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12-07-2008, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by VO Ouragan16 View Post
No, this isn't a proposal for Gaborik, it's even more outlandish !

We've been crying for a big center for years now and, with our propspect depth on the wings, I think it's time to make a move for that center: Koivu, Mikko that is.

Here's the proposal.

To Mtl:
  • M.Koivu
  • Marc-André Bergeron
  • Stéphane Veilleux
To Min:
  • Tomas Plekanec
  • Chris Higgins
  • Robert Lang
  • Weber/Carle

Cap hit: +2.071 millions on MIN's side which should place them a hair under the limit

Now, I know we're giving up 2 centers here, but this proposal is centered around the idea that, after waiving Dandenault, we would be signing Sundin on the 15th of December.

Some of you may also think that this is over-payment for Mikko Koivu, a soft PP specialist and a grinder but, and every Minny fan will tell you, the only way we're getting Koivu is if we overpay. We can afford to give up Higgins with the rise of Dagger and our relative wealth of wingers. MAB may also be a solution for our PP and I don't think he would cost all that much. Finally, Veilleux is a salary dump and can play on our fourth line if anyone gets injured.

I think this also makes sense for Minny since the're solving their offensive woes with Higgins, Lang and Plekanec. They will be able to move Burns back to his normal position. This will also help their poor defense prospect depth.

MTL's lines:

Akost-S.Koivu-Dagger
Tanguay-M.Koivu-Skost
Lats-Sundin-Kovalev
Bégin/Veilleux-Lapierre-Kosto/BGL

Markov-Komi
Hamrlik-MAB
Cube-Gorges

Price/Halak

Minny's lines:

Brunette-Plekanec-Gaborik
Higgins-Lang-PMB
Pouliot-Bélanger-Miettienen
Boogard/Gillies-Sheppard-Nolan/Clutterbuck

Johnsson-Burns
Schultz-Zidlicky
Skoula-Reitz

Backstrom/Harding

I think this gives both team a better lineup, and anyway it's been fun thinking about it so, flame away !!!
I like Mikko Koivu and all...but to trade 3 roster players and a prospect for him is gross overpayment. No way that deal makes us better now or in the future.

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