Yup, you and Clair were clearly involved in an on point, informative and logical discussion where you both saw each other's arguements but failed to agree rather than both of you trying to repeatedly convince the other with insults and the same facts through multiple posts spanning a few pages. I definitely side with what you were trying to do, but it was pretty clear early on Clair wasn't going to see your side of it so it definitely got off track.
And TO's hanging in there after sliding a bit, but I wonder if they feel confident about their chances if they do make the playoffs with Reimer and Scrivens?
Florida/Washington/Tampa might not be close enough to feel a trade for Luongo would help them this year as they've left it quite late, but if they do think it's an option they'll have to act no rather than wait for the deadline.
I still don't think he goes to the Islanders, but they could consider it, trying to catch one of the Rangers or Hurricanes for a playoff spot.
Columbus would be more for Schneider, but even then it's tough to know what kind of confidence they have in Bobrovski although they're yet another team that would love to make the playoffs this year.
I don't see too many other options unless Buffalo or Philly do something about their current goaltending, and New Jersey might have to finally buck up for someone to replace Brodeur when he goes. A number of these deals could wait til the offseason, although the teams that wait could risk not getting the help in net they need if someone else acts first.
I agree Elvis
Toronto is in most "NEED" right NOW, Islanders second, and if people go back to many moons ago I said as such (sorry to toot my own horn), and said Grabo would be the right guy for us. I agree that many of the bottom feeders would just wait till the draft. They are so far out of it, no need to make any deals now.
That being said, I prefer a deal with the Islanders because they have alot of young talent that can help us restock. I'd prefer we do that with Lou and make some pick for rental veteran swaps at the deadline. Kill two birds with one stone idea.
Ie Lou to the island for some talented youth
Then maybe a 2nd for Jagr
Booth And Ballard for Morrow or Booth/Connaughton for Iginla. I dont think anyone will give up a 2 players with the potential of Booth/kCon for a rental (although could be surprised by Pitts and their stock of young Dmen)....
That really doesn't hurt us if we get youth back in an isles deal
Edited by BuretoMogilny, 22 March 2013 - 01:52 PM.