My keeper league is in the off-season and I'm seriously looking at moving Chara and going younger. One team owner is offering me the following for Zdeno:
* 2nd round draft pick (16 team league, works out to 32nd overall).
* One of Jonathan Blum, Shane Prince, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, or Alex Burmistrov.
The way I see it:Blum
: Has yet to make an offensive impact on the Predators despite having the "upside." He's on the main roster and isn't eligible for my reserve list due to his age.Prince
: Seems to have played decently in the AHL this past season, but there are concerns about his size. He'sa got years before he could have an opportunity to play big minutes for the Senators. He's 9th on the depth chart for his position. Honestly, I have no idea who he is or how good he might be. high-risk pickPaajarvi-Svensson
: Currently good for about 30 points a season, which would make him my bottom forward. He is 2nd for his position for Edmonton's depth chart and they're going to be a talented team for quite a few years still. As long he can buy into MacTavish's system, he has an opportunity to shine. Low-to-moderate risk pick
: VERY young guy who could stick it out on my reserve (farm) list for a few more years before I'm forced to bring him up (due to age --or earlier due to hitting a season points of 60). He's not ready for prime time quite yet and may never be due to his size. High-risk pick
Part of the key here is the 32nd overall pick. There are a number of really good players still remaining by the 3rd, so I could easily get a 40-point rental guy at the very least, if not another prospect for later. Last year, I took Saad 42nd overall.
Thoughts? I know some of you have opinions, so love to hear them!!