posted at 5/5/2012 7:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Does "no major changes" = no major name signing?
In Response to Re: Does "no major changes" = no major name signing? : Any trades for Nash have been ignored by me. I stated: In Response to Re: Does "no major changes" = no major name signing? :
Posted by Not-A-Shot
Well first, in the Realistic Move
thread you stated explicitly:Trade Krejci for Nash.
Win the Cup.
I consider that to be no more or less realistic than anything I proposed, including trading TT to TB for Purcell and a pick
But on to your more specific question of where and how Krecji fits in the present roster. The question is presuming the complementary pieces do not change; i.e. Pouliot, Kelly, Campbell, Rolston, and Paille. The "current" roster does not actually include them and I do personally not see the necessity of keeping any of them obviously. There are many alternatives as I presented.
I presume Kelly will not be re-signed because there are already 4 top three centers under contract (Seguin, Krejci, Bergeron, and Peverely). Seguin can be the #1 center, fine. Bergeron is the obvious #2 and he will be, as always, the shutdown guy who can contribute consistent offense, perfect. That leaves Krejci and Peverley. I have no problems with Krecji anchoring a third line and, should Seguin struggle, either Peverely or Krecji can fill in. Minutes distributed among the top three lines can average 17 minutes per game per line (with some such as Bergeron getting more and some like Seguin receiving less depending on the circumstance) while the 4rth line can continue at average 9 minutes or less, I care not.
As for cap hits, yes Krejci's is a little steep for a potential 3rd liner but, for the moment, it is sustainable. Remember it is not until 2014 which is when Seguin is due his big raise. That leaves one year to retain all of the big three. Who knows what may transpire in that time.
In my mind, the biggest issue is getting a top six goalscorer and for the moment that does not have to include getting rid of Krecji. If he is traded then fine, I have no problem with that but there are other options.