I don't understand why a 24 year old wouldn't be able to adapt to a new system on a much better team. I believe we can swing this deal w/o Larkin btw but some people act like they wouldn't take this guy for free. We've seen Babcock before our very own eyes, change several players careers/styles around why couldn't he with a young guy who has been blessed with all these great gifts from god. The guy of course has some risk but that's why he would be cheaper. You just know if he goes to Anaheim he's going to be great a la Bouwmeester
I'm not high on Myers. If he could be had for the right players, sure... I'd take him off of Buffalo's hands. He has just as much upside as he has risk.
I'm leery of trading any of our forward prospects that haven't been given a chance to mesh with the team just yet, but if you're going to get him someone like Juro, Pulks, and/or Nesty are going to be part of the package along with Kindl and a either a defensive prospect or lower line forward.
Larkin and Mantha should be untouchables at this point. We just don't have enough of a sample size of their work to know if they're gonna make it. ...and if you are going to trade them, it's gotta be for a legit scorer or defenseman, not a reclamation project.
Finally... yes, if Myers goes to somewhere like Anaheim, it's destined to work. Seriously. He will flourish on a true contender. He might struggle here for a bit, but certainly not as bad as he is doing in Buffalo where ALL THE PRESSURE is on him to perform as a #1 Defenseman.