I'd say it's pretty obvious that Gillis is looking to trade one of our core dee to a contender for a young forward.
Might have to take a cap-dump back if that forward is on an entry-level deal.
Might have to throw in a first round pick or a player like Hansen.
Veteran top 4 dee signed to good contracts are hard to come by.
Maybe some team that is desperate for their perceived shot at the Cup?
The likely trade candidate....
But probably any one of the other top-4 dee are available... if The Price is Right.
Gillis can't force a fair trade though, if it doesn't appear, it doesn't happen.
I mean: He's not the type to crap his pants and make a panic move.
Even if the wops were threatening to can him, he's not going to trade for the sake of trading.
So solid move or no move says I, and it's beyond the control of just Gillis.