Now, you see I think this is an overpayment. And obviously that's not because Zibby's done anything comparable to ROR. Yet. But his ceiling is high.
The Avs are not operating from a position of strength here. Much like Phoenix last year. In fact, I think if Murray had of waited a little he wouldn't have needed to throw in that 2nd round pick in the Turris deal.
I would not trade Zibby for ROR straight up let alone plus the pick. If that's ROR's market value then forget it. I might be inclined to do a Silfver-for-ROR deal. Not sure Colorado would though.
I still stand by Wiercioch + JOB + a 3rd round pick as the absolute highest I'd go for ROR. Maybe in a couple of weeks that will look good to Sherman. Probably not but whatever. We don't absolutely need ROR.
My concern with Weiss would be that he would leave in the offseason. I'd rather give up assets for guys we can keep around like Brassard or Umberger. He'd probably like it here though. I'm sure after playing his whole career in Florida, Ottawa might be a breath of fresh air. Plus, we can certainly afford to give him a UFA type deal. Pretty sure he's played the wing in the past too. Hopefully we can avoid dealing Zibanejad or our 1st.
Would really like to see some kind of move for Roy, Umberger or Brassard to be honest. I doubt any of those happen. Usually when a trade goes down on our side it ends up being for something out of left field. We'll probably end up with Vermette or something HA HA.
His value may never be higher after the start he has had to the season.
Lehner is ready. He almost won the job out of camp and if not for andersons hot start he might have been the starter already.
A good team with goalie issues might be willing to give up an awful lot for him.
It might seem like giving up on the season but with the injuries to cowen and spezza it seems this season is doomed anways. if we could get a top 4 d or top 6 forward or even a top 15 first rounder i would be all for it.
i think its worth discussion at the very least
No.... just no.
We have an elite goal tender who has proven that he can carry a heavy work load (unless his eyes are set on a poultry laden dinner), who can steal games, and provides the team a chance to win every game. You don't trade such goal tenders, you trade for them.
Why would we give a rival what every team covets for potential stop-gaps while relying upon an unproven promising prospect.