and i have a top 5 scoring center dangling as trade bait, and i'm dealing with the NY Rangers, this is what i'm looking for in return:
Derek Stepan (16-18-34)
Great shooter, still young and developing. Could be a very promising young player to center Benn/Glennie in the future.
Marc Staal (7-16-23)
Gives the Stars the much needed top pairing D-man, who at 24 is just coming into his prime in the league. Could be a huge shut down guy.
Dylan Mcilrath (Prospect)
Taken 10th overall in the 2010 entry draft, This is what scouts say about him:
Director of NHL Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire
"Big and mean, old-time typical NHL defenseman. He scares people not only with some frequent fights he might get in, but with 6-4, 212 lbs. straight ahead speed and offensive ability to match. Often, and in a very complimentary sense, makes puck carriers cut to the other side of the ice with his intimidating size."
Sounds like somebody the Stars could really use in the organization.
first round pick and a conditional second rounder (moves to first in next years draft if they re-sign Richards)
All in all i think it's a pretty level deal, i'd love to get some feedback from anyone familiar with Rangers organization or from the Rangers blog.