I’m going to put these up for fun and feel free to rip me a new one but in my fantasy g.m. brain here is what I would do given what the Flames have to work with right now. Erixon going to the Rangers for two 2nd round picks changed the game because now they have all of the picks they would have anyway, if there was a silver lining to that fiasco this is it. So armed with the two 2nd round picks and the 13th in the first here are the trades I would propose. I know there are NMC and NTC clauses here so don’t think I’m oblivious.
To get Ottawa’s pick:
Bouwmeester, 13th overall pick for Michalek and the 6th pick over all. This trade only goes down if Couturier is available at 6. This would give the Sens another minute eating d that would take some pressure off of Gonchar and allow them to move out Michalek who has been a bust in Ottawa so far. This would give the Flames a true Center prospect and take away some cap to sign Babchuck. Michalek might be a fit on the third line if Tanguay doesn’t sign.
Regehr and the 13th pick to N.J. for Clarkson Rolston and the 4th pick. Clarkson was a favourite of Sutter and I could see him pushing for a trade to acquire him. N.J. has a ton of RFA D and a couple UFA, they can’t get enough premier shut down guys in front of Brodeur. White, Regher, Tallinder, Volchenkov, Salvador. Wow. That would be impressive. Calgary would also take some salary in this deal but Rolston’s in his last year and might be a fit for a power play that desperately needs a secondary rifle to Iginla.
Scott Hannan is gone and they need a shut down d-man. Regehr for the 27th pick and Kuznetsov or the rights to Alzner. Hey caps fans, nothing is free okay? Flames would deal 13th and 27th pick to move up 6th with the sens and give the sens three first round picks.
This is easy. Bouwmeester and 13th for 8th, Voracec and Filitov. With the 8th pick take Dougie Hamilton and replace the D you lose, he’ll be a beast in 2-3 years. Voracek fills a need of top 6 forward and Filitov who has exceptional skill need a change of scenery yesterday. Voracek is RFA so his rights would have to be qualified if they are not already.
Regehr for Heatley. Yes I said it.
P.S. No "sane" jokes please...it's been done.
your an idiot
Regehr for Healty? Staight up? Done, about the only thing I would consider for Regehr. If we trade D I'd prefer it be Jay Bo.
fefeloo... tell us something we didn;t know. Like how you like your gynogologist.Flamesin6- that was pure fantasy on my part, had a horrible year but the year prior 40 goals and a ppg... expensive though
Really? Voracek, Filatov AND the 8th? Now you're just getting greedy...
Filitov has really fallen out of favour in Columbus, the columbus reporters seem to think he could be had for a song.
Voracek is RFA so you'd be mking a gamble that you could sign him. Feaster isn't good at that.
If you're talking pipe dreams then lets look at players like Carter or Perry or Stamkos. Heatly is a home town boy and all but.......
Bouwmeester to Colombus for 8th overall straight up. Stajan and the 13th overall to Ottawa for their 21st and 35th picks.Calgary dumps salary, moves up in the draft, and gets 5 picks in the first 60. Not too shabby.
The Stajan trade might be a bit of a stretch but not if you replace him with Langkow.
Backburner- not bad, not sure ottawa would do that but I like it. Shed the salary and the age I say!Flamesin6- Carter would have to be a Kipper trade I think.
Ottawa could move up, and they are looking for a second line Center, if you can call Stajan that... Calgary might have to take Kuba back.
i can see ott taking stajan(or langkow) to move up in the draft, and if we were to send bouwmeester to cbj for the 8th, then it would take away one of the 'big contracts' on D that is holding babchuk from re-signing. plus we'd get more space to get tanguay re-signed
Dumping J Bo's and Stajans contracts alone would free up 10 mill in cap space...
Heatly for Reggie, not bad. Columbus scenarios seem likely, would love to keep the 13th
hearing cgy talking to la about smyth, how would edm like those apples? Give them stajan back, trade Regehr or j-bo sign tanguay and babchuck...beautiful.
Getting rid of Stajan, and trading Jbo(for draft picks?) to sign Tanguay and Babchuk? WELCOME TO CALGARY RYAN SMYTH!
Well Regehr has been asked to waive his NTC to go to Buffalo (dreger)
Hopefully it's Roy, not Connolly.... or picks/ prospects are ok I guess....
all these trades are moronic and unfeasible
Columbus will pay to have Filitov out of their organization. I'm still glad Isles picked Bailey over Filitov. I posted that right after Filitov got his hat trick. Took a beating over it then. Not so much now.
what defensive depth can replace Bouwmesster?
Bouwmeester is a minute eater and so is regehr. My guess is bouwmeester stays if Reggie goes.
Looks like both are staying. That was an uneventful 1st round for us. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Well I spoke too quick, looks like we got hosed on a salary dump.