wprager wrote:SpezDispensed wrote:Who would we be parting with a first for?
What about the former NHL D-men we have in Bingo -- Kostka (RHS) and Fraser (LHS).
Biggest thing that stands in the way of a trade is the current roster. We have 7 D (plus Chris "I'm not dead yet; I'm feeling better; I think I'll go for a walk" Phillips) with a few more pushing for a spot. It's one thing to say we can upgrade Cowen or Weircioch, but who would take either one? With Cowen, his contract would make him hard to move to a team that's looking to shed cap space. Weircioch is not really that far behind. Any many-for-one deal we've been contemplating is not going to include either of them. So that leaves Borowiecki and Wideman.
Wideman+Borowiecki plus forward prospect (Prince or Puempel) for Scandella. Bring up Kostka as the RHS on the third pairing. Throw in a pick if that's not enough.
Cap-wise this clears $2.6M for Minny and reduces the roster log jams by 1 up front and on the back-end for the Sens.
Nah to all this.
Wiercioch can be moved easily. I'm sure there's a few teams that would take him.
Cowen is a CAP HIT of 3.1 million (real money 4.5), so a contender might look at him if we eat an expiring contract.
I doubt they move Cowen*, it's Wiercioch that's just sucking the life out of the lineup right now as a 'top 4' and frankly he's killing Ceci.
Boro is the perfect number 6 guy and Methot/Karlsson are obviously good to go.
It's the Wiercioch position that has to change, it's just not good enough.
*unless Murray steps down, then it's game on.