Here is why I said it;
To get rid of Horcoff and Fernie frees up cap space. Yes we lose a powerful PK'er, but when healthy he will do wonders in Montreal. Horcoff makes sense as he can also do the same Cammaleri can do.
Nillson is as good as done in Edmonton anyways. Not a great player but a decent one. Change of scenery may be good for him. O'Sully is the only loss but needed to get a high pick like the second. Robear won't get a second alone. Getting Mayers in return gives us a gritty player who is off the books next year I believe and a decent draft pick.
Cammaleri is 10x better than Horcoff so I don't get how you can say "Horcoff makes sense as he can also do the same Cammaleri can do."
As for the Toronto trade, they don't own a 2nd rounder due to the Kessel trade.
Was that so hard? You couldn't do that the first time?
Ah yes, I forgot about that pick in the deal.
Just swap it for another one
Yeah Cammy is better than Horc, but I wouldn't say 10x. He isn't elite talent. Sorry. Horc can perform. 2006 Playoffs prove that. He just needs to find his game again. But if Fernando were to get healthy again, I think the habs would consider it.
Are these meant to be moderately legit, if they were to decide to 'rebuild'? You aren't going to see more than a couple deals at a time, and never of that much significance.
I'd try to move Souray for an established young forward with upside - and preferably size. Maybe shut down Horcoff if his shoulder could use the time off. In terms of pure dumps, any combination of Staios/Moreau/Nilsson leaving town works for me.
If we're talking about truly re-shaping the team, I'd look for one blockbuster in which we bring in the best player involved in the trade. These little mini-fixes don't often pan out well - especially when all done at once. Blow it up or stay the course, no screwing around. And I think we all know which route is more likely.
Cogliano is a piece that doesn't fit, Colborne is a big goal scorer and Colborne is 3 years younger than Cogliano.
Horton is 24 and would be a very big part of this team going forward and filling a niche of big, young, scoring forwards that we need. I think that address part of a rebuild, especially when he's under contract.
you're not going to be able to trade everyone over 21 for people under 21