I'm sure there are a million threads about this, but I'm a new member. I can't believe in all my years of watchin the Stars everyday (season ticket holder) that I haven't seen this website. Thank you for this lol. I now have a new way to spend my time because this is literally all I think about... unfortunately.
Anyway, now that the intro is done, I wanna give some ideas. Let me know what you guys think
It seems to me that we need 4 players. One vet defensemen, and a whole 2nd line (unless you want to put Chiasson on the right side). We're gonna have 20 million dollars to get these 4 players plus resigning our RFA's on the 3rd line. Assuming it takes around 6 million to get those 3, we'll have at least 14 million. So trading 2 of the 3 big contracts of Gonchar, Cole, and Horcoff are extremely important. But these were my ideas on what to do with line 2.
We need to make one trade, and we need to sign a UFA. So, in my own little fantasy, we could trade for an Ovechkin (his price is at an all time though, and we need to take chances like we did with Seguin). Then we could sign a Statsny and put Chiasson on the right. Now, I grew up with season tickets to caps games, and still go to a few games a year, so I've watched Ovi play alot. He is a LIABILITY in the defensive zone. Doesn't make an effort at all. But he would spark our power play undoubtedly, and we all know how important that is in the postseason.
Now, more realistically, we could sign a guy like Moulson or Vanek and trade for a center like Nazem Kadri. That's a good, young 2nd line.
On defense, I'm a HUGE fan of Shea Weber, but I'm having doubts that he'll be traded at all, especially within the division. We need a right handed defensemen ideally. Guys like Matt NIskanen are good options too, plus he's familiar with the turf.
Guys I think should be expendable are Chiasson, Connauton, Desrosiers, Gaunce, anddraft picks (because the draft is so even leveled this year, I think we should trade down about 10 picks)
What do you guys think? We have a lot of money to spend, and we certainly have the prospects to get anyone, including an ovechkin. Good to be apart of this community by the way