May 10, 2020
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>dgibb10</b></div><div>When I’m trading for players I’m trading for future production, not past.
I don’t see monahan on PP1 of any contender, all of them have roles set up already, and from what I’ve seen monahan isn’t doing anything particularly special on the power play. Just finishing over silver platter chances that he didn’t generate.
Going into the PK, again I’m paying for future production, so those points aren’t sustainable or something I can’t bank on going forward. I’m not sure how many PKs monahan fits on either considering he hasn’t done it before MTL and MTLs Pk isn’t particularly good with him.
So if I’m buying monahan I’m buying his 5v5 play, which isn’t anything great, coupled with his injury risk. Not a lot of value to me.
But sell it to me. What struggling PP would get turned around by a net front screener? What PK needs him</div></div>
When you are a contender you are not always trading to replace someone on your team but rather load up on talented depth for a cup run. Look at the Toronto trade for O'Reilly they gave up a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, + 2 other guys for O'rielly at 50% retained. At that stage in his career the two are quite comparable, I'd think Monahan could fetch a late first... again assuming he stays healthy.