Bob Murray discussed the team's future during Open House at Honda Center:
Bob Murray said he wants to compete next season, and the current roster isn't good enough. He said it will require trades or free agent signings. He also said the Ducks have the assets needed to make a trade, but he has mixed feelings about using them. He is going to see who's available and go from there.
Murray on the upcoming draft: "Right now, centers are at a premium as much as defensemen are. If we stay at the sixth pick, we’ll get a defenseman or a centerman, one of the two, which is very good because you build your team from those guys. But if you want to make changes to your hockey team, this is the point in time you do it. The next couple of weeks could be interesting."
What would you trade for the 6th overall pick?
The Ducks need a #2 center, top-6 winger or potential top pairing defenseman.
I'm probably in the minority of Sens fans who would consider Mika ibanejad (who could be considered a 2nd or 3rd line winger as soon as next year. I understand if the Ducks are looking for a more proven asset though.
Could I interest you in a Mike Green if you call right now GMGM will throw Schultz in absolutley free you can get 2 D-men all for just one 6th overall pick
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Last edited by GossomeRwing: 06-09-2012 at 05:32 PM.
A legit #2 center. Not a Sam Gagner Oiler fans.. Or a rock solid top pairing defenseman.
If I were you I wouldn't want Gagner for that pick either, but teams rarely trade rock solid bonafide top pairing guys for picks outside of the top 5.
You would likely have to take a centre or d-man that while is quite good is a bit overpaid or is struggling a bit.
Would you have traded the #6 pick to get a guy like Brent Burns prior to him getting traded to San Jose? I think that's the type of guy you could get, which would be a pretty good gamble IMO if Murray wants to improve next year.
Not sure what defenders like that are available though...