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Forum: Armchair-GM36 minutes ago
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 9:37 am
Thread: ras to det
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>GMTD</b></div><div>I agree that Yzerman will not trade Mantha for Ristolainen.
But the notion that Ristolainen is Alzner on steroids is unjustified.
These are the defensemen who have more pts than Ristolainen over the last 4 years and the age that they first reached 40 pts:
Brent Burns 23
Erik Karlsson 21
Victor Hedman 24
Roman Josi 25
John Klingberg 23
John Carlson 25
Kristopher Letang 24
Mark Giordano 28
Torey Krug 23
Keith Yandle 24
Tyson Barrie 24
Drew Doughty 21
Ryan Suter 24
Shayne Gostisbehere 25
Morgan Rielly 24
Dustin Byfuglien 26
P.K. Subban 25
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 23
Alex Pietrangelo 21
Dougie Hamilton 23
Seth Jones 24
Here are 2 more recent 40 pt defensemen and their age when they reached 40:
Erik Gustafsson 27
John Carlson 25
Ristolainen is 24 year old and already has four 40 pt seasons, the first before any of the players above, he was pushed into playing 24 minutes a night hoping he would figure out how to play defense on a very bad team with very bad on ice leadership.
I hope he is not traded, the team will be better with him. I hope his role is reduced, with Montour and Miller he should be limited to 20 minutes a game, 3 or more on the PP and none on the PK. IMO his +/- will be reduced and his pts will go up.
Last year only McCabe had fewer OZ starts than Ristolainen, for the first 3 years as a Sabre, he was the ONLY NHL quality defensemen, so obviously his stats would look bad.
So let's agree, DET and BUF do not make a trade.

You know the Wings better than I, I seem to remember Bowman would play Fedorov on defense, so maybe AA would be a good idea.

LOL, the Wings defense is that bad?</div></div>

I mean Detroit is my 2nd team and imo yes. Cholowski Hronek Seider and Kaski look good for the future though. First two should be full-time NHL