I said Stastny, not Duchene. PK is a franchise defenseman and a fan favourite, I don't think I'd have to include him in a package to acquire Paul Stastny let alone include him in the deal.
If my value is completely off (since I don't watch many games in the Western conference) would a Kostitsyn for Comeau deal be fair value for the Islanders fans here?
As a fan of both Avs and Habs I can tell you that Avs wouldn't touch a deal for Stastny that doesn't include PK. You say that PK is a fan favourite and a franchise D-man (wich is something I agree with), and then you forget that Stastny is a 25 year old all-star two-way center who has 0,92 PPG average, and he's also a fan favourite. You won't get him for a guy you want to get rid of, and who on top of that is an UFA at the end of the season, a depth defensman, and a draft pick that will probably be in the 20's.
"Hey, we think this guy needs to go. We also think he might end up in Colorado simply because we're not up-to-date on their finances and think they need to get over the cap. Which is a good enough reason for us to think that they might take this guy."
I'd be hesitant about re-uniting him with Brother Sergei. There are positives and negatives to having brothers on the same team; in the case of Andrei I see this relationship as more of a crutch than an inspiration.
Good way for the bored reporters to pass a little time in the summer. But AK doesn't "need" to go. He just said what everybody already knew anyway, including Martin. They'll be able to proceed just as before, and AK will probably be a free agent in the summer.
Why? don't we have enough inconsistent wingers already, don't want him, don't need him
AK is a guy I could possibly see fitting in next to the Sedins. If he did, he'd easily pot 30 goals and allow us to move Burrows down to play with Kesler.
That isn't a bad top 6, especially considering all of Sturm, Raymond, and Higgins will also be pushing for a spot. AK has a large frame and good finish, he'd be a guy I'd be willing to take a chance on if we could grab him for a 1st and mid prospect.
How about Ak + 3round Vs radulov right + budish/Geoffrion
I honestly don't think Poile is going to trade Radulov's rights. Maybe a year ago, but not now. Reports are that his KHL team is having financial troubles and Poile is saying that there's a good chance he'll return next season.
I wouldnt be at all surprised if the avs made a move with the habs for andrei kostitsyn.
He provides more wing depth, something the avs lack, but also has the ability to play a top 6 role. With Hejduk possibly retiring soon, it could be a good tryout for AKost with the avs over a 1 year period. He fits the avs characteristics financially (his contract ending before the new CBA), so i would not be surprised.
These two teams have made a few deals together. Something similar to the O'Byrne trade but with obviously more value coming from the avs this time.