Trade Thread Part XI: New year...no trades.
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01-14-2014, 04:32 AM
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lol Mike Green, I'd rather Del Zotto at this point.
Besides the concussion issues, he is still a good player offensively and on the PP. We haven't had that in quite some time. Extremely hard to find too.
The thing is, we have a PP now that is functioning. Richards is a essential part of that PP. You are not yanking him, Zucc or Brass from that PP without it falling flat again. The PP has been soo positive for us, you just don't want that to happend again.
If you buy out Richards, just must replace him on the point of the PP. Green could step in there, maybe even be an upgrade to be honest. Green is signed next year for 6m and is an UFA after that. You would pay him a lot next year, but after that he would get what he is "worth". You would be able to reassess the trade.
I am not saying that this trade should / could be made. I made that post because of the concept. In that concept, we keep our core, we open up cap space and we restructure the team. One of those moves that needs to be made is replace BR on the PP if he is bought out. The other concepts would be to get a couple of PFs in youth for youth trades. We need to manage our depth chart, but I have no problem dealing youth for youth.
I defintiely think NHL GM's are a bit too afraid here. I mean, I don't mind Skjei. I think he has something with his precsence on the ice. But we got depth at LD, why aren't there more trades where a player like Skjei is traded for a player in the same mold but diffrent position, that fits us better, with a team that has more use for a LD in Skjei? Ie, hockey trades.
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