hammertime Posted May 28, 2022 Share Posted May 28, 2022 (edited) I'll start off by saying I don't think Dickinson or Poolman are terrible players on a bad contracts. How has Morrissey been in WPG without Poolman? Dicky was brutal to play against in Dallas. I do think they are worth their contracts they signed however the fit here hasn't been right for them or us. Conversely there are many players around the league who may not be great fits or are underperforming on teams that may not be able to deploy them correctly. I would target Armia. To MTL Dickinson 2.65 x 2 To Van Joel Armia 3.4m x 3 and they throw in a coiler 2nd. MTL is in cap trouble and a bottom feeder simultaneously this is not what you want. They move the clock forward a year and save money annually while getting a player they can plug and play into Armia's spot for less while they figure out their future. Armia is getting paid a lil too much for what he brings them. We get a late 2nd (Noah Warren Territory) and a slightly more expensive PK specialist with size who can skate. On the surface you may protest but this allows us to move a player like Pearson and start putting round pegs in round holes. To Arizona Poolman 2.5 x 3 + Pearson 3.25 x 2 To Canucks Nick Ritchie 2.5 x 1 + 5th We dump 2.25m and 5.75m when it comes time to re up Bo and Miller get a gritty big guy to play PP net front who fits our age group can slot in as some top 6 muscle in the playoffs. Arizona gets 2 guys who can play regular mins fill out their roster and help them hit the cap floor without giving up any picks or assets that are part of their rebuild. We have moved some salary To NJ Jack Rathbone + Nils Hoglander it's about fit. They will do great in NJ and probably make us look bad but do they fit here? It's purely a hockey trade. To Nux Ryan GravesLD + Michael Macleod + both NYI and EDM 4th's We get our RS3C young former 1st rounder who can PK and win d zone fo's as well as a shut down LD to allow OEL to play more offence. Sign Kuzmenko to an ELC he brings some speed on the wing Bring in Karlsson 2 way great shot too and the 2 of them can fight for that top 6 spot next to Bo. Competition will be good both trying to prove themselves in the NHL Pete Miller Pod O zone control Kuzmenko Bo Garland 5v5 hard on pucks buzz line Karlsson Macleod Armia utility they will get the puck get it up ice get a chance to score and get off so our top 6 can go to work. Ritchie Lammiko Lockwood Bangers and mash Ritchie can be inserted on the PP while Armia drops to cover the PK with Macleod Lammiko Hughes Schenn status quo for now. OEL Myers but deployed better Graves Burr/Dermott Shut down It's a start we begin to have players in the roles where they will have better success it's a process Rome wasn't built in a day at least we aren't shoe horning guys into spots anymore. We don't win every trade but as a whole I think it's a stronger team. We add a late 2nd and 2x 4th's and a 5th in an under scouted draft. Hey..... Big Gulps.... Huh? Well see ya later........ Edited May 28, 2022 by hammertime 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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