Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:21 PM
We get a good young forward that can set-up Kesler and Booth, and he is on the upswing of his career so he will see an increase in points. We also get 2 good young prospects to add to our shallow prospect pool. Rattie is a very talented RW, Cole is a big D-man with a good breakout pass that can develop into a good 2nd pairing d-man. i would have included a 1st rounder in this deal instead of Cole but with Edler being a UFA i think his value decreases enough to not let that happen.
STL gets a top pairing d-man to partner up with Pietrangelo and make a great, high offense 1st pairing defense. they also get Raymond to replace Oshie on the depth chart.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:30 PM
Not so sure STL would be willing to give up so much for a pending UFA and Raymond though. Cole should be a good bottom pair guy, maybe a decent top 4, and Rattie is looking like he could be a 30 goal 60 point guy. Not to mention Oshie is already a very solid 2nd liner.
One other thing is that at this point Cole is probably worth more to STL then their 1st round pick (which would likely be a very late 1st rounder).
Edited by Jägermeister, 11 December 2012 - 04:31 PM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:56 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:16 PM
Edler will be resigned. Ballard will be given away before they allow Edler to walk.
That's my hope. Giving Edler away and getting Ian Cole back (heard he's solid defensively first and foremost but that won't make up for Alex's production) leaves quite the gap on the back end in terms of scoring. Hopefully MG's priority is to get him signed once the season's back, because even by getting Oshie and Rattie back up front the back end still needs someone of Edler's level to be more balanced. On that note, I doubt Ballard right now, if he were to play in the Top 4, could crack 30 points, and I don't want to gamble with Edler not being around to see if that is indeed Keith's upside. His production and long-term upside are quite important and need to replaced somehow, and getting Cole and two forwards is not how I'd want them to do it.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:18 AM
Oshie could boost the 2nd line for sure.. and Cole could be a solid D for us. Maybe put Alberts or a cheap signing in for a year until he is NHL ready
Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:07 PM
Doubt St. Louis would do it.
Why? They need a top 2 defenceman to play with Pietriangelo, and Raymond adds some depth to their line-up at LW/RW.
What I would do though, is switch Oshie for Berglund. Before, this get's critiqued, let me just add they have Tarosenko about to join the team, who can fill Berglund's spot at centre. Jaden Schwartz can also play centre if needed.
C - Patrik Berglund
RW - Ty Rattie
D - Ian Cole
D- Alex Edler
LW - Mason Raymond
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:21 PM
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