Aug 8, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sabres923</b></div><div>🆗
Korpiaslo 37 GP 19-12-5 2.60 .911
Ullmark 34 GP (injury) 17-14-3 2.69 .915
Eichel was on a 93 point pace. Top 10 in scoring, Dubois would be coming back.</div></div>
OK, so here is a more cogent and less impulsive response I provided to recent Leaf's posts with the same concept: Raiding CBJ talent pool for 1 superstar talent:
Columbus is a small market team, and they have constraints in competing with large market teams such as Boston, NYR, and Leafs when it comes to spending up at the top end of the cap.
They have managed their business very well over the last decade or so.
They have drafted and developed their own talent EXTREMELY WELL over the last 7-8 years.
They have found true NHL'ers in later rounds of the draft.
They have signed their players to decent contracts, and been willing to part with top end talent (Bob) to ensure not overpaying for players and keeping money available to support future contracts and protect against the occasional rogue offer sheet.
The last thing CBJ plans on doing is trading their top 2-3 players and very high draft picks for 1 impact player.
It is not going to happen.
They are going to continue doing what they have done, enjoy the fruits of their labor, and stick to their game plan.
Drafting and developing, and building a team of very good players that mesh well together, compete hard, and have depth of talent at each position throughout the organ-I-zation
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jpsnow13</b></div><div>Well I've never seen such silly comments. As a MTL I fully understand how good he is and that he is next to untouchable.
IMO Werenski is a more polarizing player.
Also shoutout to Savard who's out of the spotlight but is very good in is own zone.
Now can you trade us Murray for cheap already plz?!??</div></div>
Agree with most of what you say.
Werenski, though, I'm not sure why he is polarizing.
He is very solid top pair LD and only getting better, and seems to be a good team player.
Fairly durable too.
I would love to trade you (or anyone) Murray.
When healthy, Murray is a top pair quality. He reads the play fast, plays fast, moves the puck quickly tape to tape, or can skate the puck out of trouble too.
Due to various injuries over the years, he averages about 50 games per year in his career.
I would want a 2nd for him, plus an additional pick conditional upon whether he plays 50 or more games. (say, a 6th if he doesn't that converts to a 3rd if he does).
(Honestly, aside from scoring goals, I think Murray (when healthy) is better defensively than Werenski).
Your thoughts on the trade offer?