WaukeeBlues wrote:I really think that it would be suicide to trade Petro for a "win now." The defense is obviously still a few years from cup caliber, but you don't trade Petro to speed it up, that's not an answer. From what I've seen of Petro, he's already got steady positional play and will be huge in keeping around in the future.
The Blues stockpile of picks and prospects is deep enough that, FOR THE RIGHT DEAL, I would be far more willing to part with an offensive prospect, a dman not named Johnson or Pietrangelo and possibly a pick to get that one or two other players that could really start to push this team over the edge.
OK, so let's just play Petro
wait for 2-3 years untill he matures and untill maybe Berglund, Eller will come up to their potential and then try to win. But in such case it would be better to get rid of Brewer now for whatever we can, trade Kariya to get some picks and (forgive my) tank the season in order to grab some top-end talent instead of missing playoffs and drafting with 14th...