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01-13-2014, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Appleyard View Post
Yeh, you do something like that...

and you become Nashville or Minnesota.

You have ~4 top 6 forwards, 6 top 9 forwards and have another problem to deal with that is not easy to circumvent. Your team has trouble scoring more than 3 goals a night and is bottom 5 in production.

And are playing Victor Bartley or Clayton Stoner as a 6D and playing your bottom pair for 12-14 minutes a night vs mainly 4th lines so all your top 4 have to play over 20 night in night out. Which is not a great strategy if you make the playoffs.

Trading for a guy like Weber is literally just 'trading your poison.' You are no closer to being a competing team really... unless you just trade away ~3 1st rounders + a throw in (if they accept) and hope he does not get injured.
That sounds familar circa 2010 with Lukas Krajicek & Ryan Parent.

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