The value of the Miller trade are just opinions, man.DonCherry4PM wrote: ↑Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:43 pmThe "whining" re. Miller was whether too much was given in the trade. I don't recall anyone stating that Miller was not an improvement in the top 6.Hank wrote: ↑Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:36 pmIt's really not considering Miller and Pearson's resumes over a Goldobin or even Baertschi. Not to mention Myers and Benn over Hutton or Gudbranson.DonCherry4PM wrote: ↑Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:33 pmOne game is a tad early to claim validation or invalidation of the summer moves....
Their games were validated long ago.
Can you invalidate that the D isn't already miles better?
Did anyone say that the D wasn't better? I think the "whining" re. Myers had more to do with the contract rather than anyone saying he wasn't an improvement over the previous D.
You may have yours but there are many who think a former 1st rounder who has consistently proven he can score points, can stay healthy, is in his hockey prime, on a very friendly team contract, who was traded previously for a 1st rounder, gives this team exactly what they've needed, right now to help our young talented core take the next step... is well worth a conditional 1st who may not be ready to contribute in the next 2-4 years (or ever).
Myers is a UFA right-handed Dman, and for a UFA contract it is both good in aav and term.
It's just opinion that Benning could grind Tampa into the trade or any other similar trade without giving up anything. No GM is willing to just give up assets just because they're tight to the cap (Well, except Dumbass). If he waited for "better" deals, this team would be as bad as the last 4 years and the fans would not stand for that.
The validation isn't about trade or contract value. It's whether this team at least looks better than before, even if it's only the first game. They may not achieve their goal this seaon, but that healthy D is clearly a vast improvement. The top 6 is clearly better. That was the summer goal, mandated by the owner. Nobody at Orca is looking to save some bucks and hope a Swiss and Russian can magically become true top 6 players.
This team is all in with this group now. These are really good pickups and the value is fair. Now He just has to fix the previous bad moves that he made.
Agree with UW, that Sutter play was complete shite.