As of now, I don't see a lot of selling for a few reasons:
- a lot of bad contracts
- only a few teams clearly trending out of the playoffs
- most teams trending out of the playoffs have young cores
- only a couple of established teams that may go into rebuilding mode
It's way too early to count the Flyers out and it's hard to imagine they'll be sellers when/if they are. They are more likely to make a pre-deadline splash to right their ship. Holmgren might be talking to Calgary the most right now. They are also one of the few teams that have the combination of being a desirable destination and trade assets that could actually take a reasonable gamble on Perry.
If the Caps don't turn things around quickly, it'll be interesting to see where Mike Ribeiro goes.
MarioLives wrote:If the Caps are out of it, do you think there would be any chance to pry Brooks from them? I have always liked his game.
With the animosity Ted has for the Pens, I can't see this happening, even if both GMs wanted to.