AGENT ZERO wrote: Whit Dickman wrote:
AGENT ZERO wrote:I would want Slavin or Hamilton or fuck that. I like Pesce, buy I think Slavin has helped to drive some of his results.
Pesce would be a really good fit with Rielly, though. And there's an additional 1st.
Carolina would be definitely getting the best player in the deal, though.
I get the rationale, but I would be terrified of another Larsson-Hall situation developing with that trade. A good, but not great defender who is strong in his own end for a star level winger.
Hall/Larsson was the exact deal I was going to mention. What's crazy is that there are people on twitter actually pretending that Nylander straight up wouldn't be enough to get Pesce. Look at Hall and Larsson's PPG rates the two seasons prior to the trade, and Nylander and Pesce's the past two seasons:
People were roasting Chiarelli from the moment the trade was announced, and they're going to keep roasting him for the next thirty years it was such a bad trade. Nobody else is going to make the same career defining mistake that Chiarelli made.
If there's a Nylander/Pesce deal to be done, the Leafs have to be getting a substantial addition.