Weather or not its true is up for debate. I don't post much on this site but figured I'd see where other fans heads were at. If we are actually looking for 1 who would we target? I am of the mind that if we add a D we should be looking for a guy who can handle top pairing minutes and likely be a good match for Fowler as he is quickly becoming our Best D this year. I also think a guy who can PK is something we could use. So who should we target, who do we think is realistic, and who would be the dream catch. Lastly who do we give up to make it happen and fit within the cap?
Why? We have Fowler, Lindholm, and Vatanen. If anything, we need another stay at home defenseman. We can ship out Sbisa (I like him, but I don't think he brings more than Lovejoy, who makes a hell of a lot less $) and Fistric.
I'd say a PMD is a need, if the PMD can QB the powerplay. It would create a logjam of PMD's in the lineup however, but I assume Vatanen would be involved in the trade, or sent down to the AHL. Murray should never have traded Visnovsky only to replace him with Souray...
A PMD? We have mobile defensemen in Fowler, Lovejoy, Sbisa, Lindholm, and Vatanen - can move the puck with skates. As for moving the puck by stick, then we have Beauch, Lindholm and Vatanen. Hell, we haven't included Souray at all yet.
I think they're just throwing straws out there because of the awesome depth the Ducks have at goal - they want a trade to happen, I suppose. But with the 2nd worse PK unit, a PMD doesn't help that deficiency. We're already dominant at 5v5. A shutdown defenseman would actually improve the Ducks at PK and ES play.
It just seems weird that say we're looking for PMD considering how we're one of the top scoring 5v5 teams in the league.
This was already posted in the trade thread and given how bad the PP has been I can see why Murray was inquiring about outside help. There's a huge difference between being in the market for something and actually making a trade though - TSN isn't reporting that anything is imminent or that anything will actually happen.