Ninno is a big beastly sized winger, but is he tough? (honest question) Do they send guys up the Swiss Alps to fight, and only one guy returns with two less teeth, or am I misunderstanding something here?
and Schroeder in the middle.....skill speed, toughness
Maybe its not just Gomez; maybe it's inking Clowe long term?
Gettin on the ridiculous side of things; how good a one / two / three punch would Hank/ Joe Thornton / Kesler look?
In a realistic look, as much as we need short tern centre help; Clowe is a final piece, a younger Shane Doan who legetimizes our top line in every way necessary? I want him if its the Sharks, but as a rental we also need some other value + (cough) Niemi...
What does this have to do with Gomez though. They could go ahead and make this trade right away. MG said the other team has to do something with another one of their players. To me it sounds like the other team need to move a player before consummating the trade.
Lou also stated that he has "given Mike the green light to do what he needs to do!"
At least two posts above note Bob MacKenzie mentioning the trading list does not exclude many teams.
Lou wants a deal; he is being pretty fair about giving us a chance to get value back in return with how he has played things, just my opinion! And I'm not one who questioned signing Lou on CDC ever but I've heard the critique. Lou would have been UFA prior to our cup run. If we got a cup run, and bear in mind he was traded for Bertuzzi whom we got for Linden and we also got one of the Twins for McCabe who was acquired in the same deal...
Think of the heritage of excellence we accomplished drafting Linden 25 years ago!
Keep in mind guys, Lui still has the no trade clause, so who knows if Luongo would waive for NYI or Wash or any other rumor floating around.
MG has also stated pretty clearly that he's had NO discussions involving taking salary back, nor does he think they need to. In the same interview as he says a deal is possibly in place, Gillis states clearly that proposals for useless players as a cap dump were not part of anything they would accept!
To me that automatically rules out Dipietro!
"(But) we’ve been offered packages that don’t fit what our plan is, what we need,” said Gillis.
Like, how? “Excess salary coming back with a [throw-in] player who can’t play in our lineup. They say, ‘OK, we’ll do this, but you’ve got to take this.’ Well, we’re not taking it. We’ve had lots of proposals like that with good pieces that can help us but the other part doesn’t help us, and oftentimes they have term attached to them, so we’d just be turning around and buying out a guy.
“I’d rather keep the guy we know, who’s a good person.”
Not saying I'd advocate it due to the Dipietro buyout but it makes me wonder if this is the type of deal MG has been talking about.