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06-27-2014, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SeventySeven View Post
Pay Stralman.

Trade Staal for O'Reilly.

Trade Brassard for Leddy to make up for losing Staal.

Leddy makes 2.7. He's 23. LD. Skates like the wind.

Chicago needs a 2C.

Perhaps we even add to it and steal Morin.

Brassard + Skjei for Leddy and Morin.

Leddy is what we pray Skjei will eventually develop into.

McDonagh Girardi
Leddy Stralman
Moore Klein


McDonagh Stralman
Leddy Girardi
Moore Klein

Either way, replacing Staal(3.9) with Leddy(2.7) creates the cap-space to pay Stralman, while also solving our LD hole created by trading Staal to acquire ROR.

If Chicago likes Brassard, this could be a match made in heaven IMO.

Leddy certainly isn't as good defensively as Staal, but he's better offensively and is a much faster and more mobile defenseman, while being younger (23) and cheaper (2.7 for another year before RFA).
The problem is that Chicago has even less cap space than we do. Why else do you think guys like Leddy and Sharp would be available?

And Colorado isn't going to trade ROR for Staal without Staal getting signed to an extension. Would he want to re-sign out there?

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