I'm filing this thread alongside the "what would you give up for Doughty, Duchene and Weber" threads. Someone was a bit bored, I guess?
truth be told, was just watching some video highlights and such of his and started to wonder what kind of a package it would take to get him. would be fairly substantial, but we have SOOOO many redundant parts on this team and going forth that it may be time to make a splash.
Not sure what there is not to like. He's physical, has been trending upwards point-wise (both goals and assists), good wheels, good size (and could get bigger) and is only 19.
I just don't see the high-end offensive skill that everyone seems to have. Is he a 60 point player? Yes, but I don't think he's that impressive. Sure, he's 19, but I think it carries more risk than everyone perceives.
Do you want DZ after an abysmal sophomore season? Sure, he's worth a shot. He's young. But for an improving young forward? Ask yourself: Does ATL need d-men? Offensive d-men? Might not be a glaring need. Do they need picks? Sure. But I don't think Atlanta is "rebuilding" as much as trying to make a playoff run and work young as they have. Our 1st rd pick won't mean much as a regular middle-of-the-pack team. We usually have a 15th-20th pick.
I didn't necessarilly mean to value Dubinsky or Staal in the category of Anisimov or DZ, but it definitely will take a lot to grab a 19-year old forward who seems to have it all. Too much to be worth it. Draft your own talent.