If you think back to deadline day, you'll recall that getting Carney for a second rounder and Skinner was a GOOD deal, and were speculating that we only got him for that because Burke was on the other side of the deal. Remember some of the other d-men that were moved that day? Brendan Witt for a first and Chris Beech. Denis Guathier for TWO second rounders. Deals like this happen year after year. The salary cap isn't going to stop GMs and their fans from the delusion that they have a legit shot at the cup.Larry Goodenough wrote:
Yes, Nonis gave a 2nd rounder for Carney, but most would agree he paid too much. Now that it's become apparant draft picks are more valuable than before the lockout, I'm not so sure anyone would "undoubtedly" give more..
This concept of players being willing to sign for below market value is a pure daydream. I won't forget Jovo and Carter, who talked nonstop about how they loved Vancouver, but had no qualms with moving to poor teams just for the paycheck. Maybe some players are willing to sign for cheap, but I'll believe it when they sign their name to a contract that;s less than what another team has on the table.Larry Goodenough wrote:
Now, if he's so valuable that a team would give us a 1st rounder, why would you trade such value? Maybe he would stay in Vancouver for 5 yrs and 10 million. Maybe he would want 15 million.. I don't know what his agent and Nonis are talking about, so I'm not going to waste my time speculating about it as there are so many variables that we do not know.
Secondly, I don't think Salo is worth signing to a fat contract long term. Say what you will, he's made of glass. We're not even at the 40 game mark and he's already been injured twice. Did you see the play that caused his latest injury? It was a routine play along the boards. Not only is he not tough enough, he's incapable of playing the minutes required of a top-two d-man.
And yet, here you are.Larry Goodenough wrote:
Proposing trades without knowing if another team would accept is just a waste of time on this forum. Proposing just trading a guy without offering up what you would expect in return is even a bigger waste of time. That's was my point.