What about Lauri Korpikoski? A lot of people were high on him last year. He's an rfa at the end of the season and only 26. With all of the uncertainty surrounding phoeonix's situation and the fact that they don't look like they'll make the playoffs we might be able to get him for a draft pick. Thoughts?
Would love Korpi if we could get him. He always seems like one of those untouchables on the Coyotes.
Definitely think we will see DW grab a forward, maybe even 2. As of right now we have zero depth for the post season. I don't expect us to lose any more players until the draft.
The one wild card I could see is Greiss. I haven't heard a single thing about him being traded, but DW is obviously wiling to ship out guys that won't be back. Why not Greiss? Any pick would be better than letting him walk.
Because Greiss doesn't have much, if any, trade value. Goalies in general are cheap. Backup goalies with very little experience that aren't seen as potential franchise goalies are practically worthless. Besides, they may want to keep him and sign him for next year. Stalock as a backup is pointless. If anyone would be traded, it would be him since he has recognized potential.
Would love to see the Sharks unload Boyle. I know we are only 2-points from 4th place, but I still think it would be smart to trade Boyle when his stock his high. We need to get younger too.
Sharks acquire: Sean Couturier + 3rd RD pick
Flyers acquire: Dan Boyle
Rumor is the Flyers are looking at Yandle from PHX and Couturier would be the price for him. Obviously Yandle is much younger than Boyle, but Flyers get what they want in Boyle, Sharks get younger, cut some payroll and get another draft pick.
Your thoughts? BTW, I realize this is my first post, but I am a lifelong Sharks fan from the Bay Area.
You're insane. Flyers wouldn't readily give up Read for Boyle, let alone Couturier. Boyle is not going to fetch as much as we'd like. He's worth more than Clowe, but not by too much.
Boyle is worth as much as a 50 point offensive defensemen with a year left on his contract is worth, his age is irrelevant since it's not likely to be an issue within the limits of his contract.
He's worth a lot, and will get a solid return, his value isn't even in the same conversation as Clowe's. Also remember, he essentially does not have a NTC, huge difference.
I would love Korpikoski, i've wanted him for years, but that's very unlikely. More likely are guys that can be had very cheaply. Jokinen (with Carolina eating some of the salary), Raymond, Chimera, etc. They all fill needs and they all are likely very inexpensive.
You can't trade Boyle now because that is pretty much telling the team to throw in the towel. If they are planning to move him it will be on the offseason or at the draft.
I don't agree with that. Murray didn't mean as much to this team as Boyle does (On the ice. Murray was a good team guy though), but one could argue trading him is what has lead to this current 5 game winning streak. I don't see the Sharks pulling a "Kings" this season and coming out of nowhere to win the cup. If anything we will see another 1st round exit, so why not trade Boyle when teams will be most interested?