Phaneuf would be just what the Rangers need, Kreider, Thomas, and a 1st should get it done.
there was a reason phaneuf was traded from calgary to toronto... he sucks i would never trade anyone for him... he pulls himself out of position all the time to get a huge hit.. congrats .... terrible trade just send our top prospects and another potential top prospect for a bum
Komisarek has a much longer deal and Wolski is slotted to play on the top-line for the Rangers. It's not really similar situations.
The Leafs would have to add big time. And I don't mean this as an inflammatory post, just the way I see it.
We'll have to see how it plays out.
Maybe Tortorella is pushing for a veteran D in Komisarek to help stabalize your blueline with the uncertainty of Staal. I know they are familiar with each other from the US Teams Torts has been involved with.
You can't take back 4.5 without including some Cap Space either so if not Komisarek for Wolski than maybe Gunner for someone else. Leafs won't trade Franson though....he's only the 7th D while they work out a deal to move a body.
Trust us, there is no way Tort's wan't Komiserek on his team.
Anyways, I can't see us signing a free agent who is just gonna sit when Staal comes back. These guys are going to be looking for a bit of stability and a spot on the lineup. I'm tired of scouring the waiver wire for guys. Not the thing that is going to take us to the next level.