The only way I would even consider trading Hamilton for Evander Kane would be if they were to swap 1st round picks with us, too. Perhaps something like:
To the Jets - Hamilton, Caron, the #24, and perhaps a prospect
To the B's - Evander Kane and #9
The #9 would allow us to pick up a nice replacement for Dougie (perhaps Reinhart, Trouba, Ceci). It might help the sting of losing Dougie a little easier to take anyway. I must admit I have a man crush on Kane though...I think he'd look wonderful in black n gold!
July 1 has absolutely no relevance for RFAs... if there's no agreement between player and team, the player is forced to sit at home and watch oprah till he signs.
Oprah doesn't have a show anymore so they'll have to watch Ellen DeGeneres.....which means they'd usually sign up pretty quickly or have their brains melt from too much exposure of "Ellen's silly mug" looks.
Krejci + could probably get it done. Give the jets a true #1 center instead of the revolving door of youngsters they tried last year. Also reunites krejci with wheeler who's coming into his own.
Remember kessel not wanting to sign here no matter what? He was rfa as well. Kane can be had if he won't sign.
Players value to a team is not objective (which player is better) but subjective (which player has more value to the specific team).
For cap hit, skill, and upside, Hamilton is not being traded for anyone except maybe RNH, OEL, or Pietrangelo. Doughty is a proven cup winner but the Bruins cannot afford a second 7 million defenseman (which is also why they will not sign Sutter). If you include cap hit, Hamilton is more valuable to the Bruins team (age of NHL dmen, other dmen prospects, and overall cap situation) than just about anyone.
I would love to see Kane in Boston but I don't know if both teams could swing a trade that benefits both sides. It would probably take Krejci, plus an offensive and defensive prospect.
Maybe Krejci + Spooner/Sauve + Bartkowski/Cross for Kane.