1) We are not getting Trouba period. Do you even understand what you are talking about in suggesting we are going to trade for a young guy who could be an all-star #1D on a team that is entering its phase of being perhaps the most prominent Cup contender over the next 5 years? 2) I'm not against trading Letang if we replace him with someone who could fill his spot (like signing John Carlson as a UFA). But to dump him just for the sake of it, and then enter a phase of of having no #1 kind of Dman when we're already stacked up front? 3) Schultz could end up leaving when his contract is up, and we would be screwed if we lost both without a legitimate PP/QB and top 1-2 Dman coming back. We are going to be losing as FA's or trading: Hunwick, Sheary, Hagelin. That's $10M in cap space with a Cap that is going up $3-4M (at least) every season. That's more than enough to cover both Guentzel, Murray, Rust and whomever else we need to extend, and then some IMO. What you are suggesting sounds more like video game GM'ing rather than pragmatically thinking about how to manage the roster of a team that wants to maximize its competitiveness over the next 4-year Cup windoow.