Kings trade Trevor Lewis, a defensive forward
Leafs trade Jerry D'Amigo, a young winger with offensive upside?
Toronto is pretty much at capacity when it comes to borderline / 4th line NHL players. The advantage with d'Amigo, is that he's a long term project. They can leave him in the AHL for another year or two, and it probably wont hurt his development.
Originally Posted by canesfan793
This is true, but while he is on the Canes, it really isn't a big deal at all. We are barely at the cap floor so someone needs to be getting a decent amount of money other the Ward. Rutherford has shown he really will not spend it on a big name
That doesn't mean his $8.25m couldn't be spent more effectively. Fact is -- Canes are a budget team. Paying almost 20% of the budget to one player (when that guy produces 70 points) is a tough sell in today's league. You have to compete against teams who have more money to spend, and get 70-point players for a lot less.
They need a top line centre...but trading your second line to fill one need is just dumb. Why not put together a package that doesn't cripple your team like a Kadri or Schenn with picks and midlevel prospects. Getzlaf's value is at an all time low. Why pay a premium for a player who's struggling? Burkie didn't sell the farm for Phaneuf or Lupul or Liles. Why would he give up that much for Getzlaf?
LOL@ anyone here that thinks Schenn could be available. Only kind of deal I could see us doing is trading draft picks, and or prospects. Something like our 1st, Colborne, Aulie seems doable for the right package.
ELITE talent. Really, we have everything in abundance - offensive talent (Frattin, Kadri etc), defensive talent (Gardiner, Aulie, Franson etc). But we aren't winning the cup this year. I'd be more than happy with 8th spot in the East, playoff's and a decent draft pick. Other than that I honestly see the Leafs more as sellers of the UFA's we have rather than buyers of "this guy for Franson and a First" or "this guy for Schenn and Gardiner" type nonsense, unless, it's Spezza or Getzlaf or the like coming back.