I'm being offered this trade. H2H league. G, A, SOG, PIMs, +/- all count.
A few seasons ago this would be a no brainer. But I'm worried that Ovechkin just isn't the man he once was and will not be playing with the kind of players Neal will be... namely winging for Crosby or Malkin. Over a full season I probably do this trade, but for 48 I don't know.
Jack Johnson is actually doing better than Phaneuf, but I expect Phaneuf to pick it up or at least compare offensively... plus he's probably worth more PIMs.
I also got Ovechkin but he is struggling. Although he is Ovechkin! Although the only one actually producing in Capitals is Ribero. Backstrom is starting to get in shape so hopefully he and Ovechkin can start heat things up. But as you say Neal winging with Crosby and Malkin is, atm, a better choice.
Also, Penguins are starting to find their rythm, which cannot be said about the Capitals...