In response to jmwalters' comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
Im going for 2 players on one team to solve our problems.
Hi Shupe, you have some interesting combos here. I personally think that when thinking of upgrades certain things will likely be considered (and Nite has done a decent job here):
1. PC believes the roster is solid for the most part. This means that he will probably not trade an existing core member to upgrade
2. Since the cap is going to be reduced to $64 million next season he is not looking to add salary. This means he will likely only add impending UFA's
3. Recognizing last season as a template in the uslessness of adding insiginficant parts and addressing the reality of the loss of Kelly, PC will obtain a major addition if possible
4. For this season only, PC does have the cap space for a major addition if possible
Most of your suggestions here are probably not going to happen.
For example; Sarich, Smyth, and Robidas are all signed for next season. Plus, the Neil/Subban thing seems rather odd considering your premise of "2 players, one team."
Not trying to be argumentative, just my opinion.
Neil/Subban was for my good buddy dez.
im not so sure i agree with not taking money back. My argument is it gives us leverage. If we added sarich we basically can tell ference to sign for our money or see ya. If they can sign AF to a team friendly deal you have an asset to trade.
robidas is very underated and would likely bump AF to cheer leading duty with ST. Morrow would be fantastic on any team.
Sarich is on a very good 2 million contract for next year. Iggy likely would resign if dealt here.
I dont think you limit yourself when going for a cup. You can always trade an asset in the offseason.