Setoguchi won't fetch anything He's a tweener. Doesn't score enough for the top 6 -- not gritty enough for the bottom. Joe Thornton made his reputation better than it should be. I predict he'll be signed for a lot less money next year.
I assume this was supposed to be a joke, and I know Minnesota fans love Granlund, but how close would Clutterbuck + Granlund + 1st be for Kessel?
kessel makes too much money for the wild to let go of the cheap granlund and a first round pick. not to mention clutterbuck isn't breaking the bank. just from a salary cap stance, minnesota doesn't do it.
All this says to me is that Setoguchi hasn't exactly worked out too well in Minnesota, Bouchard is a hindrance to your salary cap and you don't want to give up a first because they're too valuable. It's a wishful thinking proposal. How does that Clutterbuck+Granlund+1st for Kessel alone strike you? Though still debatable, that's more in line with what it would take.
Kessel will take much more than that and in addition you've included Franson as if he has no value whatsoever. The guy is playing very good hockey for us and is a very valuable D-man considering his size, reach and ability to be a threat on the PP.
Start with Jonas Brodin for Kessel and add another prospect and a 1st.