Detroit/Florida Trade Oct 12, 2018 13:16:44 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by LA Kings/Buffalo Sabres GM on Oct 12, 2018 13:16:44 GMT -5
Yes, but when we look at most teams, 85s are on third lines now. If I traded for Mantha, he'd be on my fourth line, so yeah to me and a lot of other GMs, older 85s hold little value now. Mantha was on waivers and only one person claimed him, that should be enough evidence in itself.
Smaller value than before, sure... But not as a throw in. Him being placed on waivers, or how many opted to claim, isn't relevant at all. Avs put him on waivers cuz he was pushed tight to cap, and, at the time, FA was still going on and there were still equal or better FAs on the list to possibly be had; probably another reason he was placed on waivers. So no, that's not of any evidence either. I, myself, have said that I would've placed claim on him with Buffalo had I had the space due pending FA offers or Jarry had been moved already. As it sits, I ended up with Klima instead, but I'd still make a deal for Mantha if I was getting an upgrade on D in some sort of package, and he would be a 2nd liner with the package I'd be shopping to get said D upgrade. I'd have no problem with that either with the way Buffalo is constructed right now.
The only real problem I have with them, other than seeking a top 2 RHD, is that I would never have traded Tippett back out for Reinhart in a million years like Jaku did. lol Otherwise, they're more or less how I left them.