playing the trade game (first edition)

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Every now and then, one of my friends and I, we come up with some trades that will probably never happen.

But we have hope!

Today, I am going to be sharing some of those trades with you. Some of these aren’t even meant to be realistic, but coming up with trades can give you some fun insight about things.

LETS GET STARTED.

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Trade #1:

To Ottawa: Chris Kelly, 2nd Round Draft Pick (2016),

To Boston: Mike Hoffman

I have never been a fan of Chris Kelly. I know that he is a two way forward, and that he is decent defensively, but he doesn’t score much. I had some hope for him when the Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson line was producing, but then it went downhill from there. Plus, we send him back to where his career started.

Mike Hoffman is someone I like and want to see come to Boston. Hoffman recently came out of attribution, and was awarded a $2 million dollar contract. Last season, he produced 48 points (27 goals, 21 assists) and also participated in the NHL all star game in the rookie competition. Hoffman is due to become a RFA at the end of the 2015-16 season.

I can see this trade happening more at Trade Deadline in March than right now. Considering the contract between Hoffman and the Sens was just signed, we will have to see what Hoffman’s 2015-16 season has in store.

TRADE GRADE: B-

Trade #2:

To Nashville: Malcolm Subban

To Boston: Juuse Saros

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Easy Goalie for Goalie trade. (and prospect for prospect)

Some people may hate me for mentioning a trade like this, but I seriously don’t think Malcolm Subban is ready for a full time job in the NHL just yet.

I know that we only have one game to look at with him, but Jeremy Smith’s Stats in providence were in the top 5 in the AHL, and his starting job in the NHL is in danger.

Here is Subban’s Stats from the AHL in 2014-15:

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and here is Smith’s:

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I have been eyeing Juuse Saros for a while now, and what I see is good.

The 20 year old finnish goaltender was a member of Team Finland at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championships where he was named the tournament’s Best Goaltender. He also was selected to compete at the 2014 World Championships, where Finland placed 2nd for a Silver. He didn’t play any minutes in that WC.

Last season, Saros appeared in 47 of HPK’s 60 games in the Finnish Elite League contests in 2014-15, ranking among the league’s Top Five in shutouts (6), minutes played (2773:53), save percentage (.929) and goals-against average (2.14).

Nashville is pretty deep in goal at the moment, with Pekka Rinne and Carter Hutton doing great and being healthy. I don’t see Nashville bringing Saros to the NHL anytime soon.

TRADE GRADE: C

Trade #3:

(This is a trade I saw on Days of Y’Orr, which is a great blog, check it out!)

To Boston: Luke Schenn

To Philadelphia: Colby Cave & Second round draft pick (2016)

The Bruins lack two things:

Cap Space and Defense.

Currently, the Bruins have around  $4,764,333 in cap space, and with Franson’s asking price, we have to be realistic here.

If we can’t get Franson, Luke Schenn could be our next ideal choice. I’m not going to go all crazy on stats right now, but if you want to see a post similar to this one, let me know on twitter or in the comments below.

Next season, Schenn is estimated to make $3.6 million dollars, which is something that is salary cap friendly for us. Last season, Schenn scored 3 goals and 11 assists, totaling to 14 points.

Colby Cave is a propect in the Bruins system right now. On Hockey’s Future, he was given a probability of success score of D and a rating of 6.5/10. He is not close to jumping to the NHL level just yet. He just finished a season in juniors with Swift Current Broncos. With Swift Current, he scored 35 goals and a team high assist count of 40, in 72 games. In four playoff games with the P-Bruins, he scored 2 goals and had a -6 plus-minus rating.

For more of these trade idea type posts, give me some trade ideas though twitter, and you could be featured in the next edition!

see you in october

^AHC

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