Just out of curiosity, IF (yes I know this is a big IF) Washington offered the following trade, do you take it?
Colorado's 1st round pick in 2012 draft
I would be on that in a heartbeat, but I'm curious what others think.
As much as I love Briere and despise Semin, this deal is a no brainer. Swapping Briere for Semin this year is a downgrade and would hurt us in the playoffs, but if you have a chance at acquiring a top 5 pick and you can cut that cap space, you do it.
Seriously? You wouldn't trade Danny B for a top 5 pick in this draft?
Care to elaborate on your reasoning?
Unless you really think we're in the best position to win it all this year, I dunno how you turn that down. Chance to get a 34 year old making $6.5M per season off your roster AND chance to possibly add a Yakupov or Murray or Grigorenko or Galchenyuk or Ebert?
And that $6.5M would play pretty nicely in free agency (can you say Ryan Suter or Zach Parise?).