Kind of disappointed. I was hoping Roy would be a part in a trade for Bobby Ryan. I guess the price was just too high for him. Ott plays much better at wing then he does at center. I would not pencil him in as our #2 center by any means. Square peg in round hole, like Leino last year.
Mike Heika @MikeHeika
Stars get Derek Roy from Buffalo in trade for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy. There is your top-six center to take Ribeiro’s place.
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Yes for Dallas....but is Ott really a top-6 forward that can provide offense on the top 2 lines?
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Also, getting Ott+ for Roy is a good job by Regier, I thought Roy for Ott straight up was more likely.
I know Roy's value was rumored to be low and Ott fits his new mantra about "being tougher to play against" being cited by Regier lately - but really hope Regier has another 1-2 moves (i.e Ryan) on deck to beef up the offense and/or replace the top line center Roy was acting in.
What if Regier turns Ott around in a package for Ryan?
By the way, I guess it's possible that they took Pardy on as a salary dump.
They could buy him out during the second buyout period if Kaleta takes us to arbitration.
It'd be a $666,667 cap hit for two seasons.