pens_CT wrote: KG wrote: pens_CT wrote:
KG wrote:What about a Despres ++ package for Iginla?
Calgary finally may rebuild and we could give them some prospects/picks.
Do you really want to trade Despres for a 35 year old who will be a UFA at the end of the season? Unless he is willing to take a much lower salary than his current 7.0 mil deal you have no chance to resign him.
If he would sign a contract extension for 3 years or so for less to play with Sid and go for a cup, yes I would make the deal.
I doubt he is signing here for around 4 mil or so, which is what he would have to do.
Wrong! Remember Zach Parise signed here for a huge discount to play with Sid and for a cup!
On two topics going on:
Strait - I normally am more patient with roster mistakes in the NHL because it seems more goes into it than other sports that gm's have to balance. But as of now I'm pretty sure the Strait complaints are valid. It's only been 4 games so let's not jump off a bridge but we dumped him to keep a guy who we were aren't playing and also was the only one we can send down to WBS risk free. It doesn't help Strait plays a position of pretty dire need.
Despres - if the pens have soured on him, and he isn't getting playing time because he has been awful I'm not so sure this is the best time to trade him, especially since he already had a bad year in WBS. I hope a GM gives us a top 6 forward for once top prospect who is floundering.