May 1, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bluspy88</b></div><div>Your points about in house options are valid. The thing I do not get though is this: you say Holl is a bad player when I include him in a trade with your team. If I move him as a cap dump, Leafs fans insist that’s ridiculous because he’s playing regular NHL minutes. So to me, the truth is somewhere in between. He’s probably an average to below average NHL player. Maybe the 2nd is high, not gonna split hairs there. But, RHD tend to cost more, and I think we’ve seen that 1.) NHL GMs give up assets for intangibles or random desires physical attributes like being a righty or being big (Ristolainen, Josh Brown, Ryan Reaves, Zadorov come to mind as trades of this ilk) and 2.) the Canes haven’t always demonstrated 100% faith in home grown talent like Nedeljokvic, plus as a flyers fan I will tell you right now that just saying « oh our prospect/last years 7th D will just step up there » can be dangerous. They definitely could sign someone else but for a team with upcoming cap issues they’d be wise to avoid overpaying depth pièges because they didn’t want to give up a lottery ticket</div></div>
Your points contradict themselves. You mention the Canes haven't always put faith in homegrown talent. Aho, Svechnikov, Slavin, Pesce, and Andersen were all Canes picks. (Andersen is meant sarcastically but it is true). They put faith in the talent when it is justified. They moved on from Ned and Ned put up a .900 sv% while Freddie came 4th in the Vezina voting and should have been higher.
Holl isn't good. He's a significant downgrade on Bear and if the Canes are unwilling to pay Bear 2.4 (His QO) then they aren't paying Holl.
Carolina has pending cap issues. Fair enough. So why would they commit 2 million of their cap space to a 7th D man and give up a 2nd for the privallege? It makes no sense. Chatfield has already played a season in the NHL and arguably could have been in the big leagues this year, he's been sensational with the Wolves and played very well this year in the 20 games he had with the Canes. He is the natural replacement. Holl to Raleigh has no foundation and a 2nd is MILES too much. Maybe a 5th.