Originally Posted by mhn8995
Now that Kipprusoff is back, why don't you try packaging him with Kunitz? I know he isn't what he once was, but given the starts Kipper is likely to get, you might be able to upgrade with another team that has good depth at goalie. Given Kunitz's current stats, I'd swing for the fences at forward, but I'd be willing to "lose" that side of the trade (at least based on this year's numbers), in exchange for a better goalie. Good luck!
That's a good idea, and something I've tried in the past, with very limited success. The character limit in the signature meant that I couldn't include salary info. Kipper is making 12.9 mil this year (the max salary available, with out cap set at 70.2 mil) and that makes moving him very prohibitive. We have an arbitration process in this league and the only way to acquire him was to put in the max bid. There were a ton of GMs that put in the same max bid, but I was first. Even then, the GM matched the offer and I had to trade for him.
I'm glad that I'm not the only one that thinks that Kunitz is hugely underrated across the board. Thanks for the support! The counter argument is always that Crosby is spoon feeding Kunitz the points - which is hard to deny - but does that matter? He's getting the points either way.
There's an offer on the table right now. It's a mid-late 1st (10th-13th) and one of Kulemin or Johansson. I'm not thrilled with that because I'll be going for it next year, and Kunitz will help much more than whoever I take with the pick, and neither Kulemin nor Johansson are anything special.
If I deal Kunitz I'm giving up on this season, having already lost Karlsson and Kipper for a big chunk of the year. My thinking is that I should be getting a real future impact player back, because that's what Kunitz has been and will be for the rest of the year. Is someone like Granlund or Nugent-Hopkins a ridiculous ask? My gut tells me that that's at least in the ballpark of a 'going for it' type deal.
16 team, full keeper
19 roster players, 15 prospects
Stats: G, A, PPG, SHG, special teams assists, SOG, FOW, PIM, hits, blocked shots, +/-, W, SO, saves, s%, GAA, shootout saves
C: Crosby, Backstrom, H. Sedin, Boyle, Brassard
W: Voracek, Burrows, McDonald, Filppula, Dorsett, Hudler, Abdelkader, Bouchard, Ott, Zuccarello, Stalberg
D: Karlsson, Letang, Enstrom, Boyle, Giordano, Gorges, M. Stuart
G: Quick, Kiprusoff, Ellis
Prospects: Granlund, Pirri, Caron, Killorn, T. Johnson, Galiev, Corrado, Vatanen, Moore, Rundblad, Bachman, C. Johnson, Desjardins