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04-13-2013, 03:56 AM
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My plan if I were GM.....

2013/2014 team forwards:


At the draft I am looking to trade:

Miller, Stafford, Gerbe, Adam

Vanek, Enroth, and Ennis are possibilities depending on the trade

Players I want to target ....

RW---Bobby Ryan, Chris Stewart, or Dustin Brown.
C ---Burmistrov, 3rd line cheaper Center to sign to a 1-2 yr contract.

My like term focus in on 14/15 where I am expecting Girgensons and Larsson to play. I expect both to be called up some time next season.

I look at:

Girgensons-Larsson-Ott as one line in 14/15.


Miller....there are numerous options here. Do I get in return another goalie or not. potential deals:

Miller to STL for Halak, prospect,
Miller to ANA for Hiller + prospect
Miller to WAS/PHL for young player + pick

i am hoping for a golie meltdown for a playoff team (see Chicago, St Louis, Washington)

I would propose:

Ennis, Stafford and Gerbe/Adam to ANA for Ryan

If Miller is traded for a goalie as part of the return...

Stafford, Enroth, LA 2nd in 2015 to LA for Dustin Brown

Stafford +Adam/Gerbe for Burmistrov

Ennis + LA 2nd in 2014 to STL for Stewart

I will try to negotiate a 4 yr contract extension with Vanek. If we cant come to an agreement then he will be on the market. The expectant return would be a 1st + NHL level under 25 yr old player+ prospect.
One of these players needs to be a winger if one isnt acquired in other deals.

In terms of UFA moves in summer of 2013...I wouldnt be doing much at all. I want to keep flexibility for summer of 2014 when someone could be gotten. The only signings I could see doing if trades didnt pan out are
(1) veteran defensive Dman who is rather cheap <$3M per year who is the veteran/teacher type of player.
(2) 3rd/4th line Center/winger who can do PK and is strong on the draws.

The other wildcard will be with the draft and who is picked. If Buffao happens to draft one of the top 4 centers this will put added pressure on the team--if not now then in a season or two in terms of possibly picking 2 of the 3 Centers and trading the other.

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