Mar 21, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>hanson493</b></div><div>TORONTO HAD TO MOVE MARLEAU TO SIGN OTHER PLAYERS. Marleau was owed his full amount. Backes is owed less actual money. If we get to next year he will have 1m salary and a 6m cap hit. you will not need to move him for a first and a 40 point player. Wennberg had one really good year where he shot 11.9% He is a below average faceoff guy, cant really shoot the puck (career average 8.2%) Wennberg isnt worth what is being given up for him. Not at this point in his career. Riley nash would be a better return for the bruins.</div></div>
Columbus doesn’t want Backes. So to get him off your team, you’ll have to move something Columbus would want. Doesn’t matter how much he’s owed. Plus next year with a 6 mil cap hit, we still have to sign Anderson, PLD, and others. So there’s 0% Columbus takes his contract, even though he’s paid 1 mil, unless you give up something we’d value in return. That’s how trades work. You give us something we value, and we give you something you value. You want the cap space and want to get rid of Backes and want a 25 year old, who should be a wing, and for us to get value back is at least a 1st maybe more due to the cap implications
I don’t think this is worth it for Columbus, Bjorkstrand is projected to have a breakout year with increased ice time and more power play time, Savard is our best defensive defenseman, as for Kukan, I don’t see a spot on this team for him outside of the 6th/7th d. Because he’s not better then Murray, Jones, Savard, Nuttivaara, Or Werenski. That leave Kukan and Harrington for the 6th spot in the line up.
The only reason to get Nylander is to play him with Wennberg to see if they can play like they did at the world championships together, and Ceci is just awful, don’t want him especially for 4.5 mil.