Island Nucklehead wrote:
I'm gonna throw it out there: Would folks be willing to do a Schneider+ package for the 2nd overall pick in the draft, thereby keeping Luongo.
Columbus is desperate for goaltending, the pick is reportedly in play. Luongo will almost certainly not want to go there. Forget Nash, what are the odds of us getting a Seguin-esque shot in the arm without having to sacrifice (a lot) from our roster?
Who would you suggest fits better? Grigorenko (C), Galchenyuk (C) or Forsberg(LW).
I'm still iffy picking Russians, and Murrary seems the most NHL ready.
Honestly I don't know a whole lot about any of them. I know Galchenyuk isn't a true Rusky. He's American. He's had some injury issues, but there's some that think he's comparable to teammate Yakupov. The Leafs are hoping he'll fall to them as their future star C, so fucking them over (if they don't trade us good shit for Lu) would be wicked. He'd likely allow us unparalleled depth behind Sedin and Kesler.
Forsberg is only 17 (18 in August). I don't think he's NHL ready at this point.
Murray may be the most NHL ready, but I worry about moving a defenceman along too quickly, and I'm not sure who he's going to supplant on this team. Bieksa, Hamhuis, Edler, Ballard, Salo, and probably Tanev are probably better suited to help this team next year.
Grigorenko already plays in NA... so he must be dedicated to giving the NHL a shot. 6'3, 200lb centre. Not much to hate.
Seriously I'd rather they trade Schneids for former 1st overall Rick Nash.
But yes I'd settle for 2nd overall 2012.
Either way, not sure we'd hafta add anything much (or at all) to Schneids.
Yeah, Nash brings imidiate 2-line death to our roster. The cap hit is huge, and I think it will cost us Schneider + more than the 2nd overall. If we keep Luongo I'm not sure how we can add him without kissing Edler goodbye at the end of the season. Dumping Ballard and Raymond this summer is a given to fit him under the cap next season. I don't think it's a tenable situation for us.
I'm not sure what Schneids' value is. If Columbus offers us 2nd overall for him straight up I think we have to go for it. We still have Luongo. Kessel returned more, but the Bruins were lucky that the Leafs are such a terrible franchise to pick at #2 overall. Also, I'd rather have Lack back-up a 65-game capable Lou than a first-time (despite my belief he'd be successful) starter in Schneider.