I'm not sure if he's the guy the Ducks want to have wearing the C for the next 10 years anyway. So I would not be surprised to see Murray to go Holmgren during the offseason.
I would be, because the circumstances are massively different compared to where Holmgren's team was last summer. They had a ton of depth. They could move Richards and Carter and still had Giroux and Briere as their top two centers. If the Ducks were to trade him, we'd have Koivu-Bonino/Holland as our 1-2 punch. It's really not a comparable situation. Our situation rather forbids to even entertain the thought.
Even beyond just depth-wise, we could just go ahead and trade Perry as well, because trading our best center for depth/talented young guys and his best friend won't go a long way to persuade him to extend in Anaheim. Getzlaf, being married to a local woman and having a kid, is actually the more "rooted" in Anaheim and would seem the safer bet to re-sign, so that would make trading him even more of a weird move. I'd be really shocked if anything happened with him over the next months.
I wouldn't be too shocked if Kunitz was being shopped around.
Originally Posted by Malkamania
that would be a stupid move by pittsburgh IMO
Originally Posted by Eyes of Orpik
Pittsburgh has no reason to shop Kunitz . They just re-signed him to a 2 year extension at his same cap hit of $3.75M, that's pretty good considering similar players like Malone and Ruutu make $4.5M+.
If anything Pittsburgh needs more wingers like Kunitz.
Yeah, Kunitz was just extended. Why extend him, at the same $, if you feel he's expendable.
Originally Posted by mgd525
I could see Tyler Kennedy being moved for the right price.
TK was the name I came in to post, but I think he'd have to be part of a bigger deal. He's bringing back an equal winger or D, 3rd line tweener or 5-6 D, on his own...exactly the things the Penguins don't need.
Originally Posted by Sawyer
I'll chime in with Hejduk Lydman and Cullen
He might be on the list of least likely to be traded. Haven't his last 3 deals been 1 year extensions to stick in Colorado? If the Avs weren't interested in keeping him, wouldn't they have let him go by now?