On an actually serious note, I'd say move Nilsson for a late pick, waive Moreau (if only), and trade O'Sullivan for someone bigger. I'd also move one of Grebeshkov or Gilbert, and my choice is Gilbert.
Out of the most "reliable" rumours i have heard this season, I would say acquiring Mueller is the best option. Sending Cogliano (As much as i like him) would be a fair trade.
Also, I would dump Moreau for a 4th rounder, 3rd if it could be squeaked out of a team. And I would trade Gilbert for a Ryan Suter type player...not that i am suggesting he is available...or get Matt Greene back from LA.
Wow That makes sense, Get rid of a player how always out performs his CHEAP contract!!!
High 5 for you
Do you honestly believe that?
I think we have had a bad team for so long, people in this town have become "Vancouverized". You can't create a championship team building around a mediocre player.
Hemsky is a mediocre player - after six full season in the NHL it is time to realize he just ain't going to get any better. He is what he is and that is mediocre. He cannot carry this team on his back, he is not the player to build around. He is a complimentary player and will never be a dominant, superstar, leader type. Nothing wrong with that but when you factor in his give aways and disappearing acts he is worth about $4 million.
With Hemksy carrying the team, we have missed the playoffs three years in a row. How does that make Hemsky an incredible bargain? Hemsky is a complimentary player like Kovalev or Gomez, not the kind of player you build a championship team around.
If the Hemsky contract is the bargain you say it is, we shouldn't have a problem trading him for someone that can really lead this team to contention.