If they make a major move I'd rather it be for a top pairing d, especially a rh shot, or maybe a young high end center. They have a lot of young scoring wingers ready or nearly ready.
Totally agree. I just mentioned Kane because, right now, he's one of the exceedingly few top-end players who's genuinely likely to be moved at some point in the next few years, and I think he has the potential to be one of the very best players in the world. Like I've said a couple times in recent weeks, the guy's produced like Patrick Kane had at his age (literally, the respective point totals are very close), and he's done it on an inferior team and with inferior linemates. I see him as a franchise player waiting to be plucked up by a team that actually knows what it's doing. There's nothing to say we couldn't be that team.
I'd rather get a right-shot top-pairing defenseman, sure. But who? We'll probably target Mike Green in free agency next summer or maybe at the trade deadline this season. I guess Petry might be an option. I don't much care for Boychuck. There've been some grumblings in Ducks Land that the Stoner signing might be "the final nail in the coffin" for Vatanen's future with the Ducks, but I don't really buy that. I think Sproul is a future all-star who could make a difference right now if sheltered on the third pairing with Ericsson and given lots of power play time. Backman might surprise everyone; he looked really good in his short stint with the Griffins.
Our situation at center is weird. Like I said, we look fairly deep right now, but I don't think we necessarily are. So, I agree that we'd be wise to look for a young high-end center, but I fear the urgency isn't going to be there until the eleventh hour or later.