Looking to add a Top 6 and Bottom 6 Forward. Perry, Getzlaf, Visnovsky, Fowler and Hiller are our only untouchables. We will field offers on Bobby Ryan, but we will only move him if we are knocked right off our feet. We are trying to get stronger all around for the playoffs, and if it means moving Ryan, we will do it.
Edit: And lets be honest, Selanee won't waive to anywhere. Don't bother with him either.
Never said the top six forward and top four defenseman would come via trade
But for clarity, the players listed in my post are available for picks/prospects.
Ah, makes sense. For picks/prospects those are actualy some interesting deadline pickups....
Speaking of deadline pickups.....
A fire sale so hot it will melt the IceCaps (couldn't resist). With the shackles of the sad-sack Atlanta situation behind us, it's time for a proper rebuild. Lots of good bodies for contenders to load up on.
*ALL UFAs (Slater, Glass, Wellwood, Stapleton, Oduya, Jones, Mason and others)
*Nik Antropov (Great top 6 option, doesnt fit our youth movement)
*Chris Thorburn (ideal grinder/fighter. I want to bring up Macacek or Cormier though)
*Ron Hainsey (having a good bounce-back, but needs change of scenary)
**Others can be discussed. Kane, Burmi, Schleiefe, Bogo and Pavelec are untouchable. Others like Enstrom, Buff, Little will be tough to get***
Looking for: PICKS, PROSPECTS (prefer higher-end ones. Willing to do player+prospect for a better prospect if necessary), Top 4D (pref. RD), #2/3G
EDIT: Also would consider taking on a CAP DUMP or two if the price is right
Not sure we really want to make huge moves, but we'll see what's out there. A #2 center and a top 4 defenseman are of interest. We'll also take offers for players not on this list, but good luck with that.
NYI 1st '12
NYI 2nd '12
Prospects not named Strome