for sure... he can easily fetch a 3rd, a second rate prospect or a grinder. But I'd play Moen over Blunden any day of the week and Bournival and Leblanc are not at NHL level yet and they both cannot fill the kind of role that Moen has.
- cross fingers that he has a freakishly strong playoffs, and this allows us to move him for even more at/before the draft
Either way, he's a piece to move, not keep... Bournival/Leblanc/white/dumont/ give us a bottom 6 young/cheap depth, that there's just no need for what he brings at that price point.
If Moen is having a great season, the only reason I would move him is if we're at the bottom of the league.
And I think the right thing to do is have guys like Briere, Gionta and DD gone, in order to make room for guys like Eller/Gally/Galla on the top 2 lines, which would then create room for guys like Bournival and Leblanc on a 3rd line.
I don't think replacing moving Moen from 4th line when he's playing awesome so we can put Dumont there is going to accomplish much other than save 1M.
A spot should have remained available for a prospect right off camp. It shouldn't have gone to Briere. If none of the kids earn a spot, then we could have gone after guys like Morrow, Gagné, Prospal, on 1 year deals.
I doubt he's very tradeable right now when teams have already filled out their camp rosters and are focused on evaluating their internal options. His peak value is going to be around deadline time, if he's playing well. He's a good fit for our 4th line in the meantime. I want to see how he plays, and even if he's not really wowing, I'd wait until the deadline in the hopes of maximizing return.