Re: Trade for Hejduk and Forsberg
posted at 2/12/2011 4:19 PM EST
In Response to Re: Trade for Hejduk and Forsberg
[QUOTE]homebrew whats ur brilliant ideas for a trade?
Posted by yaz16[/QUOTE]
I've stated previously on here and hfboards what I think the Bruins should look for. That is an All Star caliber talent that would put them over the top, or a solid energy / penalty killing third liner to upgrade Recchi/Ryder/Wheeler, even though each of them brings something different to the table that would be hard to replace.
Elias would be my first choice should he become available. I'd pay a good price for him. (Toronto First + Hamill)
There aren't many All Star players avaialble, is the problem. Most likely we only can trade for a depth player. Before getting injured Alfredsson would have been my second choice, though he likely would not have been available on the trade market.
We don't know what's availalbe and what the asking price is. Kaberle of 3 years ago I'd have been all over. Now, I would give up a 2nd rounder for him but not much more. Versteeg I'd rather have over Kaberle, he's a very solid energy player that is a perfect depth forward for a playoff run. If depth puts a team over the top rather than the star power of the first line, then Versteeg in a thrid line role would be perfect.
If the player we are trading for isn't an upgrade on the player we currently have at his roster slot, there is no point of making the trade. Phillips I couldn't care for. Same for others that might be an upgrade but the contract is retarded (Gonchar, Spezza...etc).
There aren't really a whole lot of names that jump out as available, is an upgrade over our current roster, and the asking price is reasonable.
Perhaps something might come out of left field, like a
Bogosian/ Cleary / Clowe / Shane Doan / Martin Erat...etc. Players like that are very likely not available, but would be great additions to our roster. Did anyone see Luplul getting traded (not that I would have chased him)?
The other problem is that there aren't a lot of teams out of the playoff race right now. In a week that might change.
I really don't see a point of proposing a trade for a player like Forsberg (of today) that 'might' offer an upgrade, but really isn't worth the risk, even if the asking price was a lot lower than you proposed.