You guys really are incredible. You will get NOTHING of value from Boston to move up one spot. Certainly not a Wheeler or Colborne.
They need cap space. We do too, but we've got Moreau, O'Sullivan and Nilson with 1 year left and waiving all 3 of them will create about 4.5 million in cap space.
Chances are we won't be taking on much salary when we trade Souray. It's not unreasonable to think that's another 2M+ in space.
They haven't got such expendable contracts.
If Boston doesn't want to give us a reason to give them the guy they want, then they should take the man I want. Hall. I see Sequin turning into more of a 2-way player and less of a goal scorer than Hall and we need a goal scorer.
Ryan Smyth is the best goal scorer we've had in the last decade and I think we can do much better than that with Hall when it comes to scoring goals.
Boston has more than enough centers now and in the future. If we draft Hall I think that'll give us a better shot at trading for 2nd overall.
If we trade for 2nd overall I'm certain that we'll be taking a contract back and one of Hemsky/Penner will be out the door. If it's Penner I could see Hemsky staying... but if it's Hemsky going I could see Penner out the door since his production was so much better before Hemsky got hurt.