Hossa wrote:Germz wrote:At least Hoffman was 28 and not 24. He'll still be dangerous in Florida for awhile yet but I think he gave us his best years. Watch me eat my words on this one.
It will be interesting to see how he's deployed. Despite his great shot and being called a 30 goal scorer, Hoffman never actually hit that mark, in part because his usage in Ottawa was uneven. Playing regular minutes with a skilled distributor like Barkov or Huberdeau could push his goal totals higher.ColinM wrote:sensdiehard wrote:Thought we would get a 1st for Hoff, but I also thought we would get one for Spezza. Trading big contracts in a cap era doesnt always return the same value as we would expect for just a hockey trade i guess. 2 GM's couldnt get a 1st for Hoff. Hard to understand how every GM in the league knew Hoff was available, he was in the TSN top 10 trade list, and yet not one of the 30 GM's wanted him enough to top an offer of Boedker? I guess SJ can use the cap space they freed whereas we werent likely to. Had we got a 2nd and a 4th, i cant imagine anyone would be praising Dorion for that one either.
Exactly. In a nutshell the choice was between a 28 year 3rd liner or the 55th (or so) overall pick in the draft. It's unlikely either will be impact players. A 21 year prospect for Hoffman (even if it was someone like Lazar back when he was traded to Calgary) would have been nice but it's clear that's not where the market was at.
The full package was a 2nd, 4th and 5th. I don't understand this minimizing of the value of draft picks - last year year our second and fourth round picks were Formenton and Batherson, the year before Dahlen and Burgess. I wouldn't deal either of those pairs for Boedker, not even close. Drafting is the only thing this team does well, and if we wanted to spend 4M on a shitty third liner, we could have done that on July 1st.
Not to mention that trading a 2nd is infinitely easier than trading a shitty 3rd liner.