Let's see what Edmonton offers us, shall we? Not much defensive depth over there, so can't really expect a nice swap in that regard. And obviously not going to be giving us any of their young guns for Hammer.
Hmmm.... maybe a draft pick or two? Edmonton will probably still miss the playoffs this season, so that could be valuable. Don't suppose they'd be willing to part ways with a first rounder, though. Additionally, moving Hammer frees up cap space to the point where going after Suter would be a possibility, which would undoubtedly be an upgrade along the blue line.
So get rid of Sharp. You guys would be crazy not to do that.
The only way i'd want to trade sharp is for a premier #2C, if we acquire gagner+hall we no longer have that need. That being said i wouldn't mind a package involving sharp to take a shot at bernier+ this offseason. i'd love to have him here. With Lindback gone, and the canucks looking to move one of their keepers (and its not looking like one is coming to chicago) i'd say bernier is the last potential starter locked in a backup position out there right now.
I hope it's that. I never understood trading Hjalmarsson before signing Suter (hypothetically). Too many eggs in one basket
Right. I think they got a framework of a deal done and are waiting to see if they can get Suter before they pull the trigger. Heard from multiple sources in the days leading up to the draft and on draft day that they were close. If that was the case, they would have got something done.