Detroit would never part with Kronwall, Fischer or Datsyuk. Especially with their aging roster.
K.Lo would probably want Grigorenko but is he going to fully recover from his car accident?
I would mind seeing Dandenault or Holmstrom come our way.
my money is on the Thrashers...
Comrie/Chimera/Allen for Santala/Hurme/Sutton
then trade Salo to Washington for Sutherby
because Kolzig is going to be moved soon.
Now, I hate Detroit passionately so I would hate to see any Detroit player in an Edmonton uniform. That being said:
Their prospects are pretty much all untouchable due to the age of their roster. Fischer would be the only one that we would have a chance at but not while Hatcher is out. Holmstrom could be had fairly easily but do we really need him?
Re: the Atlanta rumours. Hurme and Conklin tandem doesn't exactly blow my skirt up. Not while JDD is a few years away. And I'd be surprised to see Salo go to Washington. If Kolzig is almost gone, Ouellet is nearly ready for the starting job.
Myself, I still see, especially with the Savard injury, Stefan + Coburn for Comrie and a pick or a grinder. Makes too much sense to me.
I tend to agree. My only problem is that it appears that Stefan is forever destined to be a third line defensive centerman - something we already have in Reasoner. I was previously optimistic about him but I'm starting to wonder after reading many of the Thrasher's fans' comments about him.. however, he is still only 23 years old and is still young enough to improve dramatically. Someone on these boards mentioned Bonk in Ottawa as a comparable example.. he was drafted third overall and struggled with his overall offensive game till recently. If we could nab Stefan and Coburn, I'd say go for it..
Stefan wouldn't be a bad pick at all. He might in fact go nicely on a line with Smyth and Hemsky you need some sort of defence on that line especially when you have Brewer on the blue line as he starts playing like an offensive winger at times.