I might be wrong, but with Tverdovsky and Berard unsigned, I don't see why teams would trade a PP QB, as the other GM could use the «2 are available without giving anything» argument to sweeten the deal in his favor..
With Boyle being their number 1 guy on the PP, the Lightening probably would consider a trade. I don't know what they're looking for though. I can see the Wild being a little turned off by Kubina's salary ($2.5 M). Others have mentioned Berard as a potential solution, who I think fits the bill rather nicely as well.
Mitchell won't be moved and Minnesota doesn't need anymore centers or forwards.
Hey, gotta give to get. Poti would be a great addition to the Wild pp and Murray, I think would be a great player for a Lemaire team. And you guys move a player who the team is struggling to sign. Seems more than fair to me.
Not really Singing, we lose two guys that are important to our future and I'm not sold on Poti.
Mitchell has yet to really hit his upside and is one of the most physical defensemen on the Wild. He has top-4 capability easily and him and Schultz makes a great pair.
Murray is kind of redundant for the Wild when they have O'Sullivan, Wallin, Bouchard, Koivu, Cavanaugh, Berzins, Cavosie, and Cullen positioning for the center and then:
Gaborik, Burns, Wanvig, Foy, Veilleux, Hannula, Wallin (he can play both wing position), Dupuis as our wingers.
Murray wouldn't get any chance to go anywhere and Dupuis has more postseason experience, and better chemistry with the guys.
Simply putting it, I don't Mitchell and Dupuis for Murray and Poti makes a lot of sense except that Minnesota gets robbed a bit.
That's one way of looking at it.
In Poti and Mitchell both teams swap young defenseman that provide something that both teams are lacking: the Rangers get a hard hitting, crease clearing stay at home defenseman and the Wild get a puck moving point producing defenseman who can spearhead the Wild's power play. Murray is well regarded character player who I think fits in well with the system that the Wild play. Dupuis is a holdout who I think would fit well on the Rangers third line with Holik and Lundmark.
You might not like the deal and that's cool but the Wild hardly get robbed.
[QUOTE=thestonedkoala]I don't know. I love Zbenyk and he can move the puck but by no means is an offensive weapon. I would be torn with that trade because I think Michalek has a huge upside that remains largely untapped.
Sorry but I'm looking for a forward for defensemen trade mainly.
You could take a gamble on Buffalo's youngster Dmitri Kalinin, I think he will show up as a great D-man with offensive production really soon. Also if Zidlicky outperforms Timonen in Nashville Timonen might be up for grabs.