Do you see a potential deal with Philly for they're young talent and our abundance of D or not a chance? Our team is in rebuild, are we not? MB says he needs to see the team, but we all watched them last year and saw few bright spots. I'm not for tanking, but a rebuild seems necessary, not a long one, but still a rebuild. Our top 6 has 4 guys who will be 30+ by November
Philly doesn't want our excess trash for their prospects.
Kaberle alone will hav great trade value by he end of the year.
He only netted Spacek last season. If he doesn't improve, he won't have any value. This is compounded by the fact that he has always been terrible in the playoffs. I live outside of Toronto and believe me, he was one of the whipping boys every season when they got eliminated. The only teams looking to pick up veteran D-men at the end of the season are contenders and he has a reputation that was confirmed in Boston. They simply won't pay anything for his services.
I laugh at people who use Zidlicky as an example. Zidlicky, while not being a bruiser, is considerably more physical than Kaberle and had more value at the deadline last season.
Just curious, what would you guys ask for from the Penguins in return for Rene Bourque?
I expect the Habs would be willing to deal him for very little in return. A 2nd round pick would be beautiful. But, from a Penguins POV, you guys might be better off signing Kostitsyn. If the Habs were able to trade Bourque and sign Kostitsyn, I'd be very happy.