So you're just saying no for the sake of it? Other than "it would could cost too much". I'm not saying we go get a Pronger but a D of a higher quality than can help us go far in the playoffs.
It would cost too much is actually a very important thing.
Right now, there is not one team that is willing to trade a top 2 D. It's too early in the season, nobody is out of a PO race, there's simply no reason to move players unless it's for attitude or cap reasons.
We should know, at least I hope, this week, how long Markov will be out for. If he's out 3months than that higher quality D that could help us go far in the POs might end up being him.
If it's not, then we have until deadline to make proper adjustments and see what's available out there.
Right now, we're in 2nd place for GA/GP. Only Boston is ahead but they've also played 2games less. We're 1st place on the PK. Our defensive game is clicking very well.
There is no need for us to rush in a trade for a top Dman.
Also, the area our team would need the most help on now is the offense.
But, before exploring trading venues, we should try to see what our prospects can give us.