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drmantalban

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Forum: Armchair-GMOct 8 at 4:49
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 8 at 4:45
Thread: CBC316
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 8 at 3:34
Thread: CBC316
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 8 at 11:10
Thread: Sabres
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RazWild</b></div><div>Except that trade is **** for the Wild... Mittelstadt's value isn't worth anywhere near that, not even with the growth he showed last year. And then there's the fact this trade also treats Zuccarello as a <strong><em>negative asset</em></strong>, which he is <strong>NOT</strong>.

He came back fully healthy last season for the first time in a little over 2 years and proved he is still a highly effective top-six playmaking winger. I mean he was on pace for 60+ points last year for crying out loud. But wait, there's more! How does 7 points in 3 preseason games so far this year strike your fancy?

Mittelstadt was very nearly a bust and held just about no value whatsoever, so the fact that he's probably elevated it to around a 2nd after last season is considerable. I don't make that trade unless it's 1v1 or if there's a low pick attached with Mitts, say a 5th rounder, and I for sure as hell am not sending a 2nd back to Buffalo under any circumstances on top of Zuccarello.</div></div>

I don’t think Zucc is negative value, but I also think it’s a complex situation because of the buyouts. The opportunity cost of keeping Zucc seems to be losing Fiala. At least I haven’t found a very viable way to keep both, but I’m open to suggestions on that. Thats kinda the assumption I’m operating under, and if that’s the case, I’m choosing Fiala 10/10. Which means you gotta move Zucc.

Re: trading Zucc, no team is going to swap a Mitts type player for Zucc 1-1. That just isn’t happening, I don’t care if Zucc is the better player today, he’s aging and he’s expensive.

How much do you think Zucc can reasonably return if traded as the only piece going out?
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 8 at 10:58