At this point in time, Versteeg's value is higher than that of Purcell, and I'm not sure if the 2nd is enough to level it out. True, Hawks aren't in an ideal cap situation, but I'd have to believe they can score a better deal for Versteeg than this.
I'm excited to see what Purcell is gonna do on the 2nd line this year, hopefully he can continue what he showed in preseason. But at this point I don't think the Hawks would do it. They could get better value for Versteeg elsewhere.
Hawks won't trade Versteeg until after this season.
I understand and agree with your point, but as a Hawks fan I'd be OK with the deal if it was made right now. I just don't want to wait until the last minute and have the Hawks end up desperate to moving salary for TKK.
im not sure of purcell potential as a prospect but i versteeg is a legit top 6 player even though im not a big fan of his im positive the hawks can get more for him than a player that would be sent down to the minors as a hawk and a second rounder..i think frolov for versteeg is more even...they are pretty equal players and the kings get versteeg locked up for 3 years...while frolov is a ufa at seasons end...maybe the hawks include a second ...now tahts a good deal for both sides...versteeg helps the kings now and in teh future..while frolov impreoves teh hawks now for a cup run year and is off the cap for next year