27 mar 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Wqrrior</b></div><div>Staal - Rask makes lots of sense to me. It's an exact swap of needs. MIN needs depth defense and to free up their forward positions for their prospects. Does it make them better? I think it does. Staal might be fading, but he is still a far better defenseman than Rask is a forward. It's only Staal's contract that balances the value difference. And this works for the Rangers in that they get their much needed cap relief next year (they can't do any buyouts next year). IF it doesn't work for the Wild, buying out Staal's remaining year (2 year buyout) is much easier to handle than Rask (assuming they bought him out next year) over a span of four years. Staal might cost more overall, but term/length is more valuable than individual dollars.</div></div>
I think you misunderstand the Wild's current situation. They have plenty of depth at defense, with Pateryn, Soucy, Seeler, Belpedio and Hunt competing for the bottom pair spots. As for Rask taking away a forward roster spot, he isn't. The 2 forwards who will likely see NHL time if there's an injury is Nico Sturm and Gerald Mayhew who were both good enough to make the opening night roster, but not good enough to play over a guy like Donato or Greenway. Since they want them playing, they're in the AHL. Rask isn't taking playing time from anyone, he's sitting in the press box collecting $4m and probably won't play much unless there's injuries.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Yojimbo</b></div><div>Schultz, Simon, 4th, 6th -for- Kulikov, Lowry, 3rd
I like Schultz (even over Letang) but the Pens are not going to resign him. And I do like me some Lowry.
Gudbranson, 3rd, 5th -for- Daley, Glendening, 7th
Not sure if Detroit does this.
J.Johnson, A.Johnson, 5th -for- Rask, 4th
No. Rask and his contract is worse value than J.Johnson and his contract. J.Johnson -for- Rask + (either additional assets or retention)</div></div>
Rask and JJ are both press box caliber players, but there's zero reason the Wild would need to add or retain.