15th overall wrote:Haven't delved into all the particulars yet so I'm really not sure how I feel about this trade yet. I admittedly know almost nothing about Eriksson. His stats look good I've read he's got a reputation as a pretty good defensive player so you know Klode is all about this move. How much capspace does this let up? It'd be amazing if we could walkaway from this with both Clarkson and Alfie. Without any numbers backing me up I'd think that's virtually impossible though.
Here's a scouting report for Joe Morrow.
Eriksson has been described as a Swedish Bergeron and he is on a great contract ($1.5m per year less than Seguin). Marchand - Bergeron - Eriksson would be the best two way line in hockey ... bar none.
I wish Seguin could have turned into the player we all wanted and expected to an extent but he will be a 1c in Dallas, he isnt going to be a 1c here with Krejci & Bergy.
Eriksson is a better fit + a better player this year and probably next year - we need to win now with Chara. Also with Bergy locked up for 8 years (or will be very soon) Seguin wouldnt get a chance to be the man.
We also got value added - saving around $4-5m cap space and a great D prospect in Morrow.
I guess it depends what we do with the capsapce but we should get a legit top 6 RW.
So the deal is:
Eriksson (top line rw), capspace for a top 6 wing, a great prospect and two decent prospects for a POTENTIAL 1c played out of position and an overpaid role player (although I liked Peverly).
I like it.