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If we become sellers...

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I don't think Alfie came here to win a Cup. He packed up his family and moved to Detroit. He bought a house. He went all in on a long term life change to come here. He's not going to want to be traded. I think he just wanted to play for a solid team with good management where all the pressure isn't on him. I don't think he's retiring this year, either. He still wants to play but recognizes he's not the number one guy anymore.

I don't think he wants to be a floating mercenary like Jagr and Iginla.

I also agree with all of this. Like I've said before, I firmly believe he left the Sens to be a Wing (and pursue a Cup as a Wing). Had the Cup been his only/primary consideration, he would've accepted Chiarelli's offer and gone to Boston.

And yet, I do wonder if he'd be willing to, say, make a run with Boston this season (fetching us a good return), then re-sign with us in the summer. Not that this would be something I'd bring up with him. It'd have to be his idea, his wishes, his will.

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I think we found our future sniper in Mantha, so I think sucking for a year is worth getting McDavid. Besides, we'd have to do a whole lot of sucking to make it to the lottery and even then, we'd have to be lucky enough to get our card drawn...it looks as though Edmonton is well on their way to getting a great chance at yet another 1st overall...do you think they would trade it? They have to be tired of drafting this high and still stinking...

I brought up in a thread about possibly acquiring Taylor Hall from them, but what about Yakupov? He has seemed to not worked out in Edmonton either (of course a lot of those kids aren't) do you think he would be good enough to flank Datsyuk for the next three years?

If we became buyers, I would love to make a deal with Edmonton for a young kid who isn't working out for them and maybe get Smyth for a Cup run...at what cost? Not even going to attempt to list names...

Smyth isn't the guy you get to make a cup run. He's as bad as Cleary at this point.

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I think we found our future sniper in Mantha, so I think sucking for a year is worth getting McDavid. Besides, we'd have to do a whole lot of sucking to make it to the lottery and even then, we'd have to be lucky enough to get our card drawn...it looks as though Edmonton is well on their way to getting a great chance at yet another 1st overall...do you think they would trade it? They have to be tired of drafting this high and still stinking...

I brought up in a thread about possibly acquiring Taylor Hall from them, but what about Yakupov? He has seemed to not worked out in Edmonton either (of course a lot of those kids aren't) do you think he would be good enough to flank Datsyuk for the next three years?

If we became buyers, I would love to make a deal with Edmonton for a young kid who isn't working out for them and maybe get Smyth for a Cup run...at what cost? Not even going to attempt to list names...

I've read some reports on McDavid where reporters are claiming he could be even better than Crosby when all is said and done. This means, whichever team gets the pick won't accept a trade :( If there is one year to suck it has to be next year, McDavid - Mantha would be an absolute scary top combo for the next 15 years. The biggest problem will be, that almost every damn team will be trying to suck as much as possible in order to pick this kid. I almost feel for him, the guy is 16 or 17 and already has all the pressure on his shoulders.

For the deadline I would say we should be sellers.

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No way we become sellers when we have $22 million in cap space opening up. Unless someone takes Cleary, Bert or Sammy, or Tootoo, don't expect Illitch to sell anything but pizza.

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With the cap and our contracts can't see us buying. Also don't see us selling either thou. Expect more of the same; nothing.

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Maybe Chelios will re-sign for another 2-3 years if that much cap opens. We could always give a call to Kozlov and Modano to see what they are up to also.

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