHL backup

I would offer any two of them + Tyler Pitlick + 2015 2nd for Lee
Poulin will be asked to play 25 or so games this season. Nilson will get his chance by logging a ton of AHL icetime.

If they falter, don't show they are ready to take over for Nabby, I expect Snow to turn to the ufa market next summer when Hiller, Halek , Elliott and Miller will be ufas.

I think there very little chance Snow trades Lee for a goalie prospect. He just traded Nino and has Moulson scheduled to be a ufa. Kabanov has followed up an injury filled disapointing 2012-2013, with a quiet and disappointing training camp. Lee developing into a potential 2nd line lw, is a lot more important then adding another goalie prospect.

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