View Single Post
Old
03-12-2013, 12:54 PM
  #383
NYR Viper
Registered User
 
NYR Viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PA
Country: United States
Posts: 32,058
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Based on a brief interaction with a Canes fan on the trade board, I'd like the following deals:

Jamie McBain, Drayson Bowman and a Mid-round pick for Brian Boyle and Steve Eminger
I'm not a Boyle hater by any means. This deal is more about acquiring a young, RH PMD who can grow with the team and is cap-manageable for another season. McBain was extremely promising not too long ago but his development has stalled a bit. He benefits from a mobile stay-at-home D partner (read: Marc Staal) and just has more upside than Boyle does at this point in their careers. The downside is we take a hit from what Boyle brings to the table in face-offs and defensive play, plus we lose a guy who is well liked by his teammates.

Ryan Jones for Drayson Bowman and Canes' mid-rounder
Jones is a perfect Tortorella player, but more importantly, he's a very good energy guy that can play either wing. UFA at the end of the season, but he's someone I would try and re-sign before he hit he market. We're also essentially paying with found money.

When healthy:
Hagelin - Stepan - Nash
Pyatt - Richards - Gaborik
Jones - Miller - Callahan
Powe - Halpern - Haley
Asham

McD - Danny G
Staal - McB
MDZ - Stralman
Hamrlik

That 3rd line would be a nightmare for defenders when they get in on the forecheck. Speed to burn and enough offensive upside to be dangerous with every shift.
That looks beyond awesome to me.

NYR Viper is offline