Found this while surfing twitter..
While some of the trades seem fairly logical to the Leafs, not sure if they would be logical from the other sides. All depending on how Florida decides to move forward (rebuild or restructure and compete), and if we have a package that is the most suitable to Chicago.
The Sharks came within 4 wins of the cup finals, the closest they have post lockout. Unfortunently it was not enough. There were 3 MAIN weaknesses i saw. To soft/small defence, poor goaltending, no bodies in front of the net. I think if they address these 3 things then they are the primary contenders for the cup.
Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier showed he’s not a man to shy away from a bold, unpopular decision when he traded playoff hero Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues for two unproven prospects.
The stunning deal announced Thursday afternoon moves Carey Price back into the No. 1 goaltending job, a position he lost to Halak this year.
A weak free-agent market means the Wild GM will have to wheel and deal to fill needs, and that might mean moving a top defenseman.
Chuck Fletcher has scoured the free-agent forward list and says this is not the summer for the Wild to buy its way out of problems.
With the debate of whether or not the Leafs should enter the Kovalchuk sweep stakes the question is would signing him kill the Leafs chances of building a contender? The worry being that the Leafs couldn’t flourish with 20 million wrapped up in three players.
I’d like to make the case that it’s the best choice by comparing how that price tag would compare to the rest of the league. Let’s say the Leafs sign Kovalchuk to a 105 million dollar 12 year contract.