Avs should really take a very close look at this, IF true.
Let's chat in late-February 2014 when O'Reilly can be traded.
Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre
Philly should be all over this.
Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya
Couturier + Mezsaros (+ pick?) for Myers + L. Adam.
I'd do that, but I'm a much bigger fan of Couturier than Myers. Couturier gives us a lockdown center that would complement Grigs/Hodgson/Ennis. A shutdown line with Girgensons-Couturier-xxxxx would be tough to play against.
I think Buffalo has a greater need for defensemen than young centres.
Our young centers are really good on the offensive side of things, but we don't have anyone (yet) who can do what Couturier does. Girgensons is still young, and hasn't yet been given a shot at center in the AHL, but he's a few years away from making the type of defensive impact that Couturier did last year (some tough luck for Couturier this year, certainly).
Any organization not dumb enough to quadruple-down on turning him into Chara the way Ruff and Regier have and develop him around his career-long strengths (that he's a freaking huge PMD capable of covering an absurd amount of ground while logging tough defensive minutes) is going to have a gem on their hands.
Especially if Darcy does something totally out of character and trades a dollar for change.
Edit- seriously, you'd think the third straight season he's sucked out of the gate after adding 10-20 pounds of muscle over the summer would be a hint to somebody in Buffalo.
I would hold on to him, he seems to have been improving recently. It's not like he is the only one struggling on that team.
you won't get full value for him at this point, you better keep him or at least wait until his value is not at its lowest.