Trade Proposal Thread v4 - Trade or No Trade Edition
Don't shoot the messenger, but Eklund is floating the idea that the Habs and Avs may be discussing a Subban for MacKinnon deal. Now, I don't believe this for a second, but it's fun to discuss the implications of such a move.
He says MacKinnon is the kind of player we've been "craving for a very long time". While I would agree with that, would you be ready to give Subban up for him?
I'm going with an emphatic no, because unless Beaulieu is ready to step in right now and fill an important role on this team (which I don't believe he is), then we'd really expose our D. Not to mention that giving up on Subban could be a Roy-esque blunder in the long-run if MacKinnon doesn't become any better than a 2nd line player.
What do you think?
For anyone interested in reading more about this, it's over at HockeyBuzz. I won't link out of principle, because this is clearly hit-motivated rumor-mongering.
We'd get better at the forward position while making a huge huge hole on the back. Teams like Boston and LA have shown that you do not need all star forwards to win, just good depth. At the same time, you can't win without a premier defenseman imo. Look at all the recent cup winners: Chara, Doughty, Lidstrom, Pronger-Neidermayer, Keith-Seabrook on defense. The only team that doesn't fit is Pittsburgh as I don't feel Letang is the same class. However, when you have to generation talents up front, you can get away without having a top 10 all-around D-man, provided you have decent defensive depth.
We have no one close to replacing Subban in the system, Markov is getting older. We'd set the team back for a few years with such a trade.
Like LG said early in the off-season...the team is not far from being a contender. It just needs another top 4 D-man and a top 6 winger who can get his nose dirty (doesn't have to be the biggest player). This should have been addressed in july. Bergevin is making a mistake if he's trying to look for a splash like this at this point.
nope. We have enough young talent up front that we need to develop. Chuckie may be an equal to Mckinnon in terms of talent. We're well rounded in terms of (future?) stars. Chucky and Patches up front, Subban and Markov at the point and Price in net. We also have a good 2nd tier player mix with Eller, Plek, Gallagher, Desharnais (yes...although IMO he is a movable asset), Gorges, Emelin. we need to keep this core intact and just keep adding pieces that will provide grit and energy and focus on developing young talent. If McCarron pans out...we could be in for a real treat. And that's not naming the other studs we have in juniors
Last edited by attachetatuque: 12-05-2013 at 10:48 AM.