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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Shanesaw9</b></div><div>With Domi's contract situation, what you mean being a controlled asset as an RFA for two more years? Or do you prefer trading for guys like Statsny and Hayes at the deadline and losing them for nothing?
And Drouin replaces Ehlers, so if Ehlers was traded that fills a need.
Kulak can play top 4 LD, that also fills a need.
So what are you talking about.
Lastly Domi for Ehlers straight up is equal value, just look at their track record over their NHL career... identical numbers, but one of them can play C, and everyone knows C is a more valuable position. The Jets of all teams should know that, after Scheifele they have nobody.</div></div>
Domi's contract situation is that he has changed agents and now has one that specializes in getting his clients overpaid on long term deals or forcing their way to UFA in 2 years through arbitration, drastically lowering his value. So, without a long term deal, Winnipeg has no interest.
Drouin does not replace Ehlers on the wing. Drouin only shows up once every 4 or 5 games and is an entitled head case. He's Montreal's problem. You're stuck with him.
Kulak might be able to play top 4 in an injury situation, but he's a 5/6 defenseman and easy to find for free, so worthless.
Centers should have an advantage in value over wingers because they are better able to drive the play from center than a winger can. In this case though, Ehlers is a far better play driver than Domi, so Domi loses that advantage making Ehlers worth more than Domi easily.
So, this deal does nothing for Winnipeg. The Jets get a downgrade from Ehlers to Domi and are stuck with 2 players (Drouin and Kulak) they have no need or desire for. It's still a no from Winnipeg.