Originally Posted by Fast Tony DeNiro
I think you're undervaluing Strome here, although it seems like the rest of your league is, as well. I have no problem with you moving Strome to focus more on a 3 year window, but if you move him I feel like it needs to be for something more than Hamonic who's a solid player but Strome is a top end prospect.
If Hamonic is the best offer you're getting for Strome atm, I would hold onto him and wait. Someone will give you a better deal eventually, and if they don't no biggie you keep a very good prospect on your roster for the time being. There will be a boost to his trade value next summer when it's determined he'll be skating with the Isles.
Thanks for your input. I forgot to mention that in our league, we have no special spot for prospects. All players count against the salary cap so a prospect who is unlikely to produce for 2-3 years is only taking up valuable cap space. If we had a special provision for prospects that excluded them from the cap, then I can wait for Strome.