Every player I think would help this team is not available, or playing for a team that's battling for a playoff spot. Again, that Ranger timing, always off.
Yeah. A lot of the moves I'd explore just aren't moves teams make at the trade deadline. Especially in a condensed season like this.
If Carolina really wants to move McBain for lefty defender who is more of a stay-at-home type, we're just not a fit. Earlier in the year when he was rumored to be available, there was talk that the Canes wanted a 3rd line center. That was a move we could have made. Boyle for McBain. Cap hit is a wash I believe. RHD who can move the puck has been a need for years now.
Now we've lost our 4th line center on waivers, and Boyle is caught in the bottom-six shuffle. Halpy getting shafted in Montreal too. Only getting 2-3x the ice he was getting with Torts.