Well you're not trading for him because of his defense, you're trading for him to improve your 5 on 5/PP scoring. Already offered retention down to under $5 million and last time I checked, 45-55pt D-men make more than that. He may not score 55-60pts with LA next year but even when he showed up in FLA 4 years ago when Huberdeau, Barkov, Ekblad were early 20's, he still put up 41 and 56pts in his first two years. 62 last year and 45 in 69GP this year. That's fair, just don't agree you don't need him, it helps a key flaw in lack of generated offense 5 on 5 and PP.