Is Parise going to come at a lower price then Ryan and Getzalf? If Lam doesn't get him signed then he is going to be asking for a lot, but I think a lot of GM's will say "screw you, why would I pay that much if I can get him in the off-season without giving away any assets". So unfortunalty Lam may have to lower his price, but I am sure there will be some conditional picks in there.
I am more than happy to offer two firsts and a second for parise, exactly what we did for Kessel right? but here is the twist, boston got a 2nd overall, 9th overall and a 32nd overall pick for Kessel. If the leafs aquire Parise and worse case lose in the first round than the devils will only get back a 15th to a 22nd overall pick, and 45th to a 53rd overall pick in this years draft and possibly a 20th to a 25th overall pick next years draft. So sounds the same on paper but in reality it's much less value then Kessel's deal, and Lam might argue that, which is fair, but even though I am only willing to through in another average roster player or prospect.]]>
I'd love Clutterbuck, the other two as well, I suppose. Again though, too much of a jam up in the bottom 6. Toughness is good, but unless we ship out on or two of those guys, what's the point?]]>