ActiveDouble Posted January 2, 2015 Share Posted January 2, 2015 Dallas has some amazing prospects. One of them is Brett Ritchie. He is also a PWF who has a higher ceiling than Kassian. He's 21 years old, he's younger and is tough and big like Kassian. He has a knack for goals and he's also doing well in the AHL. Willie D coached him during his tenure with the Texas Stars so they know each other a lot. I just think Dallas is a better fit for Kassian. With all the trade rumors, and being benched, he's just not getting welcomed here anymore. He can still fetch us a lot.I just think Kassian needs a new change of scenery. I think this would be a good trade for us on the TRADE DEADLINE. DAL: Zack Kassian, 2015 6th round pick, Anton Cederholm, and Darren Archibald. VAN: Brett Ritchie, Antoine Roussel. Why DAL does this? They get 2 PWF. One has potential to become a bonafide top 6 player while the other has potential to become a great 3rd line checker that can kill penalties, much like Bryan Bickell, or a Kyle Clifford. They get this year's 6th round pick and they get a d prospect that has a 50/50 chance of making it to the NHL. He's a good stay at home d-man that has potential to become a Matt Greene. Why does VAN do this? We get a younger PWF that has lots of potential. A future line up of: Virtanen/McCann/Ritchie Shinkaruk/Horvat/Jensen could be a very nice line. Both lines have grit, toughness and speed. And Ritchie would be 'up and coming' so he can very well join the next wave of a new core. Roussel is also just 25 and he is a really good, hard-nosed, "always trying to get under your skin" type of player. He would be great on our 3rd line. A Roussel/Richardson/Matthais line would be a pretty good line. He can also kill penalties and can fight. We can create our own identity of a skill, tough, fast, "getting under your skin" type of identity.(I know, kinda far-fetched. What are your ideas about this trade? EDIT: PS: I would have added Matthias to that DAL trade and take away Archibald but realistically, they wouldn't want a player that is going to be a UFA at the end of the year if they aren't 100% he'll stay. If Dallas is in the hunt for the playoffs, then Matthais could definitely tighten up their bottom 6. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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