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I've been thinking whether I should pull the trigger or not on this deal. It is a 1 year roto league that counts G, A, P, +/-, GWG, PPG, SHG
I would give up Thornton and Kessel and would receive Kane, Erik Johnson and Kopitar. Drop Arnott.
Kessel won't help SHG or PPG by the looks of it and Johnson is one of the better scoring d-men. Smyth is coming back very soon which should help Kopitar return to the way he was or close to it. It's basically a possible 65 point d-man, 85-90 point player and a 80-85 point player for a 75 point player (though not this season since he missed the first month) and a 115-120 point player. But it is also a league where goals are more important than assists.
Is it a good deal?
The big question mark(s) here are Kopitar and Johnson. Johnson can put up those numbers definitely, but the team around him is crumbling. Kopitar's numbers the last 15 games are bad.
Stick with Kessel and Thornton. Kessel is just as good as Kane, if not better. Because he is the Number 1 guy on his team, and has every opportunity to score. Not saying Kane doesn't.
But when you're a superstar on a bad team. You're going to get points.