Coyotes wanted a young talented forward. Little and Bourret are the only ones that would be good enough to beat Ottawa's offer of Kaigorodov. Perhaps Pavelec. I'm sure you would not be interested in giving up any of them and there's no one else..
Hmm, then we definately wouldnt have had what it took to get him. Just a wild guess, but Im thinking the only area DW would deal from is the defense, since we have a lot of depth there. Of course...if we could get rid of Rucchin, Im sure he wouldnt mind dealing a forward or two away.
DW was too slow last year to get anyone before the deadline to help get us into the playoffs and it looks again like he was "too careful" and missed again. Comrie would have made Kovy look great again.
DW is hording his prospects like nuts for the winter. Hey, there are only so many slots available in the big club Don. We should have had Comrie. I bet we get....NO ONE!
- According to the Delaware County Times, the Thrashers will make a push to sign Senators C Mike Comrie as a free agent this summer.
I don't understand why we didnt just trade for him, but I would absolutely LOVE to have Comrie on this team. He'd look very good centering Hossa and Kozlov, or Kovalchuk and someone...Bourret?
Because, unlike Ottawa, we didn't have a top prospect who was completely mishandled to throw away on a upcoming UFA? Phoenix wasn't going to get a better deal for Comrie. Honestly, I would have liked for us to work a deal with Ottawa for Kaygorodov rather than a deal to rent Comrie.
Comrie would probably look pretty good here, but I imagine Little would have been the price. This team has too many holes (that should have been addressed last summer) for us to trade the farm hoping to fix just one of them. Yeah, you have to give up something to get something, but we are finally just starting to get some decent prospect depth in the system and we should spend it wisely.
DW was too slow last year to get anyone before the deadline to help get us into the playoffs
I disagree. DW was smart last year, he knew he didn't have the goaltending he needed to make a deal worthwhile in the end. We are lucky he didn't trade away our 1st (Little) or Coburn or Valabik for a rental.
You shouldn't make a big trade because you hope it gets you into playoffs, you should make a big trade because you hope it helps you advance further in the playoffs.
It'll be interesting to see what happens before this years deadline.