"That's the type of thing we're going to look at," said Gaglardi. "It's no mystery. We all know where we're at — we've got to get some top-six help to build around Benn. We're not buyers, but we're not sellers. We're listening. It's safe to say our core and our best players are in their 20s — Benn, Eriksson, Goligoski, Lehtonen, Daley — and you'll see us look to get a little younger and better. But it's going to take a special deal to do that.
That is a short list of the palyers he identifies as the core and the best players. He's talking about building around Benn by adding to the top six, and he does not mention several names that currently play in the top six.
If you want to read into it, you can start to see what Gaglardi, and maybe Nieuwy, thinks of much of the roster by the names he doesn't mention.
I love how Ott, Glennie, 2nd has essentially become the official JvR offer at this point. Honestly though, Im starting to sour on the idea of trading Glennie. As weird as it sounds I'm starting to feel like Glennie could end up being a great player in the future.
Im well aware of JVRs repetoire, and I'm a strong proponent of trading quite a bit for him, including Glennie. Im just hoping we can find a way to trade for him without Glennie, though wouldnt be heartbroken if we did.
If you Trade Campbell where is our goaltending depth after Beskro? Nowhere. Giving up any of our goalies who are all pretty damn good prospects and players is messing with a pretty bad spot to have to draft for.
Campbells gotta be worth more than Glennie at thiis point. Despite Glennie really starting to look like a quality top 6 prospect and a possible Dallas Top Sixer as soon as next year, I'd still look to trade him.
If we're trading him this year, I'd rather not trade Robidas, if we do it in the offseason I'd be fine with Ott, Robidas and a 3rd.
yeah I guess I'm of the opinion that a guy like Ott or Robidas or Burish isn't going to be the difference between us making the playoffs or not. The difference is going to be if Jamie Benn can come back and carry this team down the stretch run.
If there's good deals out there, Dallas better be getting in on that.
Campbells gotta be worth more than Glennie at thiis point.
I doubt it. The value of prospect goalies plunges into hibernation after they're drafted but before they've proven something in the NHL. Glennie's a higher selection playing reasonably well one step below the NHL. That has more value than a struggling Campbell. Just speaking in general, obviously it depends on the particular team's needs.
That quote by Gagliardi has pulled me back from the ledge. I know he can't say "we're sellers" because it makes us sound like desperate crack ******. Glennie or Campbell I don't care. I'd be willing to trade them back LA's 2nd so Ott, Glennie/Campbell, and the 2nd for JVR is a good hockey move for this club.
Burish and Sourey are guys, Burish had a nice week but he's not the difference in making the playoffs or not and his faceoff ability might net us a decent pick. Sourey going to allow Dillion or Benn to play the final 20 games means they might have a good evaluation as to whether either one is ready to fill a bottom six spot next season.
There are options and 3 games, two against bad teams shouldn't determine the future of this franchise. Please little baby Jesus make the difficult choices now for the betterment of our future.