There's a discussion going on the trade board about Joe's value...
I thought this might fecht him, and not be a terrible deal for us considering his age and our lack of "impact" centers.
Legwand, Upshall, Arkhipov, and a 2nd rounder.
I think I might be overpaying a bit.
My thought process is this: Premium Centers with the size and ability of Thornton are rare. Legwand, while talented, hasn't shown us that he can have an impact night after night. Upshall appears to me to be a rugged winger, a good PK'er with a bit of offensive upside and a motor that never quits. Arkhipov...well, we all know..
I'd make that deal as well. Adding Upshall makes it kind of pricey but Thornton is still relatively young and is a bona fide star in the league. That would seriously give us some depth issues at center though.