11 Dec 2020 01:43:35
TBL - Killorn

DET - Glendening, 2022 3rd.

1.) 11 Dec 2020
11 Dec 2020 17:12:15
Detroit says No. While the value may not be that far off, we would only be looking to take Killorn as a cap dump move.

If it’s not a cap dump + picks move, Killorn would be best moved elsewhere where they need his services.

That’s why Detroit was interested in Gourde/ Johnson, to take the cap dumps plus picks/ prospects to do so.

2.) 11 Dec 2020
11 Dec 2020 18:19:05
You don’t think Killorn would be a good vet for a younger team? On pace for 30 goals and 60 points for 4.5M and only cost a 3rd. He’ll be a good deadline asset to trade in a year or two.

3.) 11 Dec 2020
11 Dec 2020 20:27:27
Killorn could get a first round pick at deadline if he repeats exact same production or more. If he’s on pace for 30 goals by deadline he becomes attractive for a playoff team. Who wouldn’t want to add a 30 goals scorer ahead of the playoffs?

4.) 11 Dec 2020
11 Dec 2020 22:05:48
@ebs 30 Goals/ 60 point pace on cup contender loaded with talent. No guarantees he’s able to replicate that on the Wings with only a few quality players currently.

While he is a good player and valuable vet, we just signed a couple Vets/ Trade Deadline assets (Ryan, Namestnikov, Stecher) plus have guys like Gagner, Filippula and Nielsen to fill those kinds of roles.

If we were pushing to start contending, I would be more open. Right now we’re rebuilding and looking to stock up on picks/ prospects. Trading a 3rd just doesn’t help the current process.

5.) 12 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 03:09:15
I don’t think any of those players have the skill or value Killorn has. Detroit is one of the few teams that can take him and he’d be a player that came from a winning culture for longer than a year. I think he should be able to get 50 points in Detroit’s top 6.

6.) 12 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 13:18:46
Ya the drop off in talent on the team is probably offset at least a bit by an increased role. He will get much more than you’re giving up at the deadline especially with the expansion draft coming which could help teams open cap space before next season. Trade a third for him now and get a first later doesn’t seem like a bad play tbh. Trading picks doesn’t make sense for Detroit but upgrading them sure does.

7.) 12 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 19:12:21
I see the point about trading low and selling high but that could just as easily go reverse.

We could trade a 3rd and then he falters in Detroit and nets only a mid pick.

Rather than take that risk, I would take a Gourde/ Johnson plus picks/ prospects because I know what I’m getting. It’s a little more certainty here.

8.) 12 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 19:16:29
I agree that Killorn would offer a greater leadership than the current players we have but the question is if that is worth it.

Value wise it makes sense, not denying that part. Just not 100% certain if this is the direction we want to go compared to the take picks/ prospects for cap dumps approach.

9.) 12 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 21:58:52
Your right it might not be the approach they take but also couldl be a good move to make. Do you think they sign anymore FA’s? AA maybe?

10.) 13 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020 00:30:32
Good post for discussion Ebs to see if they end up going that direction.

Definitely don’t see us bringing back AA, while I liked him here, he is very offended first and a liability in his own end. So not likely bringing him back.

If we go back into the UFA pool, I could see Duclair, Hoffman or Granlund as options. Although the odds we go back is much lower than the picks for cap dumps.