I don't see the fit here. Eaton would be perfect but he just signed a two year deal. I doubt they would look to move him now. It wouldn't be a good player PR move. Eaton strikes me as an East Coast guy being from Delaware, playing for Notre Dame, signing with Philly, being traded to Nashville(not his choice), signing in Pittsburgh, staying there for half a decade, and then signing in New York. Don't think he'd be happy about being moved to Phoenix eighteen games in. Radek Martinek would also be a fantastic fit. I just don't see the Islander waiting the better part of two years for him to get healthy, only to trade him away as soon as he's back. Motteau, like Eaton, just signed a two-year deal. We can't afford Wisneiski and he's not what we need; a tiny version of Jovo. No thanks to Bruno Gervais and Dylan Reese.
That leaves Tampa. Again, no good fit, that I can see. Hedman is out of the question, Kubina just signed and is way out of our price range, and Ohlund's contract is completely retarded. Clark and Jones are both known as fairly mistake prone, and seemingly are not what the doctor ordered for our situation. That leaves Smaby, who is essentially Nolan Yonkman and Lundin, who I don't see Tampa having any reason to move. I mean, he's probably the best fit for us, but the Lightning are playing well, and so is Lundin. He's cheap, he's youngish, and he just doesn't seem like a candidate for a trade. I mean, he's fourth in TOI/G and first in SHTOI/G, he's 26 years old and makes less than a million bucks this year.
You've pretty much shot down any possibilities as far as blueliners are concerned, leaving the forwards and goaltenders. LaBarbera has been shaky, but he had a big game in Chicago; I wouldn't say he's played himself off the team by any stretch. We've got plenty of forward depth and do not need additional third/fourth line players. I suppose it's possible DM was there to look at a scorer--who, I have no idea. There don't seem to be any players who would both be available and clear upgrades for us on either team.
To NYI: Don Maloney's personal guarantee that certain photographs and, let's say, memorabilia of a personally identifiable nature pertaining to Garth Snow's latest vacation in Thailand will never come to light