McGuire and co. speculating on Gillis being at the Wash/Pitts game:
- Not likely a casual scouting trip
- Van has two good goalies in play, very complimentary of Luongo's recent play with no negative talk
- Suggesting Wash prospects are a possible option, with Orlov, Kuznetsov and Forsberg mentioned specifically
- Oates under pressure
You may just get what you want. I would much rather see Orlov in a deal than Gardiner tbh - the similar skill set with the extra 25lbs on his frame and imo better two way potential makes him look like a pretty reasonable target.
Orlov and Forsberg - get er done MG - and throw in one of them RFA goalies Washington (and a 1st lol).
But we all know how sweet MG is on John Carlson.
Anyway, no need to respond with "we won't be getting so and so"... ok?
Simply expressing that I concur with Orlov being a primary piece in a deal - and with MG watching the Caps surrender 6, no doubt it's gonna heat up the speculation...
Great stuff, "not likely a casual scouting trip" and I love seeing the names of these great up and coming players listed as possible parts in a Luongo trade:
Dare to dream would be Orlov, Forsberg, and a 1st.
(I am biased against Russians and do not feel they are worth the risks, so no thanks to OV, or Kuznetsov.)
If Gillis is still stuck on "a player, a prospect, and a pick", what is Forsberg? A Player and a Prospect?
We might get Forsberg as a prospect and
a player to slot in for now, perhaps "one of them RFA goalies" mentioned above.
It might be easier to get a higher pick from Washington if it was an exchange of picks, for example, our 3rd for their 2nd, or our 1st for their 1st.
Orlov, Carlson, and a swap of picks?
If Washington was one of the teams that:
a. needed to do something about a player, what might they have done?
b. wanted Gillis to take back a bad contract, how has that been resolved?
Yahoo! Looks like it is going to get done soon.
Edited by Goal:thecup, 03 February 2013 - 01:57 PM.