I like it... I like it a lot. I would safely say Fistric takes the 6th defenseman spot, Peckham takes 7th. They are similar players so they can easily swap out for a few games every once in a while, but preferably leaving Fistric in for as many games as possible. This also pushes Potter out (maybe) down to OKC once the season starts.
Always knew Fistric as a guy who can deliver huge hits, hopefully that will continue, especially now that Sutton is pretty much on his way out.
He doesn't really play D at all, to be honest. He just tries to throw hits and ends up missing and being out of position 95% of the time.
You act like hitting, blocking shots, and not coughing up the puck every shift is not part of defense....your hate for the Oilers is quite legendary.
He's going to be a 3rd pairing defenseman and that is all. Maybe he returns to form playing at home maybe not. We gave up a 3rd round pick for him. Woop dee doo
Not really sure why the stars did this. Isnt Fistric like the ideal 3rd pairing d-man?
No. As thin and bad as the Stars are on D, Fistric wasn't going to be able to crack their top 6. That should tell you all you need to know about him.
Originally Posted by caley
I'm sorta baffled by this one on Dallas' end, I understand the need to move a defenceman to make room for upcoming players, but I don't understand why Dallas continues to get softer and softer. Look at all the guys they've moved out since last season: Sheldon Souray, Adam Pardy, Steve Ott, Mark Fistric, all tough cantankerous guys.
Three of those four guys you named can barely skate. Losing Souray, Pardy, and Fistric won't make the team softer. Those guys usually couldn't skate well enough to deliver useful hits. The Stars will be tougher to play against by filling those spots with guys who are faster and can contribute more.
Other than allowing young kids to come up I don't see how this really benefits the Stars. They have such a weak D corps as is, do they feel content on going for a top pick or something?
Not a lot of physicality on that D, could see a lot of run n gun games in Dallas.
Good fit and solid grab for the Oil though, they grab someone better at actual hockey than Peckham and Sutton. Also someone to keep the other teams in check if the Big 5 in Edm are getting roughed up.
So why is this such a good trade? Not being arrogant. I know nothing about Fistric and he hasn't seemed to log a full season yet. Numbers also aren't flashy, but they don't paint the picture.
numbers IMO are too flashy.. The guy hits at a 4hits\game pace.. puts him among top 5 in the league if not at top. JoeN in an interview at deadline last year said that they were able to trade Grossmann because Fistric was able to replace him.
Classy move by GMJN to send him to Edmonton. A 3rd is fair value, he's a 6/7 with GREAT physicality but no offensive upside and average defense at best. His main downside is getting out of position, often going for the big hit. Looking forward to him smashing the Sedin's around though.