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02-07-2010, 01:57 PM
Always the Thrashers
Join Date: Jan 2006
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We need to talk to Boston:
Get Kozlov to waive his no-trade clause and send Kozlov under the veil of "powerplay specialist" and take back Byron Bitz. That would be my dream move.
Interesting note from watching the New Jersey/Rangers replay....the Jersey TV guy mentioned quotes from players and said, "Slava Kozlov said the Thrashers were going to have a very hard time going forward without Kovalchuck."
If I were in charge, he just made the trade "on-deck" circle if he would give a list of teams that he'd waive the NTC.
No way we could pry Cal Clutterbuck from Minnesota, but that would be a perfect guy.
Ryan Clowe from San Jose? Big body, rumored available.
I'd love Byfuglien from Chicago! 6'4" 260!
Patrick Sharp isn't big but he's probably available for prospects and a mid pick.
Then again, maybe he will go after Poni. Give up our 2nd and Michalek or Holzapfel, or both for all I care. We have a young as hell team right now. No big turnover for a few years and we have better stuff waiting in Cormier, Morin, Klingberg, Koper, and O'Dell.
I like the Byfuglien and Sharp deals, but they won't be available (if they even are) until the offseason. Chicago is fine for the rest of the year, cap wise, and I think they're going to shoot their wad this season trying to win the cup. They'll have to deal with cap casualties later.
As far as trades are concerned, I'd love Ponikarovsky. I think he'd re-sign, but he's prob'ly the most sought-after forward right now. May be expensive to get him; I know Nashville fans are salivating for him. But, Burke does have a good relationship with DW, so, who knows. The guy I really want, we likely couldn't get. Dustin Penner is exactly what this team needs, but since he's been playing so well in Edmonton this year, I sincerely doubt we could acquire him. Unless, of course, the new Oilers regime thinks he's expendable in the name of better/faster/younger. I'd be OK with a 2nd rounder plus, say, Holzapfel or something for him.
Oh, and Chucky, Machacek is down on the farm. Michalek is rocking it out in Ottawa.
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