Capitals Net Presence: What to do at the Trade Deadline?
Sun, 10 Mar 2013|
And let's assume that they are sellers JP what are the biggest assets. Well clearly first and foremost it's Mike Ribeiro. You know he's a second line center could be a first line -- is that -- deal second line center for a team that's going to be in position to be buying at the deadline. He's he's certainly a big asset he looked down the rest of the lineup. Assets that you. Consider trading whether it's you Hanson or whether it's an error handle it. They're all under performing so I don't know that you get any real good value for those guys there'd be some. -- -- Again you know this team we've seen the past they've when they've been close they haven't sold. Last year was a good example of that. And I don't know that this organization necessarily have to stomach. To publicly go into sort of mini rebuild or sell off. When they're right there. Because those home dates in the playoffs that their money you know even if you get three home dates that's as good money and it's a mess. -- fans can have one little bit of additional entry to all this that's OK this is allegedly supposed to be an extremely deep draft and there is unbelievable talent at the top. Seth Jones -- -- Jonathan drew and those three have been named. As just can't miss players and Seth Jones could be the type of guy that you could market an entire franchise around. So if you are a cellar if you one of the few teams as a seller. Do you look to take on established players or prospects or you only going for draft choices. Because -- this new collective bargaining agreement that lottery is much more wide open than it was in the past and these. Are the gambles that you may wanna take to get first round picks if somebody is willing to part with one and gamble that they could turn into something special. Gloria I mean I think that we can all agree that the worst case scenario would he they caps. By the deadline and and and finished ninth I mean. If you if you don't sell off your assets and he finished out on the outside looking in here you're going to be your kicking yourself you're reading your yourself so. You know it's very much along those same lines with Mike Ribeiro. I think you need to either have him locked up to a contract extension of some sort or sell on. The deadline because you can't be caught. Letting guys walk for nothing when you have these guys able assets and you you don't wanna be. Ninth tenth eleventh in the conference. When. The top of the draft is so good he wanted to be either terrible or in the playoffs and -- anything in between is. That your dad and have another GM's calling to ask George -- about his -- -- Forsberg Wilson if he Georgia and hang up the phone then something's wrong. I'll Coke and bringing the injury to -- that present great let's assume. That nothing changes they keep playing the exact same way that they're playing the standings don't. Go crazy or anything like that everything stays the same. What do you do at the trade deadline if it's your call I'll compare with the if if if we're talking about the capitals almost exactly the same position they are I think George McPhee have to be. On -- slight aggressive side he can't be overly aggressive as JP was with saying you can't go up there and and just gamble and then say I'd. Tried my best but we still finished -- you've got to really beatle look for the right piece but in this season. There's gotta be some understanding that this no matter who wins the Stanley Cup. There's still be a parade their names will -- be in the -- there's always going to be a little bit of an pastors around it. And the idea that you're gonna go all the end. Just to make the playoffs in this type of season to be just doesn't make a lot of sense because as you said that risk of trying something and having you gold ninth say -- man we were that close and then you're sitting there stuck in the middle of the draft. Doesn't make any sense at all so I'm saying if they are still in the same situation try a little something but if this current group can't get you that final six points in that final month. Then you gave it your best shot and start with a fresh full year and give at a -- that chance to coach a full season and see what happens. I'd say first of all that I would gladly take a cup in this shortened year ending here. Eddie never once have any problem defending any masters or anything like that. Comment but I think where you are and what you do at the deadline besides the standings. It -- is can depend on where you think this team is and how far way you think this team as I mean if -- if they've shown. That they they're getting it with Adam -- it's -- system and their head in the right direction. And they think they can have Philip Forsberg here next year and they think they can have meant getting Kuznetsov after the Olympics next year. You might be a lot closer than than you think that if he if you're using. This year and next year. I'm sort of in this retooling rebuilding mode. I don't see any reason that you really you would hold onto these assets that you have because those assets will help in that. And that rebuild so I think you know easy for me to say here I don't have to sell it to the fans. And that kind of thing. But I think that. I still leaning towards these days. The thought that they should be sellers at the -- yeah. Yeah I don't get me wrong I wanna see the Stanley Cup parade right here on Comcast sports net the way the Baltimore Ravens. Championship parade was done but I'm saying just don't make -- determine a doctoral treat this year. Like it's a normal year and then kind of go with this idea that if the caps do have a a failure to make the playoffs that it's not. A full 82 game season failure that there is something unique about the circumstances. And everything that surrounds this season. And don't make your complete judgment the way you normally would. About the moves that have to get made by franchise based on the circumstances that surround this crazy season. CSN Washington dot com.