Digital Faceoff: Should Sens deal for playoff run?

BAINES: To what extent does Bryan Murray go to get to the playoffs and perhaps ensure a bit of a run? Does he trade away significant young assets to acquire impact players? Or does he deal mid-round draft picks for role players.

GARRIOCH: They need to get one more forward. Just think they need a little more scoring depth. I’m not sure I’d trade a first-rounder to do that, but they do have three picks from the first round last year. Maybe one of those guys could be used (Not Zibanejad, of course)

HELMER: Matt Puempel and Stefan Noesen are both late first-rounders that would probably bring back a healthy return. Fans would be quick to forgive if either one landed a Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, or, dare I say, Rick Nash?

GARRIOCH: You and I are thinking alike: Noesen or Puempel as trade bait. But it would take an Erik Karlsson to land Ryan, Perry or Nash.

BAINES: So both of you would trade a Noesen or Puempel? To me, that’s the wrong approach. I don’t think the cupboard is that full yet. To reach the top, teams often have to bottom out. That never really happened here. Give up minor assets, pick up some role players and hope for the best. But I have enough trouble managing my bank account and my house, I sure as hell am not qualified to run a hockey team. And dream on for Ryan, Perry and Nash. You aren’t picking any of those players up with Puempel or Noesen — or both. I have to think media reports of high draft picks, high-end prospects and roster players are not far off.

5 Responses to Digital Faceoff: Should Sens deal for playoff run?

  1. hockeylegend488 says:

    wonder if erik karles for sam gagner and a 2nd would work for the sens 

  2. Steven_Leafs says:

    doubtful, Karlsson has far more value than Gagner. A 35th overall pick is pretty good, but I'm still going with no though.

  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    No, but it would sure work for the Oilers I bet lol

  4. mapleleafsfan says:

    Karlsson is untradeable..  Think Hall, Eberle or RNH if karlsson was to be traded, and even then I doubt it. He's outscoring 2 of the three as a defenceman. 

  5. NonLeafFansAreGay says:

    no they shouldn't, because they suck and will get blown out of the water by the leafs.

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