jester wrote:Rogers Pancreas wrote:jester wrote:
The underlying questions is how many of the D prospects do you think are going to pan out, and which ones? Morin and Myers have a lot of potential value, but injury has gotten in the way this year. Sanheim ... is a test topic these days. But, one or two of these guys is moveable for an impact forward, in my opinion. Particularly, if you identify who will fail to meet potential.
The answers to those questions are 1) no one knows, and 2) no one knows. And until we start to find out the answers to those questions, Hextall needs to just sit and look pretty. Now, if you want to talk about moving Morin or Hagg, there's less inherent risk because the offensive upside with either of those two seems to be pretty limited. Sanheim and Myers are too big, skate two well, and have too much offensive upside for me to ever consider parting with, though. Especially when we only have Ghost and Provorov to fall back on right now.
I'm just curious. Do you consider Reinhart an "impact forward?" And if not, who on the market would you consider an "impact forward."
I'm ambivalent about Reinhart, haven't seen him play enough. As far as the "no one knows" part, I'm not sure that's a particularly good argument against a hypothetical trade. One of the reasons a trade is possible is precisely because "no one knows." If you know you have a stud D, you are probably not trading him. If you know you got a guy that isn't going to max out, then he loses value. That is the rub, it's a gamble. If you're right, you get a good return for an overvalued asset (Mike Richards). If you're wrong, you send Patrick Sharp to Chicago.
I don't disagree with any of that, but my position is exactly as it was before - the return on Sanheim or Myers at this point is not worth the upside they possess. Especially when you consider organizational depth across all three major positions (i.e. forward, defense, goaltending).