A Sleeper on the Market?

When I heard that Florida was willing to part with Kristian Huselius thanks to Mike Keenan persauding management and ownership if the right deal came for him to take it, I truely could not believe it. This kid was absolutely the brightest thing about the Panthers last year. Huselius had 45 points in his very underrated rookie season, and I’m pretty sure that led the team. He played on a pretty talentless squad last year. How he didn’t get more calder talk I have no clue. Any time I’ve seen him play, I’ve been very impressed! If I were any GM in the league I’d be calling Florida to see what they want for this guy. He’s been in Keenan’s doghouse (surprise, surprise!) and if Keenan has enough say to persuade the Ownership once to deal him, if Keenan gets offered something he likes, I’m sure he’d lobby for it. So for a new, kind of radical twist on Kovy talks, how about the possibility of some three way deals with any of the big budget teams rumored to be interested?

I don’t think florida themselves would be in the market nor have the desire for Kovalev, so:

Colorado:

Pens get Skoula, $$$, Huselius, FLA 4th rdr.; Colorado gets Kovy; Florida gets Tanguay, Morozov or prospect out of pens system

New York Rangers:

Pens get Huselius, $$$, Purinton; NYR gets Kovy; Florida gets Dvorak (back in Florida) and again someone from the pens most likely

Toronto:

Pens get Huselius, $$$, white or calaiacovo; Toronto gets Kovy; Florida gets antropov and morozov

Personally I’d take huselius over anyone I’ve heard rumored as the foward involved in a deal for kovy, except for hejduk, but I don’t see a hejduk deal ever happening that would be royally idiotic of the avs.

The Panthers seem pretty happy with their D, and they just got Mezei back from a broken ankle so that adds another guy. They just traded ozolinsh and ward, so they must feel they are ok there. I think any of those could work because they’re really getting what they’d probably be after and that’s something up front. I don’t know why exactly they would trade huselius for more offense, but, at the same time, I don’t think they come off as if they want D either?? The whole situation about him being availabe is puzzling to me. Deals seem to cancel each other out, but hey, just some thoughts!

Don’t know about any of this happening, lemme know what you think of his value and those proposals! If I were any team in the NHL I’d be buzzing about what it would take to get huselius!!


24 Responses to A Sleeper on the Market?

  1. platinumx15 says:

    so basically its antropov and morozov for huselius?

  2. Tradedude says:

    No way in bloody hell that i’d give up Antropov, not even for forsberg himself (not saying antropov is better than forsberg, im saying forsberg in my mind in the BEST in the NHL).

    I have a suggestion, why don’t the panthers trade Huselius for picks, than Florida GM could be bashed even more, like yushky for bednar or bure for ulanov or ozolinsh for cullen or maybe even neidermayer for the lovable v. bure.

    Huselius, could be traded, but he could be one hell of a superstar in the future, so why? why give him up?

  3. leafsrox says:

    your an idiot

  4. TrojanMan says:

    None of the deals you have listed are worth what the Pens would be giving up.

  5. Seattleaf says:

    I like how Toronto would have to part with Colaiacovo AND Antropov to get Kovalev… makes a lot of sense considering the lack of a trade so far.

    I also like how Florida scores big time dealing only Huselius and picks.

    with Col: Tanguay Morozov and prospect

    with NYR: Dvorak and a pick

    with Toronto: Antropov and Morozov

    Since I could say that there’s so much wrong with these deals, I’ll just say the no chance the Pens will part with Morozov(especially for Huselius), and there’s no way Toronto will part with Coloaiacovo(especially for Huselius)

  6. Islesfreak says:

    A sphincter says what?

  7. Tradedude says:

    so antropov will be acquired from toronto???

    man, u gotta fix that up a bit.

  8. Seattleaf says:

    needless to say this was sarcasm… there have been problems with that before.. just wanted to clarify

  9. amazing_jesse says:

    Thanks for the goddamn headache! I cannot wait for your quintuple-reverse, spin-around trades between Nashville, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Florida and Los Angeles.

    I actually think it is statistically possible for 3 million, four hundred thousand, two hundred and sixty three different permeations of trades in the NHL.

    Would you mind listing those for us too?

    Can’t wait.

  10. titans says:

    Are the Panthers trying to commit franchise suicide? Why trader this kid? Him, Luongo and Bowmiester are the only things this team has to even attempt to market itself around! Retards!

  11. titans says:

    Are the Panthers trying to commit franchise suicide? Why trader this kid? Him, Luongo and Bowmiester are the only things this team has to even attempt to market itself around! Retards!

  12. titans says:

    Are the Panthers trying to commit franchise suicide? Why trader this kid? Him, Luongo and Bowmiester are the only things this team has to even attempt to market itself around! Retards!

  13. FLPanthersRock says:

    Frankly this is seen as quite the touchy subject. I mean the Pens are just confusing me each day. Do they want to trade him or don’t they? In my opinion, he’s still gonna wind up going at some point or another, it just seems destined that way. You’re right on one point, Kovalev is certainly not coming to Florida. I mean sure, we have freed up some money now, but they aren’t going to use it to get Kovalev, mostly because he just doesn’t fit in here.

    Anyway, here’s my thoughts:

    The Colorado Deal: Tanguay to Florida? That’s quite the player to send here, someone I’d love to have, but Morozov? I can’t see the Pens giving up Morozov in that trade, wouldn’t make sense. Question is, what is Huselius worth to all these teams, that’s what really matters.

    NYR Deal: Radek Dvorak? Talk about a step down, personally I liked this guy when he was in Florida, but that doesn’t really work out nowadays. Frankly, I wouldn’t want anyone from the Rangers, they lack quite a bit. In reality some of them would be better farther from New York, but Dvo doesn’t strike me as someone to go in this deal.

    Toronto Deal: Ever notice that the Leafs are involved in every trade rumor? Anyway, Antropov AND Morozov?? Talk about a combo, there’s no way they’d let us get that, that’s beyond a steal. No way that trade goes through.

    The Panthers D right now is seemingly ok. Bouwmeester holds his own like no rookie I’ve ever seen, Lilja is turning out to be more than I thought, and Biron is a nice touch too, they’re young but they’re working hard. Now you ask why would the Panthers trade Huselius for more offense? Well, I’m not sure if I want to give up Huselius, he will be something great in this league in years to come, but the reason Keenan feels this way is that Huselius hasn’t been producing much at all this year compared to last year. Call it Sophomore slump, but his offense is terribly down. I’m sure it won’t last, but Keenan is the kind of guy that wants the players that can do it now and not those that “might” do better sometime later.

    Oh btw, anyone who thinks our Yuskevich deal with LA was bad hasn’t seen Yusky play. He was rather useless in Florida, and Bednar and Lilja, the prospects we got in return, are among the best rookies in the NHL. You don’t hear much about them, but their scoring continues nightly.

    In the end, I say Kovalev is gonna move, most likely to the Avs, that is unless the Avs figure out that moving away Drury was the stupidest thing they’ve done all year.

  14. Kraftster says:

    “So for a new, kind of radical twist on Kovy talks”

    I came out and said this was just some weird things to throw out there. And I am not saying that Florida should want to get rid of huselius, I read that keenan talked management into parting with him if the right deal came along. The main point of the article was wondering why no one was going after Huselius. Not that I gave 90% probability to the kovy trade speculations.

  15. Kraftster says:

    I meant a 2nd rd. pick also to pittsburgh on the toronto one that is.

  16. Kraftster says:

    I didn’t say morozov and a prospect, I said OR. If I were CP I’d easily do a Morozov for Huselius deal. No questions asked! Morozov’s career year is I believe 49 or 50 points. Huselius had a 45 pt. season last year on a weak florida squad! Also I meant to put on a 2nd rdr from fla. on the Toronto one. But like I said this was total speculation. The point of the article was wondering why no one was after huselius!

  17. TaajAr says:

    Ok so lemme get this right….

    Huselius is better then Kovalev and Satan??? HAHA That’s funny.

    Huselius is a pussy. He gets knocked off the puck all the time. He plays just like a Bure. The NHL needs LESS of this type of player.

  18. pantherboy says:

    “When I heard that Florida was willing to part with Kristian Huselius thanks to Mike Keenan persauding management and ownership if the right deal came for him to take it, I truely could not believe it. “

    Thats a key line. See Iron Mike wants him out, not the GM DUDLY. A coach cant trade players away you know, the GM’s do that. And time and time again when Dudly has been asked about trading Huslieus, he has said no way.

  19. Mackel says:

    Why waste time writing this article?

  20. jammer21 says:

    great one, junior………

  21. jammer21 says:

    no way they should TRADER him 😉

  22. jammer21 says:

    yeah, but that Satan is a REAL bruiser, eh?

  23. bubbakazoo says:

    Keenan always wants to trade valuable youngsters for veterans. Look at New York in 94. Amonte and Matt Oates (who) for Noonan and Matteau, Marchant for MacTavish, Weight for Tikkannen, etc. Keenan has to think about the future of the teams when he is no longer coaching them.

  24. cujoe169 says:

    Huselius is great, that’s why he’s on my fantasy roster off free agency. The dope gave him up for “David Legwand” no offense, hes having himself a hell of a year, but in my opinion, the one of a devils fan, the devils should deal the hurt tverdovsky, our third round pick (first taken, I’d like to keep #2) and danton, who does nothing but whine

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