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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.
Zadorov isn't that great of a defenseman (he plays on the third line), so I don't think he's worth the trade or the contract. OEL, Goligoski, and Chychrun are a pretty solid top 3, so I don't see the need to spend on a big defenseman anyway. The Rangers are also rebuilding, so they won't want to lose Lias Andersson either. The Panarin deal is also not a possibility. He has said he wants to go to a big city or a beach, and he's probably going to get $10M+, although adding a big forward free agent was a smart idea!
That being said, I think one of the bright spots on this Arizona team was how destructive their penalty kill was, and Richardson and Grabner ran the show for it. Arizona has a lot of good young pieces, and I think a Schmaltz-Keller pairing could be deadly. If your team was this close to making it last year with all the injuries, I think they have a great shot next season.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TheJoeMan</b></div><div>All three of those trades make the Ducks worse. We don't need to get rid of Kesler so badly that we'd have to trade away a first rounder, nor would that be worth it to Vancouver to carry that cap hit for six years. And Vancouver is just going to give us Tanev and Markstrom on top of that? Yikes.
I keep seeing so many trades with Shore and/or Rowney for a low-level draft pick. Why? These two are quality, value players. I mean if we HAVE to move them, which we don't, we better get better value for them. Rowney was one of the few bright spots this season. Shore was solid too. Good PKer, provided decent offense and makes less than 3 mil.
And I wouldn't trade Terry for Fox straight up, especially without a contract, let alone with Sherwood thrown in. And who's to say he'd even sign here? He's clearly a player who wants to choose where he goes and we are never a team that these players want to sign with.</div></div>
Agree 100%. With all the new additions of rookies on ELCs, the Ducks aren't in a cap crunch and don't need to dump Kesler, especially if it will cost them that much. Devin Shore is a consistent, versatile 30 point player, and could earn a 3rd by himself at the trade deadline. Giving him up for a full season with an RFA expiry should command more than that. And lastly, DO NOT TOUCH TERRY! Especially in this case. I know Fox is a highly touted prospect, but he's never played in the NHL, whereas Terry has shown real promise and looks to be a cornerstone of the rebuild.