Volchenkov would be a great fit on the Rangers, honestly. But that won't happen.
I also said this maybe a week ago.
To the disappointment of many, I doubt he is traded or bought-out. He has not been as bad as people say but he's also not been playing the game we all want him to. I'm positive the organization has tried to turn him into something he is not. He was never a stalwart defensive defenseman. He's a big hitter, shot-blocking penalty killer. I think Lou rides out his contract unless a team wants him in a trade.
Tallinder would most likely be the one to move. Less money and only one more year. I see a team taking him.
It's one or the other. No way Lou swings a deal for both Weiss and Gagne in the same season. Even with out plethora of defenseman prospects, I'd still be a little wary about giving up Urbom - he has a lot of talent. With that being said, I guess you have to give to get .
ive always liked gagne, and hes always been hell against us. but hes just not the same anymore and i really want no part of him. hes just gonna get injured and well be right back where we started....with an open spot looking for offense. its too bad too because if he was 100, heck evn 85% healthy on a consistent basis, then hell yeah i want him here.
weiss, also at this point with the deebo connection and style he plays...plus the number hed be inheriting, is the best option. butler sucks and should either be in the minors or elsewhere. maybe hell like florida along with tallinder. because thats all id offer for a pending ufa thats in chateau bowwow.
I would only be willing to give up Josefson/Tedenby and a draft pick for Weiss. I really like Urbom and would hate to see him go.
With the competition for Weiss, I don't see that being enough. I think Urbom would have to be included, and that's not even overpayment quite yet. If others are to overpay for him, I wonder how far Lou would go...