Aug 8, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MaxDomi13</b></div><div>Never happen. Value's off. Larkin is DET's best player so what makes you think that they would want to move him? I think the deal starts with Wennberg
Even if DET were to accept, Larkin will not play 3rd line minutes.</div></div>
I don't disagree. Wennberg would probably be a good inclusion in the deal, but his salary was why I didn't, since rebuilding teams don't want too much salary (only enough to meet cap min.).
As for the lines, lately the Jackets have been rolling them very evenly, so Jenner's line has been getting about 15-17 min a night, dubois 15-17, Wennberg 13-15 and Nash 10-12.
He would slot in nicely anywhere, and with special teams Torts would definitely get him some good minutes.
I even toiled bumping up the pick to a 2nd. I don't think Jackets would give up a 1st after losing one to the Duchene signing last year, but they definitely upgrade in players to make the deal work, especially with the glut of solid NHL ready D man fighting for time.