Good point on Howard - with him we won't win the Cup - without him probably won't change anything except giving us some cap space.
With him signed thru the 2018/2019 season - maybe a team like Edmonton might see Howard as an upgrade?
I think Howard is tradeable and still has value to the right team. He's not going to get any better and he probably wont get much worse. You know exactly what you are going to get. Problem is we will have to take on some of that salary.