Re: What would it take to get Brian Campbell and Matthias from FLA.
posted at 3/31/2013 10:31 AM EDT
In response to stinkman's comment:
How many prospects and picks would FLA want. I think the panthers would move both but at what cost . Would you have to start with Subban yes I know PC wouldn't trade him but would he have to be in a deal of this magnitude
The Panthers don't need Subban. Jacob Markstrom is 23 and playing very well. The Panthers believe he is going to be the #1 for the forseeable future.
Campbell has three years left on a very expensive deal. It has been rumored that the Panthers would be willing to eat part of that salary. Per rules of the CBA, they can keep up to 50% of the dough/cap hit. If that were the case, Campbell would be an awesome acquisition. He may drive some B's fans bonkers with is lack of physical play. Through 36 games this year, he has 12 hits. LOL 12 hits! Once in every three games, he mistakenly runs into someone and the scorer mistakenly calls it a hit. He would change the powerplay in an instant* and create a whole new offensive look for the team.
Matthias is on fire right now. Two more goals last night, giving him 11 in March, 5 in his last three games. The guy is going bananas. If Tallon were a good GM, which he is not, he would sell high RIGHT NOW. Matthias can move for a bigger guy, but he doesn't play a physical brand of hockey at all. I can't recall a big check from the 6'4, 225 man. He is a very fast skater. He can also put on some dazzling moves with the puck in tow.
To get these two players, you can be sure that the offer would be better than the Calgary deal. The cupboard is bare in San Antonio. The team needs NHL players and prospects. I woud guess they won't take Horton back. That leaves third liners and top AHL guys like Spooner and Khoklachev at least. Considering the deal they'd force with Campbell's contract, they'd probably have to add in a bit more also.
It would be pretty expensive overall, but you have to pay to get. No one trades their Toyota for a Benz without having to put up some cash as well.