Excuses. There are trades to be made that would improve the team. It doesn't have to be for a Subban. Anything that makes the team better will do. Considering Holland has made half the trades anyone else has the last several years than NJ and even fewer than the average team has, and the fact that the team has been slipping for the last 5 years while Holland has kept doing the same thing that doesn't work anymore, something needs to change. Either Holland needs to find a way to be more active and be willing to move roster players, or they need to make a change at GM.
No, I don't think that would even be close. "Hysterically ridiculous" is probably how I'd characterize that offer.
You say every team is making trades, but again there have been very few trades for real impact players, and almost all of those are including players or picks much more valuable than what you seem to think it would take. And if you're going to give other teams credit for small trades, you have to do the same for Holland.
Like I said, I don't think Holland has made enough small trades. But he's made it pretty clear that he's not looking to, and I can at least understand the logic. Sure, we might be a bit better if we had traded for guys like Yandle and Coburn, but if we had used up assets for that and then saw Subban go for something similar we'd be kicking ourselves. And would be enough "better" to really matter anyway? Again, I don't think the big trade is out there right now, so I'd say go for the small one, but I do understand why Holland wouldn't.
Is there "a" trade out there? Probably. A good enough trade? That's another thing entirely. Is there a trade for Faulk or Fowler or Trouba? I doubt it. If there was, I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't have happened already.
But things change all the time. A trade that wasn't there yesterday might be there tomorrow. We just have to hope that if one is out there, the team actually wants what we're selling.
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