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  • bryan A bryan A Feb 4, 2014 2:30 PM Flag

    Trade: mikko koivu + Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh) for Chris Kunitz + Steve Mason

    Thoughts?

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    • My thought is that Koivu is a throw in as he is currently on the IR and is not expected to return this week so the real trade is Backstrom for Kunitz and Mason. Mason is hot right now (2 shutouts in the past week) and Kunitz has more points than Backstrom and will get you points in most categories where Backstrom is mainly a set-up guy.

      I would not accept this trade.

      • 1 Reply to Jordan
      • Kunitz and Mason wins hands down.

        Kunitz is a scoring machine with Crosby and should finish out the year in the top 10 barring any injury. Backstrom and Koivu are both excellent in their own right but are more playmakers than snipers. Backstrom puts out an absolute ton of PPP, being paired with Ovie on the best PP team in the league - I haven't checked lately but around Christmas he was on pace for something ridiculous like 45 PPP. Kunitz is the more valuable fantasy option though. Jordan's right about Koivu being a throw-in, he's on the IR right now and even if healthy there's probably better options available on the FA list.

 

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