The trading block for the Blues is very limited, and very specific.
The only roster player the Blues are interested in trading at this time is Chris Stewart, because his replacement in Dmitrij Jaskin is at hand.
We will take futures for Stewart alone, as in two picks in the top 100 from one club.
The Blues' first-round pick in this draft may be available along with Stewart; in exchange, the Blues want nothing less than a first-round pick between 10th and 20th in this draft, or an NHL-ready center prospect with the size and playing style to fit in a Ken Hitchcock system.
The Blues will offer Stewart, their first in 2014 and prospect Ty Rattie, but only for an elite NHL-ready center prospect with the attributes listed above, or a center with the attributes listed above who is under age 24 and currently playing in the NHL.
The definition of "elite" is at the discretion of Blues' mock draft management.
it's risky though trading a vet and replacing him with a kid when you are a cup contender!
that said, centers Ryan Strome or Franz Nielsen could be available!
players available for your team's playoff run, being mindful of the cap of course, Goalie Knobokov, d-men MacDonald, Martinek and Vishnovsky, more forwards like Clutterbuck, Bailey and Grabner. not all perhaps, and i have to stay over the $50 mil cap minimum, but let's talk!
These are players that are either on expiring contracts at the end of the year and/or are players that can be moved without hesitation.
On The Block:
- Vernon Fiddler, C
- Shawn Horcoff, C
- Ray Whitney, LW
- Aaron Rome, D
These are players that, while not necessarily on the block, are still available for trade.
- Erik Cole, LW/RW
- Jordie Benn, D
- Trevor Daley, D
- Sergei Gonchar, D
- Stephane Robidas, D
These are players that are not necessarily available, but can be moved in the right deal.
Will Listen To Offers For
- Alex Chiasson, RW
- Rich Peverley, C/RW
- Kevin Connauton, D
- Alex Goligoski, D
- Prospects not listed below
These are players/prospects who are not available.
Will Not Move:
- Ryan Garbutt, LW
- Jack Campbell, G
- Philippe Desrosiers, G
- Brett Ritchie, RW
- Alex Guptill, LW
- Jason Dickinson, LW
- Cole Ully, LW
- Remi Elie, LW
- Curtis McKenzie, LW
- Devin Shore, C
- Radek Faksa, C
- Jamie Oleksiak, D
- Patrik Nemeth, D
- Ludvig Bystrom, D
- John Klingberg, D
- Dmitry Sinitsyn, D
- Jyrki Jokipakka, D
These are players that will not be considered in a trade under any circumstances.
- Jamie Benn, LW
- Cody Eakin, C
- Valeri Nichushkin, RW
- Antoine Roussel, LW
- Tyler Seguin, C
- Brenden Dillon, D
I'm looking for the following via trade:
- 2014 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Round Picks
- 2nd Line Center
- Top 6 Winger
- Top 2/4 Defensemen
*Preferably young or prime aged players.
Wow that's a lot haha. Feel free to message me with any offers, inquiries, etc.
What we'll move:
Very unlikely to move any talented veterans. We're still well within our window to win the Cup, we do not want to get worse. This means Hossa, Seabrook, Crawford, Hjalmarsson etc will take a massive overpayment to obtain. Will move lower-level prospects and bottom-6 forwards (ex. Brandon Pirri). Willing to trade out of the 1st round entirely, but will require your 2nd round pick or a similarly talented prospect. Will also consider offers for NHL-level players for our 1st or 2nd round picks.
Last edited by brandonholmes: 02-26-2014 at 12:15 PM.
The Sharks #1 need is for a young, top 3/4 offensive or at least PM Dman preferably with some NHL experience already, but otherwise close to NHL ready. This request is really quite specific and we will be picky, but willing to pay the price for the right player. Also always looking for possibly more (or more specifically better) offensive depth, however we are stacked with capable forwards right now, so any trade in that area would be more of a luxury and would have to be a definite upgrade. The Sharks also might be interested in a salary dump for Martin Havlat in order to remain cap compliant ($5mil cap, 1 more year left after this). The Sharks are currently at 50 contracts, so any trade for a player will have to involve a roster player going back.
The Sharks can offer you any combination of their draft picks (24th overall, SJ&PIT 2nd rounders, 3rd, NYR 5th, 6th) for the right piece. Am willing to talk regarding all NHL players and prospects not listed below though obviously there are pieces listed that we are not inclined to move except perhaps in the right deal. But ask away :] Will answer any questions regarding players and prospects talents/skills/weaknesses with honesty and in as much detail as I can.
Additional: I suppose if we can't get the young player we're looking for in the next few days, the sharks would then possibly be interested in a more veteran/rental type of defensive upgrade for a less steep price. We'll see.