Seriously, Perry won the Hart Trophy and Rockey Richard last year! He'd instantly step into our lineup and become our best player, I'd move anyone but Lundqvist straight up for him.
yeah, id have to say the only player id pull off the table would be Lundqvist....
id say McDonagh is close to that level as well. kid has unbelievable potential. i think we're only scratching the surface with him. 2nd year and hes on our top pair. guarantee within 2 years he'll be an all-star.
Seriously, Perry won the Hart Trophy and Rockey Richard last year!
And prior to last year where was he? Actually it's really been since the second half of last season, so prior to that, he was good, but not stellar AND he's been doing it with the help of a tremendously talented players around him. A huge playmaking center and extremely talented winger making one of the most talented lines in hockey. To add to it, he's played with a supremely gifted offensively defenseman.
To the contrary Parise has been a prolific scorer the very first ok second year he was in the league, playing on a team where no one was comparable to his talents until recently and where they've always played a offensively stifling system.
But only 32 goals and 29 goals goals respectively in those two seasons. My point is if we give up a ton for Perry are we getting a guy that will put up close to 50 again, or a guy that scores around 30 every year. And I'm not saying that adding a 30-35 goal scorer is bad, I just don't want to give up too much for that calibre player.
My only concern about trading for Perry would be how it affects the chemistry of the team and how much we would have to give up for him.
I doubt we would trade for him anyway, and I question if he is even legitimately available, but Perry is absolutely a player that can be traded for anyone not named Lundqvist. I like Stepan a lot but I doubt he can accomplish what Perry already has. Perry is the more talented player and he knows what it takes to win a cup in this league. I'd prefer not to trade Stepan, but if it's for the likes of Perry, you take it and run.
I don't think Perry gets dealt. Same for Getzlaf. Maybe on Ryan, just because I've read so much about Bryan Burke's supposed interest in him. At this point in his career he seems more affordable to me, meaning the big deals that bring in players like Perry or Getzlaf are more likely to come together at the draft or some other time during the offseason rather than the trade deadline. Even if a deal along those lines presented itself, I don't know how Anaheim moves a center with Getzlaf's combination of skill and size or a sniper/agitator like Perry, and still gets fair value in return unless they're getting a stud defenseman to help fill the gaping holes left by Pronger and Niedermayer or forwards who can help their second line scoring immediately. Murray's talk of shaking things up in Anaheim quite possibly could have been more of a tactic to spur his team to some wins rather than an actual plan to trade players. Anaheim has been better lately, 8-1-1 in their last 10.
Chemistry is a serious concern as well. Look at Carter in Columbus. They gave up Voracek and a pick that ended up being Couturier for a player who has not lived up to expectations (along with just about everyone else on that team) and looks like he'd rather be playing someplace else.
Corey Perry has been a winner wherever he played . He was an awesome junior star and he is a rising star in this league or even better... a shining star . He will always be better then Stepan IMO . He plays a much more in your face style and he loves the play in the corners or in the crease...he would fit the Tort mold TOTALLY but in all honesty we will never get him straight up for Stepan .
I don't know what the love is for Stepan...I watch the games on tv and I just don't see what some guys see here ...I am going to assume that those of you that get to watch him play at the Garden every night get to see him play from the start of his shift until the end which is something we just do not get via tv viewing and that gives you the real look at his skills . I guess I will have to start paying more attention since some of you would not trade him even up for Perry . I think it would be a no brainer to do that trade .
I also think Dale Hunter would be in the hunt for Perry since he had him in London ...and I think Prust and Girardi were also on that club ! I could see Semin and something else being offered for Perry by the Cap team .