Re-Build the team
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02-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Its not going to be a full on re-build, but we need to start making some changes as of this years trade deadline.
Deal Hamrlik and his contract for a tough bottom pair d-man in the Shane O'Brien mold.
Deal Hal Gill to a playoff contender for a 3rd round pick in 2010.
Find a new home for Matt D'Agostini. If we can swap him for another struggling prospect, maybe somebody with more size and grit, less ability then do that.
IMO these moves set us up to be better next season, but do not really hamper the current lineup. Hamrlik is a bit of a loss, but thats the price we need to pay to clear up the cap space required to sign Plekanec.
Sign Plekanec to a longterm deal.
Sign a goon, think Derek Boogaard. Sign a physical depth forward, think Artyukhin.
Explore the opportunities for dealing one of Price and Halak. If a great deal is to be had then go for it, otherwise keep them both.
Mike Cammalleri-Tomas Plekanec-Andrei Kostitsyn
Benoit Pouliot-Scott Gomez-Brian Gionta
Sergei Kostitsyn-Maxim Lapierre-Evgeny Artyukhin
Travis Moen-Tom Pyatt-Ryan White
Andrei Markov-Ryan O'Byrne
Jaroslav Spacek-PK Subban
Josh Gorges-Shane O'Brien (type)
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