So...Ottawa trades some of their best players and their first round pick (which will be top four in a year where there are four really good players who could all potentially go 1st overall), and they only get one young player back.
You don't trade your 1st away when you are rebuilding. You take players like Spezza, Alfie, Gonchar and who ever you have as UFA's and trade them for picks and prospects. It will give you a head start in your rebuild. If you can get a good return for Fisher you do it, if not you keep him.
- LW Milan Michalek (4.333 cap hit)
- D Sergei Gonchar (5.5 cap hit)
- C Mike Fisher (4.2 cap hit)
- Ottawa's 1st rd pick (currently 4th overall)
- C Tyler Seguin (3.55 cap hit)
- C Dominic Moore (1.1 cap hit)
Moore brings absolutely nothing to Ottawa. Clearly this is a huge overpayment for Seguin. I wouldn't be afraid to package Ottawa's 1st along with one of the aforementioned player (or one not listed) as long as it returns a young elite forward prospect similar to Seguin. Afterall, a team always hopes their 1st rounder will turn out to be a Seguin. So what if the acquisition was announced through a trade instead of at the podium on draft day.
To Boston from Ottawa/Tampa:
LW Milan Michalek (4.333 cap hit)
Ottawa's 1st rd pick (currently 4th overall)
Tampa Bay's 1st round pick (24th overall)
To Ottawa from Boston:
C Tyler Seguin (3.55 cap hit)
To Tampa Bay from Ottawa
D Sergei Gonchar (5.5 cap hit)
C Mike Fisher (4.2 cap hit)
To Ottawa from Tampa
C Dominic Moore (1.1 cap hit)
Originally Posted by SammyTheBull
Some ridiculous proposals by Sens fans yet again...
The OP seems more like a Boston fan to me. Sure, they give up Seguin, but they get a good young power forward in Michalek, and end up with FOUR 1st rounders in this draft (BOS, TOR, OTT, TB)... TWO of which are lottery picks currently.