Trade Proposals Thread
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04-15-2013, 08:48 PM
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One more time: weber is NOT a proposal, see disclaimer, because of risk we get stuck with him old and broken down in under decade.
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The non proposal scenario moves 3 guys all due for raises currently making ballpark current Weber $$, then goes one further by requiring Preds cap Weber for us at a $5mil max per year. For the entire length of the contract. That is obviously huge --- but ignored.
I don't think the 2013 Nashville 1st needs be sacrificed for a need, but it exists and can cover that contingency.
I did err in forgetting Moore, so our D is of course less, but still:
McD - Weber
MDZ - Stralman
Moore - McIlrath
Not counting trade addition
Hamrlik/Eminger/Gilroy hold the fort reserve depth Noreau here in 2 years.
As to C, not counting Boyle (who we may trade for upgrade/pick replenishment):
Richards --- let's get that year out of him/want to keep this open on a platter for Malkin after next year, if he doesn't come you have enough assets for plan B
Brassard --- so far so good
Miller --- uneven this year, has demonstrated enough tools, will be fine
Haley/Powe --- Haley has shown some energy in limited duty; deserves 4th line minutes
Lindberg --- Oscar's play this year earns shot next year, pushes Haley/Powe at min and maybe Miller also.
As an emergency at C: Kreider, yes Kreider.
They are trying to develop him at W, fine. But he has amateur experience at it, more importantly he has high speed to exploit open ice. Not saying should give up W. Just saying this is something that can be tried, on a limited basis, for a limited need.
Okay, even as an interesting scenario that isn't a proposal, my feelings are the same. I took the contracts of the NY players and the discount on Weber into account, we just disagree about the importance of the center position in today's NHL. That's fine, we don't need to agree. I'm just sharing my feelings. Richards is declining quickly. Brassard is a safe 3C, a gamble at 2C. Miller is an unknown as of yet. Haley/Powe are fine 4Cs. Lindberg is an unknown like Miller. We need a 1C and a 2C, or at least we need to keep Stepan and get another 1/2 tweener like him. Look at the cup winners in recent history - Kings, Bruins, Blackhawks, Penguins, Red Wings. Which of them had a center corp nearly as weak as Richards, Brassard, Miller/Kredier/Lindber, Haley/Powe? We've got the goalie, we've got good wingers, we've got a deep group of D. Need another 1/2 center.
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