The worst part about it is that Brodeur is completely done. Not sure why he's being the way he is. He is not starting tender material in the NHL anymore...why not just go out with the legacy he's built in the city he built it in as opposed to being traded for scraps to sit on the bench?
Gaborik would be a strong move. Doubt it happens.
Gaborik - Spezza - Condra
MacArthur - Turris - Ryan
Conacher - Zibanejad - Stewart
Greening - Smith - Neil
2/3 of the top line is brittle and Condra doesn't belong near any NHL top six.
After that I would swap Ryan and Stewart and Hoffman would replace Conacher.
Not sure why you are so high on Hoffman. He is 24 years old. By that age you almost certainly know what you have in a player so it's not like the Sens would be giving up on him too quickly. Who cares about his 5 years in the organization. It means nothing. He could end up being a 20 goal scorer or he could end up being a great AHLer and nothing more. The reality is that he is more likely to be a fringe NHLer. And that's why you get rid of him before the younger guys like Puempel and Prince.
Only one thing wrong with this thinking, Hoffman is better than at least 3 of the current Sens forwards who are older than him.
The youngest forward the Sens have is Zibby at 20, then it jumps to 24 so Hoffman is in the 2nd youngest category with Turris and Conacher.
When a team has Greening and Condra at 27 and Neil at 34, a GM should be overly concerned about finding a roster spot for the players like Stone, Puempel and Prince.
Hoffman has looked great with Zibby and Ryan, that line is creating chances largely through the speed of Hoff and Zib.
It makes sense given how he has performed this season. Also given the fact that the West could be having an arms race, it would be dumb of Murray to not listen to offers.
I'm not saying it makes sense or not, I'm saying the source of this particular rumour has a track record of putting random stuff out there with a very bad success rate. All I'm saying is: wait until you hear it from someone else before accepting it as gospel.
TFP is all about the Spaghetti Method: Throw a bunch of stuff on the wall, and see what sticks.