The lineup for next game seems to have moved Tanev to the 2nd pairing with Edler and dropping Garrison down. I know Garrison is still catching up from injury and dealing with a new system, but why not put him in the best position to succeed on his own side of the ice.
It would mean also moving Ballard, which is a shame since he is finally getting his feet under him... but he is still #4 on the depth chart on the left side (especially since two of the guys above him and NTC and Edler just got extended and won't be traded). In the same deal or another deal I don't think we have a big problem moving Ballard considering how many teams are hurting for defence.
From rumoured trade partners, here are RH D who could be of interest
John Carlson - would take something in addition to Luongo (maybe Ballard and Luongo for him and Beagle or Hendricks?)
Gudbranson - we aren't getting him, almost no chance... so really no Florida options unless we can find a way to pry him out by overpaying. (Luongo+Schroeder+XXX+XXX for Gudbranson and Weiss or Matthias)
Anyone see other RH D options that we could swing a reasonable trade? Even in a non-Luongo deal?
Edited by Provost, 20 February 2013 - 01:49 PM.