Why would we want Sutherby? Isn't he almost a carbon-copy of Stoll but slightly bigger and nastier? I don't see any reason why we'd trade a big goalscorer for another thirdline defensive center..
I wouldn't say carbon copy I think he is better than Stoll and if u haven't noticed this is exactly the kinda player MacT loves dependable two-way work horse centers. We have room for him we have two natural Lw'ers playing center (usually) we can fit him into the line-up
Staios-Eminger(Eminger is exactly the kind of d-man we want)
(With additions like Greene,Lynch,Mikhnov,Niinimaki, and Pouliot we will have an exceptionally big and mean/tough team)
We would more than likely trade Horcoff for a pick, move Smyth to Lw when Niinimaki comes in and trade Reasoner when Pouliot comes in. If this trade went through I positively asure u we will suck some serious A$$ this year. On the bright side I would say it would probably make us one of the 8 best teams in the league post CBA(fits into what I think Lowe is trying to make our team into) provided r guy develop properly during the more than likely hold-out. Some people say Sutherby can develop into one of the best defensive centers with some goal scoring touch in the league like a Peca,Madden,Ricci type those kind of players can make a franchise, thats just a little over-hyping probably more than likely just a better Dave Scatchard which is nothing to sneeze at. I don't like the trade in terms of value+scrapping this season(if it wasn't 25th aniversary I would love it just hoping to make a push this year(kinda silly I know)), although we have no idea what be added to balance the final trade it would really benefit us in the future I am not gung-ho about this idea but by no means would I be screaming out bloody murder.
Some people say Sutherby can develop into one of the best defensive centers with some goal scoring touch in the league like a Peca,Madden,Ricci type those kind of players can make a franchise, thats just a little over-hyping probably more than likely just a better Dave Scatchard which is nothing to sneeze at.
Most of the scouting reports I've read on him (granted, not many) have said he lacks the scoring touch to find a place on the top two lines.. I like the words "gritty" and "strong two-way game" but I feel we need a scoring centerman to replace Comrie, not another defensive center. Even if we move Horcoff, we'll still have Reasoner/Stoll up the middle in a couple years.. Sutherby might turn out decent but we should work to strengthen our many weaknesses, not our strengths. It is questionable whether Pouliot or Niinimaki will even turn out at the NHL level (I certainly hope they both do) and I definitely don't want every NHL ready center on our team in a few years being of the third-line mould..
I wouldn't want another Stoll-Sutherby-Torres etc. type on the team. I know that every team needs one or two of those, but when your entire lineup consists of them it wouldn't work.
Sure, everyone on the team gives 110% effort, is gritty, a good leader, but we still have no one to put the puck in the net.
Trade Comrie to Toronto for coliaocovo and some high pick.
Hah, yeah, the Avalanche would love to see that, wouldn't they.
I think we're pretty determined here that Comrie bring back somebody who can help NOW, not later. He's a 30 goal scorer who can break a game (for either team ), you don't trade guys like him for prospects unless you have to... and Lowe doesn't have to.