Who’d You Rather?
With virtually every player on the roster available, it makes you wonder what the impact would be of certain players exodus.
The two that come to mind for me are Fisher and Kelly.
Both are excellent 3rd line forwards, neither have proven to be legitimate top 6’ers, but one of them is being paid as such, while the other is not.
To me, I’d gladly trade either one of them, but only one of them, and would pick between them based upon which of the two can garner the best return.
In my mind, one of them needs to go though.
This team does not need two elite 3rd line centres, but no second line centre. Fortunately one of the areas this team has prospect depth is at centre.
Foligno – He has been the victim of the Kelly/Fisher situation, and as a result pushed from his natural centre into a wing position.
Regin – Another centreman pushed to the wing, can he be better at centre?
Winchester – Nobody thinks he’s a #2 man, but he may well be a #3, and already is a very good #4.
Smith – 3rd, 4th line centre for sure.
O’Brien – Is he ready to step into a #2C role? I bet he’ll get a chance to show-case sooner rather than later.
Greening – Another swing forward with bottom six potential.
Silfverberg – Currently playing wing in the SEL, but has experience at centre. Will he be ready to play next year, or will he want to keep up the good times on Brynas?
Hoffman – Still at least a year away, but if this kid can learn to perform in a physical league, he can be a #2 centre.
This team is deep at centre, I’d argue too deep. Now would be a perfect time to move a present asset for future assets, and free up some roster space in doing so.
There are some nice centres available this draft, maybe this is the year to grab one.
Who would you rather trade?