The Usual Suspects
Joined: Apr. 2019
Honest question: Do you think that’s the market price for Barkov we’re he available? Because I’m trying to gauge the same thing to pair him with his best buddy, Patrik Laine, in Columbus.
I can see the Panthers considering moving him (he does have full NMC) and turning the team over Tkachuk. Like above, I see them wanting to improve very short term to make a run this season, while restocking the cupboard to compete again starting 2-3 years down the road.
Not sure Barkov out and Dumba in improves them enough (or at all?) now, and not sure a single first round pick is enough compensation to justify a move that doesn’t improve them significantly this year. Moving Barkov’s salary does help long term, but more suitors would be available this off-season, hence the coincident need to improve this season.
Completely ignored the Wild. Do they even have space for Barkov moving forward given their cap hell?