Bowser wrote:Just a little guess work for deadline Thursday...
Recchi goes to Carolina for D Anton Babchuk and C Matt Cullen
LeClair goes to Tampa Bay for RW Evgeny Artyukhin
Roy goes to NY Rangers for draft pick
I would love to see Babchuk and Cullen for Recchi. Cullen is a very underrated player, in my opinion, and if he shifted to wing, would compliment Crosby quite well. Babchuk is supposed to be very good, but can't crack a good Carolina defense. He'd be a welcomed addition.
Can't say I know much about Artyukhin. Actually, I never heard of him.
I would go one step further and say that Melichar and Roy go to the Rangers for someone like Dominic Moore or Jed Ortmyer, though I am not sure how much the Rangers value these guys. I just have a feeling the Rangers will want to get Melichar, considering his past with Rozsival and also the simple fact that they love Czechs and ex-Penguins.
I could also see Cross shipped to a team looking for some depth on the blueline....possibly a trade similar to Poapst for Bougenecki.