And I'm pretty sure it wasn't the media who crushed us in the first round two years in a row.
Rumsfeld wrote:The problem with trading Kes is that he's one of the few forwards on the team who actually emulates the hard-nosed style we all want to play.
But for the right return I'd trade anybody.
*kicks Gillis in the nuts for trading Cory*
Rumsfeld wrote:Burrows is not an elite winger, and I think you know that Doc. He plays with the two best passers in the Conference and is a terrific defensive player who scores big goals.... but he really isn't that offensively talented and he isn't tough and the refs fucking hate him.
Uncle dans leg wrote:The return on a trade or 2 involving Kesler/Burrows/Bieksa could be massive if Gillis keeps his cards close to his chest.
Rumsfeld wrote:So Doc, who WOULD you trade?
Strangelove wrote:Rumsfeld wrote:So Doc, who WOULD you trade?
This summer I've suggested trading Edler, Bieksa, Booth, high draft picks, and possibly Tanev.
Obviously we'd need a dee coming back if we traded one of those dee (a RHS if it's Bieksa/Tanev).
And this is with an asshole-only shopping list in hand.
Yes, we'd hafta sweeten the pot if we traded Booth, but the idea was to create cap-space for another move.
I also suggested (while the buyout window was open) to take back a bad contract along with a top player.
But yeah, maybe we do that next year....
Rumsfeld wrote:If you trade Bieksa and especially Edler, you'd need a top-4 D coming back.
Rumsfeld wrote:Booth is worth exactly nothing right now.
Rumsfeld wrote:(trading high picks is) a big mistake IMO, considering a rebuild is probably right around the corner
Rumsfeld wrote:Part of being a good GM is knowing when to pull the plug on guys