Originally Posted by Reuben
Despite my original Letang for Kesler proposal, I agree with what's written above me 100%.
If you're asking other people to make a deal for you, it will NEVER get done because every single fantasy GM or fan views every single player differently.
Someone cited all the different injuries Kesler has had - and he's had a lot - but none are of the "OMG, steer clear" variety. They're all shoulder, hip, bandaid boy stuff.
Meanwhile, Letang missed time with two concussions last year. To me, that's far more concerning than a hip and/or shoulder injury. Head injuries are OMG, steer clear to me...particularly when you've had two in a one-season span.
But other people clearly view that all differently.
Toews and Letang may be more palatable -given their sortof matching concussion history. Yet, to me, I'd almost never give up Toews for Letang. Go figure.
I agree concussions are less predictable. Yet some ppl here will still draft Crosby top 3 after he's out for a year ( the same ones who were freaking out last year)
As a trained orthopedic surgeon there are certain msk injuries that worry me. Taylor Hall likely has a totally reconstructed shoulder that is not normal - i'd stay away.
Kesler never returned to form after his hip surgery, and had a wrist ligament injury where he had trouble gripping his stick hard. The surgery for that - fixing the ligament doesn't always work great, or they have to fuse the bones in the wrist, making it stiffer and lose motion which would affect your wrist shot.
Majority of his 40 goal season were wrist shots.
Thats why I don't want to trade for an injured player. If healthy maybe I would if Kesler returned to form. ( there's a reason in real life GMs dont trade for injured players)
Maybe I would consider Letang for Toews.
Me and the other GM were looking for suggestions to help us get on the same page. This has helped somewhat.
I have tried to trade with every team. The only ones I was able to make trades with were (1) replaced by another GM (2) the replacement GM who left after 2 days.