The Armchair GM Thread - XXXV
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03-17-2013, 01:22 PM
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I would be very hesitant to deal picks/prospects for rentals. This team isn't a piece or two away from winning the Stanley Cup. This team is a piece or two away from POSSIBLY winning a playoff round. Dealing picks/prospects for rentals is how you become the Calgary Flames. Last year was the year to load up, and instead we took away from our team at the deadline. This year I think the best move would be either to sell pending UFA's (Raymond, Higgins, etc.) and try to get another first round pick or a decent prospect, or make a big splash for a player who will be added to our CORE for more than just one month.
Yup...so this is what it feels like to be a Flames fan.
I would like to keep Raymond and Higgins. In the offseason trade/buyout Booth and Ballard.
Trade Luongo to Philly for one of their young guns (Couturier preferably) and go hard after Perry. If Perry wants to head out east, then look for a trade/offersheet for a RW (maybe the Blues can't afford to keep all their youngesters). This HAS to get addressed this off season. Fire AV and replace with Cooper, Boucher or Eakins
Sedins - Burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Perry
Higgins - Couturier - Hansen
Weise - Lappy - Kassian
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Garrison
Cheap vet - Tanev
And you have Kassian who can move up the lineup depending on play/injuries. And Schroder and Jensen in Chicago for depth. On defense, we can resign Barker as a 7th dman and have Andersson and Price in Chicago for depth.
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