Turris talk heats up
For a team like the Flames, with an average age of 29 second only to the Detroit Red Wings’ 30, a youth movement is on the horizon. So the addition of a potential top-line talent in Turris is extremely attractive. If (perhaps when) the Coyotes cave and get what they can for the kid, the Flames will be in the running. The Yotes have plenty of cap room, but it’s tough to justify a team being run by the league spending any higher than their current US$53-plus-million.
Draft picks and prospects make the most sense.
In that regard, the Flames don’t have a lot to offer. They are without a second-round pick this season, and giving up a first-rounder isn’t a popular option.
Could a third-rounder and prospect like defenceman T.J. Brodie get a deal done?
Only the Coyotes know for sure, and they aren’t about to tip their hand while trying to maximize a return.
What might pry C Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes?
Possible trade scenarios
• 2012 1st-round pick, conditional mid-round selection
• G Joni Ortio and a 2013 2nd-round pick
• RW Rene Bourque and a 2012 4th-round pick
• D T.J. Brodie and RW Patrick Holland and a 3rd-round pick
• D T.J. Brodie and LW Greg Nemisz and a 4th-round pick
• RW Rene Bourque and D T.J. Brodie for Turris and LW Boyd Gordon