I'd definately take a flyer on Smirnov. He's a huge guy whose been said to have decent hands. Could turn out to be an Isbister...could turn out to be more. Some posters have said we already have Mikhnov coming up on the left...I for one just think we may never see this guy play a regular season game in an Oiler jersey.
How bout this one:
Comrie, Rita, Mikhnov ----- for ----- Getzlaf, Smirnov, Vishnevski, 3rd
To Edmonton: Chistov/Lupul and Vishnevski (plus a pick?)
To Anaheim: Comrie and Isbister
I think Vish and Semenov could look good on our blueline down the road and both Chistov and Lupul have pretty good upside. From what I'v heard, Lupul has a bit of an attitude, but he is a hometown kid who can put the puck in the net and I like Chistov, but he is another small player, eventhough he doesnt mind the traffic. Not sure who I'd prefer. I like Chistov more as a player more, but Lupul looks like he will put the puck in the net more often. I'd might go for Chistov myself, eventhough he seems more like another small playmaker, but I'd be fine with either of them.
Comrie gives them a young star who can score a lot of goals at a cheap price and I keep hearing they want power forwards. Isbister fits that bill and I don't think he's fit in here very well (yes, I know he hasn't been here long, so it might be unlikely he would be traded, but this is what I would probably do).
How about that?
I'v also been thinking about PHX for awhile now and how Langkow would probably fit in well between Smyth and Hemsky. Two-way guy who can play physical and has experiance. I'm not saying Comrie for Langkow straight up, but he might be a nice addition. I'm not too sure how interested PHX is in Comrie though, since they had a fairly similar player in Briere. Plus there have been those rumblings of Kolanos...I dunno, don't mind me, I'm just rambling about random thoughts...hehe
Rita-Laraue-Comrie for Lupul-Vishnevski-Getzlaf Is that fair??? Maybe some picks to even it up.
Don't think it's very close Lupul and Getzlaf are both in the top 25 on HF rankings and are the Ducks two best prospects, we would not get them unless we could provide the Ducks with the finishing piece(s) to a Stanley Cup.