Crystal ball? How do you know the 2011 draft is weak? It's two years away! Everyone thought this years draft was weak besides Tavares and look how that turned out. Players now can develop into great prospects within two years. Do you know any of the prospects in that draft?
Landeskog, Musil, Couturier, St. Croix, a **** load of American prospects...
You do bring up an interesting point, but a lot of scouts haven't been impressed by the 2011 crop thus far... Sure players could emerge, but as it stands, it's weak
Besides, by 2011, and with the additions of Horton and Weiss (and any other additions Burke will hopefully make), we'll be solid enough to contend for the playoffs regularly and the draft pick wouldn't be as high.
Niskanen replaces Kaberle in a couple of years. He is a beast of an offensive d-man.
Which is why there isn't a snowball's chance in hell of that deal happening.
I wouldn't even trade Richards straight up for Kaberle, to be honest. Cap-wise, sure, Dallas breathes easier, but despite what the New York media wants to cram down our throats, the Stars are not in emergency salary dump mode, and I don't believe for one second that they are shopping Brad Richards. They might be kicking the tires for Kaberle, but I don't see Richards going the other way unless another center was coming back.
And Niskanen's off-limits.
If you're telekinetic and you know it, clap my hands!
Valuewise, its not terrible... bit more needed going to the Leafs. However, the last thing Chicago wants to do is add salary; the reason Sharp is available is to try and unload his contract to make room for Toews, Kane, and Keith.
Urging all fellow posters to share all your trade proposals in this thread.
We'll be merging all other trade proposals here, anyway. It lets our board run more efficiently and doesnt seem too crowded.
While we're at it, I'll start with one.
2nd Rd '10
NO. Trading Kaberle doesn't make sense now. We need one more stud forward prospect and a top pairing puck moving prospect before we trade Kaberle. Trading him just leaves a huge offensive hole and we're be pinned in our own end.