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In Topic: Rumor: Steve Thomas signs with Wings

09 September 2005 - 12:12 PM

Maybe the Wings will invite him to tryout for the team, but i don't think there is anyway they would sign him before training camp.

In Topic: Parrish on trading block

05 September 2005 - 11:45 AM

They'd have to throw at least Kvasha in the deal for it to be worth trading Datsyuk. Parrish's season stats aren't that great and his playoff stats are even worse.

Best season 2001/2002 60 pts in 81 games and a +10
Last season 35pts in 59 games and a +8

In Topic: Colorado looking at Luongo?

27 August 2005 - 02:57 PM

Luango is a great goalie.

That being said, I don't think it is smart for any team to put together a nice package of players to pick up a "great goalie". With the limited puck handling, the lessening of the size of jersey's and pads, the expanded offensive area, the elimination of the red line, and the cracking down of obstruction penalties, there is no telling how any goaltender is going to be able to adjust to all of this. Some goalies that were great are going to be not so great anymore, imo, especially if they were a butterfly goaltender. The goalies that used more of a hybrid style will probably put up similar stats with a slight increase in GA and a slight decrease in save %.

Point is, until you have time to evaluate goaltenders in the "new NHL" it would be unwise to trade away proven players (that aren't goalies) or highly touted prospects (same) for a goalie you haven't seen perform with all the rule changes.

That being said if Colorado wants to send Abby, Boughner, and Tanguay to Fla for Luango. I say do it. Luango won't be wearing those giant pads anymore.

In Topic: Thrashing opportunity

26 August 2005 - 02:46 PM

Trade him for nothing and use the money to sign Dats and Hank. Or, use the money to take a player from New Jersey...they've got a lot more interesting players that could fit in well with the Wings.

Remember, trades don't have to be balanced at all. In fact, I think a lot of trades coming up, with teams' salary cap issues, will look very one sided.

In Topic: Hossa?

21 August 2005 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (norrisnick @ August 12, 2005 - 04:51PM)
Nope. Plus Datsyuk alone likely wouldn't get it done. Hossa is a better player in nearly ever conceivable area of the game plus he's bigger and younger.


While I agree Hossa is a far better player than Datsyuk, it is not necessarily true Ottawa wouldn't be interested in trading for only Datsyuk. The biggest problem for Ottawa is the amount of money he wants. So, if we traded Dats and Hank for Hossa, it would cost Ottawa more than just to sign Hossa.

I do agree it will take a little more than Datsyuk to get Hossa, but not that much. Maybe a 2nd or 3rd round pick or a B-level prospect.

The salary cap is a major reason to have to trade someone. The Flyers sent Roenick and a 3rd round pick to LA for future considerations just to get the salary off their hands. This is also why St. Louis and either Heatley or Kovalchuk will becoming available, as well. Teams cannot afford to tie up over a third of their cap space on two players.

Just keep in mind when talking about trades salaries play a big role and teams are not necessarily looking to trade "equal amounts of talent".