Relyt Krets Posted July 31, 2015 Share Posted July 31, 2015 So lets pretend that it is the Morning of the deadline and we are in the hunt for the playoffs but we arent in a playoff position. We probably will just miss out but oh well it will be better for the draft. So we have a couple players with expiring contracts and also some without, but should be traded anyway. First off, a non expiring contract in Higgins Higgins to Buffalo for M.Foligno: Foligno is a Benning type player. 6"3', 247lbs. He would fit well on the 3rd line. Higgins will most likely wind up on the 3rd line anyway if Virtanen makes the team and sticks. We will need to include a draft pick I would say as well but Foligno is 23 and has potential. Look as his brother who was a late bloomer. Also who wouldnt want someone at his age with his size? Next is Hamhuis Hamhuis to Columbus for K.Rychel, 2016 2nd rd draft pick, 2016 3rd rd draft pick: Rentals come at a high price in the NHL and i believe this is pretty fair. BUT I make this proposal based on the fact that I believe that Columbus will have a good season and be in playoff contention at the deadline. They will be one of the dark horse teams I believe this season. It also works for both teams. We get 2 picks mid to late in the rounds as well as a highly touted winger. It puts a dent in our D but Columbus needs D and Hammer will be in there top 2. It will help them in there playoff hunt while we continue getting younger. We may also need to as a late pick but that wouldnt be a big deal. Again though this is if Columbus does have a good season. Also I could see Hammer testing the waters after next year so we can bring him back at a discounted price. Vrbata.... Vrbata to Nashville for R.Ellis, M.Ekholm: Nashville loathes on D. Ellis is an underated player as he plays behind so many good D in Nashville. He quietly had a good season last year and can be an instant help to our powerplay as he can be our QB. Ekholm had a good full season last year and still has room for improvement. Nashville will want to improve on last year and have the D to replace both men as they are a D factory. Nashville will get a scoring winger who will help them with scoring when playoff time comes around. Also has thought about C.Sissions as well instead of Ekholm? As for the others. Vey I see getting traded for a draft pick. i dont forsee him building on last year too much. Cassels can come in to end the year off in his spot. Prust will stick around for about the same cap hit for a couple years. I am one of the few who like the acquisition of him. Weber/Bartkowski one or both will be traded. Wont get much for them. Either picks or draft picks. Id rather see Bartkowski go but I doubt that will happen. Not your normal trading partners but thinking outside the box. Flame away.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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