Feb 20, 2016
New York Rangers
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Spanky227</b></div><div>Exactly. As much as they will want high end pieces for Eichel, they will not get them. You will not get multiple high end assets for any player as it absolutely guts the franchise.
You will get a top 6 forward, a top 4 d, a pretty good prospect and multiple picks.
With what I said,
1) Buchnevich is a .5 point per game player
2) strome played out of his mind (ppl will say because of panarin, but panarin also had his best season by far playing with Strome and it's not even close, he had 8 more points in 10 less games and was on pace for 112 points, 25 greater than his previous best).
3) ADA just put up over 50 points including 15 goals while having the best metrics of his career
4) Trouba had a down year but is still a 26 year old that is one of the few defenseman in the league with 100 plus shots, blocks, and hits. He really didn't get powerplay time at all which affected his production.
5) Chytil is still only 20 and put up the same production in 15 less games than the year prior
6) Picks will be picks.. you can get gems in the later half of the first round (pasta, kuznetsov, thomas, tarasenko, giroux, etc)</div></div>
Now that makes sense, but to give up Fox or Kakko or even Nils Lundkvist with their potential is absolutely mental at this point.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Spanky227</b></div><div>just read a few comments.. i think a player who is known to put up a pace of 25+ goals and 50+ points, that is on a long hotstreak of 32 points in 30 games, is worth more than a player known for the same thing but hasn't done much as of late.
Florida is currently in a playoff spot and plays just two more games before the deadline-- they are also riding a two game win streak-- don't see them being sellers ATM
I don't see the ducks shipping out too much more. I don't see them trading Rackell, Getzlaf isn't going anywhere and Silfverberg was just signed to a long term deal. Only player i could see is Henrique but I don't think he would have a big enough impact on the kreider market due to how long and how much his contract is for</div></div>
I don’t think Fla should be sellers either, but lots of talk of them becoming one. Ducks have said only 2 players available, but after seeing what players have gone for they could change their mind, doubt it but possible, so could others.
As far as hot streaks go, GMs don’t take that much stock in them, not anywhere near as much as fans do. It would be different if he was 23/24 it would be thought of as a breakout. Kreider was/is the top player available. Had/has been all along, his value has not increased due to play any more then it would have decreased if he was pointless in his last 7.
As a Ranger fan, I certainly don't hate these deals. Now, as a realist, I don't see either the COL or STL deal going through. Newhook dropped pretty far for them and now it's really paying off. He's a point-per-game at BC and one of the top freshman in the NCAA. Sakic would have to getting quite a deal to part with him and unfortunately, the combination of two expiring contracts (no matter the player) and an aging goaltender is far from reaching Newhooks value. COL has some key contracts to sign this offseason, guys like Burakovsky, Graves, Zadorov, etc. Acquiring Strome and Kreider may just be rentals and losing two top end prospects for a few weeks of two top-six forwards just doesn't match up. In addition, Franouz has been a very good back up and Grubauer has been exceptional as of late. I doubt they part from that tandem, especially in a midseason trade.
As far as the Blues, losing Bo hurts, he leads the team in 5v5 minutes. However, they have options internally to replace him. Perunovich is close to being NHL ready and his college season will end before Playoffs. They also have Bortuzzo sitting in the ranks. Martinez, Vatanen, or Dillon would be a low-risk low-cost move, rather than acquiring a longer term contract. Wouldn't be great to have more cap committed to a D-man when they have Dunn and Pietrangelo in need of contracts this summer.
Fast trade is spot on though. 3rd round pick, maybe conditional, is his value. Wouldn't expect more or less. Not sure NSH does it though. Depends where they stand in the Central by the time the TDL comes around.