Jun 26, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hammerwise</b></div><div>Possibly, but that's a lot to give up for rights, a high 1st rounder, a solid/cheap 3rd pairing defender and Sandstrom might not be the piece, (maybe forward Strome) but hes a very good prospect, but Myers instead of Hagg is a large price to pay, especially since WPG will have to move salaries.
I think a 1st, capable Hagg, a 4th and a good prospect like Strome is quite a good deal for "rights".
For me Trouba is a expensive ticket, that quite a few clubs couldn’t fit in salarywise.
The offer I put together: is a 1st (13th overall I think), and Hagg is worth a low 2nd IMO, and Strome or Sandstrom in trade would definitely catch a low 1st rounder or early 2nd, (and are closer to the pros), so really I see Trouba’s rights in this deal as:
Trouba’s rights for two 1sts, a 2nd and a 4th, that’s a pretty fair deal</div></div>
I think Hagg's value sits more around a mid 3rd early 4th right now. But we all know GM's drool over guys like him and will gladly overpay. Myers while showing he likely has the tools to excel at the NHL is still an unproven commodity. You know what you're getting with Trouba, someone who can slide in and hopefully be Provorov or Sanheim's partner for the next 5-7 years and be a stabilizing first pair guy. As strapped as Winnipeg is with limited cap space I feel like they're only going to move his rights if a team offers them something that checks off a lot of boxes. Otherwise they may be content to let him sign a huge offer sheet and rack up a bunch of future 1sts. Again there is risk on that end to that Winnipeg loses him to team that contends in the short term and the picks turn out to be all late round firsts.