As trade deadline (April.03.2013) approaches, everyone is becoming a GM of their favorite team and I am no different. I posted my ideas on what would it take to acquire Corey Perry
from the ducks previously. It was 1st/2nd RW/LW Milan Michalek
, 3rd/4th C/LW Peter Regin
, C Stephane Da Costa
, and 3rd round pick in 2013 draft. However, it does not look enough to fetch player of Perry's calibre especially when Ducks
have legitimate chance to winning the cup this year. So, I looked at variety of possibility and came to conclusion with this 2nd proposal which in my opinion is best senators "can afford" to offer.
It is: Corey Perry for Milan Michalek, Colin Greening
, Stefan Noesen
, and 1st rd pick in 2013 draft.
Here is my rationale behind this proposal.
If we were to get Perry from team that is considered legit cup contender in west conference and is looking to making a serious run at the cup this year, we have to give up 1st line forward in return and that is Milan Michalek. He has various injuries over the years but showed that he can be 1st or real good 2nd line winger at the NHL level and is relatively still young (28yrd old). Most importantly he has 1 more year left in his contract with 4.3M which is considerably bargain in today’s NHL and can be resigned at no more than 5.5M in my opinion which is for sure less than what Perry would get.
Secondly, I was hoping Peter Regin can show some progress in last 3 weeks to really convince Ducks GM Bob Murray to feel that he (Regin) can fill the 2nd line center position in Ducks line up for present and future. However, he did not play well. So, I thought of Colin Greening instead. While I like this kid and do not want to give him up, I feel that Ducks would not be interested in our offer unless we include him in any of our proposal. He is young, versatile and can stand for himself although is not that physical and real fast player. He can fill the 2nd line LW position in Ducks line up this year and beyond. Also, he has very low salaries for this year and next year and is RFA after that.
Noesen was considered next Perry by Bryan Murray at the time of his drafted year(2011,21st overall). He currently plays in Plmouth Whalers in OHL and playing alright. He is considered solid prospect and can attract Ducks in my opinion.
1st rd pick would be somewhere between 18-24 which is still a quality asset especially when this year draft is considered "deep".
This is a 4 very quality asset and should be a very attractive offer for the Ducks. While I acknowledges that it is a lot to give, player of Perry’s calibre does not come around often so you should act upon it when you can in my opinion.
Love to hear your thoughts.
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