I wouldn't give up Komisarek, Plekanec, Subban, and a 2nd for Lecavalier, but some Habs fans would. The bottom line for the Habs in any Lecavalier trade scenario, however, is that the team is already perhaps a bit thin on D, they couldn't trade one of their top guys without getting somebody back. (Which is of course why Ranger's name started popping up even in the earliest reports, probably).
i dont really think tampa would do this as the montreal deal also included two first gorges and higgins and you replaced them with staal whitney a first and second as wells as sending st louis to pitts. i'd say the only team that does this right now is pitts, no from both montreal and tampa.
Pitt wouldn't touch this deal with a 50 foot pole.
it essentially a 1st and a good prospect for a top 5 Center/100 pt player
Actually his proposal added in Pominville and another decent prospect too. This is a huge NO from me.
Pominville has an 80 point season already in just 3 seasons. Lecavalier has just 2 seasons of 80+ points in 10 seasons. He's had 100+ points just one time. So he's not really a 100 pt. player. Pommer is also way better defensively.
This is gross overpayment. Take out Pommer and add in Stafford and a first rounder in 2010. And we'd need to free up cap room so Hecht would have to go the other way too probably.
Basically, tampa can have anyone they want outside of Vanek, Roy, Miller, and Myers. Pomniville is probably a bit too similar to St. Louis, so perhaps Stafford would be of more interest. Either way, take your pick tampa.
Oh, I thought you were trading for Lecavalier to play goal. You are right though, four players out of 22 really scares me. ESPECIALLY when those four players account for almost $28 million of your payroll.
So does ottawa even have enough salary space to get a goalie capable of stopping the puck and 15 other players????
I think not
Goaltending is not the problem anymore. Brian Elliott has arrived. Trust me Biron is not much better. Your team, philly, doesn;t have a great history of goaltending either. Pelle Lindbergh was the last great one that played for the Flyers. Gerber is in the minors and will be gone next year.