I would say the idea of MB not looking at rental is more towards, not willing to trade a package for a rental.
I think he would be open to making 1 on 1 trades that help the team for the future by unloading cap space.. and can help for the present. Exactly like Ryder/Cole.
Well yeah if MB can dump a few contracts and the return is a rental he's probably going to do it so there is no argument there.
Originally Posted by DJ Breadman
We just picked up a UFA Ryder
That was a cap move. He didn't trade a prospect or gave picks. In fact he got a 3rd in the process. It was a pure contract dump
If the speculations are true you may not see him give picks or prospects for a rental at the deadline. If he does it will be for a guy that is signed and will be with the team for more than 2 months. But if he can let's say trade Kaberle for Clowe he's probably going to do it (i know it wouldn't happen but it's just an exemple).
Then again i'm not MB. I just speculate with what i've heard from a few sources.
He would be ok, but I'd prefer a youger guy like Peckham or Murray from SJ. Carkner could had been a temporary solution too. But way too expensive (another Isles crazy contract). Is he injured, too? O'Brien in Colorado could be useful.
Or we can get back our old home grown giants, O'Burned or Komisa-wreck
Always liked O'Brien but i've heard that he has slowed down over the years.
He's a bit of a headcase. He's been in the dog house with both the Avs and Blues.
He's loved by his teamtes and coaches in Bluesland this season. And Clowe also is a bit of a headcase he took some stupid penalties all year. I mean if those guys are available it's because you have to deal with some weakness, everybody in the league are looking for this type of players.
Stewart is a guy who can take on almost every heavyweight in the league and win, and he would our second most effective winger after Patch, he's quite a goal scorer. He's 25 he still have room to grow, he didn't have quite a developemental path like other players, he only started playing serious hockey at 16, he was rushed a bit to the NHL. So he had bad habits, i know it's only 20 games in the season but he looks like a completly different player this year.
If you can have him in a fair trade you just do it.