Senka wrote:Gill/Letang+Satan for Winger
Gonchar+Kennedy for Winger
No offense, but I don't see either scenario as likely, especially right now. Shero said after the Sydor/Boucher deal that he wasn't going to move a defenseman without getting one back, so that eliminates any trades involving a defenseman at least until Ryan Whitney returns and the team is sure the foot is completely healed. I'm guessing they'd want him to play for at least a month before being comfortable with making a move.
Also, Gill and Satan aren't going to bring much of a return as both are in the last year of their contracts. Besides, if you move Satan to get another scoring wing, that ends up being a lateral move as far as depth goes. Gonchar has a no-trade and being that he's not due back until March or April, I'm guessing his trade value isn't at it's peak either. They just signed Kennedy to an extension, so that tells me he likely isn't going anywhere either.
That just leaves Kris Letang, and IMO, they'd be foolish to move him. Everyone knows about the skill level he has, but now he's being asked to concentrate more on his defense and I think he's doing a good job. Once the coaches are satisfied, I imagine they'll green light him a little more and you'll see him become and pretty good two-way threat. Aside from his size, he's the kind of defenseman you need to have now to be successful - mobile, good vision, good passing and defensively sound. And on top of that he's a good kid, as evidenced by him captaining the Canadian World Junior team to a gold medal once upon a time.
I realize you have to give to get, but IMO Letang is someone you need to hold on to.