Originally Posted by SPOILER
ABSOLUTELY! That is why I was considering the deal.
1# - Parise is obviously a step down from Semin
2# - However, Faulk is a lock for top ice time in Carolina while Elliot and Grigorenko may/will see limited ice time this season. Elliot and Grigorenko probably won't make my protection list for next season.
1. You mean step up.
2. But potentially gaining with Faulk is not enough to offset the significant drop at forward. There's no guarantee Faulk will have a great season so you are putting a lot of risk in a young guy and an inconsistent Semin. I'd want an elite D coming back if parting with Parise.
I wouldn't have considered the deal at all, actually.