Granted, fans would be enraged but GM's are suppose to think about the superficial and temporary voice of fans. Found the statistical site ... % chance of each NHL team making playoffs. As of today, Anaheim has a 5.8% chance of making it.
Teemu, come on over ... pleeze.
Don't know if you've noticed this, but they are 18-3-4 in their last 25 games, better than any other team in the league in the last 25. Any GM would be a fool to blow up a team that is playing that hot. Especially one that has gone on runs like that in the past, to make the playoffs. Besides, a trade would be Selanne's decission, not Murray's. I wouldn't hold your breath on Teemu becoming a Wing.
We have to win without Datsyuk in the lineup. That's what good teams do. That just means a few key players will have to step up their game and play like they give a damn. I hope that we don't have to witness The Keystone Cops routine, that was our 2nd period against Chicago. Way too many turnovers. Way too many dumb passes. Keep it simple. Win #24 for Probie. And listen to all the whining from Wah-ncouver about how they would have won, but.....
8-1 Wings. Benching 7ouongo in the 1st period, and sadly, ruining Jimmy's great game in the last minute of play. LGRW.
Also you can blame Drew Miller for taking the stupid tripping penalty.
Or maybe thank the refs for making a bad call. Rewind your tape. Hall trips over Clearys stick while trying to leap over it. He got his right foot caught up about halfway up the shaft, or about 1 1/2 feet above the ice. Noone even tripped him according to the NHL rulebook. And Miller didn't even touch him. But, go ahead bring the hate.
To Columbus- Cleary,Kindl,2012 2nd round,maybe a young goalie saying Mason has completely fallen apart last couple seasons, McCollum,Mrazek not sure if we still have rights to Larsson even
you have to look at the Kovalchuk deal i would think as somewhat the same type of package
To Atl- Cormier,Bergfors,Oduya,1st round pick,2nd round pick
To Nj- Kovalchuk,Salmela,2nd round pick
You have to keep in mind that Kovalchuk was to be an UFA and had told Atlanta that he would not re-sign there. His trade value dropped significantly at that point. They took the best offer they could get, which minus the picks, was The Devils making room for Ilya's contract, by cutting contract dollars from their roster. The players going back to Atlanta were more for financial terms than for playing ability.
Regarding Suters asking price, Darren Dreger was on NHL Tonight last night, and had stated that the asking price for Suter, if The Preds were to offer him for trade, would be, A roster player, A top prospect, A second tier prospect, And a first round pick. I'm pretty sure that that statement was was from Poile, but I'm not 100% sure. It could very well have been Dreger's speculation, but I thought it was paraphrased from Poile. Something think about for all of you empire builders.