RyanGinger wrote:Keep in mind Booth brings small value. Also, I would never trade Bo, Shink, or Burr, and I highly doubt they will be traded buuuuuut.. Im kinda boredThe Brown Knight wrote:I'm going to put on my Brian Burke hat on here for a second:
Keep in mind, I am NOT a 100% advocate of what I am about to suggest, but am merely thinking outloud.
What if you moved both Shinkaurk and Horvat in separate deals (packaged with other prospects/picks) for TWO immediate impact players? (Either two prolific top 6 forwards or one prolific top 6 winger and one prolific top 4 d-man).
Deal #1: Shinkaruk, Booth, 1st for ???
Deal #2: Horvat, Burrows, etc., for ???
A full blown "bare the cupboards" approach for immediate gratification over the next few years.
We go right after the cup with the risk of being utter shite like Edmonton and Calgary have been for so many years.
#1a: Shinkaruk, Booth, 1st, FOR Ryan Johansen, a 1st (CLBs 1st would be top 15 probably) and a Conditional 2nd if Johansen doesn't resign.
#1b: Shinkaruk, Booth, 1st, FOR Wayne Simmonds and a 1st (Phillys 1st would be top 10 probably)
#2: Horvat, Burrows, Tanev FOR Evander Kane and a Conditional 3rd if Kane doesn't pot 25+ goals
The bolded would be insanity.
I think we make a small deal or just wait for next year when one or two of Horvat, Shinkaruk or Gaunce are ready. Hell Cassels may even be ready for a third or fourth line role.