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Digitalbooya06

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Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 4 at 7:26 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RazWild</b></div><div>Ignores? No, it's just simply a non-factor beyond the initial consideration. Which isn't much.

Why?

Because even a top ten pick is maybe NHL ready in maybe 3 to 4 years? If we're lucky.

This team needs to be ready to go the second the buyouts are done and over with in just TWO YEARS. Or you can look foward to everyone of importance like Kaprizov leaving for greener pastures.

If THAT happens, you can enjoy your much wanted rebuild for the next 10 years. Wait, this is Minnesota where it took 20+ years to even snag ONE franchise level player. So let's call it a 20 year rebuild and be done with it.

You want to wait that long? I don't.

Unless you're snagging Celebrini in this years draft there's not a single player that won't take time to develop. Especially if said player is a defensive prospect.

Take the one top ten pick you can get without destroying your team depth by just sucking for a year and move on. Knowing when and where to fold your hand and when to go all in is half the battle.</div></div>
Ah yes, because in 2 years a 32 year old Brodin will totally be the reason Kaprizov leaves or doesn't leave as compared to a player like Dickinson or Levshunov or Silayev or Demidov or Eiserman or Lindstrom or whoever they pick with the top 10 pick.

We could also get into the part where Brodin is injury prone and sucks in the playoffs.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RazWild</b></div><div>Short sighted.</div></div>
There is someone thinking short sighted here, but it's not who you think it is.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 4 at 6:04 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RazWild</b></div><div>On the surface it's a phenomenal offer and one that should at least be considered. Getting the 8th OVA ontop of already having the 6th OVA could and should make anyone salivate.

Here's the rub, you're robbing Peter to pay Paul. With horrendous interest rates too boot.

Spurgeon is out for the year, so getting Jokiharju seems like good business. And yes, I already know your feelings on Spurgeon well so don’t start. Regardless, you're only creating a hole on the left to fill a hole on the right. Worse, in doing so you're moving the arguable best shutdown defenseman in the league for a 2nd pairing filler, and eventual 3rd pairing filler at that.

So, you've just moved Brodin. A top pairing defender. Who's replacing him in our top 4? Chisholm? Merrill? Goligoski? Hunt?

Those are some less then desirable outcomes.

As far as Mittelstadt goes, he's playing 3C in Minnesota. Not particularly a need for us. Not with Rossi's emergence as a legitimate 2C (at minimum).

Then there's also the fact you're moving a $6M Brodin for $5M in two different players for just this year only. As both Jokiharju and Mittelstadt are RFA at the end of the year and both are due massive raises. Jokiharju likely cost anywhere between $4-5M on his next contract, while Mittelstadt will cost somewhere in the $7-8M range.

So again, you're moving out $6M for a combined $9-13M in the long run.

No thank you.

I'll happily keep the elite shutdown defenseman.</div></div>

I'd move Brodin for the top 10 pick alone. This is a no brainer. And your whole explanation ignores that there is a top 10 pick involved after the second line.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 9 at 3:50 p.m.