I have no issue with our secondary scoring situation, we need a legit first line. Anything else, other than selling for picks/prospects and rebuilding which Burke probably won't do, is just rearranging deck chairs on the titanic. Unless Burke gets a no-brainer offer, any move with Versteeg would be linear.
Versteegs value has gone down quite a bit, and for good reason.
Can't see how that makes any sense. He's on pace for the same or more goals/points than he's ever put up, on a much worse team.
I'm not saying the offer is anything or Versteeg's been great -- it likely isn't and he hasn't been -- but he's rebounded from a terrible start where he tried to do everything, into a solid contributor who doesn't attempt to dangle himself into oblivion.
He was always seen as a guy who was being held back on a very deep Hawks roster. If hes just a 55 point guy, you won't see anyone giving up anything jaw dropping to get his services.
plays about the same amount of minutes on a much worse team and is on pace for 11 more points. could be playing on a better line if the leafs werent trying to balance some offence. he will have more potential playing with some better players. i would rather the leafs keep him.
Uhh no. His value has gone up. I would like to keep him but if it means trading him in a package or something for a center or a big winger, then do it.
LeBrun also said that the offer apparently made the Leafs pause, meaning it was a good offer.
I'm not opposed to trading him but I like the guy. He bring a lot of versatility, plays well defensively despite what the +/- stat tell you and he's on pace for a career year despite a horrible start.
I wonder if Burke can try to pry away J. Staal for Steeg +?
Um yea actually. You guys picked up Versteeg with what idea? For him to play on the top line. Because like many, you saw him as a top line player being played on the 2nd/3rd on the cup winning Blackhawks.
We can go back to the threads when he was picked up. Most Leaf fans sure as hell weren't hoping he'd be a 55 point player.
Hes 3rd line on one of the worst teams in the league. So no, his value has gone down. Not up.