IMO since were just on the outside of the bubble rather than look for guys we want we should consider who or what of value we'd be willing to give up for a rental. IMO a guy like stafford or camilleri (and of course vanek) couldn't be had without a decent prospect or high draft pick involved. Here is what id feel comfortable parting with at this point without considering ourselves "sellers":
Any of Salvador volchenkov or Harrold.
Maybe a 2015 2nd rounder.
Obviously all of those things have varying value, some may not bring back anything of substance and the higher priced rentals couldn't be had for most of them, but if anything outside of that list is involved I would hope it'd be for a player signed past this year.
So... not that i care much about Matteau, but you'd be willing to even put the possibility that this happen...
1- Not giving up the 29th pick
2- Drafting Matteau
3- Burned a year of his ELC for nothing again because of Lou's mishandling of the roster
4- Trade Matteau for a guy who might not help at all and we still miss the playoffs
5- Whoever we'd get walk this summer
6- Pretty much loss our first round picks of 2012 and 2014 for absolutely nothing... and when we need it the most too.
i know this is a doom and gloom scenario but why would we even risk that? We took enough hits in the last few year
Edited by SterioDesign, 07 February 2014 - 01:47 PM.