I agree on the bold. I think there is a strategic value in adding WN in that he is a fit on Kreider-Zib line which enables LaF to go to LW directly on 3rd line to start. Chemistry is usually worth trying to get, and on paper righty shot, high speed, scorer Nyl suggests chemistry there. There is the exp drft to consider. We get more cushion moving DeA for futures or a F. I don't think it is as simple as: "DeAngelo>Nylander" Nylander is obv the better scorer, which as a F, he should be. After that, it is murkier. Deangelo is an emerging offensive force for a D. Both are excellent skaters and passers. I wouldn't say Nylander is a creampuff. I would say he is borderline soft. And Nylander has been invisible w/TOR to date in POs. That could change if on a dif line. Deangelo is not the McAvoy type stud we all would like to have, but he is, like the song says "tough enough". Believe it or not, Deangelo is a very, very poor man's Brian Leetch with the mercury moving up. Every club can appreciate having one. I didn't agree that having Barrie, an inferior product, meant duplication and a reason to not add Deangelo. Now that Bar is buh bye, all the more reason for Leafs consider to add. However, TOR must first satisfy itself and come to the conclusion that the D it wants, the Parayko types, are not available. Only then will Leafs honestly, openly consider if they are better w/DeA and is he worth the price. Assuming DeA is still available.