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#1 Lers780

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Straight up, help out both teams. Discuss!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Why would Washington do it?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

If Luongo to Washington is in the cards, expect Neuvirth or Holtby coming back.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

I really don't think Washington would do it. Maybe for other players but not Backstrom.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

It will take more than just Luongo to get Backstrom.
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

How much more would it take though? He has had a huge decline in production over the last couple season, and is coming off a shortended season where he missed ~40 games because of a concussion.

Say something like Luongo + Shroeder for Backstrom + Holtby/Neuvirth...whoever they would rather part with.

Washington has Ribero and Laich for #1 + #2 center, just try and re-sign Ribero to an extension before you trade Backstrom and still have some leverage.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Backstrom is like a top 5 center in the league and he's in his early 20s :lol:
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Backstrom is like a top 5 center in the league and he's in his early 20s :lol:


25 years old.Top 5 centre? Maybe in 2008 - 2010 when OV was top 2 in the league he was considered in the discussion of top 5 centre. The last 2 years I wouldnt even put him in top 15 discussion. 6.7 million dollars per year on the cap is a steep price if he plays like he did the last couple years.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Backstrom is like a top 5 center in the league and he's in his early 20s :lol:

yah maybe when Ovie is on his game. Otherwise he is middle of the pack.

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I would even say Kane, Seguin, Elias, Couture, Datsyuk, Kesler, Bergeron are at least debatable!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

It's not happening.

Backstrom is 25 and is one of the premier playmakers in the league. He also is a huge anchor for Washington's PK and defensively.

Really the straw that stirs the drink for that team, it's not happening.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

First of all, Backstrom has been declining? He put up a point a game last year. By that judgement, the twin must be declining to so we should look into trading them too. NO..
Second why would Washington do that, who is going to fill the vacant hole on the first line? You don’t replace a player like Backstrom. He’s a huge piece of that team. There’s no way Washington would ever do that when they could give up a lot less. AKA ..Johansson and brouwer.
Third, why would Washington do that?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

LOL!

Seriously? Backstrom? There's no chance...no chance whatsoever.


Laich & Neuvirth? Now we're talking.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

Apparently people think a lot more highly of Backstrom then I do...lol

We will see how the rest of the year goes for Washington.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Apparently people think a lot more highly of Backstrom then I do...lol

We will see how the rest of the year goes for Washington.


Well I mean he might not be in the top 5 centres right now, but he's definitely up there. Washington would trade Backstrom for the right package, he's not an untouchable centre like Sedin, Stamkos, Crosby, etc.. but Luongo wouldn't be close to enough for Backstrom. Age is a huge factor in any trade. You don't trade someone who is a proven centre at 25 years old whose just in the middle of his career for an aging goaltenders who is most probably past his prime. If we want Backstrom it would be something like this

Kesler, Luongo + for Backstrom, Neuvirth (I would actually do a trade like this)
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

The thing is, either Backstrom is likely to round into form, and be an integral piece of a contending team. If that is the case, Washington is absolutely not going to trade him...

...OR, he is showing signs of regression, and 1-dimensional play, and the Capitals think it would be better to get rid of him now. If that is the case, Vancouver is absolutely not going to take a 6.7M cap hit for a guy slotted to play 3rd center and 2nd unit PP.

Either way, there is no chance.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

yah maybe when Ovie is on his game. Otherwise he is middle of the pack.

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Henrik
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Malkin
Stamkos
Staal
Toews
Kopitar
Tavares
Spezza

I would even say Kane, Seguin, Elias, Couture, Datsyuk, Kesler, Bergeron are at least debatable!

He put up 44 points in 42 games last year playing with Semin, not Ovi, so there goes that theory ...
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Where would we put him? He's a natural center
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Where would we put him? He's a natural center

Most likely between Booth and Kesler
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Where would we put him? He's a natural center

If this trade were to happen (which it wouldn't), Kesler would probably shift to right wing like he did when Sundin was here.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Straight up, help out both teams. Discuss!


Why not make it bigger deal. Add Raymond and Ballard and I'm sure the Caps would thrown in Ovechkin. :picard:
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Why not make it bigger deal.  Add Raymond and Ballard and I'm sure the Caps would thrown in Ovechkin.   :picard:


Good idea! Although I am sure we would have to throw in a 1st rounder and a bag of pucks as well!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

If we are going to trade Luongo to Washington, it won't be for Backstrom, instead I'd want an NHL-ready/ ELC prospect as some toughness on our team as well as some size
for example,

Luongo, Raymond for Ward, Kuznetsov

We gain a stud prospect, who will most likely come over next season, as well as a gritty RW/LW player

Luongo---->Kuznetsov
Raymond---->Ward

Kuznetsov would be a must, the other piece(s) could be changed but if I were Gillis I'd look at getting an exciting young player with star potential.....it's easier said that done but Washington has other great prospects like Tom Wilson and F.Forsberg, they also retain their 1st rd pick if we do take a roster player
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Not happening.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Top 5 center?? lol
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

He put up 44 points in 42 games last year playing with Semin, not Ovi, so there goes that theory ...

so that makes him better than everyone on that list? :rolleyes: and Semin is a pretty damn good player especially in the regular season.
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