Isles/Canadiens TRADE analysis (Isles viewpoint)

Isles/Canadiens TRADE analysis (Isles viewpoint)

Post by DJ Powersla » Fri, 07 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Well, I for one do not like this trade. But after giving it some thought
I like it. But, only if we make some other trades.

Kirk Muller is a C/LW. He can play either position. Perhaps putting him
on the Left Wing will allow us to trade for a Center. My thoughts are this:

John Leclair an american born player had a hard time adjusting to the media
that followed you around 24/7 days and has blossomed in Philly.

Mattheau Schneider might be suffering from the same pressure up there. I know
it is a huge stretch but perhaps he too will blossom when he can enjoy the
game again.

The Isles have some run and gun players in the minors/juniors in McCabe,
Bertuzzi, Palffy, Marinucci. They had no one on the team to look to for
leadership other then Flatley. But Flats has never won a cup. We now have
a hard worker in Muller who has won a cup and perhaps they can show the
younger guys what hard work is all about. Derek King has learned this and he
is a much better player now. So with a core of hard workers maybe the
youth will learn.

Now for the Other players. We have Thomas, Hogue and Green left to trade.
Green is rumoured off to the Jets, but Im not sure for who. Thomas and Hogue
perhaps can be unloaded for Nieuwendyk. If we can trade for him then this
trade works out. If not, this trade only provides us with leadership and a
work ethic in Muller. Something that can be very important for youth.

We also freed up a lot of cash, and now we can sign Bertuzzi (I hope).
However, Schneider is said to want $2million a year in his next contract,
we wouldn't give it to Thomas, will we give it to a young sporadic
Defen***?

Time will tell I guess. Once again I do not like this trade on the
surface, but if it goes futher and we get someone like Nieuwendyk, then
Im all for it.

Look at the line combo possibilities next year.....

Muller-Nieuwendyk type center-Palffy
King-Ferraro-Flatley
Bertuzzi-Marinucci-Lindros

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Isles/Canadiens TRADE analysis (Isles viewpoint)

Post by Jack...out there somewhe » Fri, 07 Apr 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

> Well, I for one do not like this trade. But after giving it some thought
> I like it. But, only if we make some other trades.

Isles don't make out all that well. They give up a lot for a bandaid. I
don't think isles can make playoffs with the people they have right now.

Quote:

> Kirk Muller is a C/LW. He can play either position. Perhaps putting him
> on the Left Wing will allow us to trade for a Center. My thoughts are this:

> John Leclair an american born player had a hard time adjusting to the media
> that followed you around 24/7 days and has blossomed in Philly.

Also he had Lindros as his center. That helps a lot.

Quote:

> Mattheau Schneider might be suffering from the same pressure up there. I know
> it is a huge stretch but perhaps he too will blossom when he can enjoy the
> game again.

Schneider is good. Damn good. If the trade were Malakhov for Schneider,
isles come out ahead.

Quote:

> The Isles have some run and gun players in the minors/juniors in McCabe,
> Bertuzzi, Palffy, Marinucci. They had no one on the team to look to for
> leadership other then Flatley. But Flats has never won a cup. We now have
> a hard worker in Muller who has won a cup and perhaps they can show the
> younger guys what hard work is all about. Derek King has learned this and he
> is a much better player now. So with a core of hard workers maybe the
> youth will learn.

> Now for the Other players. We have Thomas, Hogue and Green left to trade.
> Green is rumoured off to the Jets, but Im not sure for who. Thomas and Hogue
> perhaps can be unloaded for Nieuwendyk. If we can trade for him then this
> trade works out. If not, this trade only provides us with leadership and a
> work ethic in Muller. Something that can be very important for youth.

> We also freed up a lot of cash, and now we can sign Bertuzzi (I hope).
> However, Schneider is said to want $2million a year in his next contract,
> we wouldn't give it to Thomas, will we give it to a young sporadic
> Defen***?

> Time will tell I guess. Once again I do not like this trade on the
> surface, but if it goes futher and we get someone like Nieuwendyk, then
> Im all for it.

> Look at the line combo possibilities next year.....

> Muller-Nieuwendyk type center-Palffy
> King-Ferraro-Flatley
> Bertuzzi-Marinucci-Lindros

> --

--
Later, Jack

"...the nature of the universe is such that ends can never justify the
means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end."-Aldous Huxley

 
 
 

Isles/Canadiens TRADE analysis (Isles viewpoint)

Post by sonny hays-eber » Sat, 08 Apr 1995 04:00:00



Quote:


> > Well, I for one do not like this trade. But after giving it some thought
> > I like it. But, only if we make some other trades.

> Isles don't make out all that well. They give up a lot for a bandaid. I
> don't think isles can make playoffs with the people they have right now.

have you looked at the standings lately, jack? i don't think this years
playoffs are even a part of the equation.

my first reaction to this trade was that it was a bad one for the
islanders. but i've thought about it a little, and now i'm not so sure.

on paper the islanders seem to be giving up more potential. i don't think
anybody will argue that. but neither malakhov or turgeon have played
anywheres near thier potential for some time now. vladimir has perfect the
art of giving up the puck in his own zone. turgeon has been mia since the
hunter hit. he simply has not played well since then. isles fans have been
howling that maloney should have gotten more for pierre. who would give it?

in terms of the amount of effort expended on the ice, the isles seem to be
the ones making out like bandits from this trade.

it's going to take a while to see who really won this trade. but with the
isles securing fichaud, they now have the number 1 goalie in the ihl (salo)
and qmjhl (fichaud). you'd think at least one will pan out in the nhl. when
the habs traded for recchi, everybody initially though they'd won that one
as well. who gets the most tlaent on paper isn't always the winner.

i hope that unloading hogue will enable the isles to sign bertuzzi now.
with marinucci, bertuzzi, lindros and palffy up and coming the isles have
both strength and scoring youngsters. schneider will hopefully help what
just a few seasons ago was one of the best blue-line corps in hockey. the
goaltending prospects look better than they have in some time.

this year simply sucks for islander fans. but at least the islanders are
trying to invest in some potential. muller, i hope, will serve to inspire
them in ways pierre never could. back checking, for example. digging for
the puck. even getting angry at people for not busting thier tails, which
is all too common on the long island ice this year.

--
like the forest's fight for sunlight, it takes root in every tree
pulled upwards by the magnet, believing they are free
         -- genesis

sonny hays-eberts