Zubrus is a good complimentary top-six forward if you ask me.
First off, you have to look at which teams need defense, then see if they expendable pieces up front.
Teams that fit the bill off the top of my head are Detroit (they don't trade much though), Chicago, Edmonton, and I really can't think of others. I don't think we will get a surefire top-six guy from Volchenkov or Tallinder without adding, but there is a solid chance we get a fringe second/third line player like Stalberg plus maybe a prospect or a pick.
I would love to add Stalberg, especially at his current contract. I'd love to hear some reviews of him from Hawks fans.
Originally Posted by Spitsfan67
Pass. Gionta's contract is too much to swallow, and his departure wouldn't quite make sense for the Habs.
Originally Posted by irishtemper
Volchenkov + 4th
Cleary + 3rd
Pass. New Jersey and Detroit don't make great trade partners because, while the Devils have the defensemen the Wings may covet, the Wings won't be willing to deal the forwards the Devils covet.
Originally Posted by BobloblawLeaf
Kulemin could be of use to you; I'd bet he and Kovalchuck would have fantastic chemistry.
Volchenkov + a pick/prospect
I'm not 100 % sure of Volchenkov's value atm however, so I don't know what prospect/pick would be appropriate. The Leafs could use a physical shut-down D-man though.
Kulemin would be a great option, but I doubt Burke would deal him when his value is so low. Also, Volchenkov has an NTC that he won't waive, for family reasons. What would you pony up for Tallinder?
Originally Posted by heusy_79
Henrique, Tedenby, Merrill and a 2nd for Bobby Ryan.
I love me some Bobby Ryan, but that package is too valuable for the Devils to give up. I think the best offer the Devils would propose would be Tallinder+Merrill+Tedenby+2nd.. And that will be topped by several other teams before the Ducks would have a chance to reject it.
86% of his teams games over the last 7 seasons.
84% of his teams games over the last 5 seasons.
84% of his teams games over the last 3 seasons.
87% of his teams games over the last 2 seasons.
He's also averaged
16 goals and 20 assists over the last 7 seasons
17 goals and 22 assists over the last 5 seasons
18 goals and 20 assists over the last 3 seasons
19 goals and 21 assists over the last 2 seasons
Not really indicative of a player with glass knees.
I would say that Cleary's real problem which gives the appearance of "knees of glass" is he hurts his knee and tries to be all tough and doesn't rest it like he should so he plays on it until he can't play without getting a shot before the game and that obviously makes his game suffer. Which is why you see so many fans dogging on him for his play last year, the wings shouldn't leave it up to him unless its playoff time.
Lams said that one of the main reasons they traded for Zidlicky was because he wanted to be here, did he not? I know that if we're out of the play off race, he'd probably pick up more than the other defencemen, but I just don't see Lou saying bye bye.