Originally Posted by Lucic Haymaker
Thanks man, no worries, I want some of whatever the other owner was smoking when he made that deal haha... The loss of Grier and Cooke helps explain why the team was almost dead last in PIM when I took it over.
I did the trade and it took the team from near the bottom in the division the year before to one of the top teams in the division. PIM was a MASSIVE issue with that roster, but I was able to bulk up tons of other areas with the trade and it led to a much stronger team.
I can see why you might not think it was very good, but that particular league has all sorts of factors that need to be considered.
Strong defense are almost impossible to acquire, and Frolik was expected to produce MUCH better than he actually did.
I spent literally tens of hours crunching numbers and that trade put the team into promotion status in the short term, and as you can tell, still needs some wizardry in the longterm to make it a top tier team.
Good luck with it, it's a tough league.