If this trade ever pans out, this would allow me to protect a second defenseman such as Carlson or Kulikov. As of now, only Shattenkirk will be protected once the draft and the season arrive. I feel like I can scoop up 2 good D in the first 2 rounds while others will scramble for forwards. GM's in my league normally protect a lot of D. So my 12th keeper would be a 35-45 points (best case scenario) defenseman.
With my personal predictions, the trade would look like:
Nash (72 pts) + Skinner (65 pts) = 137
Stamkos (90) + Carlson / Kulikov (40) = 130
What makes it a no-brainer imo is the fact that I would have a true game-breaker, a top-3 player. I believe I have enough depht at forward to sustain the loss of 2 good forwards, especially if Kane and Wheeler pan out like I think they can.
Anyways, all speculation... I guess we all miss the real season.
Thanks Bettman & friends.
11 TEAMS POINTS ONLY KEEPER LEAGUE
12 Fwds + 6 Dmen + 2 Goalies - Keep any 12
G/A = 1 pt / W = 2 pts / SO = extra 2 pts
F: N. Backstrom / E. Staal / R. Nash / H. Zetterberg / J. Skinner / E. Kane / B. Wheeler / J. Pavelski / D. Desharnais / T. Purcell / T. Fleischmann / D. Brown
D: K. Shattenkirk / C. Ehrhoff / J. Carlson / S. Gonchar / P. Martin / C. Franson
G: P. Rinne / M. Kipprusoff
KEEPERS FROM LAST SEASON IN BOLD