Sweet, trade Filppula's rights and whatever else to Winnepeg for Blake Wheeler's rights. Trade a conditional 4th to Florida for Weiss's rights. Bingo bango, got a big power winger and a center to replace Flip.
Also, sweeten either pot with Tootoo, Colaiacovo, Eaves, or Emmerton as necessary.
With Wheeler being a RFA I doubt the rights to a UFA Filppula would be all that enticing. I doubt they are willing to trade his rights at all unless its in exchange for one or more good prospects or a high draft pick. He may not be available at all.
I think Flips rights could possibly be swapped with Florida for Weiss' rights but even that is probably a long shot. I don't know if Florida has given up on signing him yet, and if they don't want Weiss I can't see them wanting Flip instead. Chances are the only thing you're going to get for a UFA's rights is a draft pick in the 4th round or later.
On topic - Canadiens to buyout Kaberle
- Flyers also buyout Briere
- Leafs to buyout Komisarek
Edited by FlashyG, 25 June 2013 - 12:52 PM.