Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
Absolutely! The Kings are struggling right now, versus the Pens just being cooled off from their 5 game win streak. Fleury will likely not get the starts that Quick will, but I predict that he will have an easier time in net than Quick will and will benefit from the Pens offensive power. Plus, it's not like it's a straight up goalie/goalie trade. You're getting Backstrom. Okay, yes, the Caps are struggling too. However, the Caps are looking for something, anything to get them out of their slump. As of late, it hasn't been Ovechkin.
The Caps will look to other people to get it done, and who better than their star, Nicklas Backstrom?
Totally do this deal IMO. Quick may pick it up as well as the Kings, but you should probably cave and take this with the addition of Backstrom in this deal.
P.S.- be cautious, although the Pens were doing well, their defense is facing injury issues. The organization is asking a lot from the younger players that have been called up and most are stepping up but it is still hurting. Just something to know! (I would still take this deal)
Who would you drop? I'd probably do it depending on how your league is scored. You're going to get the wins with the pens though Quick will probably get more starts. Backstrom is a solid fantasy player that is not doing well but will pick things up.