Originally Posted by cdubb
2nd team in signature. 10 team roto league including hits, blocked shots, pims.
Current D: Letang, Byfuglien, Green, Yandle, Suter, Wisniewski, Pitkanen, Ellis
Would you trade Byfuglien for Chara? Zdeno is older, but better +/-, hits, BS which are my weak areas.
As you pointed out, in terms of individual stats :
Chara takes : plus/minus, hits, blocked shots
Byfuglien takes : G, SOG, PPP
Wash : A, PIM
In your situation, would I trade Chara for Byfuglien? Yes I would. As you mentioned, the three categories you need a boost in, big Z will help fill. Byfuglien may be younger, but Chara should still have at least three more seasons of monster production. That is your window to win. There are only a handful of players you can truly depend on for plus/minus and Chara is one of the best (one look at his track record will show you that much). As long as he delivers plus-20 campaigns (riding B2B plus-33 finishes), Chara is your go-to guy.
Don't get me wrong, Byfuglien is still a valuable asset in terms of goals, shots on goal, PPP, PIM etc... but you have no problem in those stats and the drop to Chara is not that much anyway (give or take 5 goals, 50 shots, 5 PPP).
I would feel confident trading for Chara. Good luck!