Oh man, that's a hard one. Salary cap? If so, the Boyle side takes a bit of a hit.
It comes down to whether you believe Mike Smith is going to be top 10 fantasy goalie consistently for the next 5 years. Also depends on where you are right now in terms of rebuilding vs contending.
If you have the team to contend THIS year (be honest with yourself, otherwise this could bite you in the ass)) and maybe next year, and Mike Smith is a big upgrade over your 2nd best goalie, I might pull the trigger.
But if you're probably not a top 3 team in the league, I'd keep Markstrom. He's going to be an absolute fantasy beast in Florida for years to come. Add into the equation a bunch of other solid prospects, and the deal gets worse in the future.
Another thought here is that with only 12 teams, 2 goalies a night, that's only 24 goalies total... So Mike Smith's current value is even lower than in a league where theres a goalie scarcity. So TBH, no way I'd let go of Markstrom, especially the way Florida is rebuilding... they're going to be like Chicago, Pittsburgh, or any of the other rebuild teams here pretty quick
wow, you usually don't see a team give up on the year until midway thru the season. you got some real nice pieces that will help you the next few years that made it worth giving up the kids and their potential
well thanks for the help... ended up trading the following players :
and received the following :
goalie Mike Smith
I have up 5 good prospects, but hopefully my team is ready to win... hope i did the right thing
It's a great trade for you, the trade stacks your defense, and probably gives you the best defense group in your whole league. The adding of Mike Smith probably gives you the best goaltending in your whole league, and you already have a young amazing forward group, that allows you to move out solid prospects without having future problems.
This trade puts you in the driver seat to win this year, and the next few years to come, your team is going to be very dangerous for the duration of your league, I would imagine. Big time win for you, as you were looking like a favourite to win before pulling the trigger on this trade, that bolsters your defense and goaltending, without sacrificing and current stud forwards from your roster.