As a Sens fan I was just wondering the trade value of Bell and Calder what would it take to get one of them.
Calder's value is probably not as high as Bell's. Bell, IMO, is the sort of young, inexpensive physical player that every team wants. I think his cost would be substantial IF he was available (and I don't believe he is).
i would assume they would want more than they're actually worth. chicago's only hope is the future, and youre asking about 2 of the 3 top young forwards they have right now. im sure chicago is rebuilding around a core that includes those two - prying them away would require overpayment.
Bell is flat out not available, he is our top young player and likely future captain. It would also be unlikely that Calder would be available as we are rebuilding and these two are among our core. If trading with Hawks, the veterans are most likely what they would be moving.
Last edited by Behn Wilson: 02-07-2004 at 05:53 PM.
Bell is just coming into his own this year and is showing consistency that he's never really had in the past. His value is at an all-time high considering he's turning the corner and that he's young, cheap, and physical. Bell isn't going to be dealt for any reason. Give up any hope of acquiring Bell
Calder, on the other hand, I think can be had and I don't think he's anywhere near as valuable as Bell. He's a good grinder along the boards, but he's undersized and has to rely on superior heart to win the physical battles. I think his hands are a bit suspect as well. I personally would suggest a high-ish pick (2nd-4th) and Calder for Rachunek. Rachunek fills a definite need for the Hawks (a defenseman that can play his position) and Calder is the gritty character guy that will work in the corners, which the Sens could make use of. I believe Rachunek's value is higher than a guy like Calder's hence I think the Hawks would have to add a draft pick to balance it out. Just my opinion.
Bell is not available, period. He is 2nd on our team in pts and is the 2nd most popular player(if not the first) and will be team captain next season.
I am one of the few Chicago fans that would listen to offers for Calder, but as people said above it probably isn't worth what it would take to get him. Calder doesn't hit that much, but he takes as much punishment as anyone in the league without complaint. Sutter, Pulford, and Tallon all love him- and Tallon/Foley compare him to Steve Larmer quite frequently..... He Bell'er, Arnason, and Mac are all real tight- so it just doesn't seem likely....
I think Radulov is available in a package deal, possibly. Depending on what the return is. I think Smith and Lesuk were much higher on him than Sutter(who may be a lame duck though) and Tallon. He is probably the only youngster that is(although if Sutter had as much pull as Tallon, Arnason would be available as well- as sutter doesn't like him).
NOw if you wanna move Spezza...... I'll give ya tallon's email