Better chance than Mantha alone, absolutely, but even then, that's not a guarantee. Better chance to have more of an impact than the entire trade package combined? I have my doubts.
truth is I know we aren't close to the cup right now but we nearly eliminated a team that made it to the finals I still think we are a good team we just need pieces that can fall into the right form I think if mantha can net us someone who can right now fill that great but if not than hold on to him and try to work from the core
actually I might get flamed to my eyeballs for this but id see a more likely movement of Nyquist and Jurco before howard especially since Mrazek still needs room to grow I truly believe petr the great is just that but I cant see Howard being thrown away just yet remember wings almost did that with cujo when they got my guy hasek back but he went down for the year and we got lucky so cant really play Russian roulette with goalies