If I were Gainey, I'd deal for Steve Bernier (6'2" 225) from San Jose. Similar to Latendresse where he can go to the net and put pucks in. I'd call up Lapierre from Hamilton and put a line of Bernier-Lapierre-Latendresse. Keep the fourth line of Begin-Chipchura-Kostopolous. Call up 72 goal scorer Thomas Beauregard from Cincinnati Cyclones as he will help with goal scoring. Keep a first line of Beauregard-Koivu-Kovalev. Put another line of Higgins-Plekanec-Kostityn as well.
This will help the offense and forward lines at least….
I would not deal for Brad Richards (TB) as he is a defensive liability. But, Martin St Louis or Vincent Lecavalier or Alex Tanguay, that is a whole different ball game….
The combo of Huet and Price will pay dividends in the long run for this season and years to come….