Can't imagine it's going to be Luongo going the other way if they're trading Kessel. It would pretty much mean they have to embrace a rebuild since there's really no one else on that team to build around.
Oh, no. I didn't mean for Lu. Just that they may consider selling off the Burke regime and focus on the kids. Only way they may deal Kessel here is if we're willing to move Schneider++ or thereabouts.
Probably not, but if they did they'd probably be better off for it. Not that Kessel is a bad player, but remember when we traded for Luongo and lost our 1st and 2nd line RW in the process (Bertuzzi to trade and Carter to free agency)? With Pyatt and Cooke as the replacements but with Luongo in net we only went from out of the playoffs to division champs.
Would you trade Henrik Sedin for Tuuka Rask? Just because Henrik isn't doing well and we need a #1 goalie? (not our case but if it was)
If I had our current team, with H.Sedin being a UFA in one year, and our two golies replaced by Reimer and Scrivens, I would probably trade H.Sedin for Rask.
The main reason is that Rask would help me win more games than Henrik especially with Kesler able to step up and fill his role. I'd also try and trade one of my goalies for as much of a H.Sedin replacement as I could. It doesn't make sense to try and assemble a competitive team without a good goalie.
Oh you didn't get the memo from the main boards? Kadri is their best player now
Actually, right now, not far from the truth. Kadri and Frattin (Reimer) have been pretty much our best players. Kessel has actually played VERY well (minus the goals). He's improved alot on defense and is active on the forecheck. He is getting good/great chances....just snakebitten right now.
On a sidenote, it was funny hearing "Luuu" chants ringing through Rexall place last night.
Last edited by Liferleafer: 02-05-2013 at 09:55 AM.