Re: Trade advice please (REP)
What are your cats? If PIMs and hits are counted the Lucic deal looks different than without these cats.
But then again I like the First proposal better anyway. Stastny isn't a clear-cut No1 C because of Backes (who might play RW to Stastny as well - so I'm just assuming things here) while Stepan is pretty set as the Rangers No1 C. Because of this Stepan is close to Couture's tier now IMO. I'd consider this deal but wouldn't run with it immediately, I'd be hesitant because of this:
It's a question wether you'd want to be even stronger right now (because Carter will offer you more value in the short term than Scheifele or Toffoli). But looking at your roster I say you simply don't need any short term fixes and reinforcements for now, so I'd rather keep the "age-pyramid" of your roster diverse and keep these up and coming young guns.
Long story short: I'd stay put.
12 team H2H dynasty
G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SOG, FW, HIT, BLK
W, GAA, SV*, SV%, SHO
Team "Invitees to Valhalla"
C: Tavares, Stamkos, Kopitar, Hanzal, Scheifele
LW: Sharp(C), Spooner(C), Filppula(C)
RW: Backes(C), Simmonds, Palmieri
RW/D: Byfuglien, Burns
D: Josi, Letang, Gudas
G: Dubnyk, Talbot, Nilsson
IR: Price, Smith, Hamonic
F: S.Bärtschi, A.Mantha, T.Meier
G: A.Stolarz, J.Gillies