The_Pauser wrote:I don't get the huge lovefest for Alex Petrovic. Sure he's a good defensive prospect, but it isn't like this is Eric Gudbranson here. He projects as a 2nd pairing defenseman but it isn't as if he's guaranteed to get there. Not to mention we have a defensive group that's locked up long-term, and might have one spot open assuming we get rid of Ballard and commit to Tanev long-term. Petrovic as a secondary part of a trade would be acceptable, but as a primary target would be just stupid.
Honestly unless Florida is willing to move someone like Huberdeau, Gudbranson, or Bjugstad+, I don't have much interest in what they have to offer.
Let's stop selling Luongo short. He's a top 5 goalie in the league and unless we get something that WILL make an impact on our team I see no reason to just dump him.
To me, tonight's game shows exactly why the Nucks need to trade Lu and get some value in return. They were dominated by the Hawks and lucky to get a point out of it. Schneids was very, very good in a tough game and showed once again he's ready for the big stage.
But that's not the biggest reason - they need to pick up another guy who can make plays because aside from the twins the Nucks were badly outplayed. The D looked horrid, and that's all of them this time. Booth and Kes both looked a step slow which is to be expected, they will take 8 or 10 games to get up speed. Maybe when the team is firing on all cylinders they can match the Hawks offensively, but I still think they need one more good player to do so.