Agree 1000% with this... Dumba is just now entering his positional prime (should peak around 27 or 28), and the Wild are neither good enough to take advantage of what he can bring to the team, nor bad enough to where they can quickly add a bunch of high draft picks and do a quick turnaround and have Dumba still be on the right side of his prime when the team is ready to compete.
As much as I hate the idea of trading him, his value might be best as a trade chip. If Fenton was still at the helm
That is possible, though personally I think the problem is more Ghost than Braun. The fact is, Ghost has never been great anywhere but on the PP. I'm not saying Braun is an elite level player or anything, but between the two of them, I think it's probably safe to say the weak link (defensively) is not Braun. Unless we're getting 2010 Chara or Weber in the line up, it seems a foregone conclusion that Ghost will remain a major defensive liability every time he hits the ice.
Now, it was
Hey Blues were worst in league last Christmas.....ah, who's kiddin who here....they dumped Yeo-Yo-Yo and found a money goaltender. Plus they had OReilly. And Tarasenko......and, ok, bad analogy, can't fault a guy for looking for silver linings.....
It is really close between 2nd and 7th by 8 points.... heck I only have you by 1 point sitting 4th. The fact of the matter is we are all very talented and seasoned GM’s. This is a great competitive league.