There would need to be contingencies all over the place.
I like Christensen quite a bit and would be hesitant to part with him. I know you have to offer quality for quality, but Christensen might
be too much to move up one spot. I definitely pass on that offer unless I have Malkin locked up. Besides, if the Blues did swap with us they would be looking at drafting a high end center anyhow. I would think a winger would be more attractive to them, but Armstrong is obviously out of the question and I'm not sure Surovy or Ouellet would interest them much. Maybe Hilbert?
Even if Malkin will be here, moving Christensen still leaves a hole in the roster. We'll need a top 6 forward from free agency. Christensen may be a candidate to move to wing.
What is Lalime's status? If they are free of his contract, might Caron interest them? He put up decent numbers considering how bad the team was. It would be really nice if we could trick them into taking Thibault.