Kings are reportedly looking at moving Scuderi. Campoli is still out there as stated. I'd prefer we replaced Rozy with a physical presence. I just don't think he adds much. I'm not sure if there's one available worth binging in though. I loved what I saw in OEL last year. I still don't know why he wasn't in the lineup more. Everybody talks about his skill but I was impressed how he dealt with the physical part of the game at his age. I'm really hoping he is playing a lot in the second pairing this year. I'd be happy going into the season with
OEL/Scuderi or Campoli
Schlemko/Gormely/Gonch/Summers all pushing the bottom pair
A) Will they trade him and B) would it be to a division opponent.
Rozy's cash payout is a lot less than his cap hit which is why a low payroll team looking for a vet Dman like NYI might be a good fit. I didn't know he was injured. I just know I wasn't impressed with what I saw on the ice. If we can improve a spot on D it won't hurt our goalie situation.
Over the season Aucoin did, but if you only consider their time together after the Yotes acquired Rozy:
- Rozy 19:24 TOI/G, Aucoin 19:13 TOI/G. Rozy played more minutes in 16 of the 26 full games they played together.
- Rozy also picked up 6 points in those games to Aucoin's 4.
That's worth noting, and I appreciate the input. I'd still take Aucoin over Rozy. I take it you wouldn't.
I just think that there are other options out there that would provide similar skill sets and production to Rozy for a lot less money. And the savings provided might mean the difference between a mid-season/trade deadline upgrade or not.