Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
Got offered Penner and Langenbrunner for Kovalchuk.
Would like to turn Kovalchuk into a productive asset, but I don't think this deal's worth considering. Langebrunner's damaged goods on a bad team (likely just be dropped), and Penner a bit of wild card on a bad team.
I'd like to counter with a bigger deal.
Rick Nash and Dustin Penner
Kovalchuk and one of JJokinen/Voracek/RSymth/Alfredsson
What do you think. Which one of those options in the potental counter make sense?
IMO you're on the right track with your counter-offer. He was definitely trying to low-ball you....though I have to say I'm starting to have doubts about Kovie.
I'd get rid of Voracek, I know he's often a "darkhorse" pick this year but I'm not sold. 2nd Smythe.
Don't do the current deal. Kovy may eventually pick it up once Parise comes back and if the Devils every get their situation fixed up.
If you want to counter, I like the incoming players. As for outgoing, I say Kovy and either Jokinen/Voracek/Smyth. I don't know all that much about Jokinen or Voracek, but they aren't on the best teams. Smyth is getting old and seems to be more of a leader than a producer. And Alfy is hovering around a point per game and has been for several seasons, so despite his age, I say keep him.