Thread: Speculation: Ryan Kesler Unhappy?
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05-24-2012, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DopitaToDemitra View Post
Bieksa Hamhuis Garrison are the only reliable top 4's that we would have if Edler left. Salo could be a top 4 (when he's actually playing and not banged up..he'd be good for 65 games a year maybe). This is assuming we actually sign Garrison.

Suter is a pipe dream..but a damn fine pipe dream.
Ballard gets such a short stick around here.

The addition of Garrison + Tanev into the lineup would more than account for the loss of Edler. Keep in mind we could also pry Niskanen out of Pitt if the deal went down, which gives us even more depth for when Salo inevitably goes down. I don't agree with your assessment at all, and I'm somewhat discouraged that you left Ballard entirely off your lineup.

And remember, this frees up Ryan Kesler as trade bait. His return would be hefty to say the least.

This would be a brilliant move on Gillis' part.

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Originally Posted by ericnut View Post
Kesler to Anaheim for 6th overall pick + Etem?
Why on earth would Van trade Kesler for futures? That makes zero sense. He has tremendous value, and if ever moved he would bring in a solid young player.

If Anaheim wants Kesler, Ryan is coming back.

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