This does seem like the dream scenario. Of course, that is, if your dream is to keep the average age on our team above 35. Yea, great idea, lets trade a draft pick, maybe hudler, and another prospect for Sundin, who's probably going to retire in 2-3 years. Did we learn NOTHING from our deadline mistake last year?
We trade that Mathias guy (forget his name) for Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi is gone 2 months later, meanwhile that other prospect we traded was kicking ass on the Canadian World Juniors and doing decent for Florida. Now I know that the World Juniors isn't exactly the NHL, but give it time. We wasted a good prospect on an old injured bum (Bertuzzi) who left us 2 months later. Now you guys want to go out and get Federov?
I have an idea, maybe we could dump Zetterberg, and get Larionov and Fetisov out of retirement. Then, Maybe we could dump Rafalski, Filpula and maybe a prospect and use that cap space to get Shanahan and maybe even convince Yzerman into a one year deal. Then we could get rid of Sammy and Howard, use that cap space to find a miracle cure for Konstantinov, trade Franzen and 2 draft picks for Kozlov and BOOM, we got out russian 5 back. We could then release Kronwall, and more draft picks and convince Larry Murphy to make a bit of a comeback. Maybe, if we're lucky, we could sign Gordie Howe to a small little contract as well.
Or, we could be smart, not trade our prospects, young players, and draft picks for old washed up injury prone players who will probably be with our team for a year or 2.
And one more thing...Whats all this crap i'm hearing about McCarty? Are we trying to an assemble a Stanley Cup team or a Red Wings Alumni team? ooooooo He got a hat trick with the Griffens, excuse me while i go call CNN. Who cares????? He's not young, he's not a prospect, he's an old washed up bum with a gambling problem. So why have him take up a spot on our team? If I recall correctly, he was a healthy scratch on Calgary, a team with far less talent and depth than ours. So lets just end this McCarty thing. Its not going to happen and if it does, Holland is either and idiot or really desperate.