You can have Clowe and Demers...What'll you give me?
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02-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Originally Posted by
While I agree that Clowe would need to go to a contender, we wouldn't be looking for Defensive Prospects at all.
Originally Posted by
This does nothing to help the Sharks. The Sharks (as of this moment) would not look to move Clowe for picks/prospects. Yes, he is a UFA, but I'm pretty sure any team around the league would be willing to take a chance to trade for him with the intention to re-sign him. Furthermore, the Sharks do not need D prospects. They currently have Burns, Vlasic, Demers, and Braun as the foundation for the future core, with Irwin, Acolatse, Tennyson, Petrecki, and Doherty in Worcester and a number of young guys who will be coming up in the next few years. If Clowe is moved, there will be a forward coming back.
I still contend that if you DO want to trade Clowe and Demers, they'd have to go to two separate teams. For the record, I wouldn't trade Demers at all - but I was just responding to the OP, and trying to give some options. Same goes for Clowe - if you DO want to move him for fear that he won't re-sign, I'm just coming up with options.
So we've agreed that Clowe will need to go to a contender, but what will "contenders" give up in return? Picks and prospects. I find it hard to believe that any contender will send back an NHL-ready forward that could play on the SJ 2nd/3rd line, unless it's someone that "doesn't fit into their current team's plans (ie. Tyler Kennedy). And if SJ insists on asking for such a forward, they're going to significantly narrow the amount of possible trade partners, since the "contenders" will likely need those forwards for their planned Cup run.
I'll be honest - I haven't heard too much about the D prospects in Worcester. Do you feel that these guys can step into the SJ roster and contribute effectively in the near future? If so, then perhaps focus on forward prospects and draft picks.
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