Dec. 17, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sens65</b></div><div>Ottawa isn't trading Norris ever, and New York isn't trading Dobson ever.
Cizikas makes no sense for Ottawa, he's not more valuable than Kastelic, but he's way more expensive.
Zub will get at least 4.5. The Sens have had a rough start but there's no chance they end up with Bedard.
At worst, they finish 22nd.</div></div>
With Pinto looking like a Calder finisher, Stutzle and Pinto have emerged as the clear 1-2 centers for the team and Norris is also another elite center. That has Oilers with 3 top centers and DeBrincat, Giroux, Batherson, Tkachuk, Motte, Joseph, Formenton, Greig, Boucher for wing. Left Defence is perfect with Chabot and Sanderson as the 1-2 but right Defence has nothing special and can't contend with the top teams of the league. Where do they make the change to address the issue without creating a hole somewhere else in the roster? I agree with Norris being pretty elite but 3 centers was the reason I placed him on that trade.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Chabotrrorr</b></div><div>*cough* *cough* *His defensive game and Edmonton’s cap situation* *cough*
What I’m saying is this:
Take the example of the Kulikov trade. A top 4 D-man at only 2.25M is a steal, right? That’s worth at least a 4th round pick, if not a 3rd. But because of Minnesota’s cap situation, they got nothing in return.
Look also at the Monahan trade. Calgary was tight on cap, Monahan is a middle six centreman that has had 1/2 a point a game the last 3 years. Before those 3 years, he had over 1.00 points per game per year, and he has the potential to get back to that tenure. At 6.35M, you wouldn’t think it would be a cap dump to a team like Montreal that isn’t contending, right? It should end at least at Future Considerations if not Calgary getting a low pick. But, because of Calgary’s cap situation, Montreal took advantage of that and squeezed a 1st round pick out of them.
Point being, cap is worth a LOT now, in the current NHL, so a 4.5M number 4 D with offensive upside is going to cost you at least a 4th round pick to dump, especially with Edmonton’s horrible cap situation, if not more.</div></div>
There is a positional bias here, offensive Right handed D man that is a Special teams darling. PP unit #1 Right handed, the market is still there especially with how much top D men that produce less than Barrie get paid