and Kilger is cheaper but there's lots of cheaper alternatives to play a grinding role and contribute a point every 7-8 games than Chad Kilger
I'm not so sure they wouldn't. According to NHLPA, Kilger makes 800K vs. Cassels 3.225M. All Iím saying is that CBJ would love to get rid of that salary regardless of what they get in return. Obviously this isn't a good hockey deal for CBJ, but most trades today are more about money than talent.
From CBJ's perspective I think they do it.
From TOR's perspective I think they do it if they don't mind the salary.
Cassels is good on the powerplay and is the only player remotely close to being a playmaking center on the CBJ. I don't think they want to shed the contract that bad and I don't think Kilger would be enough incentive.
Blah I wouldn't trade Kilgar for Cassels either. Kilgar was the 2nd best addition by the Leafs and just because he was picked up on waivers means squat. All that means is a bunch of other teams missed the boat and Montreal and him were not a great fit.
I really liked what I saw from him and would be interested in seeing him for a whole season.
Don't be so quick to say he only played because of injuries. If Nolan came back it was Belak not Kilgar going to sit. Kilgar played his way onto the team by not taking a shift off and forechecking quite well.
The complaints I saw from Montreal fans about him I just didn't see while he was playing...maybe he had a good streak. Or maybe the Blue and white got him to play good hockey
Anyways Cassels does not fit on this team at all. The only way he would have was if we had signed Sanderson as well