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  1. How is Jillson a better option than Martinek? Size? Fine, but Jeff obviously isn't using it very well.
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    Nick Boynton

    we would be trading salary to get him, say Blake and Martinek plus picks/prospects.
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    Nick Boynton

    Anyone think the Bruins will start entertaining offers for Boynton? He wouldn't be cheap but he is worth giving up a nice package for.
  4. And don't the Leafs have to get under the cap as it is? They need wings, no question about that though.
  5. Adding Leopold would instantly result in the Isles having one of the better top 6's in the NHL.. He isn't the physical guy most want but he is possibly the best defensman on a deep Calgary blueline. And he is only 25. If we had to give up one of our better prospects in the deal it would be worth it. If Parrish or Blake do get traded, it will be interesting to see who Milbury gets to replace them.
  6. It would take more than Parrish. If, and oh what a big if that is, it only took Parrish to get Bouwmeester it would be a no-brainer. The only negative is Bouwmeester's contract demands. Florida would probally want a defensman ready to play now along with Parrish for starters. Would Martinek be enough? Does Keenen view a Gervais or Campoli as NHL ready? If not, whcih of our current top 4 would he want, if any? I would gladly give up a 1st round pick if neccessary.
  7. No. There was something I didn't like about Luongo when he was here, an intangible type factor. No question we should have received more in return for dealing him but I have no problem with trading him in general. From Day 1 I have been saying Luongo will be the "stats" goalie and DiPietro the "winner". And if the game does indeed open up, I like taking my chances with Rick's quickness and puck moving ability. Milbury is cleaning up his reputation a little with some nice moves this summer. If the "new" NHL takes shape there is a good chance DiPietro becomes an even better player since it c
  8. I would make that deal in a second, with or without LaRaque who like others said hasn't exactly been the enforcer recently that he once was. Smith would be an ideal fit in terms of his style of play and character. How much is he making though?
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    Trade Idea

    There are rumors of Ottawa buying out DeVires and letting White walk. Both may be able to be had for nothing in a couple of weeks. Not a bad idea for a trade but also the salries of White and DeVries would almost equal Peca's. If we trade Peca without getting an impact player in return than the purpose would be to free up more money to get said player via free agency. I do like the idea of adding White and/or deVries one way or another. If Ottawa isn't going to re-sign White maybe we can get him with mapletoft? Not sure how much value Justin has, and odds are it would take a little more on
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    Would You?

    I would take any of those defensman but besides Gauthier, none have been rumored to be available. Gauthier has been in the middle of many, MANY, Islander fan trade proposals for the last 2 years.
  11. they get overhyped (by the organization and fans) because they are, or were, our only real defensive prospects. Not that it makes it OK to overhype those 2, but it is a big reason why. They are nice defensive prospects and we are better with them than without them. as for Caldwell being 23, it's because he was in college. It isn't like he has been struggling in the AHL or anything like that. His style of play would be a very welcome addition to the current Islander team as a call-up or MAYBE even if he wins the 6th spot...IF he proves he is ready in other areas. And as for them being solid
  12. why? nobody is saying they can replace any of our top 4, now or in the future. Fact is, Caldwell had a very successful and respected college career and Gervais almost made the team last year at 18. There are more reasons to believe they will be nice NHL defensman (5-7's) than there are that they won't amount to anything. Why are the chances of them being "busts" any higher than the chances of any other prospects being busts? Gradin, you know I respect your opinions very much. Even when I don't agree, I enjoy reading them and take the time to undertsand where you are coming from, but, I thi
  13. I'm factoring in Palffy's health and the fact that he would eat up even more money than Peca which leaves Wang/Milbury with even less money to use on the rest of the team.
  14. fair deal? I guess so. are we better? no
  15. I'm not crazy about Sykora but if he comes in a salry dumping type trade AND the Ducks eat some of his contract, I surely won't complain. Getting those 2 players together would go a long way in filling some of the Isles' holes. If it's basically a dump though, why would the Ducks want a Niinimaa or Aucoin? Scatchard and Kvasha make sense although I realy don't want to move Scatchard unless it's in a deal for long term help and I'm still very curious as to what Kvasha could do as a center for a full year. 1st name that pops into my head for a deal like this is Blake. He is cheap and replace
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    What To Do?

    Trade Peca to Ottawa for who knows what (I bet most people would want one of their fancy small players) and sign Nylander? Offense is NOT this team's problem, defense and heart is. Moves make no sense.
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    Gauthier

    Last thing NYI needs to do is start divesting itself of gritty N. American boys like Parrish who get their nose dirty. Those type are required come playoff time If we are trading players based on playoff performance than everyone goes except DiPietro. Agree we need those types in the playoffs, but the ones we have, to this point, aren't getting the job done. And where is this notion that the Isles have a predominance of figure skaters coming from? There's a definitive lack of creativity and offensive prowess on the front lines. We have plumbers galore, but if anything, it's getting
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    Gauthier

    Last thing NYI needs to do is start divesting itself of gritty N. American boys like Parrish who get their nose dirty. Those type are required come playoff time If we are trading players based on playoff performance than everyone goes except DiPietro. Agree we need those types in the playoffs, but the ones we have, to this point, aren't getting the job done. And where is this notion that the Isles have a predominance of figure skaters coming from? There's a definitive lack of creativity and offensive prowess on the front lines. We have plumbers galore, but if anything, it's getting
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    Gauthier

    very true, which raises the question. Should the Isles spend that much on a #4 defensman who does have some questions surrounding him or go with the proven asset in Parrish for a little extra? And again, does Calgary even consider Parrish considering their needs will be a center or 2 and finding bargain priced players? Considering money is a factor and the Flames' potential holes, Mapletoft or Bates might get the job done, give or take a pick/prospect.
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    Gauthier

    Bates would fit Sutter's style as well, throw in a pick and it could work. As for Parrish, I agree with those who say Parrish does more than Gradin gives him credit for but the bottom line is money. We would have to look beyond simply Parrish for Gauthier and also factor in where the saved money would be going. If that 1 or 2 million might help keep someone like Aucoin or Scatchard. In a perfect world we deal one of our many 3rd liners straight up for a consistent and physical #4 defensman, but there is probally less than a 10% chance of something like that happening.
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    Gauthier

    I would probally do Parrish for Gauthier. There would also be a possibility of us getting a mid-round pick in the deal as well. But, if Calgary is shopping Gauthier to save money why do they take back Parrish? If Calgary wants an affordable Sutter type player, toss Mapletoft's name in the ring as part of a package. I don't think Gauthier replaces a Niinimaa or Hamrlik though. We would still have to get another solid #4 to round out the top 6 after dealing Janne or Roman. I've been high on Denis for the last few years but he hasn't improved like I thought he would have. A pairing of Ga
  22. I don't make the trade. It is a good idea and pretty fair from both sides (maybe take out the 2nd rounder) but the Sedins value is still based on potential, and I think Nilsson has more potential than either one. That said, it's an interesting and fun idea. Even though I wouldn't make the deal it would be hard to get upset if it did happen. How do we replace Peca? Use the money saved on 2 cheaper but similar (responsible defensively, physical, some offensive punch, good leaders) 3rd liners? Promote Kvasha to full-time 2nd line center? Could very well work but my gut says don't trade Nilsso
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    Nyi-atl

    Bates for McEachren at most or a mid-round pick for Shawn, I wouldn;t go crazy trying to get him.
  24. I would take him, wanted him last year when he was available and the Thrashers eventually dealt a 2nd rounder for him.
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    Derek Morris

    I guess it all comes down to who Colorado can get for Morris. I'm sure they won't deal him unless the player(s) coming back obviously improves their forward group. I can see Colorado being interested in Parrish or Bates, maybe one of them anchor a package for Morris.
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