Aug 17, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhavikp27</b></div><div>I will be direct. No, it's not since reason #1: We're simply not trading Carlo.
Meloche will be what, top6 at best?
We don't need Calvert at all, we have enough options for our bottom 6
lol at the 3rd; worse is that COL makes playoffs
(this is the price for like 1/3 if not 1/4 of Carlo)
We don't move Carlo unless the return would be... an overpayment to get him.
Also, Carlo is a top4 D and is perfect for our second pair; replace McAvoy if injured on the first.
Leading to: $2,75M is way too low, even on a bridge deal. On a 6Y deal, he can get $4,25M so there's that.
Don't acquire him if it's to play on the 3rd pair, he's a legit 1st pair D. Monster defensively in the playoffs (and the regular season).
Remember Carlo for Landeskog few years ago? I would still not do that trade but that's personal opinion.
<strong>So forget this</strong>, just play Connauton there until Cole is back.</div></div>
Meloche projects to be at least top 4 and considering Carlo would likely sign a 3-4 year deal that pick would become a 2nd which Don Sweeney has proven to be able to do damage with (specifically Brandon Carlo :p )
But I didn't realize Carlo was apparently that good, cuz I saw him playing 3rd pairing minutes for Boston. Realistically he could probably play 2nd pairing but I doubt Bednar plays Johnson 3rd pairing and definitely not Makar
Also neither Connauton nor Cole play the right side lol
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>oilsince95</b></div><div>Oh I agree, and I commend him for playing the waiting game with Pulju. I'm just thinking from my perspective, NYR are perhaps the only team out there that are in a position that might make Pulju look attractive right now. Most other teams will just want to exchange an equally struggling prospect with less pedigree/potential.
However, as far as actually increasing value in Europe...I highly doubt that happens. Hell Gusev was just traded for a 2nd and a 4th and the guy won the KHL scoring title by 13 points. At that rate, if Pulju went and got 50 points in the KHL next season (which would be astonishing), do you really think he's be worth more than a 3rd? Unfortunately, I think the only place for Pulju to increase his value woudl be with good play int eh OIlers top 6 RW...probably the only team in the league right now where a spot like that is for the taking...but he doesn't want it. What a dumb tactic my god...</div></div>
He just hated his time playing in Edmonton, and they probably wouldn't give him the opportunity to play in the Top 6 based on his play thus far - because can you blame them? Right now his value is beneath the floor honestly, his NHL career has been a bust so far, and teams don't like to take that massive risk generally. A 3rd round pick is probably what they can hope out of him, but maybe I'm being pessimistic
I do agree that the Rangers would probably be the only team interested in buying, especially with this year I don't think the expectations are that high and they can afford the risk - but Namestnikov has been pretty decent for them all things considered, and I think they would rather shed a different contract instead. Especially since their next best option for a 2nd line center right now is Ryan Strome...