higgyfan Posted May 21, 2022 Share Posted May 21, 2022 I have 2 issues with this trade (and I may be way off base). I recall a lot of talk about Kaliyev not wanting to bother with the defensive end of the game. In fact, that was why he dropped in the draft. I can's say I have kept up with his development, but it may still be an issue. I really like Grans, but again, he does have some defensive issues. He is considered a high risk; high reward kind of prospect. He may end up as a top pairing offensive dman, but if he can't play defense, his value drops. Maybe the Nucks hit it out of the park with this trade or maybe not. Miller to LA for Turcotte, Roy + Grundstrom. Turcotte is very good at all aspects of the game; is a great skater and has a very high IQ. He can play every aspect of the game; both offensive and defensive. Roy is a heavy defensive dman that has some offensive upside. Grundstrom plays an aggressive game, is a good skater and is very good on the PK. Of the 3, Turcotte will be a star player (who plays a well-rounded game), but the other 2 will be very steady and hardworking players and very good at the role they are assigned. I think all 3 of these players would make a huge difference for our team for many years. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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