May 30, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MG1986</b></div><div>I don't think your Tyson Jost comp is a very fair one. I am a Leafs fan, but from I have seen of his play when the teams meet, I would totally take him. In fact, I would have to speak to some friends in the industry, but I am pretty sure (and don't take my word for it), the Leafs asked about Jost before Kerfoot.</div></div>
Come on man, you just said you basically have seen Jost for 2 games of 82... and you're trying to argue with someone who watches him in preseason to playoffs.. I'm sure that they did ask for jost over kerfoot but jost is 4 years younger and has a higher ceiling.. I was very happy to see kerfoot go, he didnt fit in colorados top 6, they upgraded with burakovsky and donskoi, they then tried to convert jost to a top 6 winger but he couldnt outplay the 2 previously mentioned guys, then landy burakovsky and rantanen go down and he still cant stay in the top 6. They brought in bellemare to play 4c and even he beat jost out for the 3c spot
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MG1986</b></div><div>It amazes me that so many Avs fans are not only hell-bent on trading Jost, but that they are willing to sacrifice quite a bit of their future, when the team really has all they need already. They very well could pad their back-end by bringing up Connor Timmins, who I think is ready. They could also pull a Cale Makar 2.0 and convince Alex Newhook (that'd be a stretch), or call up Shane Bowers, who I think deserves a shot. Also, no reason to sit Nieto, might as well trade him in that case.</div></div>
It probably comes from the fact that jost was kind of a hit or miss guy when they drafted him coming from the bchl, and has been given every opportunity to succeed centring his own line, or playing the wing with MacKinnon and he just hasn't found his place... he was the best on a line with wilson and compher in past years playoffs but hasn't been able to be as successful in more prominent roles,.. I would compare him to a pulijarvi where he has the potential but just cant seem to reach it.
I agree if the avs dont make any moves this year I wont be upset they still have a great team as is, but if they could get rakell for that little I'd be smiling from ear to ear.
As for sitting neito, I agree you could trade him, but you may throw him in, in the playoffs if someone needs a maintenance day or has an injury, but if that was the roster and I was the coach ol' neito would definately be in the press box