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Forum: NHLMay 24, 2019 at 11:55 Forum: NHLMay 10, 2019 at 3:15 You don't have to blow it up.
Cal Foote alone is worth more than Colin Miller. Foote is one of the best defensive prospects in the entire league, and Miller is so loose defensively that he can't break the top 4 in Vegas, despite his offensive numbers. I can't believe you are giving up everything else in that trade, too. You should be getting picks from Vegas, not the other way around. Cal Foote can easily make the team next year, and he'll save you money so you don't have to move out all of your supporting players. Smith-Pelly is in the minors, Lindberg, Stralman, and McQuaid are way overpaid (why would you even pay a guy $3,000,000 to be scratched?), and Fast, Erne, and Joesph should not be in the top 9 with the talent this team has.
I know the sweep was a shell-shock, but it's still a great team. Don't sign Smith-Pelly, Lindberg, Stralman, or any of the players you have scratched, cut a few hundred thousand from the Paquette and Erne contracts, sign Rutta for under $2M, and revert all your trades. If you do all that and call up one or two prospects to fill in the gaps, you only have to move out one $5-6M contract. If you're looking to gain assets, trade Gourde for picks before his contract kicks in, but otherwise you can give a team some picks to take Callahan.
It was a terrible 4 games, but it was just 4 games. This team has shown in the past that in can win a lot of playoff series with this group, so don't mess with it too much.