My original point is if you want Morrow it is going to cost you more than Zib.
Based on what? Here's a good start:
Mike Fisher for a 1st (21st overall) and 3rd. Fisher was younger and under contract for longer thus its easy to assume he was worth more.
Mike Ribeiro for Cody Eakin and a 2nd. Ribeiro is a center and a more productive player without the injury issues of Morrow. Probably very similar in terms of value, but you could make a good case for Ribeiro being worth more.
I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say Zibanejad carries (far) more value than Eakin. Zibanejad was practically a lottery pick. You're not going to see anyone offering up a lottery pick for an injury prone 33 year old who has limited offensive capabilities.
Just seems like you either vastly over value Morrow or just don't really consider the recent history of trades or understand value of players vs prospects.
Last edited by FolignoQuantumLeap: 07-13-2012 at 05:02 PM.
I wouldn't do Doan at that but if they could make it for 3 years instead, I'd view that as acceptable. They have the cap space if Melnyk is willing to fork out the cash, but we still have to be flexible when Spezza, Michalek, Cowen and others contracts are up.
Well, it wouldn't be coming from my pocket and we're wayyyyy under the cap. I don't think there would be many complications with young guys needing lots of $$ in the next four years that the rumored Doan deal would kill us, capwise, so I wouldn't be against it.
Only thing is, it might be nice to keep 7+ mil to chase after a younger free agent next summer or even the one after, but at the same time, you never really know who's going to actually reach free agency and if they'd even want to sign here.
I would do that deal for Doan. He would score 30 with Spezza and offer so much other things to this team like leadership, grit.
I still think the term a tad too long and I don't think Murray is the one who made it but Murray seems to be trying to covet a powerforward for some time now and we need to hit the cap floor so who knows.
Hey now, Doan scored 30+ goals that one time and is a good, Canadian boy.
Just because we're not at the floor right now doesn't mean that it's a decent move to spend 7.5 on a 35+, multi-year contract for a declining player. Who knows were the team will be cap-wise in 4 years, and just because we're nowhere near the cap doesn't mean that money spent on bad contracts isn't money that could be spent on good contracts.