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Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 11:41 am
Thread: Arizona Goal
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 20 at 6:12
Thread: Cup champion
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Subbanator7667</b></div><div>Dont get me wrong, without a star playing with him he is still a good two way center, capable of 50 points or so but thinking he is going to go to another team and out up the same totals he did while playing with Taylor Hall or McDavid isnt a smart bet.

And 50 point centers making over 7 million a year (which he will be after on his next contract) arent the best way to structure your cap.</div></div>

As much as RNH has benefited from playing with star players, those star players have benefited from playing with him. He is not a guy who will consistently drive play, but he is a skilled and cerebral player, with a solid 200-foot game, capable of playing at least reasonably well anywhere in the top six and making positive contributions to both special teams.
The balance of assets exchanged makes sense if Edmonton is prepared to delay, or derail its current progression and if Buffalo is truly concerned that it will not be able to develop, or acquire a decent 2C who can help put the team into contention very soon. Frankly, I doubt either team wants this trade.

What would be interesting would be to see RNH and Mittelstadt playing together. I think there is a lot of potential that RNH could help Mittelstadt break-out.

Two more points:
1. Playing Mittelstadt as a 3C might not be a good idea. His pedigree and skill scream top-six forward, and he would likely be deployed with Yamamoto, as a right wing for McDavid and Draisaitl.
2. RNH is the last of Edmonton's "six-million-dollar-men" (Hall and Eberle were the others), and his contract was intended to over-pay earlier in his career and come in as fair, or team friendly at the back-end. Guessing what his next contract will look like is pure conjecture. Regardless, even at $7M per, RNH would be a relative value compared to Jeff Skinner.
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 19 at 2:14
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 13 at 2:21
Thread: oilers
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 13 at 10:48
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 11 at 10:24
Thread: Next season
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 7 at 1:35
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>firezfurx</b></div><div>What would you pay for Kerfoot? He is still a 50 pt player with good two-way game, and he's only 25.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>firezfurx</b></div><div>What would you pay for Kerfoot? He is still a 50 pt player with good two-way game, and he's only 25.</div></div>

There are a number of considerations behind the roster I propose. Trading Russell for Grabner, and signing Athanasiou, Ennis, and even Gagner provides Tippett with quite a bit of versatility in his group of forwards. If Haas can't manage the 3C, there is enough flexibility to move guys up and down the roster to allow someone else to fill the 3C on spot duty. In the meantime, having Green in the lineup gives Holland a bit of freedom to consider trading Larsson, who is entering the final year of his contract. Bear might be able to play alongside Klefbom, Green or Jones beside Nurse, and the bottom pair could be any combination of Lagesson, Jones, Green and Bouchard. Moving Larsson out should net Edmonton a quality top 6 forward, or perhaps a solid 3C +.

I mean no slight against Kerfoot, but he would not be my first choice. My preference would be to pursue a right-handed 3C with some size and the ability to provide a net-front presence on the power play. From that unicorn, I would next consider a strong right-handed face-off winning machine, capable of at least 35 points/season, strong penalty killing acumen would be a bonus. Kerfoot might fit into the third tier of trade targets.
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 7 at 12:19
Forum: Armchair-GMApr 18 at 11:45