The bigger issue is going after Yandle would be the kind of move where we sell a huge futures package and some salary, which is the last thing Phoenix needs to pile on when losing their MVP. Until the Blues have some of their forwards push themselves into that next tier of player quality and boost their value a bit higher I think blockbuster trades are going to be few and far between.
It'd be one thing if we had 3 guys who all deserved ~$4M but just couldn't keep them and tried to make a need for need deal with Phoenix, but Phoenix shouldn't sell out their best d-man to get a package no matter how shiny and new the prospects are. Maybe at the end of the year if Yandle's hype comes down a bit and the Blues forward core makes a step forward instead of being plagued by injuries then both sides even out the deal more easily.
A rehash of an old thread that went terribly awry. A blues fan proposed Oshie, Schwartz, Cole and two 2nds for Yandle and the rights to Belanger. He was abused pretty thoroughly by his fellow Notes fans. I'd like to gauge reactions to a scaled down deal. I'm not sure I'd actually pull the trigger. I probably wouldn't. Just curious...
As has been said before, adding Yandle to the roster at the expense of Oshie fills one hole while creating another. Adding the Blues' (arguably) best prospect to the deal ensures that the roster hole remains open in the future as well.
That's right; the Coyotes would need at least one proven asset coming back for the deal to make sense; this is not a firesale. Backes or Stewart would be a good starting point for a deal; adding Oshie to either one would probably get the deal done.
Don Maloney: "Hey, Doug, this is Don in Phoenix. Say, how about you guys send us David Backes and T.J. Oshie, and we'll send you Keith Yandle in return?"
Well they do need left defenseman for the future. They don't need Yandle, but they need someone like him.
incorrect, they would like a left top 2 dman for the future. want vs need. Moving Oshie or any other top 6 forward does more harm than good, unless they sign a replacement FA first, which in a market where Florida HAS to spend money to avoid losing draft picks, recieving fines and the like....well thats not a market to get too involved with until Florida has shot its wad.