Who could be moved at the draft?
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04-15-2004, 12:06 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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For the Flames it wouldn't surprise me if Sutter moved a defensemen to make room for Phaneuf and Commodore and to recoup some of our lost picks in this draft (we've traded our 2nd for Marcus Nilson and our 3rd for Andy Ference.)
Gauthier for a 2nd?
Lydman for a 1st?
Those are the two that make the most sense to me. Obviously they could be moved for a prospect or roster player as well. Gauthier I believe is RFA but Lydman has a couple of years left on his deal and now starts to make some decent coin (2+ million IIRC) and that's part of the reason why I think he could be dealt (his recent concussion concerns another reason.)
Not sure Sutter is overly fond of Gelinas but Martin has a no-trade. If he could be convinced to waive it I think Sutter would move him. He only has one year left on his deal.
Obviously Sutter would move Turek at the draft if anybody showed any interest.
Other than that I don't see the Flames actively looking to move anybody.
I don't see many teams moving a first rounder for Lydman with the CBA expiring in a few months. He's a pretty good d-man but I'm guessing most GM's would rather take their chances in the first round..
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