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Buyers or Sellers?

A month ago it was clear that we were sellers, so much so that even our Core players were available for the right price. Now this may still be true to some extent, but our current run has fogged up this question a bit. Usually a buyer is defined as a team looking to make a run deep into the playoffs or a team on the bubble trying to get in. We still don't really fit either of those criteria which by default means we should probably be sellers. So who do we Sell? Expiring contracts are usually the easiest to move. Young strong talent, which we have an abundance, could also be moved. But to what gain? Murray has already effectively taken one expiring contract off the block by giving Beachemin an extension. Some think that was a move to bring up his trade value, but if Murray traded him now I would probably protest outside Honda center. That leaves desirable assets such as Jason Blake, Niklas Hagman, George Parros, Selanne and Koivu for forwards and Brookbank on D. So who do we Sell and what do we want in return?


Honestly Hagman and Blake are the most likely to be moved. I don't see Selanne or Koivu going anywhere even though they are truly the most desirable of the expiring contracts. Koivu may even request a trade to someone like Chicago for a chance at the cup depending on his retirement plans We could probably get a decent pick return for a few of these players that we could use to move up the draft this summer. Of course if Koivu does plan to retire, do we consider trying to get Vermette out of Columbus, he once got almost 70 points. and could be a nice addition for 2nd line center.

Just trying to give something to debate with the trade deadline looming in about a month.

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