Brooks for Stewart+Cole. A 2nd for Regehr. Promote Despres.
I'd do both those deals. I don't think St. Louis would do the first, and I think Buffalo would rather have a further along prospect in the second.
Originally Posted by DoktorZaius
Hopefully this sort of thinking bodes well for Paul Martin's longevity.
All sarcasm/joking aside, I do think a guy like Paul Martin can be a more effective defenseman than a guy like Orpik well into his late 30s. I could actually see Martin still playing in a team's top six when he's 38, but I couldn't see Orpik even being in the league at that age.
I'v heard him say multiple times lately perry will test free agency unless ducks blow him away with an offer.
a) that's true of every big name player
b) talks just started this week according to their GM and item "a" is a lot different than saying "Perry won't sign; this is going to be a crazy deadline", which is what the rumor was (AFAICT). The timing of it doesn't pass the smell test.
A rather asinine trade if you ask me. They're rebuilding, so they acquire a 33 year old d-man? Orpik and Regehr are practically identical, so it's Pominville for a late 1st.
fair enough, they'd need at least one more fairly significant piece going their way. the difference between Orpik and Regehr as i see it is that Orpik is far more likely to re-sign and will fill their leadership void - the team's captaincy has been a turnstile over the years. he grew up there and we've always noted that he was 'captain-material' whatever the hell that means.
Likely top ten pick for the Avs. Calgary gets their #1C. Good for both sides IMO.
mmmm... not sure ROR will ever be a #1C. He's a good player and all but he's pretty much a 2C IMO. On most teams anyway. The real thing here is Calgary is going to have a great pick in a great draft. This seems a little short sighted IMO. ROR can still end up playing 2C if they get more C talent so not a loss but what could they get with that Top 10 pick in this draft? Likely someone who will be NHL ready very soon, and very talented. Plus at that salary level they're giving up a 2nd too, aren't they?
You'd think they would have offered him longer than 2 years then. In the short term, this could be good for Calgary. In the long term, they could either lose him soon to free agency, or have to re-sign him at a ridiculous price because of his second year salary being the basis for the qualifying offer.
Honestly, that club has been delusional for the last handful of seasons. If any club could do with a rebuild, it's them. Yet every year they actually add pieces in some weak attempt to prove they're going for it.
With a second-year salary of $6.5 million, Calgary or Colorado would have to offer O'Reilly's at least that much as his next qualifying offer. If Colorado decides to match the Flames' offer he can not be traded within one calendar year of that date.
I was wrong earlier, it's 1st and 3rd round picks not 1st and 2nd, but either way Colorado would be nuts to match that, given the terms. Seems at the end of 2 years he's still a RFA?? Let Calgary saddle itself with that problem.
Originally Posted by McKenzie
If COL matches, it could end up paying ROR about $3M for balance of season and $6.5M in each of next three seasons before he becomes UFA.