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15 Nov 2014 21:48:20
LAK trades Mike Richards to BUF for Drew Stafford (retain 50%). Kings need to shed salary and need a RW. Buffalo gets a REAL center only 9 months older than Stafford. Who needs to add to make this a possible trade?


Equal deal, but Richards isn't going to Buffalo.


@thejazz97 thanks for the feedback. IMO LAKs get the better end of the deal, not that Stafford is better than Richards, but they need a RW, need to shed salary and they have too many centers so Richards is extra. YTD Stafford has outperformed Richards. But I would love to see Richards between Moulson and Stewart, that may actually give Buffalo a true #1 line with Ennis between Hodgson and Gionta as the #2 line. Last, you never know about where people will go. His ego may get the best of him and he may decide to go with a team that is rebuilding so he can be part of the turnaround.


@stanleycup2019 yeah, I see what you're saying. But I just can't see "Richards" on the back of a Sabres jersey. I have no doubt that the Kings would consider this trade to a great deal (and yeah, he would look great between Moulson and Stewart), but I just don't think Buffalo is where he ends up.






14 Nov 2014 13:43:09

2016 2nd rounder


I like the idea of Richards coming home, but not at the expence of Frolik. LA is dealing at a point of weakness and Wpg would not have to offer much

el troubadour



12 Nov 2014 20:26:41
To New York Rangers:
Andrej Sekera

To Carolina:
Marek Hrivik
Danny Kristo
2015 2nd(Tampa Bay's pick)
2016 3rd
2016 5th

To New York Rangers:
Martin Jones
Jake Muzzin
Jordan Nolan
Trevor Lewis

To Los Angeles:
Marc Staal
Cam Talbot
J.T. Miller
2018 2nd

New York's Lineup
Nash-Stepan-St. Louis



Los Angeles' lineup
Clifford-Stoll-Miller/AHL player

McNabb-McBain/Voynov(when back)



This is one of the most lop sided trades ever purposed, seriously if you are serious about this purposal you have no idea what hockey is about.


@OILGUY, lol, have you seen this guy's other trades? There's no way he knows what he's talking about. He's making Sather out to be some mastermind that can pull any trade off. People need to do at least a little research before posting something on here, I'm tired of the ridiculousness




12 Nov 2014 20:02:39
When Laich is healthy,

To Los Angeles: Laich
To Washington: Richards

Washington finally gets their second line centre while the Kings get rid of Richards contract


13 Nov 2014 04:18:20
If LA trades Richards I think they'll be trading for a legit bottom six C with a low cap hit and better blue line depth. Won't be a player like Laich because he's got a pretty high cap hit and Richards is straight up better than Laich everywhere on the ice.




11 Nov 2014 20:41:44
To Los Angeles:
Z. Chara
B. Marchand
2015 3rd
2015 5th
2017 2nd
2016 3rd

To Boston:
Jeff Carter
Jake Muzzin
Tyler Toffoli


Your joking right?


La doesn't need to do this.

giving up toffoli is stuiped as well, if they were smart they would lock him up. he's a prototypical 2nd line winger.

chara will retire a bruin


LA might consider this if Chara was like 10 years younger lol

Captain Nutjob





23 Oct 2014 19:34:36
Alright folks, let's rebuild the LA Kings!

EDM: Kopitar
LA: Eberle, Draisaitl

NAS: Carter, Toffoli, 2nd round pick
LA: Weber

TOR: Doughty, Nolan, 6th round pick
LA: Gardiner, Lupul, Kadri, 2nd round pick

MTL: Martinez, Williams, Pearson
LA: Galchenyuk

WIN: Quick, 1st round pick
LA: Pavalec, Kane, Scheiffele

MIN: Brown
LA: Coyle, 2nd round pick


24 Oct 2014 08:48:52
1. All of them are pretty bad, but - of course - the leafs (and maybe preds) proposal is the most one-sided.
2. Almost a cool name, bro ;)


Just all-round dumb

Boris Bagel

25 Oct 2014 12:08:41
Why does LA need to rebuild?




22 Oct 2014 02:21:41


Send Draisatal back to junior

Hall Nugent-Hopkins Eriksson
Yakupov Arcobello Perron
Pouliot Richards Purcell
Joensuu Gordon Hendricks

Fayne Schultz
Niktan Ference
Marincin Petry



No way that gets you Richards. Yes he is over-paid but still a quality player. And would be the Oilers #2 center


Richards would likely cost Lander + Klefbom or Marincin.


Realistically Lander and Aulie will be AHL players. And may never crack their line-up

3rd Round for Richards? Haha no way


23 Oct 2014 14:48:32
Bruins trade: Drop the first.




20 Sep 2014 21:43:43
Kings are looking for an insurance goalie in case quick isn't 100% by October

Mtl: tokarski
L.A: Clifford


Martin Jones is as good or better then Tokarski


Yeah but Quick was just injured (again) I believe

Charles Xavier



08 Sep 2014 23:53:56
According to a source Thornton will only accept a trade to a cup-contending team. These teams were stated as Los Angeles, Chicago, Anaheim, and St.Louis. Might have been one more team. Only western teams though, he wants to keep his family down south.

The only real fit within these clubs would be Chicago, but the trade would be interesting with Chicago's cap space.

Personally Thornton is staying put, due to the high cap hit, and lack of trade partners.

Marleau is the more likely to be traded. Boston looks like a fit, along with Montreal, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Vancouver, Tampa Bay and possibly the Maple Leafs. Marleau has many more possible destinations other than the ones I listed. Comment possible trade for Marleau?? Thanks guys


09 Sep 2014 17:38:12
for his production thornton doesn't have a big controct at all, its actually pretty good value. anyways, I hthink if one goes both will end up leaving, not to the same team, but in the same time period.


09 Sep 2014 19:56:31
Marleau to Van for Burrows, Shinkuruck, Markstrom and a 3rd.


Mtl- Eller 2nd pick2015 Moen

SJ- MArleau 35 with a 6. 666 3 year contract who choke in playoff

Eller can be a good 3rd line centerwith a potential of 40 to 50pts a years
And he clutch in playoff




06 Sep 2014 04:24:58
I saw a post about Detroit's top players getting older. I cannot agree more. Except with the trade. The trade makes no sense with the text. They are trading all of their young guns, for one. Who knows, some of them might turn out as good or better.

For Example: Eberle is good, but he is also small and doesn't hit.

After you read this, Detroit is going to have a completely different roster.

To Edmonton: Stephen Weiss, 2015 2nd/3rd
To Detroit: Jeff Petry

To Ottawa: Johan Franzen, 2016 3rd
To Detroit: Bobby Ryan

(Pretending no such thing as a salary cap)
To Boston: Henrik Zetterberg,
To Detroit: Reilly Smith,Torey Krug,Joe Morrow 2015 2nd/3rd

To Buffalo: 2016 1st (Can add a 2nd/3rd if needed)
To Detroit: Tyler Myers

Trade: David Krejci for Datsyuk and a 2017 2nd/3rd

Reason for trade number 1: Stephen Weiss is being injured left and right. And with his salary and that he does not play many teams don't want to take him. But, since Edmonton MIGHT need a 2nd line center. He would fit the job if he doesn't get injured. And Oilers want to get rid of Jeff Petry.

Reason for trade number 2: Franzen is getting old not younger. Instead of the points rising, their going to go down every year. Ottawa is looking for a guy like Franzen to replace Spezza (Not saying they are the same value) By that, I mean leadership, and being physical. Franzen fights for the puck, and usually stands up for teammates.

Reason for trade number 3: Same story with Zetterberg, but he will slow down slowly, or not at all. Teemu Selanne was old and played great. In return Detroit gets young players that got good potential.

Reason for trade number 4: Myers is young and big. Could be a good fit for Detroit. In exchange Buffalo gets a 1st which is going to be 10-25.

Reason for trade number 5: David Krejci is a great center to have. And is in 18th place on the NHL Player rankings (center). Datsyuk has more talent. But more cap and he is also older. But he still has a good 5-7 years in him

Thank you for reading all this text. Please do put your opinions, don't think about being rude. Just tell me and it will help me in the future as i'm new to the NHL.

Thank you.


06 Sep 2014 09:55:52
I think trade 1 is quite reasonable.
Trade 2: don't think you get Ryan for that. I just think OTT would get better offers from teams like PHI who could offer young talent instead of a declining Franzen who sure won't help OTT rebuilding.
Trade 3: don't think DET would ever trade ZET to BOS, but just theoretically, value might be okay considering age and stuff.
Trade 4: IMO the Sabres would want more than a 1st in 2016 for Myers. Add a good prospect and a mid pick.
Trade 5: Newly signed players rarely get traded. I think they signed him for so long for a reason. Sure, Datsyuk has more potential than Krejci, but Krejci fits the Bruins still of play perfetly IMO, so no real need for that change.


I assume you're talking about my post, I defiantly agree it's a better move to keep the younger talent and move the veterans out but the thought behind the post was to make Detroit win. The east is up for grabs and if Detroit makes a move for either a right handed D or Top 6 foeard they could contend once again


@Draisaitl_94 Thanks for the feedback!


Trade 1: Looks ok to me
Trade 2: Getting Bobby Ryan would be exactly what Detroit needs in the Top 6 forward with a physical guy who can shoot and be more consistent then Franzen. However, I don't know if that's enough.
Trade 3: I like what were getting but we are taking RFAs with some risk. Also trading Z-Berg in the division or in the conference wouldn't be very smart.
Trade 4: I would love Myers but wouldn't be enough, I don't know if adding Petry to that deal would help but regardless we would be better going for Mike Green.
Trade 5: I don't like trading within our division unless we get a stellar return. I personally rather keep Datsyuk then get Krejci. Kreijci is good but not what I am hoping for. I feel we would be better Trading Datsyuk to Columbus to maybe get Johansen plus.




30 Aug 2014 15:52:30
Read an article on this. Found it very intriguing. What if the Boston Bruins decided to trade Zdeno Chara? He's aging, but wouldn't get a bigger return for him then right now. They are trying to clear some cap space, which would be accomplished with this deal. Plus they could easily upgrade their top-six forwards with trading him. Now IMO I don't think Boston will trade him as long as they are a cup contender. BUT if the right deal came along, I think they would consider.

That deal would probably look like.

Top-six right winger, top 4 defender, 1st round pick. (Depending on value, could add a decent prospect or other pick)

So which teams would be interested?

Not as many as you'd think but, I believe Los Angeles, New York Rangers, Montreal, Tampa Bay, and Detroit would be most interested.

Keep in mind, the Bruins might want to get younger, clear cap space, and possibly deal a defender that is slowing down.

The potential trades:
NYR: Chara
BOS: Zucarello, Girardi, 1st 2017

TBL: Chara
BOS: Palat, Carle, 1st 2015, 2nd 2016

I'm having a hard time placing value. Ignore the fact that you don't think Chara will get traded, just give your 2 cents on what they would get in return? Thanks for reading


I agree boston should trade him he is totally slowing down.but if they did, which they won't cause they are not smart enough. they would trade him to a western team.


Tough one. I just can't see them moving him.chara for yakupov lol


30 Aug 2014 17:24:46
Boy, I don't know where to start in saying how bad that is for every team not named Boston.
First of all, why the hell would LA be interested? They (and maybe STL) have the best D corps in the NHL.

Second, Chara is already declining, he's 37 and has one, MAYBE two good seasons left. Sure, he's still a very good dmen, but he isn't worth all that.
NYR: Girardi isn't much worse, but way younger and has a way better contract, which makes his trade value AT LEAST even to Chara's, rather higher. Still add Zuccarallo and a 1st? No thanks.
TB: WHY? TB has just added Stralman and Garrison to their D, their fine with it now, no need.
Besides that, value is so far off.
Carle may be a bit overpayed, but he's a solid top 4 guy. Palat was a calder finalist and is IMO untouchable for TB, I'm pretty sure he is a future Selke nominee, if not winner. Plus a 1st in the McDavid draft and another 2nd? that's insane.
I'm pretty sure most people disagree on what I'll say now, but i'm pretty sure Yzerman wouldn't trade Palat straight up for Chara.
Think 10-15 more years of a promising young forward, with great two way play VS 1 or MAX 2 years of an already declining Dmen, that TB doesn't really need.


30 Aug 2014 17:27:43
To answer your question:
Tbh I think Chara could fetch a good-paid top 4 dmen (for the cap, if other team is close to cap, too) and a prospect/mid pick.
Or a very good D prospect like (not saying PIT needs him or whatever, just an example) Maatta and a 5th or so


Wow draisaitl you're becoming more of a douche. How bout you give you're opinion on charas value rather than telling everyone their wrong.thats easy and of no use. So tell us what's fair value for chara oh wise one


30 Aug 2014 19:25:12
those packages you're putting together would be for a 30 year old chara, not a 37 year old one. he's worth nowhere near that and last year really showed some signs of declining.


Idk about all that. Tampa got 2 firsts along with Callahan for (then) 37 year old St. Louis. Not saying it's believable, but something similar happened only half a year ago.
Boston needs to just give him lless minutes.


I agree, why would a team trade away youth and picks for 1 or 2 years from an aging, albeit good dman? I don't see it happening. His career will almost certainly end in boston


Chara has a lot of value and he's still a very effective player. Every team that wants to compete this year would be interested to some degree in trading for big z. Correct me if I'm wrong but he would still be better than 4 too 7 dmen on any team. He finally slowed down a touch, but he is still a beast.
Coyotes get chara
Bruins get connor Murphy,Lucas lessio,4th rd pick if big z wanted to play there


Chara isn't worth much at all now. He looks slow.


31 Aug 2014 06:43:42
@drgonzo: As you see, I did just that.
How about YOU giving an assessment here or elsewhere instead of only always saying that I am a douche or whatever?
I'm at least talking hockey. You're talking me, lol.


31 Aug 2014 06:48:15
Shankar ist exactly right, that's for a 30yr old Chara.
The St.Louis comparison is a bit wrong IMO, Marty did show no signs at all of slowing down, he scored 4 goals vs SJ, won the Art Ross a year ago and averaged like 1.1 PPG the last 5 years.
Plus, the Rangers knew that Callahan would prolly leave either way in FA since they couldn't agree on a new contract.
Also, Callahan is not old at 29, but oldER than Palat at 23, who hasn't reached his full potential yet, so that's a difference, too.
Plus Rangers were/are in a desperate win-now-mode, which TB isnt. At least not desperate, since we got SY.


Everyone here is wrong chara is worth nowhere near these deals but if they find the right team and add in other players like kelly plus prospects and maybe 1st or 2nd pick they could get a top 4 d man plus top six right winger to a team that's going for the cup this year


I gave my opinion on the post.i then gave my opinion on you being a douche after reading you're comment.clearly I'm not the only one who has a problem with you based on the amount of clicks as we'll as hockeygodsgift and mrenlightened and others both telling you to shut up and post an idea if you're so smart rather than just dumping on peoples ideas.


01 Sep 2014 18:07:22
Lol, you three have a problem with me because you don't like that I keep telling people they overvalue their players (especially TOR and MON), but it's just the truth.
And 90% of the time, I get more agree's than disagrees, which is pretty good, considering this site is super TOR and MON heavy, lol.


You still don't get it do you.
-You overvalue you're players too.
-you don't know more than the 3 of us if that's all it is.
-the amount of agrees/disagrees you get with words count.its not a clicking contest


This conversation has been comical to follow. Seems to be a lot of pent up angst finally coming out.


Lol the gr81. I have a low tolerance for stupidity




25 Aug 2014 05:33:12
Oilers sign Andrei Loktionov for 2 years/1.2m.

Useful depth, can play on the 4th line. Still a young player. Loktionov put up 22 points in 68 games with the Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils in 2013-14 despite seeing less than 13 minutes of ice time per game.

To Tampa: Jeff Petry, 2016 3rd
To EDM: Matt Carle

Nice Offensive defenseman that can put up points.
And clears cap space for Tampa Bay.

To LA: 2015 4th round pick, 2016 6th
To EDM: Jeff Schultz
As big as he is, he usually plays in the AHL. He can be the Oiler's top 4. Also gives Brayden McNabb a chance to play. Even though he signed a one-way deal, although so was Schultz's last contract and that didn't stop Los Angeles from buying him in the minors for most of the 2013-14 campaign.

At best, Schultz will be a seventh defenseman with the Kings at the start of the season. According to:
Might work. Dunno.


Why would you want that giant pylon in you're top 4.i think he's a bottom pairing dman on a good day


Again, never had the proper chance in L.A. @Drgonzo I was watching him play in Washington, because I used to live there. Jeff Schultz is a good top 4. If you did not see him play, then don't comment. EDM needs a physical d-man with a strong shot.


I'm only commenting cause I've seen him play and he's not a top 4 dman on a good team.if edmontons goal is to continue drafting in the top 5 then good post.


I guess Washington didn't give him a proper chance too,wait they paid him to leave he's so darn good hahaha


I agree that Jeff schultz should not be in anyones top 4. But jeez @ Drgonzo, you call chirp a douche?


Have a seat oilers blue , Dr takes this one


26 Aug 2014 02:08:13
2 j.schultz. that would be confusing


No comments about the trade, you call me on calling Schultz a top four. This is a trade website. Not a depth chart website.


Lmao I gave my opinion and asked a question.if that makes me a douche fine.i think you're too sensitive. Lmao


I might be a douche^however to say I am a douche because of what I said above is laughable,someone get these poor oiler fans a tampon


Lmao now you have a reason to call me a douche yw




22 Aug 2014 04:23:52
Oilers: Perron + Petry
Preds: Wilson + josi (preds have many centres)
Kings: toffoli + muzzin (kings have many centres)
Bruins: soderberg + boychuk + Campbell (bruins need a winger + a slight cap relief + oilers add 3rd rd pk)
Blue jackets: anisomov + Johnson
Detroit: helm + Quincey or kindl + + abdelkader (wings need right hand dman + oilers add prospect such as pitlick, lander, musil or gernat)

edm oil

Kings say no.
Toffoli will or already is better then Perron and muzzin was great in the playoffs


22 Aug 2014 08:37:41
Im sorry, but IMO nearly all trades favor your Oilers, Preds sure decline because of Josi, Kings say no way, so do the Jackets, Bruins and especially DET trades are the most realistic ones, I think EDM loses the DET trade.




17 Aug 2014 06:06:15
Cgy trades: 2015 third 2016 2nd
LA Trades: Adrian Kempe
The flames need more good prospect wingers and the kings could use the picks to trade or keep to get some assets for the future
This is my first one how did I do?


17 Aug 2014 07:27:28
Value might be okay, but I don't know why LA would give someone up who's most likely ready sooner than the players they can pick with the picks they get.
And if they want trade assets, they could just use the picks they have or Kempe himself.


Kempe is Kings Future


I think Calgary is better off holding onto their draft picks. It's going to be a rough year for Calgary with or without him so keep the picks and let you're scouting staff do their job.


Give it another try dude




19 Jul 2014 16:56:59
Just to get this straight: Edmonton is NOT trading Yakupov! What for? He is not fully developed. I say wait until he is around 25-30 then if he doesn't have the numbers to stay, we trade him THEN not now. No point of trading Yakupov now, we will not get a lot for him, if we DO want to trade him, like I said what until he is 25-30. Because 25-30 are the best years to put up points. The player has the maturity, and the experience in the NHL. And will also start leading the young guys by example. So everybody got my point -NO TRADING YAKUPOV
Okay, moving on to the trade:

To Colorado: 2016 6th round draft pick, Jesse Joensuu, Craig Graeme, (If he plays more then 20 games in the AHL Colorado gets a 2015 5th round)

To Edmonton: Cody Corbett

Cody Corbett- Cody has played for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL. As I watched him play, he develops a lot by a year. He also made some great plays in the Memorial Cup tournament. I he is 21, and should play for the AHL. He finished checks, and easily steal the puck from the strikers like a professional. I think he will do good in the Oilers/Barons jersey, and make some great plays. On the other side, Colorado gets a 6th round draft pick that is going to be early, cause we all know that the Oilers are not going anywhere this season and will end up around last 6 in the league. They also get a tall finish 4th/3rd liner and a big Defensive prospect. If this trade does go, it will be a future trade, we will not see Cody Corbett playing for the Oilers in about 2-5 years.


19 Jul 2014 20:04:07
sorry o break it, but no one, not even EDM, will wait until yak is 25 to see of he is something or not.

this year will have a huge impact on the projection of his career.


One more fizzled year and KHL for Yak, 8mil per year tax free with no body checking. Oil need to move Yak for a D-Man before he's worthless a-la' Radulov.




14 Jul 2014 02:47:38
Mon sign Subban and pleck for doughty l.a
Mon price and bourque and Minnesota 2016 2nd round pickfor kopitar and Martin Jones And tofolli
But why would kings need another goals you say?
Well at the camp kings choose the best between them and trade The other one for another impact player!kabooom
Montreal: get a 1 Line center, get a prospect too devlop in toffoli and doughty who is not by far a bether defensemen then subban but with doughty we get a captain! And a ok goalie who could play starter
Kings: get subban almost has good has doughty, pleckanec one of The best defensive center in the league and Bourque a guy who get you on a good team 25 goal to 30 goal, he Will change is attitude just like gaborik did! That 2nd can get a nhl player too! And price wether you keep him or Quick can get you a great 1 Line player or a great prospect!


14 Jul 2014 06:54:24
or LA could just keep thier potential dynasty in tact and not ruin it by throwing away their #1 cebtre,

man some of the stuff you post is just nonsensical.


Well you can see it that way or see it that if you keep the same element every year team Will adjust too that!


Plus I think that if you trade then price or Quick you can replace the first Line center


Price is going nowhere neither is kopitar. doughty. nor probably toffoli


14 Jul 2014 20:54:16
but it has been proven, through appoximately 4/5 years of great success by LA with essentially the same team except for gaborik that the league isn't adjusting to them and that they can if fact have continued success with that squad.




05 Jul 2014 17:02:21
My "Proposal"

Leafs Send Cody Franson, Peter Holland
To The LA Kings and agree to terms with M.Richards
The Kings Buy Him Out and the leafs sign him to a 4 million dollar/year contract for 4 years


05 Jul 2014 18:04:00
Sure, because the 2 things LA needs back are a Dmen and a center


Do you realize that this is what you're proposing:

To LA - Franson, Holland
To TOR - nothing.

Kings then buyout Richards and Toronto signs him (provided, of course, he doesn't sign elsewhere because there are no guarantees).

This is absolutely absurd.


Kings don't need to buy him out if leafs traded for him??


"Best Leaf post ever"




05 Jul 2014 02:52:53
What if oilers trade lander and 2nd rd pk for mike Richards LA kings?
Oilers if needed could use buyout and resign him.

edm oil

You can't buy out a player and then re-sign him. Not allowed. I'm hoping the Oilers trade for Berglund out of STL if its feasible. I wouldn't like the suggested trade of Petry for Berglund because that solves one problem and creates another, but if STL were to accept something like Lander and a pick (not a 1st) then I'd be all for it. Otherwise, I'd be a-ok with taking on Peter Mueller for a year or two. He should be cheap to sign since he's been out of the NHL for a bit, and he would likely be ok with signing short-term to build up his value to sign a bigger contract down the road, whether it's with the Oilers or someone else. Oilers get a decent 2nd line C and can then take pressure off Draisaitl by playing him on the 3rd line instead.

Less desirable but still helpful scenario: sign Ribeiro. He's got game, but apparently a poor attitude so not sure I'd want that in the dressing room. Still likely better than a gaping hole at 2nd line C and/or rushing Draisaitl.


IMO the Oilers should just wait and see what they got in their hands right now. I mean they're obviously not Stanley Cup material, but you have so many great pieces to work with. If I was the GM I would sign some depth players to take the pressure off of the young guns.




25 Jun 2014 06:55:16
My Penguins Offseason Plans

Rutherfurd has announced a few untouchables:

The main goal for me would be to give Crosby that first line RW to play with and strengthen our bottom six. They are saying that the Pens will have the busiest offseason!

In order to do that, we must resign:
Sutter 5yrs/20mil (4mil cap)
Goc 2yrs/4mil (2mil cap)
Gibbons 2yrs/1.8mil (900k cap)
Megna 2yrs/1.8mil (900k cap)

Although I like Glass, he is an old dog and will not be needed. Adams will be an extra (one year left on his contract).

Trade 1: For Grit
To LA: Scuderi, 2nd 2016
To Pens: Clifford
With the Gaborik deal closing in, Clifford playing 4th line in the last month of the regular season and all of the playoffs, and a need for a bottom six defenceman. This is perfect for the LA kings. They also pick up a second round pick in 2016!

Trade 2: For Geno
To WPG: Neal
To PENS: Kane

Pens get a great player to replace Jokinen on the second line LW. WPG gets a player who goes all out every game and is a 30-40 goal scorer.

Trade 3: For Sid
To EDM: Martin, Bennett, 22nd ovr,
To Pens: Yakupov

More than enough for Yak. They get an instant replacement in Bennett (who's ceiling isn't as high), a top 2 dman, and a 22nd overall.

Other Resigns:
Depres 3yrs/4mil (1.33mil cap)

Kulemin 3yrs/10.5mil (3.5mil cap)
Meszaros 3yrs/12mil (4mil cap)
Brodeur 1yr/1mil w/ bonuses (he has had a GREAT career, why not end it with a cup. He is good friends with sid and doesn't seem like the kind of guy to care about salary in his final season. he wants a cup, not a cheque)

Scott Harrington (Coming off of a GREAT season with WBS, he was one of the best defenseman with over 40 points. Great stay at home Dman)

Derrick Pouliot (Offensive threat. CHL defenseman of the year. He is our BEST prospect and is now NHL ready)

Simone Depres (6 foot 4 who didn't get along with Bylsma, do not be surprised to see him play a big role)

Opening Night vs Anaheim (Mighty) Ducks:



Defence is young but they are ready.

Bottom six looks solid

Sid playing with a fairly high potential RW and I love kunitz.

Malkin playing with friend Kulemin and a great player in Kane.

9 million in cap space. AWESOME. I should be the new GM. Rutherfurd can't even pick a coach!

Im AqUaMaN

25 Jun 2014 13:46:14
In no world is there still 9 mil cap space.


I may be a bit of a homer but, I rather have Kane than Neal, Probably because of his age, but the value is good

el troubadour

I'm not sure why you want Yak so bad. Every post you're trading for him. He's talented but doesn't play a team game, like Semin. And WAY to much for Mezaros. term and $




20 Jun 2014 19:27:14
Brad Richards have been Bought out Top Teams interested and that he would be interested in goes like this:








Why would kings or flyers be interested in him and why would he be interested in the leafs or sens? Flyers and kimgs very deep in the middle and he'd wanna go to a winner since he's almost done so that takes sens out. Toronto would pursue him to be a top line guy which he isn't and he would be under a lot of media scrutiny and pressure

Brad Richards "has" been bought out.

He wants to go to a winner so that takes the sens out? Should take out the leafs philly and the stars ten as well because they aren't close either

He wants to go to a winner so exclude the Leafs, Flyers and Senators. The Kings and Blues don't need him so that leaves the Ducks.

Phillis a D or 2 away

NO interest at all from philly. Give your head a shake

^ I'm sure you could make the "he wants to go to a winner" argument for every player In the world, yet every year FA don't all flock to one or two teams. With this said, Anaheim makes sense. I wouldn't count Toronto out, they wanted him bad before - may push now

Richards won't go to Anaheim

Why would tor want him he didn't want come last time

B schenn
Who's shaking who's head

What are you guys talking about? The flyers are a winner. Maybe not the stanley cup but they have been in the playoffs 17 of the last 19 years. And yea the flyers would have no interest in him. They already have enough centers

He wants another cup so that eliminates the Leafs and Sens. He stated before he has no interest in the leafs.


Tb is also up there




18 Jun 2014 02:17:49
Sharks Roster 2014-2015 Season

Sharp - Kesler - Pavelski
Hertl - Couture - Stafford
Nieto - Wingels - Kennedy
Torres - Sheppard - Brown

Vlasic - Burns
Stuart - Demers
Oduya - Braun
Extra: Mueller


RESIGN: Jason Demers (D), Tommy Wingels (C), James Sheppard (C), Ryan Miller (G)

� Joe Thornton (C), Matt Irwin (D) to CHI for Patrick Sharp (LW) and Johnny Oduya (D)
� Patrick Marleau (LW) to STL for Rights to Patrik Berglund (C), Ian Cole (D) and Rights to Ryan Miller (G)
� THEN, Rights to Patrik Berglund (C), Ian Cole (D), Antti Niemi (G) and a 4th round pick in 2015 to VAN for Ryan Kesler (C)
� Adam Burish (RW) to NYI for a 3rd round pick in 2014
� Martin Havlat (RW) and a 3rd round pick in 2015 to BUF for Drew Stafford (RW)

I hope my Sharks won't choke with this realistic, cup contending team. First, Sharks need a goalie who can win them a game every so often. Ryan Miller indicated he wanted to play in the West Coast so this is perfect. Sharks need to move Thornton, Marleau and Niemi. I like the deal I made with Chicago because Jumbo will actually wave his NTC to play for a cup contender like the Blackhawks. Sharks get back a good winger, Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya, who's on his last year of contract. This moves benefits both sides because Hawks free up some cap room and get the perfect number 2 center that they need and they get a top 6 D that fills in for Oduya. Win-win deal for both sides. Next, the three way deal. It took me some time to put this all together, but in the end, all three teams benefit. Part 1), Blues need snipers, scorers, whatever you want to call them. They're built with too many grinders. So, they can get Patrick Marleau, who will fit great in the Blues defensive system, similar to Gaborik playing in Los Angeles. Sharks get back the Rights to a big #2/3 center, Patrik Berglund, top 6 D Ian Cole and Ryan Miller's Rights. Sharks take Berglund and Cole for Part 2), only thing they keep are Miller's rights, which is good for them as I said before. Miller can really help this Sharks team that is close to a cup. Win-win deal once again. Now Part 2), Vancouver indicated they want a NHL ready centerman back in the deal for Ryan Kesler, so here's how I see it. Canucks get their NHL ready center, Berglund, who can play 2nd line with Swedish friend Hansen. They also get Cole, a top six defenseman to help out the young goaltenders. Last, Canucks should really consider loaning Antti Niemi for a season (his contract expires next year). Canucks need a veteran goalie to split the games with Lack (Markstrom should be in minors) so that Canucks can actually have a chance to do something next year. I tossed in a 4th to even out the value. This is a good deal for Canucks and Sharks, Sharks get another top 2 centerman to rotate with Couture. I believe Kesler would wave his NTC to come to San Jose because they are cup conternders and he can play with American buddy Joe Pavelski. Another win-win deal. Burish doesn't fit in on San Jose's team, so I set up a trade to Islanders because they need more grit in the bottom six, especially since I think they will be a playoff team next season. Last trade, Havlat and a 3rd for Stafford. Sabres can afford Havlat for one season, maybe he gets them 15-20 goals as a stretch. Sharks get Stafford, who can be really effective with Couture and the Sharks on the 2nd line, or 1B line.

I know I wrote a whole novel, but it's what I have to do so people can understand what I'm doing what I am. If there's any slight value unfairness let me know. This is VERY reasonable. Nothing unrealistic. I made deals where both teams benefit. Please give me some feedback.


Anaheim will offer better for kesler

Kesler is not a top center

Rights won't get you Kesler

Nice essay.

I think he is trying to say that the sharks will have a good season with these "even" trades!

I didn't read it, just predicting :)

Highly unlikely

Makes sense, good deals for those all teams involved, just too much to go through as a gm, this just won't happen way too much stuff going on. Ducks can give better for Kesler like someone mentioned.

Probably took this guy 5 min to write that. At least it all makes sense, I like how someone is actually trying to make deals that benefit both teams involved.

I'm sorry to say this, but I love the Blackhawks trade. As a Hawks fan we need a 2 line center for Kane. Reports I read in Chicago papers is Kane wants 2nd line center that's legit or he goes and walks after next season. Shaw is a perfect 3rd line center

The guy prob writes an essay so that all the dummies can get why he's doing what he is. If it's NHL 14 This happens, if General managers had guts this would happen

As a Blackhawks fan, I am praying that this happens!!

Kesler isn't a top C.

You are absolutely correct about BUF taking on salaries and Tim Murray has indicated that he is VERY interested with executing this concept. So BUF helps SJS greatly reduce their cap space, get younger, tougher and better. SJS trades 1st & 3rd 2015; Brad Stuart (34 yo, 11 pts, $3. 6MM); Martin Havlat (33 yo, 22 pts, $5MM); Tyler Kennedy (27 yo, 17 pts, $2, 350M/1 yr) to BUF for; DL Mike Weber (25 yo, 9 pts, $1. 7MM); FL-Cory Conacher (23 yo, 26 pts $. 9MM); & FL Marcus Foligno (22 yo, 19 pts, $. 9MM). Weber> Brad Stuart’s ($2MM savings); Conacher>> Havlat ($4MM savings); and Foligno >> Kennedy ($1. 5MM savings). Sharks improve at 3 positions, and reduce the cap by over $7. 5MM which just about what the Sharks would need to sign Miller. BUF gets to build for the future with a couple of picks (BUF takes Havlat, Stuart & Kennedy ONLY to help reduce SJS cap hit, help BUF reach the cap floor and provide three place holders
Someone indicated they could not read the trade with all of the brackets. SJS trades 1st & 3rd 2015; Brad Stuart; Martin Havlat; Tyler Kennedy to BUF for; DL Mike Weber; FL-Cory Conacher; & FL Marcus Foligno. As always, I appreciated feedback.

How can you disagree with my Kane leaves if we don't get a legit 2nd line center like I've read.

1) guy who said "as a blackhawks fan, I am praying this happens!" is it an overpayment by sharks or do you just like that u get thornton?

2) I totally agree with "kane walks if they don't get a second center" shaw isn't a second center let's be honest, and if kane isn't going to be playing with toews that he should go to a new team

3) guy with the buffalo comment : do you really think buffalo takes on all those guys? I like stuart cause he's tough so I wouldn't dump him, but havlat, kennedy, niemi and burish are all wasted salaries. I like marcus floigno on this sharks team but I don't like conacher. too small to play in the west, especially pacific division




18 Jun 2014 00:07:46
Sens Roster 2014-2015 Season

Ryan Richards Michalek
MacArthur Turris Zibanejad
Hoffmann Smith Stone
Prince Pageau Neil

Methot Karlsson
Cowen Shattenkirk
Phillips Ceci
Extras: Gryba

Anderson/Lehner (whoever is on a hot streak plays. )

RESIGN: Mike Hoffmann (LW), Robin Lehner (G), Milan Michalek (RW), Eric Gryba (D)

� Jason Spezza (C) and Patrick Wiercioch (D) to STL for Kevin Shattenkirk and Ty Rattie
� Erik Condra (RW), Matt Puempel (LW, Prospect) and 2015 2nd Round pick to LAK for Mike Richards (C)

� Michalek signs for max of 2 years 7 million or 3 years 10 million

This Sens team cracks a playoff position next season, in my opinion. Blues get their offensive number 1 center in Spezza and an offensive asset in the back end in Wiercioch. Sens get back a top four two way D in Shattenkirk, who will help with Sens' defensive issues. Sens also get good scoring prospect Ty Rattie. In the second deal, Kings get a fourth line RW that is a PK specialist, will help add on do the Kings' depth, which is already insane. They also get a good scoring prospect in Matt Puempel, along with a second round pick in 2015. Sens get an underrated centerman in Mike Richards, who was hidden on the fourth line on the Kings' powerhouse lineup. He is better than most think. His defensive game would help out the Sens, and they get him for a low price, since LA has to move him. Potentially make the 2nd into a 1st, depending on what people think. I think Puempel, Condra and a 2nd is enough value personally, but if there's any issues, swap it for a first and it's a done deal. Let me know what you think.


Wow ottawa says no way on the Richards deal. They aren't a cup contender so shouldn't be moving good prospects like peumpel or high draft picks, especially in such a deep draft.


@ct. But we have Rattie, Prince, Lazar and others. sens can be contenders in two, three years with this team and their prospects. Which other center up for grabs can sens realistically get that's actually good?


Spezza is going to st. louis for Berglund, Polak and Rattie. If Murray and negotiate a 2nd and 3rd rd pick from Armstrong then that might be added but those are the pieces that are moving. Polak or Ian Cole armstrong ain't disecting his core for a 2nd line centre on his club

Switch puemple for Prince maybe?

He is not trading Rattie

All do respect to David Backes and St. Louis, but if they do acquire Spezza he'd be there # 1 center and offensive catalyst in the forward position. That's what the Blues lacked big time in the playoffs. David Backes is an exceptional player, but his offensive skill set isn't what he can do in the offensive game, what makes him a good player is his 200ft game and his grittiness and toughness. He is a very good second line player, maybe one of the best. But he cannot but a team on his back and lead the way offensively. By having Spezza there the opposition will undoubtably match there best defensive pairing against Spezza not Backes.



17 Jun 2014 01:51:16
Let's have some fun!
Montreal Canadiens Off-Season (2014)

Trade the day before draft:
G - Dustin Tokarski
LW - Rene Bourque
C - Danny Briere
3rd Round Pick (2014)

RW - Kyle Okposo
LW - Eric Boulton

Why is this believable nay-sayers?
Simple, all teams/players involved address their concerns.

For NYI it addresses 2 concerns. First, goaltending. Tokarski in the mix, they have a back-up that can challenge Halak. Nilsson is in the KHL and Poulin has been disappointing. Tokarski should get 25 games; Halak the rest.

Secondly, a veteran dressing room. The Islanders are one of the youngest teams in the NHL. Excluding Visnovsky and Boyle, a lot of youth with marginal leadership and playoff experience. In one trade, they acquire two veterans in Bourque and Briere that address the issue. Bourque on the 2nd line with Bailey and Grabner; Briere on the third line with Strome and Clutterbuck.

For MTL it addresses 5 concerns.
First, and most importantly, the Habs acquire a potential 30-goal scorer. The Habs biggest problem is not their size or their defense (just ask Lucic and the cry baby Bruins); the correct answer is scoring. Only Pacioretty had more than 30 goals. Having Okposo on the 2nd line with Plekanec should produce 2 more 30-goal scorers.

Secondly, a little thing called a goalie controversy. Anyone who thinks Habs should keep Tokarski should pound sand. He deserves an opportunity to earn his stripes on another team. But most importantly, it maintains the Price-Budaj dynamic that make the goalie situation in Montreal so strong.
Just ask Halak in 2010.

Third, Trade Value. Tokarski and Bourques trade value is exceptionally high right now after this recent playoff run. With their trade value so high, there's no requirement to afford the Isles with a 1st round pick. Dead Serious.

Fourth, the Economics. The Habs save 4 mill in cap space. Need to sign Subban, Markov, Gionta, Weaver, etc. etc.

5th, the Enforcer. Parros out/Boulton in. Habs save 300k and a whole lot of moustache cream.

For the players involved, the only hurdle are Bourque and Brieres No Movement Clauses. But it's a simple sell. If they stay in MTL, they will continue to be healthy scratches. They would want to play 82 games at Barclay Centre vs. 60-65 games in the Bell Centre.
For Okposo and Boulton, a chance to win a Cup.
For Tokarski, a chance to earn a starting job.
For Halak, the motivation to play better.

Montreal will draft in 1st round, 4th Round, 5th Round and 6th Round. Isles have 2nd and 3rd Round Picks (Vanek and Okposo trade)

Off-Season UFA signings:
RW - Paul Stastny (5yr - 35 mil)

Why Paul Stastny? Simple, another 30 goal scorer. Put him on the 1st line with Pacioretty and now you have 4 30-goal scorers. Oh by the way, Pacioretty and Stastny played together for Team USA in the Olympics.

Gionta (2yr - 8 mil)
Markov (1yr - 5.5 mil)
Weaver (2yr - 2.8 mil)

Off-season RFA signings:
Subban (8yr - 60 mil)

My gut tells me that Subbans camp and Bergevins camp are a million dollars a year apart on talks. If I could take my Delorean back to 2012, I would have tore up that 'bridge' contract and given Subban what he wanted (8yr - 40 mil). Would you like fries with that?
Bergevin could easily compare Subban to Doughty (7mil a yr), Subban wants 8 mil a year; now that's silly.
They'll meet in the middle. I hope.

Eller (3yr - 6. 75 mil)
Weise (3yr - 3 mil)
White (1yr - 700k)

UFA departures, adios boys:
Vanek, Parros, Murray, Boullion

Line Combinations for (2014/15)
Pacioretty - Desharnais - Stastny
Gallagher - Plekanec - Okposo
Prust - Gionta - Galchenyuk
Moen - Eller - Weise
(Boulton) - (Bournival) - (White)

Subban - Markov
Gorges - Emelin
Weaver - Beaulieu
(Tinordi) - (Pateryn)

Price - Budaj

Estimate Team Salary - 69.4 million

Four 30-goal scorers along with a Vezina and Jack Adams Trophy winner for 2014/15.
Now that's a team that would make it to the Cup finals and lose to the Kings or Hawks in 5 games

Give me your thoughts?
Let's have some fun. Go HABS Go

Okposo is not getting moved, especially for the junk you are proposing.

I wish as a hab fan. But Marc Bergevin will never do this.

Eller and Subban both get paid more. Some teams may pay more for statsny. You want a first line winger for two cap dumps and goalie prospect? Nope that doesn't happen either. Now your cap doesn't work so basically it all doesn't work. A back up can be signed this offseason or obtained from a different team for a much lower price tag.

Keep dreaming. That's something we would pull off in NHL 14.

They should let Gionta walk.

I gave u an agree for your effort to put all that up

Try hugs, not drugs. Bourque's value is exceptionally high yet he'll be a healthy scratch if he stays in Montreal? So every team wants him but he's not good enough for the habs? Is he too tall? Stastny is a natural center, if he played wing in the Olympics it's because there were too many centers. The 4 guys you're referring to as 30 goal scorers is a stretch. That was your chance to win a cup, it's gone now. Beating the Bruins sure went straight to the head

So how about we say
Clarkson, Holland, Rynnas

Quantity doesn't equal quality

So it address's 5 Mtl concerns and only 1 NYI. They have leadership

Unbelievable, all the player leaving Montreal are garbage players, please keep your garbage players nobody wants them not even you guys.

^^difference is teams would rather have Briere, Bourque and draft pics than get stuck with Clarkson and two AHLers.

Haha nobody wants Briere and bourque not even you guys.

Nope. You can't trade scraps for okposo.



12 Jun 2014 01:32:35
I know this may not happen but is this reasonable:

Detroit Trades:
Weiss, 3rd 2014

Los Angeles Trades:
Mike Richards

This is just a base. I think this benefits Detroit in getting the 2nd line center who can fit in the system with experience and some two-way play. L. A dumps some Cap and can use Weiss as a reasonable fourth line C or higher at their choosing. Maybe use Weiss as a wing and Detroit adds Andersson to give kings a 4th line C. I believe Detroit could use a guy like Richards to be the filler of the Fillipula gap.

Then after this is done:
Detroit Trades:
Helm, Kindl, 2nd 2014

Pittsburgh Trades:
Rights to Niskanen
Scott Harrington
Conditional 4th (6th if Niskanen doesn't re-sign)

In this deal Detroit, gets a right-handed D, clears forward glut and adds to defensive prospect which is where Pittsburgh has extra. Pittsburgh gets a solid two way center with speed and a reliable young D and a higher 2nd round pick.

Detroit signs Niskanen 3 years (5 million with bonuses)

Detroit's new line-up:
Zetterberg-M. Richards-Nyquist
Ex. Pulikkinen

Ex. Harrington, Ouelltte, Sproul


Gives young guys a chance while filling needs. Detroit still keeps their first. I know these deals may not happen but this would be a good line-up to make them at least playoff contenders. What will it take to make it work?

Does it cost more to get Richards?
Does it cost more for Wings in Pens Trade?

Who needs to add? Comment please

You know that ain't half bad, I think mayb e that the Pittsburgh one is a little shaky but the Richards deal isn't half bad. I feel like that deal is missing something though

I think the Kings will rather buy out Mike Richards than take another bad contract in Weiss. That's more counter productive.

-Realistic Leafs fan

Helm is not going anywhere. He is to important to the wings with his speed.

Not a chance that Detroit parts ways with Helm.



09 Jun 2014 23:18:44
A markov sign to a good three year deal with a good salary for tyler toffoli and a 2015 late second round pick for los angeles!

i think that markov can still be a solid number 2 d man

IF this deal involved the same players it would be: Toffoli for Markov++++.
35 y o d-man for a young tearing it up? Plus a 2nd?! Especially considering LA needs offence not defence?! Bad all around, smh


^ you clearly don't know hockey, 35 or not he is still a top talent d man which all teams want. Edm offered a crazy package for him for Habs to turn down as well kings offered tofflie and muzin or Clifford for him. Stop being just a lil hater and understand good players and understand the game, but I your case I wouldn't even try cause you seem hopeless

L. A have lots of old fart d. Greene, Mitchell, Regher

Would take a ton more then markov to get that kid he's looking real good




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