Calvin de Haan
Why Winnipeg does this:
Ever since the team has returned to Winnipeg, Kane has been the focus of a lot of negative attention. While I'm sure most of this is just baseless speculation, where there's smoke, there's fire.
Even still Kane has immense trade value. He's a young, 30 goal scorer with lots of skill and potential. This haul give the Jets another centre to build their team around with Strome. de Haan adds some extra offensive skill on the back end.
Grabner gives them a cost controlled 20 goal scorer.
In a few years the Jets could bolster the centre depth of Strome - Scheifele - Burmistrov
And a defense of Bogosian - Byfuglien - Trouba - Enstrom - de Haan
Why the Islanders do this:
They just got a new arena deal, and can now add an All-Star to play along side Tavares. While Strome + de Haan may be a steep price, Kane will put people in the seats right away. Kane is locked up till the 2018-19 season at a reasonable 5.25 per.
Little could slot into the 2nd line centre role, and is a RFA after this year. With this deal the Islanders could throw out a top 9 of:
Kane - Tavares - Moulson
Okposo - Little - Niederreiter
Nielsen - Bailey - Boyes
Just my 2 cents.
Edited by Sweatt_GLaNDs, 02 January 2013 - 03:04 PM.