praxitas wrote:I would personally prefer 1st rounder and prospect (providing were talking about the usual suspects Morrow, Harrington Despres) go to someone that won't retire within the next two years. Yes, he may help this year, but if I had my choice I'd take a look at some other players that could be had at a lesser price.
It will be interesting to see who the sellers will be. Florida and Columbus look like their hopes of being in contention are slim to non, but most others are within 4 points of the 8 seed. With the shorten season everyone is clumped together by a couple of points. Would Calgary even move him if they are close to a playoff spot?
If Colorado starts to slide, what about Hedjuk as a cheaper veteran alternative to Iginla? Of course he would need to agree to it due to a NMC, but he has a 2mil cap hit. I just haven't seen Col play at all this year to know how he's keeping up. I think there might be some cheaper alternatives to Iginla that may be just effective. Whats the scouting report on Lee Stepniak? He's signed for 1 more year for 2.5 million. Not sure if he would help or not. Just trying to throw some 'other' names out there...
I think Minnesota, Colorado, Calgary, Edmonton, Tampa, Florida, Buffalo and the Islanders will be out of it as the end of this month approaches.