Apr 2, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>drewjenks</b></div><div>- Nylander is younger than Drouin + beat Drouin's career high twice (9 points each). His D is also less of a question mark (people just like to dump on him since his holdout).
- Muzzin is easily the Leafs best D besides Rielly (his game is very similar to Weber's but he's a LD and is younger / cheaper). MTL loses term but removes a future cap-anchor.
- I think MTL wins both of the above trades ... but Zaitsev for Suzuki is an obvious mis-match.
- However ... Zaitsev would have solid trade value if his cap-hit was only $2,000,000 (not $4,500,000) and Montreal saves $2,500,000 in cap-space on the above two trades.
All if this is irrelevant anyways ... I just thought it was pretty fair and MTL would look good with:
Muzzin - Petry
Kulak - Zaitsev
Mete - Juulsen</div></div>
Weber is still a number 1 defensemen, Muzzin is not. That gap on the right shot would take years to fill, as we wait for Brook or Juulsen to hit their ceilings. and his retirement early, will help mtl via cap recapture penalty. Nylander might be better then Drouin as we speak, but he is overpaid, and Drouin still has more potential. He's a high pick as well. I would give the edge to Nylander though, but as we speak, Nylander was horrible, just horrible last season. Suzuki has the potential to be a first line winger, who will be on KK's wing for the next decade at least. This trade doesn't benefit mtl at all.