Re: Malcom Subban 7th overall in the AHL ..is the timing good for a trade ?
posted at 2/22/2014 4:42 PM EST
In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:
In response to biggskye's comment:
I don't understand your fascination with trades, rather than just cheering for the players that are actually on the team, but since I am on your thread, and you aren't being ridiculous, I will offer my opinion.
I would not offer Suban or (steady now), Spooner in a deal for a "rental" type of player, but would include one, or both for a player such as Giordano from Calgary, or Yandle from Phoenix.
Both have a couple of more years after this season at reasonable cap hits, and both are lefties like Seidenberg.
Aquiring either however, would probably mean having to trade Seidenberg next season.
This is like a good company ...ex: Apple if you dont look continiously to improve your company , eventually you will sink....continuous improvment ...that how ai see it
But, unless your real name is Chiarelli, isn't any trade talk, rather pointless?
I have been around on this site for 9 years, and I do not remember anyone coming up with a trade scenario, that actually happened.
My own player evaluations have been a little spotty over the years .I had Mike Moffatt & Cameron Mann pencilled in as the future of Boston. I remember cursing in 1979, when I was hoping for Brad McCrimmon with the 8th pick, and they took some french guy I had never heard of, named Ray, something or other. When they got Brad with the 15th pick, I remember thinking that at least it made up for them wasting their first pick.
I'm content with Chiarelli making the tough decisions. It is really a balancing act when you are GM of a Cup contender. You want to improve, going into the playoffs, but constantly dipping into your future by trading away young players & draft picks to aquire rental players, could handicap a team in the not too distant future.