I was thinking about this the other day, but didn't figure Tallinder would be available. If he's only signed for another year or two, I'd say it's worth a shot. Although I didn't think Myers looked better paired with Pardy. Leopold and a prospect for Tallinder? How is NJ set for offensive-minded D?
I think I would agree, it is worth a shot.
I vote no. Bad plus minus on what has always been a defense first teams tells me he's washed up. If they waived him, maybe and we could always waive him if it doesn't work out. I wouldn't trade anything for him.
I think Tallinder has a better career plus minus; however, your point about his current plus minus could be an indication that his career is over.
On the other hand, Tallinder did well with the Sabres playing Lindy's system; could it be that Tallinder doesn't fit with the Devil's style of play, or would you say it doesn't matter Tallinder should be able to play wherever he goes.
I am having trouble with the fact that Leopold is still with Buffalo; to me, taking a chance on Tallinder and dealing away Leopold doesn't seem like it could hurt us if Tallinder has gas in the tank for one more season, and if it would help Myers get back to the form that got him the Calder Trophy.
i don't think myers' struggles are principally about who his partner is. i think his struggles are mostly about how the league has adjusted to him and plays him differently now than when he was a rookie. that said, i'd be all for bringing back tallinder and shipping out leopold.
I would agree that teams in the league have done their due dilegence on Myers, and have really picked apart his game; however, I still feel like the guy is in a vulnerable place right now, and maybe a familiar face and voice would really help. After watching some of the interviews, wow he is shaken up.
Would you agree that the Tallinder, Myers tadem was good for the team; I can't remember everything that happened back then but, I seem to recall those two shut things down, and Tallinder's game really bounced back when he was paired with Myers.
Myers had a really decent game against Ottawa, bar that one bad play (that Pardy could have broken up). People seem to be so swayed by what the final score is on their assessment of players
But yeah, I wouldn't mind trading for Tallinder - Leopold and a 5th for Tallinder or something
IMO the score is indicative of the overall team performance; from the forwards to the goalie. I would have to agree with the guys on WGR; why are we settleing for, wow Myers skated better today. The Sabres really see Myers as a big piece of the puzzle when they considered what kind of players they needed to win the Stanely Cup.
I'll tell you right now the devils won't go for that deal. They're one of the few teams in the league with a surplus in d men. He's definitely available IMO but acquiring him and dealing leopold would require two separate deals.
Could Buffalo just buy out Tallinders contract under the new CBA?
If the Devil's want cap room, and they have a surplus maybe they would be willing to move Tallinder.
I still don't have the hang of the multi post; I screwed it up.
Edited by hockeyhound, 06 February 2013 - 04:44 PM.