Jul 3, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>cmcnamed</b></div><div>Don't hate Danault - just feels like a movable piece at this point, along with Petry, Byron, Tatar, etc...
Not really part of the long-term plans, and return the most value with 2+ years left.
I want to flip Eakin (retained) again for 2nd + 3rd, so the return is:
Carrier (late 2nd)
Roy (late 2nd/early 3rd)
Eakin (then) 2020 2nd+ 2021 3rd+</div></div>
seeing it like that does make more sense but still selling low
top 10 faceoff centers in the league genrally consist of the same 5-7 names with 3-5 players cycling in from 10-20th into the top 10 here and there .
Danault came from the mid 40's early 50's to top 10 at age 25
Danault for 1st , three 2nds and two 3rds is bareable short term just because it guarantee's no playoffs for MTL for 1-2 years minimum as Domi,Kotkanemi or likely Poehling would win above 50% rate if forced to take the difficult Defensive Zone Draws more . if we had brought in a Winger capable of taking 1000+ faceoffs at a decent wing rate similar to how AA played with Dylan Strome last year or Shaw with Domi then this trade begins to make perfect sense swapping out a Center for someone who can help a young Center carry the load on faceoffs . (Shaw , Eller , and Tyler Johnson are probably some of the most dominant wingers who help young Centers make the jump to playing there at the NHL level ,all able to play Center in their own rights but make those around them better )
but if you could turn one of those picks into lets say Ryan Strome to play along side Kotkanemi or Poehling at a cheap rate then it would make more sense or even a Tyler Johnson who fits our system perfectly and is on a team i need of moving 5-6m to lock up Point . it would be an upgrade on Danault as outside Kucherov he's the most dominant point producer in the post season the last 5 years because he's never injured and steps up thriving when Stamkos is each time . (giving you a really cheap example and a more costly one )
but either way picks is an alright way to go , we will lose the season but win the Draft stocking our depth with more youth .
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>cmcnamed</b></div><div>MTL has ton's of D prospects. Probably the best depth in the league right now... The two you mentioned+, Brook, Romanov, Fleury, All their LD picks from this year.
They also have great C depth (Domi, Kotka, Poehling, Suzuki, Oloffson,Evans) and can afford to splurge on a high-end #1 LW RFA.</div></div>
They don't have great c depth nor great defensive depth. They have good prospect depth at D and young players with upside at C and prospects.
But the only player they have at C who has proven he can be a high end C is Domi and while I am convinced he will be an excellent NHLer im not sure if that will be at C or W.
Kotkaniemi looked great for his age, but he has not proven he is a top 6 c, let alone a number one c. He would be far from the first player to stall in his development.
If all goes well this is a deal you make in two years. I think it's a mistake to make it today
(And I apologize I clearly am not up to date on your d prospects)