Exactly what I was thinking, that Marchant is now gone because of this. So a lead up to another deal.
I am not so sure though. With Selanne gone I just do not get the feeling McDonald is fitting well in the Ducks roster from a playing style standpoint, we are just not set up for his small quick style of play. McDonald will also be more likely to get a bigger return if traded for another goal scorer.
I really like both Marchant and McDonald. Marchant is probably the smartest most versatile player the Ducks have and I have been a fan of McDonald for a long time. I would hate to see either one go, but I feel it is coming.
He's worth a second, but Bryzgalov has no trade value. Interesting.
Good move, though. Sutherby can contribute to this team. Moreso than a few of the NHL-unready forwards that have gotten 4th line duties this past month.
I suspect this means we'll see Carter back to Portland and when Bertuzzi returns Miller will be sent back too.
Sutherby is a former Pirate who played with an edge. He's a good solid versatile player who can put up some points and play a physical game. He's weakness would be on the defensive side of the puck, but he's not shy about crashing the net. He'll be slotted for a winger position because the Ducks have a tendency to have more centers because they feel it's easier to convert a center to wing then the other way around.
I don't want to see Miller sent back to portland. I'm not sure how much of an upgrade this is. The only way I like this deal and don't see it as a waste of precious cap space is if we trade Marchant soon.
and I STILL don't understand how Bryzgalov goes on waivers, and sutherby gets a 2nd.
I hope this is all part of some masterful plan by burke that will make sense later.
He was a first round pick (#26 overall) in the draft 2000, the guy has potential.
You know who was picked before Sutherby by us? Smirnov. That's a good sign...
My impression of him is he's essentially what Brad May is now, but slightly more versatile. Although I haven't seen much of him so I could be way off. I'd have preferred Pettinger from the Caps (as was rumored earlier and who incidentally was drafted in the same draft, but as an overager).
Anyone know how many contracts we're at now? Were we at 49 before all these moves? So with the 2 for 1 trade, waiving Bryz, and getting Sutherby we should be at 48 now?
All I can say is I hope he works out better than the last guy we got from the Caps for a 2nd round pick. And I'd bet there's more to come.
And I feel like he's worth more a 3rd than a 2nd. Even if it's Edmonton's 3rd in 08 and not ours in 09.
Last edited by snarktacular: 11-19-2007 at 04:38 PM.