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Forum: Armchair-GMFeb 12, 2020 at 4:52
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.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb 10, 2020 at 1:13
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>exo2769</b></div><div>There are different reasons to trade for either guy. Yes, Lehner is sharing the net with Crow. This is why they're 50/50. That is a different reason than what's traditional. Jimmy Howard was starting at the beginning of the season. The narrative for the CAR goaltending position has finally yielded to what 99.9% of people were saying about Mrazek 6 months ago. He stinks. Guess what. Reimer ain't anything special. He's a proven backup. I'll give you that. He's also proven he CAN'T be a starter. You need to give me that...or let's just say 2+2 = 5 from now on. You can't have 10 freakin years as a BAD starter or backup and then all of a sudden say...forget everything I've ever seen over 10 years and NOW magically he's a proven winner.</div></div>

1.) Robin Lehner would like a word with you.
2.) I'm not saying that Mrazek isn't bad, he certainly is. Crow is a small upgrade, but not enough to pay a 2nd round pick, let's all be real here. Reimer isn't a proven starter by any means, but neither is Bernier. Bernier has been a pretty mediocre starter/back up for most of his career but you hold him to a much higher standard than Reimer when they're fairly similar. Realistically, the Canes say no to dealing for a goalie at the TDL and ride Reimer for the rest of the season. Then they'll approach their goaltending problem in the offseason, whether that means trading for DeSmith, Georgiev or whomever else may be available.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb 10, 2020 at 12:34
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Forum: Armchair-GMJan 25, 2020 at 2:05
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sagecoll</b></div><div>Top 6 ceiling...</div></div>

I had this written out elsewhere so I didn't just type this but these are some comparable goalie trades, similar to Georgiev. Potential future starter, &lt;30 years old. Age then stats at trade time are shown in parentheses. For reference, here are Georgiev’s comparables (23 / 23 GP, .910 SV%, 3.11 GAA). What makes Georgiev different that he's getting a top-six ceiling player?

6/22/18 Brooks Orpik, Philipp Grubauer (26 / 35 GP, .923 SV%, 2.35 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2018 2nd Round Pick
2/21/18 Darcy Kuemper (27 / 19 GP, .932 SV%, 2.33 GAA) &lt;&gt; Tobias Reider, Scott Wedgewood
2/19/18 Petr Mrazek [$2 mil retained] (25 / 22 GP, .910 SV%, 2.89 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2018 3rd Round Pick*, 2019 3rd Round Pick*
6/23/17 Derek Stepan, Antti Raanta (28 / 30 GP, .922 SV%, 2.26 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2017 1st Round Pick, Tony DeAngelo
4/28/17 Scott Darling (28 / 32 GP, .924 SV%, 2.38 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2017 3rd Round Pick
6/20/16 Frederik Andersen (26 / 43 GP, .919 SV%, 2.30 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2016 1st Round Pick, 2017 2nd Round Pick*
6/30/16 Martin Jones (23 / 15 GP, .906 SV%, 2.24 GAA) &lt;&gt; Sean Kuraly, 2016 1st Round Pick
6/27/15 Cam Talbot (27 / 36 GP, .926 SV%, 2.21 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2015 3rd Round Pick, 2015 2nd Round Pick, 2015 7th Round Pick
6/27/15 Eddie Lack (27 / 41 GP, .921 SV%, 2.45 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2015 3rd Round Pick, 2016 7th Round Pick
5/1/14 Jaroslav Halak (28 / 52 GP, .921 SV%, 2.25 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2014 4th Round Pick
3/4/14 Viktor Fasth (31 / 5 GP, .885 SV%, 2.95 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2015 3rd Round Pick, 2014 5th Round Pick
6/30/13 Cory Schneider (26 / 30 GP, .927 SV%, 2.11 SV% &lt;&gt; 2013 1st Round Pick
6/23/13 Jonathan Bernier (24 / 14 GP, .922 SV%, 1.87 GAA) &lt;&gt; Ben Scrivens, Matt Fratin, 2015 2nd Round Pick
4/3/13 Steve Mason (24 / 13 GP, .899 SV%, 2.95 GAA) &lt;&gt; Michael Leighton, 2015 3rd Round Pick
6/22/12 Sergei Bobrovsky (23 / 29 GP, .899 SV%, 3.02 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2013 4th Round Pick, 2012 2nd Round Pick, 2012 4th Round Pick
2/26/12 Ben Bishop (24 / 7 GP, .899 SV%, 2,77 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2013 2nd Round Pick
7/1/12 Semyon Varlamov (22 / 27 GP, .924 SV%, 2.23 GAA) &lt;&gt; 2012 1st Round Pick, 2012 2nd Round Pick
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 25, 2020 at 1:18
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 25, 2020 at 1:04