Mosby wrote:Where I disagree is that if we can not even get a single B level prospect that has some potential to play someday on the 2nd line. Then why trade Recchi?
I think it is too soon to say if Potulny (for example) can or can't play on the 2nd line in the NHL. Who knows what type of player a 2nd round pick could be down the road?
Who cares what happens to the Pens over the last ~ 20 games. Getting rid of Recchi would be a good thing because at this point the Pens need to get Johnson or Kessel and a last place finish will ensure that.
They can acquire some kind of asset(s) and still resign Recchi next season. If they don't resign Recchi they can use the $2.3M and sign somebody else. I agree they need to get several Fs in the system that can score goals because all of them will not pan out. I also think the Pens could save some $$ in 06/07 because they probably could sign Recchi for somewhere between his option ~$800K and the team option $2.3M.
This way the Pens get a B prospect, maybe a draft pick or another B prospect, and they save $$$ on Recchi in 06/07 that they might be able to use on an ~ $800K checking type forward or depth dman. If the Pens don't pick up his $2.3M option it would cause resentment on his part if he decided to exercise his player option to stay with the team. Trading him gives the Pens some latitude to reduce his cost for next season without alienating him.