I think we can get Brett Connolly plus a pick from them for Kipper.
I'd jump all over Connolly for Kipper straight up. I don't think Tampa touches this idea though. I think we'd have to add, not them. If I'm wrong then I really hope we pull the trigger. Connolly would be an amazing return.
What about.....Kipper, 1-14, and Nemisz for Connolly and 1-10?
I expect a lot of people will say we're giving up too much, as we do tend to add value to our favorite players. But I think this is fairly realistic?
Way too much! Kipper will only be moved if the Flame's get offered the return they want. The 10th overall would be nice but I can't see it. Still think the Hawk's are the best fit/return
Fair enough. I think Washington is the best fit for a deal but I like that a few teams should be interested in him, if we move him. There isn't much on the market for legitimate #1 goalies right now so the timing is favorable. If any sort of bidding war could be fostered along here then it's time to move him. (And take the high pick we'll get next year too. We'd be well inside the top 10 this year without him). I for one, am tired of being in it right up until the end then falling just short. Again. And sadly, that goes for Iggy too.
Connolly is interesting, but Tampa moving Ashton this past deadline may mean he will be that much harder to pry. However, I think Kipper is worth at least Connolly IMO. The emergence of Purcell on the top line may make him expendable.
Depending on the Hawks playoffs this year, if they lose in the 1st or 2nd second round I expect them to go very hard after either Miller or Kipper. Kipper is a phenomonal all world goaltender, but I would move him for the right deal. Every year teams find stop gaps in FA or trades. If we could pull a great young player, I'd pull the trigger. I think Irving will be ready in 2 seasons for a full time starting role.