Jun 27, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KakkoForMauriceRichardAward</b></div><div>A few thoughts:
We need a NHL ready player to play on our top 9 or something like that if we move Georgiev, Bracco and a 2nd rounder isn't enough
Wayne Simmonds is done. Don't trade for him
Weber is having his best season since around 2015, you need to give up more than that to get him. Something like Liljegren, Kaoanen and a 2021 2nd rounder. He's worth that much
WInnipeg doesn't need yet another bottom pairing d-man (Sbisa, Bitetto, Kulikov, Dahlstrom, Beaulieu...), they need a legit top-4 LD-man</div></div>
Agreed on Simmonds.
Weber deal is an overpay, for him. Yes, he's finally having a good season, but is overpaid, Leafs are cap limited, and he's signed until old.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Claesson4Norris</b></div><div>DeMelo is an RHD with fantastic underlying numbers who plays 20 minutes a night. He's a good skater, and while he's not an overly gifted puck mover, he's able to get the puck up ice effectively and with control.
He does a lot of things that guys like Colin Miller or Josh Manson get so much love for, but he does it at 900k.
If Ottawa isn't wowed by an offer he's staying in Ottawa. If it were up to me he wouldn't even be made available.</div></div>
Agreed. Doesn't make sense to move him, he's young, good, and has years of team control left. Rebuilding with him in the mix makes sense. Getting a fair return for what he brings won't be easy, and might turn out real bad. BUT, Ottawa is the place it might happen. Great history of bad evaluations of D in trades. See Phaneuf, D. and Zaitsev, N.