Originally Posted by doulos
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.
In a 30 team dynasty league, positional depth almost always triumphs the single big star. As doulos says, this is one tough league and when he made the deal, it addressed some serious needs. Trading Malkin couldn't have been easy, but when you are faced with relegation if you finish too far down, you may feel forced into making deals in order to stay in the league! I spend the most time on this league and I'm still not very happy or confident in my team.