Thread: Marian Gaborik
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02-28-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by UlfNilsson View Post
And who do you plan on replacing Gaborik with? If Gaborik played for Columbus you'd be coming up with trade options to bring him here. Let it go, fickle fans.
Hey, we have Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan at RW, we don't really need to "replace" him.

I would love to "replace" him with like a Zuccarello (Fasth?) and than strengthen our lineup at center or at D with whoever we can get for Gabby in a trade.

What could we get for Gabby? Who might want him?
Gabby can post a list with 8 teams that we can't trade him to pursuant to his NTC.

I would look for a center or a RD. The player we get do not necessary has to be young/mid-prime, I mean if we deal Gabby for a 5m C/RD with one or two years left our contract we free up 2m instantly and 5m in one or two years. We will have a attractive team in one/two years and those 5m could still be worth a ton just by itself.

I don't think we will find a bunch of suitors for Gabby. But I think we would gather some interest from two cathegories; 1. lower level teams that has a really hard time getting big names, and sees a rare opertunity to get one in Gabby (like Montreal with Gomez!), 2. a contender, in the west I would have to assume, who want some scoring depth.

Examples:
Vancouver has had a few goes with the team they have now. Gabby has impressed in their division for a long time. If they want a change, that is a team that could trade a "Ryan Kesler" and a 2nd roundeer for Gaborik.

We would save 2m in cap space right away, and I quite frankly, like the structure on this team more than what we have now.

Pyatt-Richards-Nash
Kreider-Kesler-"Zuccarello"
Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan
Powe-Boyle-Asham

With JT Miller in the mix down the line.

I would be interested in a Joe Pavelski in SJ. I would be interesting in a very good young center too who a team that is desperate at getting over the top might be prepared to give up.

At D's, you got guys like Eric Johnson, Brent Burns, Jack Johnson, Tyler Myers, Andrei Markov and guys like that.

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