The point of my point was nothing more than a joke about some of Murray's past moves, which have been questionable.
But also … losing value? While Spezza did miss 20 games with two different injuries, he got 60pts in about 63 games or so. He was on pace for pretty close to an 80pt season on a team that was a) terrible and b) gutted by seasons end. Id say he's a pretty valuable commodity. Sure, his contract may be a bit large, but how many players are ppg guys? If he can stay healthy, he is definitely a #1 center on many teams in the league and could definitely be used as trade bait to move up in the draft. Florida lets say. Weiss is certainly a good player but is he an IDEAL 1st line center? Probably not. 2nd line? For sure, without a doubt. Spezza would be a good fit for them, salary considerations aside.
Lets not forget about Karlsson. He has had a bumpy road but he came into his own this past season, racking up almost 50pts. Sure his +/- was horrendus but so was the whole teams. This kid definitely has the goods as a trading block.
The jury is still out but Bobby Butler might become a reliable 20g guy as well. now, expectations should be tempered because he came to the Sens when they were well out of the playoffs and there was no pressure. But, he played well enough to expect SOMEthing from him.]]>