HOCKEY GM ADVICE
At 11:00pm last night Chicago Blackhawks traded center Nick Schmaltz to the Arizona Coyotes for center Dylan Strome and Left Winger Brendan Perlini.
Schmaltz was drafted 20th overall in 2014
Perlini was drafted 12th overall in 2014
Strome was drafted 3rd overall in 2015
Strome was drafted with high expectations after tearing apart the OHL with the Erie Otters. But up until this point has failed to make an impression in the NHL. While although he has been an above point per game player in the AHL. But to give up on a player who is 21 already, the Coyotes may regret in a few years. At the moment he was barely ever more than 12 minutes a game, so hockey players reading this should understand, its hard to produce when you are not “into” or even IN the game!
A quote from Chayka “There is a difference between patience and hope. The latter is not a way to build your organization.”
Well, I would say a player who had 354 points in 219 OHL games, and 53 points in 50 AHL games has hope, and Chayka you needed to have more patience.
While they did not just give away a player (looking at you Chiarelli), i believe they received under value in Nick Schmaltz. Schmaltz had 52 points in 78 games last year, which will give a boost to the coyotes, but has started the season off a little slow with 11 points in 23 games he still has the potential to produce 50-60 points.
Perlini now is coming off a season where he had 17 goals and 30 points in 74 games. Which is not bad at all for a 21 year old. But like every other player in this trade, had started the season off slow with only 6 points in 22 games.
It is very hard to trade players at this young of an age because they have not reached their max potential at this age and you really do not know what they will turn into. But in this case, while the immediate impact may benefit the Coyotes, I believe Strome is still capable of wonders and The Coyotes will majorly regret this trade in at MAX 2 years.