i'm not sure Campbell is the answer either. oilers have the worst GA so far this year, floridas in second for 42 in I think 11 games. they are going through the same thing we are, with tim Thomas and a solid goaltending prospect
FLA is 2nd worst yet Campbell is sitting at a team high +4.. Not bad for someone that doesnt get sheltered minutes and averages 25min+ per game
Would be a good fit IMO.. He is playing big minutes in BUF and is one of the 2 players on that club who are on the + side of +/-. (Mark Pysyk is the other)
shouldnt cost an arm or a leg or an Eberle either.
What do you think it would take? We obviously need to make sure we don't take back more than about 2 million in the deal. N. Schultz and a 1st? Smid and a 2nd? Smid and Marincin? I don't think any of our high end forwards would be necessary either, and i don't think any of our lower end forwards have much appeal or cap-hit to make the deal work, so that is why I'm proposing d-men.
My action plan, after a day spent procrastinating from schoolwork:
Yakupov FOR Seth Jones (I'd be down to add a little more to see this done, honestly it does make a lot of sense for both sides though. If they want a D prospect back we could toss them a Musil or a Gernat-or both-and still come out smelling better.)
N. Schultz, Marincin FOR Stafford (Schultz is a just a cap dump, this is a move to get a legit top 6 'big guy' in for a B level prospect. Replaces Yakupov with a guy that provides a little more 'balance')
Waive Labarbera and keep Bachman up. Watch the market carefully for other goalies. Don't bite just yet. Dubnyk back to his normal form prevents us from having to do the old knee-jerk... but if one of the Ducks guys shakes loose for example (even Andersen) you pounce.
lol @ people thinking the Preds are going to trade Jones for Yakupov. Keep dreaming, after the Radulov situation I'd say Yakupov's value to the Predators is lower than any other team in the entire NHL. They wouldn't touch Yakupov with a 10 foot pole IMO, especially for the future of their franchise.
and Stafford is awful, I hope we stay far away from him but I have a real bad feeling about that one.
Anyone know of any Euro goalies who have been playing well overseas and might be worth offering a contract to. Not saying someone to come over and step in and save the season but someone who can at the very least add some depth to the position.