Talk was yesterday that if Richards signed with an Eastern Conference team (Rangers?Leafs?) that it would have triggered a major deal with a western team (Edmonton?).
Penner and Hemsky come immediately to mind. Would the Oilers trade Hall, Paajarvi or Eberle? What would Sather move for them? Most likely scenario would be an RFA--Anisimov?-Boyle? Wolski?--would not trade Dubinsky or Callahan for Penner or Hemsky. Hemsky is injury prone and more of a playmaker like Richards than a shooter. Penner is a big body who sometimes loafs.