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Murmurs of "Monster Deal" Edm/Montreal/Dallas, Hawks,Whitney, Calgary/Booth
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02-20-2010, 08:46 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
likely no substance to this one, as usual... but here's my shot at it:
To Dallas: (gives Turco, Niskanen, Brunnstrom)
Why?- Dallas gets a young cheap 2-way forward needing a change of scenery, a rugged PP specialist dman(adding much needed size/grit to their defense) and a borderline top 6 prospect, while getting rid of Turco's remaining contract, and dumping the disappointing Brunnstrom.
To Edm: (gives cogliano, brule, souray, 3rd)
Why?- Edm gains their goalie of the future(and present) who is still relatively cheap, swap dmen getting a cheaper similarly productive player who enjoyed success there, and a project top 6 winger with good size/speed.
To Mtl: (gives Halak, Spacek, D'agostini)
edm 3rd 2010
Why?- Mtl gets cheaper and younger (for 2010-11), gains another 2005 reclamation project who fills a 3rd line centre (with secondary scoring potential) need cheaply, a young/cheap Rdman whose best season came playing next to a player quite similar to Markov... could be a great fit... a #1 goalie that, though a salary dump they would not re-sign, can split time with Price down the stretch and hopefully set a good professional example (and motivated by playing for a new contract even if not in montreal), and a very high 3rd round pick... while unloading a contract they don't really need in Spacek.
i think the value for all three teams is pretty solid. Edmonton might be giving up a bit more, but Souray's contract off the books helps them re-tool this offseason, and they get arguably the best player in the entire deal.
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