Have to figure Burke is big on Brown, young bruiser with top six potential, would fill our need for a Gary Roberts type winger.]]>
Bob MacKenzie said that the Kings will not part with Simmonds in a deal for Kaberle. Justin Williams (28) hasn't been healthy his whole career but is an interesting player. Jaret Stoll (28) is a quality guy but hardly brings the type of offensive young guy we'd be looking for.
I'd be happy with a trade like this:
Michael Handzus (salary reasons – leaves them room to sign Kovalchuk as MH's salary offsets TKab's, and would give us a big centre for 1 season.)
(and a prospect).
This isn't exactly the immediate help of a young guy we were maybe hoping for but Schenn could possibly step right in and play.
Another possibility could be if they packaged something with Jack Johnson but maybe I'm swinging for the fences too much here. I don't know because Johnson only signed last year for $1.4 million per season, so obviously his value couldn't have been that high. Granted, now he's coming off a career year so this might be impossible.]]>