Jun. 23, 2018
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Very good question.
Am not sure what can be done, but I know it has to be addressed before the season starts and has to come from Gorton.
I don't think that Dach will have that big of an impact, same goes for Slafkovsky (who should play only 9 games).
The MSL effect will be tested against a full season now, we will see, but the honeymoon will end this year.
Like you mentioned in a previous post, our defence is very inexperienced, that should keep things going our way.
And maybe that is the key in this: play a young inexperienced Defence and make your trade-baites in Offence shine. It's the forwards you want to trade away, so go lose 4-3 and 5-4.
If Price is healthy, you might have a conversation with him and tell him that he'll play a maximum of 50 games, with 4 in Laval first.
Hopefully if you start winning it's because of the pieces that you want to trade. And you move them if the price is right.
You might ask for MSL to play the young non-roster guys a certain amount of games. (in the name of assets evaluation)
Maybe if a player that you can't or won't trade gets injured, you keep him off the roster for an extra game or 2 (in the name of his health)
If Price is unhealthy, we will (should) be fine.
But it's a great question.
How do you tank without having it being obvious?
Like I've said before, a 1oa with generational talent is alot of $$$ for an organization. Let's not pretend that $$$ doesn't make the world go round. So there are a few teams that have asked this question.
How do we improve our chances for that player?
I still think we end up with pick #4 to 6