the Cunning Linguist wrote:Anyway, trading Mo would leave us very weak up the middle and I can't recall of any team going far in the postseason without a strong lineup at center (then again, the Flyers are the postergirls of having lots of good centers and not going anywhere with them so far this year). But I do like the idea of acquiring a Volchenkov and some cap space; I just don't know if Kesler would be up to the challenge of 2nd line time (he's yet to meet the challenge on the 3rd line).
Undoubtedly, such a move would have to be followed up with a move to replace Morrison and in essence create a 2-for-1 deal. Trade Mo to get one of those 2 and use the cap space created to get the second player.
In the end, I just don't see Ottawa making such a deal. Like the canucks, they are pressed up against the cap so can't really take on much more salary. The deal would have to be more complicated or Ottawa would have to dump some further salary in another deal.