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  • Mike Bentz Mike Bentz Dec 8, 2010 1:54 AM Flag

    Potential Trade

    I have been offered a trade that is pretty interesting. I'll quickly list my team in a 12 owner league:

    C - Datsyuk
    Stamkos
    Brassard
    LW - Lucic
    MacArthur
    Leino
    RW - St. Louis
    Bertuzzi
    Brown
    D - Erik Johnson
    Christian Ehrhoff
    John Michael Liles
    John Carlson
    IR - Jordan Staal

    The trade would send JML away in return for Spezza and Tyler Myers. JML is in the elite category for d-men. It seems like the big question is, will the top line on Ottawa pick it up? What would you do?

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    • You don't need to make this trade. Keep JML.

    • I traded John Liles in my league..sell high my friend. Spezza is definately a good pick up and if you need a replacement kevin shatternick from the AVs is perfect.

    • dont do that.. elite D for spezza and myers is not good at all.Anyway who would you drop to make room for the extra player you'll get ?

      Liles + FA's C is better then Spezza Myers

    • I would do it. Spezza alone will get you more points than JML and D men don't get any extra points in fantasy leagues. Saturday is the only day of the week where every team is playing basically so the odd saturday you will miss out on JML points. Spezza may even get traded to a contender this year which will only help his value. He has been on the PK this year and getting alot more shifts. He will break out of this slump.

      • 1 Reply to Cole
      • "I would do it. Spezza alone will get you more points than JML and D men don't get any extra points in fantasy leagues. Saturday is the only day of the week where every team is playing basically so the odd saturday you will miss out on JML points. Spezza may even get traded to a contender this year which will only help his value. He has been on the PK this year and getting alot more shifts. He will break out of this slump. "

        While I agree with the trade just based on selling high and the fact that Liles has never broken the 40 points mark for any season but the logic here is flawed. Liles is position D and Spezza is F. Spezza will msot likely get you more points but in a F position while Liles will get points in D. since you can't swap the positions what you need to consider is will Liles + a F position player points total be equal or greater than the points production of Spezza + Myers. You need to consider points in position and not point total without thinking of the position of the player.

    • Personally I would decline, u already have two centers who are better than Spezza and JML is your best d-man.

    • Give up an elite D for two underperformers? I think that dramatically weakens your D without adding much value to your team. You certainly don't need any help at C (not that Spezza is doing much this year), and Myers has been a disappointment. Seems like you're banking on "potential" vs. just staying put and letting JML do his thing. Pretty big risk. I wouldn't do it.

      • 1 Reply to LTA
      • THAT IS LUDICROUS.

        Spezza has been a perrenial point per game player, and the best liles has done is amass ~40 points. Sure he's off to an amazingly hot start, but nothing about him sure.

        I say, take that spezza, which adds value to your center, put Datsyuk on LW and profit. The tyler myers is just an added bonus.

        Seriously, i wish i had people in my league who would offer a trade as stupid as that one.

 

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