Every week on Tuesday I'll throw an idea out there for a trade I'd like to see the club make.
Now perhaps I should explain a little about my take on trade proposals...I don't pretend to know the exact value of guys out there or what other GMs would accept or reject. My ideas will be solely based on what I'd accept if in the position of our GM. These are not designed to be perfect; and I'll try to avoid too many blockbusters...there will also be some general thoughts on individual players.
For instance: in NSH, Dan Ellis may soon be available. He's locked in for another year and may be a goaltending option going to next year.
If Nathan Horton really is being shopped at all; I'm all over that one.
At the deadline proposal: Mathieu Roy for Michael Peca (CLB) - He could do exactly what he did for us in the '06 run.
Right now proposal: Erik Cole + Ladislav Smid for Doug Weight and Bill Guerin (NYI) - I'm a litte more cautious about this one; and would rather have Comrie than Guerin frankly, but think this trade could really add a veteran presence and some general grit to our team along with more consistent scoring.
But doesn't this forward crew look like it would win?
Penner, Horcoff, Hemsky, Moreau, Weight, Pisani, Schremp, Cogliano, Guerin,
Nilsson, Brodziak, Gagner, MacIntyre, Pouliot.
We may be overpaying; but this takes all kinds of pressure off of the kids and adds guys who may be rentals but know the city and would fit in much more comfortably than many other players.
I'm not sure but really think that could help; any theories?