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Contenders to make blockbuster trades?

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03-29-2013, 10:07 PM
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Contenders to make blockbuster trades?

With Pittsburgh acquiring Morrow, Murray, and Iginla to bolster their lineup in preparation for a cup run, could we see other top contenders in good positions make blockbuster moves to try to pull away from everyone else and compete with each other (i.e. Chicago, Vancouver, Boston)?

I feel like teams may try to take advantage of the shortened season as well, with a shortened season comes less wear and tear, which may result in less injuries in the playoffs, providing a better chance of winning (especially for teams lacking depth). In addition, the shortened season may provide teams that aren't necessarily as strong or deserve to be in the playoffs a chance to win the Cup. Just a couple ways I believe the shortened season will benefit some teams.

Also, with teams with high expectations not living up to those expectations, we may see them make a big move to try to make a final push. Some of these teams may include:
- NY Rangers (8th seed)
- Carolina (Not even in position for the playoffs after offseason acquisitions of Staal and Semin)
- Phoenix (never a sexy pick, but they did make the WCF. That being said, I don't see them as a team to make a blockbuster deal)
- Dallas (Additions of Whitney, Roy, Jagr probably expected playoff birth)
- Philly (Though season may be lost)

Lastly, the conferences are so close (13th place Columbus only 3 pts back of 8th) that teams out of the playoffs may get aggressive to ultimately make the playoffs.

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03-29-2013, 10:17 PM
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I think Gillis makes a couple small moves this TDL - like a bottom six C.

For the Canucks they will be getting a big boost come playoff time.

Kesler - back around game 40, very well rested
Booth - back around round 1, very well rested
Schneider - has a lighter workload

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Carolina still has games in hand on winnipeg so they arent all that out of it. They can get in just by division title so they still control their own fate.

montreal was the surprise of the year. a blockbuster type of trade looking to win now would not be wise by them.


The bubble teams----

Secondary moves of acquiring a UFA for a B level prospect and/or a 3rd-5th round pick would more likely happen.

Ottawa has had the injuries

Toronto looks like they are fading somewhat. There big issue is reliable goaltending.

I see teams like Boston, Vancouver, Anaheim, Chicago making the big name trades of the high profile UFAs with the pressure to win now.

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Well the owner of the Flames (Ken King) said that Calgary is going to be making a few more moves at the deadline so expect guys like Bouwmeester, Giordano, Cammelleri, Tanguay and Stempniak to be on the move.

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Dallas should and will be selling, not buying.

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It's an interesting theory. Chiarelli mentioned in his press conference about the Iginla debacle that he may now have to change his approach to the deadline and more seriously consider players signed beyond next season.

If that's the case, and he still hopes to land an impact player, then it would follow that it would be a 'blockbuster' type deal. i.e. Teams aren't just going to give away signed impact players for futures.

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Carolina still has games in hand on winnipeg so they arent all that out of it. They can get in just by division title so they still control their own fate.

montreal was the surprise of the year. a blockbuster type of trade looking to win now would not be wise by them.


The bubble teams----

Secondary moves of acquiring a UFA for a B level prospect and/or a 3rd-5th round pick would more likely happen.

Ottawa has had the injuries

Toronto looks like they are fading somewhat. There big issue is reliable goaltending.

I see teams like Boston, Vancouver, Anaheim, Chicago making the big name trades of the high profile UFAs with the pressure to win now.
The leafs are fading what are you talking about the goaltending has been fine this year some shaky starts but we have a 19 12 and 4 record it can't be that shaky. I don't see them making a blockbuster deal but could see a couple moves. This team is not fading they have gotten points in their last 7 games, and now that we have lupul back this team is back on track. They wont be even close to the top teams like pitty and boston but we will give them a hard time this team is on the up rise.

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There really isn't any big names out there now that Iginla is gone.

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There really isn't any big names out there now that Iginla is gone.
Shhh, the networks still want people to watch their deadline shows.

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Montreal wants players with term, or RFA, so I doubt they make anything major.

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There really isn't any big names out there now that Iginla is gone.
Blockbuster deals don't necessarily only involve players in the rumour mill.

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If Blues continue sloppy play Armstrong might move part of their core for a LHD.

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Hawks aren't going to do anything and will pay for it in playoffs

Dave Bolland as #2 C is an absolute joke

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I like the OP mention the Coyotes, They are an enigma. They could be a contender or they could tank.
They seemingly improved their roster from their play off run a year ago, but between injuries and the soap opera, who can gauge them? They also have the assets to tweak their roster if they go in that direction. And in the other direction they can sell effective rentals and tank for a top 5 pick.

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Is there anybody out there that can be realistically traded in a blockbuster?

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I think Gillis makes a couple small moves this TDL - like a bottom six C.

For the Canucks they will be getting a big boost come playoff time.

Kesler - back around game 40, very well rested
Booth - back around round 1, very well rested
Schneider - has a lighter workload
Or incredibly rusty.

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Carolina still has games in hand on winnipeg so they arent all that out of it. They can get in just by division title so they still control their own fate.

montreal was the surprise of the year. a blockbuster type of trade looking to win now would not be wise by them.


The bubble teams----

Secondary moves of acquiring a UFA for a B level prospect and/or a 3rd-5th round pick would more likely happen.

Ottawa has had the injuries

Toronto looks like they are fading somewhat. There big issue is reliable goaltending.

I see teams like Boston, Vancouver, Anaheim, Chicago making the big name trades of the high profile UFAs with the pressure to win now.
Toronto fading..? 4-0-3 in last 7 including taking 3 of 4 points in a home and home against one of your high pressure teams.

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Bobby Ryan for David krejci.Is really the only block buster I can see between two teams that have a shot at the cup, it just makes so much sense for both team's. That being said i know there's a 1% chance it happens atleast during the season maybe in the offseason.


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Briere to anywhere.

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If Dallas are Selling what would it cost to get Roy and Stephane Robidas on the Rangers?

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I don't think Philly makes any big moves at the deadline. They'll likely firesale in the offseason.

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Briere for Luongo

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Briere for Luongo
We'd be trading him for some cap space. Adding another terrible contract isn't a good idea

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Considering the fact that Boston made a huge play for Jarome you gotta be certain they will do what is necessary to acquire someone.

For some reason I dont see Chicago doing anything major but I see a guy like stajan fitting in well.

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If Blues continue sloppy play Armstrong might move part of their core for a LHD.
Streit could be a good fit

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