Oh, I totally agree. Gagner got almost a third of his points, and nearly half his goals this season in that one 5-game stretch. He's not any more the answer at 2C than we've already got. Carlson and 11 for Gagner and 2 would be a step backwards.
Disagree. If you're trading Carlson to get a 2C in Gagner, it makes sense to use the pick to replace the talent lost on defense.
That lost talent is lost years as well. Whatever d we draft is inconsequential to the next 3 year at least maybe 5. But agree if the caps were to do that deal, and follow with a d... Then I would surmise that the caps are 2c high on Gagner and the pick is a cherry.
I like the potential of having two top forwards on elc with ovi and nick... And I'd burn one of the young d to do it if my scouts thought so highly of grigorenko. And I could bring back a d on right side of orlov, green, and Wideman. But we know wides is gone... So whatever.
how possible is it for the Caps to try to deal for Corey Schneider?
I don't know if there's been chatter about this (and forgive me for not searching extensively), but what do you guys think? Would it be completely ridiculous to think Neuvirth/Holtby and a 1st would be enough or even worth it? Or could the Caps just offer an "unmatchable" contract for Vancouver and dump one of their mid-firsts and a third for him?
I guess it doesn't make sense since he's essentially Vancouver's version of Holtby, but personally I think he's better than what we have, that's why. Is there enough depth in this year's draft class to make our 2 mid-round picks in the first unmoveable?