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03-04-2013, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MTaylorJ1 View Post
They aren't handing out the Selke to Bourque, Pouliot, or Ryder, and their upside wasn't nearly (Ryder excepting) what Briere's is.
those guys are all better than Briere defensively though. Briere is a terrific top 6 guy b/c of his offense, but he just does not fit in a 2-way/checking role IMO.

Anyway I'd still really love to see what it would take to get Kopecky. He would add everything we're looking for in the top 9 right now: size, effort, decent skill and skating, left hand shot, defensively sound...

He's signed for 3+ million beyond this year so you'd have to move someone after this season but IMO that's a good problem to have and I think we could easily trade him or someone else to make room.

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