So keep the Brown speculation coming but trading him is going to bring less cap relief than is generally presumed.
I'm with you that Muzzin is more valuable than Larsson, and i'm balking at a significant increase over a one for one trade here, but i'm not sure it would look foolish if the Kings paid more to get Landeskog. I think he brings quite a bit more to the table than just scoring.
Now, he can't be effective because he's a bit slower, and we can't get into that part of our game. The one where we're in the opponents end for long stretches, grinding and cycling, so that they can't breathe.
I'm going to hate to lose him, but I think he's going to end up headed elsewhere. He's going to be a cap casualty.
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
Colored glasses removed, I don't think Muzzin addresses Colorado's needs. Many reports claimed they are only interested in young defenders with clear-cut top pairing potential. Muzzin is a piece you add to an already contending team that happens to have a semi-big hole on defense but is otherwise set. I am not even sure if a package of Pearson and Muzzin for Landeskog would make it happen. Lande is still the best player in this deal and adding quantity such as secondary picks or 3rd line role players (which is, admittedly, the most Kings would want to offer), simply won't do. Doesn't help that Muzzin right now is having a pretty unspectacular, if not bad season. So Muzzin for Lande straight up is something Sakic probably laughs at, considering he reportedly turned down the possible Carlo deal.
This MIGHT get done if a first round pick is involved. But I'm not sure Deano wants to go there again, even if it's tempting and this time, for all the right reasons.
And can we please stop adding Brown to anything resembling an NHL hockey deal?
Last edited by Vrankol; January 11th, 2017 at 02:15 PM.
i actually like Landeskog a lot. Hall puts up more numbers but Landeskog might be the better fit in LA.
my point is the market is the market. and the market said a top line LW is worth a top 3 d-man - straight up. and if anything, Edmonton has showed more improvement from the deal so far than NJ has. there are other circumstances, of course, but by all accounts the deal has been good for Edmonton.
all of that information leads me to believe Colorado is asking way too much for Landeskog. So either they aren't really looking to deal him or they are setting the price high hoping someone will overpay. but the market says Landeskog is worth a quality, young Top 3 d-man. Muzzin is that and a little more. i'm not saying the deal will happen, but i am saying offering anything more than Muzzin is an overpay.
landeskog just inst that number 1 oa pick people thought he would be, he's declining and is only 24. will be brown 2.0 imo,
Team Canada picked Muzzin - so unless they all have the same "glasses" on, I think you might be a little off in your assessment.