Insider 3 - Well boys, another trade in the NEFHL. Insider 1, what's your take on this trade? Insider 2, you're the expert on prospects. What do you think of Adam Mascherin? Is this just a throw in or does he have significant value added for the prospect deprived yotes?
For those of you who may have missed it, the trade goes as follows:
The Arizona Coyotes traded Calvin DeHaan (82 DF/73AOV) and ARI 2020 Rnd 1 to Chicago Blackhawks for Mike Green(71PA/63SC/76DF/76AOV), Adam Mascherin and CHI 2020 Rnd 2.
Insider 1 - "I don't hate it as much as most seem to. The Coyotes likely drop down about 30 spots in the draft but they pick up an intriguing player in Mascherin who has potential. Key word here is potential. DeHaan is a great defensive player but the Coyotes will need to rely on their top end offense to carry them this year, so adding more ammo to their firearms is not a bad idea. As for Chicago, they get 6 years younger and shed a bit of cap, which is needed, and also strengthens a defensive core that was already considered one of the top in the league.
Insider 2 - "I think Arizona could have done better. Chicago gets the two best assets imo (DeHaan long term > Green). Mascherin's a bit slow for his size so it's going to be a uphill battle for him becoming a player. He has a great shot though and good offensive instincts."
Insider 3 - "Personally, I'm not sure this trade moves the needle much for the yotes. Certainly not enough to drop out of the mid first round to the mid second round at best. If the yotes aren't interested in drafting that's fine, but at the very least they should be trading these high end picks for youth, not washed up players on a rebound year who slightly improve your top 4."
There you have it NEFHL nation.
p.s - Sorry for the late post. The insiders experienced some technical difficulties.