Leopold is a - player on a team that needs better defense.
Ference is a +18 and fairly reliable in all situations.
Ryder is a proven 20-30 goal scorer.
Stafford will produce a little less than Ryder but from the Bruins standpoint they aren't paying $4M for 25 goals, they're paying $2M for 20 and Stafford always seems to be a thorn in their side.
I'd like to see Miller moved, but Regier won't do it in division for short of a King's ransom. Fisher would be a must, some (many) elite prospects and high picks, and a time machine to stop Connolly's concussion in the 05-06 playoffs.
Originally Posted by kesselsnapSHOT
Stafford for versteeg, Gaustad for gunnarsson+ prospect?
Steeg's good value, but it's kind of a lateral move for both sides.
Gunnarsson alone is overpayment IMO, but it would take it to get a fan favorite out.
Originally Posted by BoxOfChocolatesmes
IMO the Avs need some bottom 6 leadership which is what I'm guessing Grier brings to the table. Can he still play on the PK?
Eh, he's capable on PK. His skill has dropped off dramatically, but he has great hockey sense. He'll get a breakaway every few games with his positioning but blast it into the goalie's chest. His linemates would need to bail him out a few times a game.