Handyman wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 07 11:33 pm
When? Next year genius. I know reading it your forte so I guess it might be too much to ask for you to actually put a little critical thinking into your troll bit.
If Boeser is part of a long term rebuild fine make the move. As long as Parise, Suter and Koivu are on the team sucking up ice time and dollars it wont make a difference and you know it. Trading Zucker only helps the squad if it makes them a contender next year or hastens the end of the Old Man Era. Otherwise we are moving around deck chairs on the Titanic.
Here I will simplify it even more for you: Since we cant rebuild, who gives a crap about how good Boeser will be some time in the future. We are stuck with the team we have now so either we stand pat and be mediocre or we trade for pieces that can help us now. (short term stuff) Boeser will be wasted on this team.
Honestly maybe we are just better off leaving it alone. Most likely the old men will get hurt and the season will tank anyways. Maybe that is our best bet.
p1. Fenton isn't making any of these moves for next year alone. I don't know what my reading forte or critical thinking has to do with challenging a no Zucker for Boeser thought. And I certainly am not trolling, in fact anyone even probably Scooby understands why you would take Boeser for Zucker.
p2. Of course Boeser would be a long term move. He is 22, he would be 28 (about Zucker's age now) when the Parise/Suter contracts expire if they even finish them out. And as far as Parise and Suter, financially they aren't stopping the Wild from doing anything they would want to or feasibly could any way from a salary cap stand point. Not to mention 7.5 against a 83 million cap is quite a bit different then 7.5 against 63.8 when they started with the Wild and that will continue for the next 6 years. After this off season they will probably be in the 35 range in terms of size of contract, it isn't 2013 anymore.
p3. Not really understanding your thought here unless you are still stuck on Parise and Suter? The Wild currently have 5 forwards 23 or younger, Boeser would be 6, they all project as top 9 forwards. Karpizov is one season away, that is 7. Koivu has a year left, Staal two. In a couple of years a majority of the Wild's top 9 forwards will be 25 or younger. So adding a player of Boeser's caliber who would jump to the head of the young forward pack, no brainer.
Fenton has two jobs right now, 1, do his best to make the current team competitive for next season while getting younger. 2. Not giving up any draft picks (which it doesn't appear he will) and really stock pile the system. After the Wild draft this year they will have added more to the prospect pool in two years versus the three prior. www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/teams/dr00006879.html
not even getting into how barren 2016 was.
For as much as people may complain about the late first round pick, what the Wild did in round 3 last year is looking very good.
Unfortunately no team would ever trade Boeser for Zucker.