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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2018, 09:48:37 AM »
Very expensive but wow, which Babsocks should I wear to the parade?: Karlsson, Doughty, Ekman-Larsson (I don't think they're giving him up for peanuts, even cashews)
Solid but pretty pricey: Trouba
SLAM DUNK: Demers, Tanev
That was easy... maybe too easy: Pysyk, Petrovic, Green, Franson, Cole, Johnson
What the hell, Lou?: Keep Polak, Schenn
Dale Tallon Special: Gudbranson
Peter Chiarelli Style: Ceci, Martin

I'm good with almost all of these so instead of making my own I'll just say where I'd make changes.

Green would go down to the "What the hell, Lou?" category. He's a good player, but I don't see any fit with this team. Green will be a solid addition to any team that needs a sheltered PP guy, but that's not really us. Honestly I'm not even sure Babcock would play him on a healthy defence. He wouldn't bump Hainsey or Zaitsev out of the top-4 and if Babs needs a PK guy then Polak gets the call over him. He'd also likely cost a 1st round pick and again while that might be a fair cost for a team who needs him, it's not for us.

Cole and Johnson are interesting options, but they're both bottom pairing lefties. It might make sense to acquire them if it meant that Babcock would be fine playing Dermott or Borgman on the left side and that Polak would be bumped out of the line-up. But I think the cost for those guys might out-weight the benefits especially since they're both UFAs and almost certainly wouldn't be brought back. So they might go down to the "What the hell, Lou?" category as well just because it'd be a misuse of assets.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »
The list of players clearly better than Dermott from the pool of availables is... very sparse and mostly very expensive.

Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »