I completely agree with you as far as depth on D goes. A few weeks ago, I was all for the idea of moving a defenseman (Tanev) if it meant him being part of a package for Evander Kane, but my *NEW* stance is that we do not move ANY of Edler, Bieksa, Garrison, Hamhuis, or Tanev, unless it results in a superior defenseman coming back.Hockey Widow wrote:Edler feels expendable because Tanev and Stanton have both played great. I have seen enough of Tanev to be convinced he is the real deal. I keep waiting for Stanton to faulter but he seems yo be the read deal too. But we are one injury away on the back end from being depleted.
I go back and forth regarding trading Edler but I would be in favour of moving him for the right price. A top four D man would garner a big return.
I do not like the idea of moving a defenseman for a forward, and then being susceptible to injuries back there as we were in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Lol, dammit Todd. Not this Shinkaruk stuff again. Only way I move Shinkaruk and/or Horvat, is if a franchise player is on the table (I.e. Giroux, Weber, etc.). Trust me on Shinkaruk though. The kid is going to be a player. Take great caution if considering moving him.Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
I luv Buffy. I'd do that trade. He's 1 guy I would overpay for. I'm even willing to offer Edler, Burr + Shinkaruk for him.
Also - Royaldude and Isle Nuck slapped some sense into me and so I'm not sure if I'd be willing to bring in ?Buff anymore........which leads me to RyanGinger's comments.
I think the twins Re good enough to ultimately adjust to playing with anyone. I like the strides that Kassian is making and so he should develop into a good fit eventually.RyanGinger wrote:I'm open to trade Edler, but the Sedins seem to play better with Burrows. Great PK man too.
Where would Edler waive his NTC for though? Some ppl are saying Detroit.
Hopefully, Edler would be willing to go anywhere that isn't a basement dweller.
I've been thinking about this for a lot of today, but I wonder how serious Nashville is in considering moving Weber?
if there is one guy out there that you moved both Horvat and Shinkaruk for, it's Shea Weber.
Can you imagine what our line-up would be like with Weber in there? Dare to dream?
-Sedin's and Kesler up front.
-Luongo and Lack between the pipes.
-Weber anchoring our D.
Our current line-up + Weber. (Assuming that Edler and Burrows are the only two roster player going the other way).
Think a team like that would be set with it's core for the next 3-4 years? (a.k.a. Extended Window).