Please just do not trade Giroux b schenn voracek Simmonds hartnell couturier l schenn or grossmann. The only way we should trade Couts is for a #1 damn. Even then I would be sad to let him go, but it would make up for it as long as the + isn't rediculous. Which knowing homer it could very well be
I'm thinking something around Coots + Coburn and picks, thoughts?
Realistically OEL is not getting traded. The only good defensemen moved in their prime (i.e. before 35) since the lockout have been in one of three categories: pending UFA(1 year or less before UFA status), salary dump (Brian Campbell), or disgruntled/rumored locker room cancer (Phaneuf). OEL doesn't fit in any of those categories. You have to get defensemen before they have success at the NHL level or in UFA status or a trade 1 year before. You can also get a struggling young defensemen who perfromance has been up and down like Luke Schenn.
Well my reasoning for him "potentially" getting moved is because of Phoenix's plethora of good young Dmen. They obviously have a need for a young potential #1 center. I'm not saying Coots is a sure fire future #1 but he certainly has the potential.
They have a surplus and we have a surplus. To me, we seem like great trading partners.