I think I would forget about Lubo if LA managed to get JayBo. He is probably my favorite player in the NHL not on the Kings. I think he is available for an offer sheet or trade right? I doubt he would want to come to LA, but does this deal look possible?
Kings hang up at the mention of Teubert and/or Hickey being mentioned...
Pothier(On LTIR because of a possible career ending concussion)
Lepisto(Nothing left to prove in leagues outside the NHL)
Alzner(Best young dman not currently in the NHL)
The Flyers aren't overloaded on D...they would definitely be buyers.
Timonen, Coburn, and Parent. Timo and Coburn are legit, Parent could develop into a top 4 guy, but right now he's probably no better than a third pairing d-man.
Then they have:
Hatcher, Jones, Eminger, Vanaan with Nate Guenin and Danny Syvret as our most NHL ready minor leaguers. Right now Hatcher, Jones, and Vanaan are third pair guys at best while Eminger is barely NHL worthy.
So that means the Flyers have Timonen, Coburn, 0 2nd pairing worthy defensemen, and 5 3rd pairing worthy guys.
Sabres Defense with more than 1 year experience that Ruff feels confident in ..
2 rookies who have upside that may get a lot of playing time
Then we have Nathan Paetsch who is at best a 7th.
SOMEONE HELP US!!
What would it take to get Cam Barker out of Chicago?
Well, the Sharks just sent you Rivet.
And for those interested, the Sharks probably still need to move McLaren. And I wouldn't be surprised if Lukowich goes too. The Sharks biggest need right now is salary space and cap space, so think picks and prospects (especially since they have now essentially gutted their prospect pool and have are already short picks for the 09 draft), not NHL players.
The thing alot of you dont seem to understand is that it usually takes 8 dmen to get through a season with injuries. Unless the bottom 2 make way to much money or the team has serious cap problems, alot of them want 8 dmen around.