Aug 11, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Richard88</b></div><div>Mikheyev is big, skates fast, plays physical, and has great vision, which make him a great fit on a line with two shooters in Kadri and Burakovsky. He also has great analytics and possession stats (around 55% CF% and FF%) and is also an excellent PKer as well which we need. And he's also relatively cheap. Not much not to like there, apart from perhaps the limited sample size so far.
I agree on Dermott, but I just went with the trade that was proposed by the TML fan. I'm not sure what value Dermott has, but if he can fetch a 2nd + 4th like in this AGM, then we're effectively acquiring Mikheyev for the price of moving down from a late-1st to a late-2nd and from a late-2nd to a mid-3rd, which seems like pretty good business to me. Especially if we could get a couple of reasonably high 2nd's from Zadorov/Jost trades (which may be able to be packaged to trade back up to a late 1st...).
That said, I don't think TML would do that Mikheyev + Dermott trade. Mikheyev in particular is too valuable to them given his low caphit. Him and Dubas seem to have a pretty close relationship too so I'm not sure he'd entertain an offersheet though I would certainly be open to throwing one his way.</div></div>
Im not against getting Mikheyev, I just would rather give lesser pieces for him alone instead of giving up more valuable assets in a bigger deal. I dont see why TOR would trade him instead of Johnsson or Kerfoot though, they would save more cap by keeping Mikheyev and signing him cheap