Well...here we are, it's every wannabe GM's favorite time of the year!
A lot of people view a team's approach to this situation as a very complicated thing...I actually think it's quite simple:
- We are very likely to make the playoffs
- Therefore; we should trim excess fat that doesn't play a part in our future to give ourselves the best possible shot at a Stanley Cup. Period.
- Also, as always, we're looking for trades to improve the team including large needs we may have in both the immediate and long term.
My Rental List
I'd be happy with any or a combination of:
My Big Name List
I would push hard for:
My Get Rid of List
I'd jump for joy if we could dump:
Dustin Penner's contract, and especially to the Leafs
What do I expect us to do? I don't really know. I expect to hear a lot of excuses about whatever it is we do or don't do in the reactions to things though.
Good luck to the crew tomorrow; land us a winner!