surprisingly pretty good, especially if I don't resign one of Iginla or Volchenkov, which will likely be the case (Iggy might even retire, which I can handle thanks to Wheeler being on my third line right now). I'll be looking to shed some soon though.
I will still have 2M in cap room after this deal, Prust (2.5M), Moen (who I've replaced ahead of time with Jones and Fehr) and others coming off the books after this season.
It helps that Ehrhoff, MaxPac and Gorges (and even Wheeler to an extent) are all on pretty great contracts for what they bring in game.
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T. Hall (86, 4.5*) A. Vermette (83) M. Lucic (86)
S. Gagner (84) L. Korpikoski (81) A. Hemsky (83)
T. Rajala (82, 3.5*) A. Lander (79, 4*) N. Yakupov (74, 4.5*)
D. Winnik (78) J. Mcclement (79) C. Larose (80)
N. Shultz (84) J. Petry (85)
A. Meszaros (84) D. Rundblad (85, 4.5*)
T. Peckham (83) L. Smid (81)
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE IN BLUTH! The FIRST EVER 3-way trade done!
I confirm this historic deal!
Confirmed as well from Tampa.
I absolutely hated giving up Conacher, he's the only reason this trade wasn't made 3 hours ago. But this ended up being an offer that worked out too well.
In giving up Markov for Campbell, I get a similar d-man with slightly more offensive skill; a plus is that Campbell's contract is up after the year, creating more flexibility to resign Steven Stamkos and Rene Bourque. Anton Gustafsson was stuck on the 4th line wing, so moving him for a high-end prospect in Quinton Howden made sense. While I had a man-crush on Conacher, Gabriel Bourque is a similar player, and getting a 1st round pick from Nashville I felt made up for the difference in skill.