To put him in perspective with Luongo, once Toronto dropped Lombardi and Connelly, they pretty much signalled they wouldn't be trading any of the centers on their NHL roster away in a deal. They could move Connelly still, but otherwise they'd be leaving a hole in their lineup, so I think Kadri's out of the picture.
Beyond that, what do you think of the other suggestions, like the discussion Bookie and I were having earlier (see below)?
I think a really good perspective on Kadri is Hodgson last year, same age, doing the same thing pretty much (Except Cody wasn't producing as much, but that's to be expected with a lesser role on a better team)
I wanted Kadri in the summer as I thought he could fill a role on our 2nd well in Kesler's absence, and maybe beyond on the Wing (Plus the fact he would have added much need quality to a prospect pool full of quantity) But as you mention with them getting rid of 2 top 9 quality centers to make plenty of room for him, Kadri doesn't seem to be a possibility at this point. I would like to get Frattin though and I think Frattin + 1st is a perfectly reasonable request. Possibly with another lesser prospect/asset included, unless Frattin continues the tear he is on.
As for your conversation, I can't see NYI as a contender, I have already made that clear in conversations with oldnews. NYI can't afford both Dipietro and Luongo, they can't afford to buyout Rick, and we won't take him, so I don't see a way around that roundblock.
I would have thought Philly would eventually become a contender but with the way Bryz has been playing (Very well, one of the bright spots on their team thus-far) Perhaps they aren't in the market anymore.
Hopefully things heat up, hopefully Washington steps up, but right now things seem status-quo.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 01 February 2013 - 06:46 PM.