Well, my response was directed towards the idea of getting a RW in return...I should have noted that. The point is you want to be stacked on D to go deep in the playoffs and no one should think that because we are winning right now, that anybody not in the lineup is expendable. As for an argument not to trade Greene at all...ok: he is a great price for high quality defense. I know what I get with him and none of the guys you listed are a sure thing to come in and play well. Keeping them of course would cost a pretty penny more than the deal we get for Andy.
All in all if you get one of those guys for Greene, it's not much of an upgrade - why do it at all? I mean, I wouldn't really care - but it's pointless.
Understood. Agree on all points -except-
Either Enstrom or Vish would be a significant upgrade over Greene.
Enstrom is a solid 1A with some potential yet. Vishnovsky is a good 1A with more offense. The True #1 is rare an unavailable.
Both of these guys would immediately bring whoever they are paired with up a level.
Still pipe dreams, as I doubt we have enough to bring either and the cost for keeping them in future years is an issue.
However, since the True Stud #1 is usually never available Lou might have to get creative and come down a half of level to better the defense for a few years until Larsson is ready to inherit the mantle.
Greene on his best day is 4/5 man on a Cup team - regardless of what ice time he's been given.