Mark Recchi. What would you give up for him?
After being the third leading scorer on the Penguins last season with 68 points, Recchi, with just 8 points in 19 games and a -2 rating (having scored only 2 goals, and only one since the opening night), has seen a massive collapse in offense, resulting in his being a healthy scratch for the past 5 straight games.
There are lots of rumours of him going to the Blue Jackets (which I doubt), the Canucks (which I hope) and a few others.
My question is, at $1.75 million, what would you reasonably give up for him, assuming (maybe naively) that you would want him?
From the 4th Period:
“Having been scratched [five] of the Penguins’ last [six] games, veteran winger Mark Recchi expects to be traded, reports the Vancouver Province.
According to the paper, scouts of the Columbus Blue Jackets have recently followed Recchi, who is earning $1.75 million and will be become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Recchi, 39, played for Blue Jackets head coach Ken Hitchco.ck at the WHL (Kamloops) and NHL (Philadelphia) levels.
Another possibly destination for the veteran right wing is the Canucks, however the paper notes his age may play a factor.
The Canucks have roughly $2.7 million of available cap space and may not want to use their available funds until closer to the trade deadline.”
Spector has reason to doubt Recchi will go to the Blue Jackets, and I’ve rarely seen Spector wrong on anything, so I’ll side with him there, though I’d still love to try to steal Zherdev and try him out with Malkin. Naturally, it would take more than Recchi to steal Zherdev.
So what would you give up?
How about it Leafs fans? Hell we’ll throw Roberts in the deal (only 1 goal this season) too to spark your interest.