Dickie, I hear what you're saying but I would never make that trade, even after expressing my love for Jamie Benn. I would bet any amount of money that the 5 pieces you would trade to Dallas would end up being the better package then the Benn brothers. Yes, I'm well aware that Mantha could become a 40-50 point player at the NHL level, but I would bet he will come closer to a 70-80 point player, which is basically what Benn is / will be. And I guarantee the combination of both Smith and Sproul (if not each of them) will be much better NHL players then Jordie Benn. Then you add in another promising prospect and a first rounder. NO WAY you make that trade... EVER!
By the way, terrible analogy, not the same situation at all. It would be more like someone having two briefcases, telling you each one has $5000 in it. He also has 5 other briefcases, each having between $1500 and $5000 in them. Would you take the 2 briefcases with a guaranteed $10,000 or would you take the 5 briefcases that could range between 7500 and 25,000?....
Hrmmm. *scratches head* This could be a game show!!! Does anyone have a dozen or so models and Howie Mandel's phone number?
I kid. I kid.
At the right price I wouldn't say no.
Last year his cap hit was $4million, salary $5.5.
At 28 y/o, I'm guessing he'll be looking for a similar number.
He's a lefty, but he's better than K or Q.
The real question is who else wants him? Who will we be bidding against?
Can Boston re:up with him while keeping Bartkowski and Krug?
I have no idea if the aforementioned have waiver options left.
If they send Miller back down to Providence they've got:
I don't think Boston even needs him.
He was acquired for solely for depth when Seidenberg became unavailable.
Would he go back to Philly?
Everybody wants a puck moving defenseman, no?