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07-05-2012, 05:45 PM
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Trade Buff for ___ (all Byfuglien trade talk HERE)

Hi All,
Enjoyed reading the posts over the past few weeks and loved the UFA action over the past few days. Now it's my turn to stir the pot and propose adding the final ingredient.
Chicago is not used to looking in from the outside and realize they are weak on defence, with a very strong group of forwards. Only Jonathan Toews is likely untouchable and there is persistent speculation that P Kane could be traded. His value at present is at a relative low but his upside is limitless. And his ability to play C or RW fits our needs perfectly.
Buff's value in Chicago is relatively high and associated with the glory days. IMO, however, despite his size and raw talent, he is not smart or careful enough to be the linchpin of a championship defence.
Throw in Chevy's ties with Chicago and we have the makings of a great discussion, if not a deal.
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I don't think they want him and his cap hit back TBH..

But if there's a trade between buff and Kane, WPG is gonna have to add.

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I don't think they want him and his cap hit back TBH..

But if there's a trade between buff and Kane, WPG is gonna have to add.
A mini-bar to the bench?

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A mini-bar to the bench?
And, a personal chauffeur to keep him out of tussles with cab drivers.

As good as P Kane is, I think I'd rather keep Buff, and let Huddy work with him a bit more. He showed good improvement last year - if he comes into camp in better shape and improves his play, he could be a linch-pin for getting into the playoffs. Once in the playoffs, that's prime Buff territory.

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Just what we need in the locker room......two brats named Kane

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I honestly think we should trade Evander Kane and Olli Jokinen for Jonathan Toews, hes just what we need in every way, Hometown boy, number one centre, and if the Chicago Blackhawks are collapsing, lets at least try and get him, and we make Slater change his number.

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I honestly think we should trade Evander Kane and Olli Jokinen for Jonathan Toews, hes just what we need in every way, Hometown boy, number one centre, and if the Chicago Blackhawks are collapsing, lets at least try and get him, and we make Slater change his number.
And maybe also add Antropov?

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why don't we just do a swap of teams? then everyones happy

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I don't think Chicago would have any interest in that, even if the Jets added.

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I honestly think we should trade Evander Kane and Olli Jokinen for Jonathan Toews, hes just what we need in every way, Hometown boy, number one centre, and if the Chicago Blackhawks are collapsing, lets at least try and get him, and we make Slater change his number.
Not happening. Not everyone wants to play and live in their hometown and Toews is one of them.

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I want no part of Patrick Kane, especially for Buff.

TrueNorth has put an emphasis on size so trading for a 5'11 180lbs headache is not going to happen for 6'5 265(?)lbs. improving (1st half to second half) defensive headache.

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Not happening. Not everyone wants to play and live in their hometown and Toews is one of them.
Toews was so excited when the NHL returned to Winnipeg he had to make an ameliorating public statement that of course, he loves playing in Chicago.

Zajac prefers being an anonymous millionaire in NJ though.

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And, a personal chauffeur to keep him out of tussles with cab drivers.

As good as P Kane is, I think I'd rather keep Buff, and let Huddy work with him a bit more. He showed good improvement last year - if he comes into camp in better shape and improves his play, he could be a linch-pin for getting into the playoffs. Once in the playoffs, that's prime Buff territory.
So long as there is disagreement about their relative value, it means that a trade is at least semi-plausible.
The main reason I disagree with the 'keep him a little longer, he'll improve' argument is this: I am not a hockey man, but I know a fair bit about the human body. Buff's is not likely to last more than a few more years, given his size and shape,especially his knees. He's built like a football player and probably will last about as long. Obviously, no one can predict these things with certainty, but odds are that his best years will be few in number. His prime value may be now.
Kane, OTH, if lucky, could play peak hockey for many years...if he can keep out of trouble...but that goes for both of them.

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Trades are great to move overdepth to areas lacking of depth OR asset protection for characters turning to UFA's. Also, one of these needs have to be met for both teams.
Currently we are very shallow in highend skill for defence and forwards but plethora of 3rd/4th grinders/characters both on team, farm and prospects.
The only realistic trades I see possible (other than getting maximum value for people who will not re-sign) is our depth of grinders/picks for mid-level talent (2nd/3rd tweeners).
Just my thoughts.

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I want no part of Patrick Kane, especially for Buff.

TrueNorth has put an emphasis on size so trading for a 5'11 180lbs headache is not going to happen for 6'5 265(?)lbs. improving (1st half to second half) defensive headache.
I hear you about size, but I'd rather have consistent size, combined with savvy, on defence. Give me a C Giroux or Z Parise and I'll take 5'11 any day. As for comparing headaches, I'd say Buff's is more like that chronic migraine that keeps coming back just when you think you're feeling better. Kane's is more like a first, really bad hangover. It's possible to learn from it and move on.

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Not happening. Not everyone wants to play and live in their hometown and Toews is one of them.
What makes you say that?

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NOOOOOOOOO- say what you will about Buff... Chicago Kane can stay put. He doesn't want to be here and we don't want him. Not personal - just business. Rather have Buff

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I dont thInk this city would deal with p kane very well if he acts like he does here
Look at e kane... No one can say he acts stupid forsure and this town gets there gitch all twisted up...

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Yeah... Not gonna happen. I'd take p Kane anyday but he's just not a good fit for what it would cost to get him.

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noooooooooooo

I like Buff. I know he's not the best player all the time. But man. I hope he's a Jet fo' lyfe.

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Won't somebody please think of the Jersey sales!!!

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Not happening. Not everyone wants to play and live in their hometown and Toews is one of them.
That's a bunch of BS. He was royally PO'd that the Hawks weren't playing in Winnipeg.

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This deal won't happen ebcuase Chicago dealt Byfuglien due to his high salary demands. He is a good offensive player but he's not even close to Patrick Kane's league. Kane is younger, has way more upside and is one of the faces of hte franchise.

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And maybe also add Antropov?
If Toews would be a Jet, would you trade him for E.Kane+OJ+Antro..?

No chance Toews is ever traded. No matter what we offered.

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Toews was so excited when the NHL returned to Winnipeg he had to make an ameliorating public statement that of course, he loves playing in Chicago.

Zajac prefers being an anonymous millionaire in NJ though.
I'd be thrilled if either one signed with the Jets at some point one day.

Toews jerseys would sell like crazy, that's for sure.

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Not happening. Not everyone wants to play and live in their hometown and Toews is one of them.
That is true, not everyone does. But many of these kids grew up during an era where the Winnipeg Jets were spoken of in a certain way. The Jets were something that was ripped from our city and sent to the "undeserving desert". They saw the Jets as something almost mythological. They knew stories of white outs, of Teemu Selanne and Dale Hawerchuk. Perhaps resented what they didn't have, of what was denied them in their childhood.

Sure people followed the Canucks or the Flames or even the Leafs and Oilers, but that wasn't the same. Now dreams have become reality, a team that was never going to return, that few outside of Winnipeg believed ever would return, did. Even those outside the city saw what the result was.

But yes, childish dreams turn to reality eventually. Teams that draft you, new cities, multi-million contracts, wives, children. People move on. But I don't doubt for a minute there isn't a part of most NHL'ers from Winnipeg who have at the back of the mind the thought that it could be cool if they ended up playing for the new Jets in front of family and friends. That will change over time. Winnipeg kids will grow up dreaming of playing for the Jets, then get drafted first overall by the Leafs and have their hopes and dreams of winning a Stanley Cup crushed forever.

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