Monday, October 24, 2011

The Trade Rumors

A lot of talk that Stevie Y wants an upgrade in the crease.  Tampa hasn't picked up this season where the last left off.  Yzerman was able to, against odds, retain the services of playoff uber-performer Teddy Purcell and at a bargain: 2.35 this year and 2.37 next.  He's tied with Martin St.Louis for 2:1 assist to goal ratio last season.  He's got size and is a natural winger and would be a natural fit on the new second line.

Of course Cory Schneider is probably a hefty price to ask for Purcell, but Tampa will also need to restock the top 9 forward shelves in the same or a related deal.  Maybe, just maybe, an injured Mason Raymond who is also a winger and has a similar cap hit could work his way in to the mix. 

Schneider and Raymond to Tampa for Purcell and a prospect might be enough for the Canucks to hang with the Caps.

Over the course of the month I'm going to dream up some more possible trades as I follow the rumor mill.  I'd love to hear some of yours.

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