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May 29, 2021
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>IconicHawk</b></div><div>Now I agree with that cemestry matters but Morrissey is more of a two way defender and Rutta is, I wouldn’t say one dimensional but he just plays defensively for the most and I don’t know if that would mesh well together and I mean the Jets would probably be better off going with the future (not like starting a rebuild) and take Pionk who’s probably slightly cheaper and is only gonna be 26 by the start of next season and Rutta will be 31 by next season so I’d say put Pionk on the top and just leave out Rutta because Pionk has more longterm value then Rutta</div></div>
That's all Demelo does, as well, and they were paired together for much of last season. (0 goals, 9 assists, +10)
You seem hung up on where I placed guys on here. I have no issue with Pionk being on the top pair. . . In fact I'd say he's out-performed Morrissey the last 2 seasons, TBH. But I see him paired with Stanley ahead of Morrissey, given what the defenders bring to the table, but I think it would be a big mistake to give Stanley top pairing minutes, to soon. (if ever, at all . . . I'm not as enamored with him as some on here!) Given the Jets lack of depth/experience on the blueline, I also don't think putting their 2 best defenders (JoMo an Pionk) on the same pairing bodes well for success.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Mike</b></div><div>Dream on.. Stevie did well here... He's cleaned cap of 22-23 with panik only 1.375m .. & I'll bet we'll flip leddy at deadline with his likely top 4 role & pp time he'll look better to playoff teams & at cheaper cap hit shall we retain then .. If u think Lou swindled Stevie ..then yr drunk... Both teams won this one bro..its big picture view unless you're blind</div></div>
Yeah, I'm sure the 1.375 million was absolutely going to break the bank for the Red Wings next season!! LOL
You sure are in the minority. I saw many other Detroit fans on here totally scoff at the idea of paying anything for Leddy over the last month. Biggest comment was "We're not paying for cap dumps!" Even sending a fourth for him was unacceptable!! Another favorite (for a lot of players with high cap hits and a year remaining) was: "The Rangers sent us a 2nd Rounder to take Staal, so that's the going rate!" Sure, you also removed 1/2 of Panik's salary. Good on ya!
But I will give credit where it's due. If any GM can find a way to flip a player for a better return than what it cost to acquire him, it very well would be Yzerman. But I tell you, Leddy better have one helluva season to get back a 2nd rounder or better, assuming that trading him will be the end game here. (?) Of course, time will tell. Big picture view is great. But in the now, victory goes to Lou. Convince yourself of the alternate all you want, bro. The Isles were desperate to move a player for both expansion reasons AND cap reasons, and the Wings gave up some of their prized draft capital to help them.