Tuesday Trade Prop.

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?


raventalon40 said...

There's enough fuel in that fire for the run and gun offense to make up for its deficit on defense. The Oilers are trying to run the 3 offense 1 checking line formula right now and they are coming off as a failed carbon copy of the Detroit model. Having Doug Weight and Bill Guerin around won't help, and NY Islanders wouldn't trade the pair together right now anyway because they're still trying to convince their fans that they're actually serious about running their team.

Scott Howson knows as much about any other GM, maybe more, about Mathieu Roy's health history. I don't know if he would accept this trade for Peca unless:

a) it was clear Peca was not going to re-sign
b) he needed a depth defenseman, and he was leaning toward familiarity the way he did with Hejda and Torres

raventalon40 said...

Correctin: there's not enough fuel, sorry

LMHF#1 said...

But what if NYI would make the deal; would you take it? Wouldn't it add the veteran presence and know-how required to win?

With Peca I just can't see why they wouldn't deal an impending FA from a non-contending team for some sort of asset (maybe a draft pick instead but that's less interesting to discuss) unless they know 100% that Peca would want to stay.

Charlie98 said...

I'm curious about Dan Ellis. We already have 3 goalies. What's the upside to adding another and who do we trade toget him. 2 goalies would need to go.

LMHF#1 said...

Ellis is an off-season option mostly.