Rejoint: jui 2018
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I think this is a fair trade for a rental, it's really hard to dislike this from LAs end, they got reasonably valuable assets for an expiring contract. They didn't do as well as NJ did, but Toffoli doesn't have the same value as Coleman, but I do think NJ did better on Greene all things considered.
I like Toffoli though, so this trade ends up being a reasonable price for a good player. Biggest knock will be if Vancouver misses the playoffs, not having your 1st or 2nd in a year you miss is really rough, especially when it isn't as if you had been making it regularly before hand.
I do think as well we are now starting to see that GMs are paying more in trades to get players who out perform their cap hit. While cap hits could always hurt a players value before, I think with the Coleman deal we saw a GM pay extra simply because the player had term left at a very low cap hit for what the player brings to the table. It will be interesting to see if this continues.
Montreal is a team that comes to mind that has a good number of complimentary players with very good cap hits for their contribution, and it will be interesting to see if they take advantage of this market and add assets for guys like Danault, Armia or maybe even maximizing value on Tatar by retaining salary of this last year. All of those players have exactly one year left on reasonable or even bargain deals, and holding some salary could create a very lucrative trade market for them if we are finally seeing teams pay a premium for players who can out perform their cap hit, and who have an extra year of term.