Chris Higgins (he is god to most people)
Kyle Chipchura (A can't miss prospect according to most people)
Ryan McDonagh (Future good 2-way defencemen)
P.K Subban (Future good offensive defencemen) or Ryan O'Byrne
1st round pick 2009
Cap space ? just waive Dandenault, Begin or Laraque.
: Drrrroooool : !!
He's even more overapid than Streit...I think he makes like 4.5 a year.
Personally, I'd rather have two really good players at 4+ million than one "elite" one at 8. I like the basic situation we have now, with 4 good lines and a balanced attack, able to exploit ANY weakness on another team.
Seriously, what is it in general with the superstar worship? I suppose it makes sense in sports where one guy can win by himself, but not in hockey IMO. Gretzky never made the LA Kings win. Now, the NHL is a business and some players attract fans who just want to see them play; that's fair enough, but this is Montreal! We want CUPS, not stars!
If I were to spend that much on one player, it would be either a goalie or defenseman, not a forward. More time on the ice, and more effect on the game.
And a lot of the trade proposals on this site seem to forget that salary has become a critical part of the trade valuation of a player, and just not WRT keeping the team under the salary cap. A great player at a premium salary isn't really worth that many assets IMO, because there's a trade off of having that player on your team. Having Malkin signed at $1M per year - that would be some serious trade value. The same player signed at $11M, that's different altogether.
Gainey: Hey, I'd like Kovalchuck
Waddel: What do you have to offer?
Gainey: Here's the menu, pick?
Waddel: I'll take the K bros., Komi and your 1st
Gainey:Can you throw in Exelby?
Waddel: That will cost you another pick.
Waddel: Ahhh, ohhh, let me think about it a bit more. I'll get back to you.
Liar liar pants on fire. Fans for the most part think Higgins is a solid 2 way guy and wish he put up bigger numbers and many think Chip should be ahead of Lapierre as his awareness surpasses ML's speed. You can't discuss with the big people so you make smartass comments and hide until next time. Esp. when you make stuff up.
I like the new outwardly cranky McPhee much better than the older, sedate McPhee.
I think the OP's proposals were pretty solid. The first one was nice and the second one would definitely be thought about by Atlanta.
If there were prospects included though, I would expect Atlanta to want MaxPac.
I never though I would thanks a Bruins fan
Still dislike the bruins
Anyway, I glad to not get flamed by you all. In all honesty, they problably wouldn't do this trade. In MTL, we are good for rumors and speculation unless we are trading hower best players loke Roy, Turgeon, Leclair nd Ribs.We seem to be on the losing end of trade more often then not since the 90s
I think a deal could be plausible, but the amount will be really high:
I'm suspecting that Waddel will ask guys like: Higgins, Latendresse McDonagh, Pacioretty, P.K. Subban, O'Byrne, D'Agostini, 1st round pick...If I can predict it should be:
Higgins, Pacioretty, McDonagh, 1st and a 3rd round draft picks
I always been a big fan of his and last night game he played in TO was what I want in a player. Good size, great hands and wow, after last night game, takes and ditches out his own punishment.(initial check from White was dirty IMOH).
So what do we have to give? He has a cap hit of 6.4, and we have just a little under 2
So I go with this, Atlanta his in sort of a rebuilt and it appears that Kovalchuk will not sign an extant ion. He is a LW sniper. Atlanta would want an NHL players material + assets for him IMHO. So I have 2 Proposal:
1st one: Higgins(the LW in the deal) Latendresse( young NHL player) Bouillon 2 first round pick in 09/2010. To make cap room, put Dandy on waivers(should be enough)
For Kovalchuk and Exalby
#2:The Kostitsyn Bros. I would Have to say That it's only cause they come has a duo. One goes the other seem to have to go with it. and one first round pick in 2010.