Remember this began with the 3 Russians rejoining Art Chaos intending to enter the PSP for 2014. So we've got a (should-be) world class new-to-the-PSP team in Art Chaos and two highly ranked but substantially different returning champions.
Often lost in sports when high profile players change teams is that any team is the sum of all (and I mean all) its parts and successful teams--whatever the metric--find ways to integrate all the pieces into a single entity. It's often called chemistry. And on that score it would seem Art Chaos is ahead of the curve as the Russians have played for Art Chaos for years. The moves to Heat reunite a pair of former All-Americans with a couple other former All-As (plus Coach Trosen) which gives Heat a foot up on establishing team cohesion. Impact picked up three players from three different teams. On the plus side both Stanczak and Martin have experience with multiple teams at the pro level. Leival has been a long time member of Upton 187 and is most likely to have difficulty making the transition to a new environment.
Beyond the changes and the chemistry questions there's also the question of who came out ahead--other than the players that may or may not have gotten a bigger chunk of cheddar than they had before. Who won the latest game of musical chairs? Was it Heat or AC or maybe Impact? From my vantage point AC maintained the core of its Euro team but most of the organization has no PSP experience. Most would agree those are still the pieces of a Champions quality team. Heat replaced top pros with other top pros but still left a couple of holes in their roster which will require players step to fill those holes. The biggest question is Impact. Odds are it take them the longest to peak given the roster changes.
What do you think?