Schneider/P. Kane for Rinne/Yakupov
I have a GM in my league posing a deal along the lines above. Details of the league in my signature below. Do you make this deal if you're me?
Some additional information as you mull this over:
-- our league is "keep 6"; does Yakupov make that cut 4 months from now?
-- even if Yakupov doesn't make the cut, however, I have Pietrangelo who I can bump into my top 6. (Not sure I like the idea of keeping 2 goalies, 2 D, and only 2 forwards, tho'. And I like the idea of keeping only 1 goalie even less, for the record -- tried that one year, and I regretted for 8 very long months of crappy goalie stats. About 15+ good goalie get help onto every year in my league.)
-- the only two players of interest to me on this GM's roster are Rinne and Neal (listed as a RW in our league). I have expressed this clearly. He seems more flexible on Rinne, and he has been very persistent in pursuit of a number of my players for months now.
-- Rinne is almost certainly an upgrade on Schneider right now, but is he long term? How do you balance hype/pedigree vs. proven-ness?
As always, rep for advice!
LEAGUE: keeper -- 6 keepers per year, no farm; roto; 10 managers, 18-man rosters; 2 C, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D, 1 UTIL, 2 G, 5 Bench; limits of 99 games per skater position & 82 games per goalie position; daily roster moves; max 100 waiver wire transactions per year; scoring categories of G, A, +/-, HIT, PPP, SOG, DEF (points by d-men), W, GAA, SA%, and SV.
C: Thornton, Panarin (LW), Scheifele
LW: Benn*, Simmonds (RW), E. Kane, Galchenyuk (C), Steen (IR)
RW: Ovechkin (LW)*, Tarasenko*, Okposo
D: Karlsson*, Weber, Suter, Krug (IR), Phaneuf
G: Bishop*, Allen, Greiss, Niemi
* = keepers