for what it's worth (little) i'd have to guess that a deal involving a proven top 6 player and an albatross (souray) would be the likely topic of conversation. i say this because i cannot see us dealing our core youth away for anyone (though hall would be nice not happening).
PW, is THIS what you're refering to? Would you at least say the Oilers are the team involved???
Can't even fathom what would be involved.... but as a fan, I've been salivating over the thought of one day acquiring Paarjarvi-Svensson. Seeing him at the WC this Spring only convinced me of that 'desire' all the more.
Unless Edmonton is suddenly looking to dump Hemsky or Penner cheap (very not likely) I can't fathom what deal two teams that are both looking to rebuild would make.
The Isles aren't going to take Souray...they didn't pick him up for free, and with Witt gone, there is no contract to trade back. Plus, the Isles just added Wiz and I have a feeling they are done on D.
I don't doubt the Isles will swing another deal — but major??? Not without giving up something "major"
I can't see the Isles obtaining another defenseman. If anything a defenseman (Gervais/Martinek/Reese/Kohn) will be shipped out. I can't see any one of Tavares, Bailey, Okposo, de Haan, Hamonic, Petrov, Neiderreiter, Kabanov, Poulin, Koskinen, Nelson, Hillen, MacDonald, Neilsen, Streit or Schremp on the block.
I can see possibly Hunter as part of a deal. Possibly one of our "lesser" prospects like a Kessel, Ness, Trivino, Rhakshani, Toews. I could also see them moving a pick again — perhaps a second rounder, perhaps a first round pick. But if that is the case it has to be something significant coming back — it wont be a rental like Smyth.
Overall — I would not look for a deal — it just does not make sense, unless it is one of three goalies. Snow is not going to take on either of Souray, Hemsky or Horcoff. We dont need a smallish center like Cogliano. And I don't think Penner — who I would LOVE to grab, is going to be coming here without giving up one of the players mentioned above, and Im not a fan of that program; that's the Mike Milbury way.
As soon as I read this I figured this has gotta do with what PW posted over here last night, but I just have no clue whatsoever what kind of "big" trade the Isles could make with the Oil that would benefit both clubs.
Thats a pretty respectable blue line IMO. Only thing is that I hear Streit and Souray dont get along from there montreal days. Who knows? The thing about a trade between the isles and oils is that we are both in a similar posistion... It doesnt make alot of sense for us to be doing buisiness unless its a prospect swap or salary dump.
If a deal is in place, it won't be for Hemsky or Penner. I'm sure Oilers fans would speculate that they'd be getting Okposo or Streit. Too essential to the core of their team.
Cogliano for Hunter or a defenseman, seems realistic in my opinion.
I am a big Penner fan, most are not, my guess is that some kind of trade around him could be in the offering, but then again this is Eklund, he could easily be saying Islanders and Dallas talking about Neal.
We'd be taking back way too much salary to give up those guys. I can see putting the 2nd in 2011, and 2 cheap expendable players in such a deal like Gervais and Schremp, of course Edmonton already flushed Schremp down the toilet.
Ironically enough, I believe Matt Martin is one of the absolute LAST guys this team is going to trade until it knows what exactly it has in him. If he becomes what he's been astronomically heading towards the past two years, he'll be absolutely VITAL to a team trying to compete in the East.
I know these things aren't written in stone, but if Snow knows that Streit and Souray do not get along, I mean really can't work together, then I do not know why he'd bring that element into the locker room.