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03-07-2014, 05:42 PM
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Outsider coming in peace... the Klein trade puzzled me... not because it was not good value... but because it was not any thing you really needed and Kleiner was your one non essential defender who could return a similar level of forward... sure there is the possibility Del Zotto gets flipped at the Draft for a winger/center but then the team who acquires him only has a short time to get him signed and his camp could use that as leverage (even as an RFA)

In any event that is where Poile needs to start... either sign a UFA puck mover for the second pair or trust that one of the kids can jump up and grab the role... and move MDZ for a forward

Suggestion- MDZ to PHI for Matt Read

Next step... more offense lol... now you may have to take on the odd unearned contract if you are looking for a younger offensive contributor... I am of course thinking Sam Gagner

Suggestion- Stalberg and Jarvinen for Gagner

Without having touched core players you have added two second line caliber forwards... not a bad start

Now for the big adds... Preds still a big trade chip... the 2014 1st... "unfortunately" your club has improved as of late... likely out of range of Reinhart Bennett or Dal Colle

However it is still very valuable... especially to a team in that range already... enter OTT

Suggestion- NSH 1st and Beck and Jonathan-Ismael Diaby to OTT for Spezza Cowen

Sens get another top seven pick... plus two good prospects.. Preds have some risk here that Spezza can jump ship next summer but they also get a young talent in Cowen back

Final piece... time to go shopping... Thomas Vanek is the big prize of course... let us say $7.5M...

Fin al roster

Vanek-Spezza-Hornqvist
Forsberg-Fisher-Smith
Wilson-Gagner-Read
Nystrom-Gaustad-Watson
Clune Bourque

Josi-Weber
Cowen-Jones
Ekholm-Ellis
Bartley

Rinne
Mazanec

$68.672M... right under the cap...

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