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In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Yesterday, 07:28 PM

If I offered you $1,000,000 today OR $0.01 today, doubling each day for 30 days... Which would you take?... 95% of LGWers take the million up front, I'm just glad Holland would take the penny...
Holland wouldn't make any combination of a deal there. Sure, making that deal makes us better today, but we take a huge hit in the future...

Except with hockey prospects the money may or may not double on any given day. Take that option and you might end up with $50k instead.

In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

Yesterday, 12:23 AM

Exactly my question... Who is potentially available that you would trade Mantha or Larkin for right now? I personally wouldn't for O'Reilly or Yandle. For a Ryan Johansen or Sean Monahan type of player, I would. So yes, there are players that I would trade them for, but not for any of the players that would be available... Why are you so fixated on saying that Mantha, Larkin, Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, Pulkkinen, Sheahan, etc, etc, etc. are not untouchable. They're all obviously available in the right deal. The problem is, that deal is never going to become available...


I'm not sure who would be available, but Seguin wasn't available until he was moved, so you never know.  Someone like Tavares gets fed up with playing for a loser, demands a trade and wants to go to Detroit.  I'd trade Larkin or Mantha, Pulkinnen, and a D prospect to get that deal done without thinking twice.

In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

28 January 2015 - 09:21 PM

So because, Lapointe wasn't a career first line player, and not all mid first round picks work out, we should trade away Mantha and/or Larkin for a quick fix? Makes total sense... Guess what? Not all first overall picks work out either. Maybe Buffalo (or whoever) should trade Connor McDavid a year from now, because Patrik Stefan... I'm so happy Holland actually knows what he's doing with all these kids.
Yes number9, "In Kenny We Trust" is making a comeback. It never really left me, but others will once again soon see why this man is still the best in the business.

Depends on what you mean by quick fix. 32 year old? Nope. top end guy just entering his prime years wanting out of a losing organization? Hell yes.

In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

28 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

LOL Are you seriously saying that we should trade one or both of Mantha or Larkin just because they have been our highest picks in 24 years?... Please elaborate... Please...

It's more that mid first round picks don't always turn out. Lapointe was the highest pick in the last 2 and a half decades and was a third line caliber player.

In Topic: Larkin or Mantha?

28 January 2015 - 02:08 PM

There's no way we should trade either of these guys unless we're offered a trade that we cannot refuse, which won't happen. These guys aren't going anywhere and for good reason. They're two of our highest picks since Marty Lapointe, back in '91, both of these guys have future franchise player potential. Keep all of our young guys and prospects, stay the course, and we will once again be a annual Stanley Cup contender. Kenny has been patient with his players for his entire tenure, there's no reason to believe that would change. I don't think there's any chance he trades, Mantha, Larkin, Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Pulkkinen, Athanasiou, not at this point anyway. There value is only going to increase, so why not see what you have with these young guys before you decide which one's are keepers or which one(s) to ship out.


That bolded part is exactly why they should be traded for the right deal, and I'm not just talking about something that is out of the realm of reason to expect.

Without starting another thread, here's this choice (unfortunately this may be an actual choice for Holland in 2016)




Sproul or Marchenko?  Which one do you keep?


I keep Sproul. Not that I want to get rid of Marchenko, there just won't be enough room.


2016-17 D:


Kronner - Ericsson

Dekeyser - Smith

Ouellet - Sproul



Something else would give first.  At worst, Jensen would probably be the odd man out.