tim1_2 wrote:Saying the "sticking point" is Colin White...well that is a pretty BIG sticking point.
Also, Duchene would have very little motivation to sign an extension since this is his one chance to hit UFA right in the prime of his career.
Disagree. He's from outside Toronto and will probably be happy to play closer to home. They probably won't re-sign Brassard when he's a UFA, and I imagine they will try to move Ryan between now and then. So while cap space seems tight right now, by the time he's a UFA the priority will be to sign him, Turris, and Karlsson. I get that's a lot of money but there's your core with Stone and Hoffman and, White, Brown and Chabot still on ELC's.
I feel as though Dorion can avoid trading White if it means adding in Lazar and Chlapik. Do you do it?