Panthers Shopping Horton

* Yes, the Panthers are looking to move Nathan Horton, but no, they are not going to get close to what they’re asking in return for a player whose work ethic is, to put it kindly, problematic.

The Capitals have until the March 3 trade deadline to determine whether their goaltending is good enough to get them through the East. If the answer is no or maybe, expect GM George McPhee to inquire about Dallas’ Marty Turco.

Finally, it took just one trade — a second-rounder to rent Dominic Moore — to explain why newly installed Montreal GM Pierre Gauthier went seven years between jobs after being dismissed by the Ducks in 2002.

2 Responses to Panthers Shopping Horton

  1. cam7777 says:

    Leafs Deadline Day:

    To WSH: Lee Stempniak
    To TOR: 2nd in 2010

    To PHX: Mikahil Grabovski
    To TOR: Peter Mueller

    To FLA: Peter Mueller, 2nd in 2010 (WSH), 2nd in 2011 (TOR), Jimmy Hayes
    To TOR: Nathan Horton

    Basically that's Stempniak, Grabovski, a 2nd, and Jimmy Hayes for Nathan Horton.  I think the value is right, and the return, worked out this way, is what Florida will probably be looking for.  I'm sure they would prefer a 1st round pick, but Mueller is probably as good as anything they would draft with a good team's late round first.

  2. futurebruin says:

    I'd like the Bruins to make a play for this guy.  He's big, tough and can find the back of the net.  Maybe something like this could work:

    FLA Receives:
    2011 1st Round Pick (BOS)
    2010 2nd Round Pick (TBL)
    2011 2nd Round Pick (BOS)
    Mikkho Lehtonen

    BOS Receives:
    Nathan Horton
    2010 5th Round Pick (FLA)

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