Don't want a player who has publicly asked for a trade out of anywhere.
At the beginning of the season sure, he looked somewhat enticing. But after hearing about his trade demand, and his supposed bad influence on the younger players in the dressing room. I say pass. Chorney and Petry could use the time.
What's the rule about trading him come next season? We aren't in a bind cap wise, our D is dropping like flies. Maybe if management knows Whitney is out for the year, they take a shot.
Any way, my point is that if we pick him up on re-entry, can we trade him next season for a draft pick? I'm sure someone will give us something for a guy making less than $2m on his last year, with cup experience.
We got a 3rd for Staios with another year and more money. I think it would be good asset management.
Not that its Mikes decision of where he goes but I'm friends with a cousin of his and he said Commodore would like to go back to the Eastern conference because of the travel and would prefer NJ since he is familar with the organization. Who knows maybe the stars will align for him and he'll end up there. Lol.
Mike will be happy anywhere where he gets ice time.
Didn't Commodore say he hated Edmonton to the media at one point?
I have a hard time believing that the Oilers management would look past something like that. Lowe isn't really a turn the other cheek kind of guy.
Being disliked by the competition is a form of flattery in sports. What was said in the media by a player not on our team doesn't really matter. What matters is would he be as passionate playing for us. I liked the player he was, it would be worth it if he could be that player again...price would be right.
Even if he's lost a step, at 1.8M he's a bottom pairing guy and better than Vandermeer, Strudwick and probably Foster. I still say we should jump on this if NJ and the Isle don't.
I don't disagree he is an upgrade over Vandermeer and Strudwick, not Foster but that's ok if you think that. My point though is he going to make a difference on the ice? I don't think he is even though it is an upgrade and this team while not winning isn't playing bad at all and they got a good room so why take a chance on upsetting that?