Staal is garbage. This is a good deal for them. Plus they already have Trouba, Fox and Deangelo on the right side anyway.
They will take a run at adding all the top guys probably. Hall, Pietro, Krug. I'd bet on them landing one of them.
The Rangers have promise adding Lafrenniere, but they also suck too.
If Pietro is after the most money it was never going to be here. Our angle is winning in Toronto. Thats the only thing we can offer that no other team can match.
The problem is he is the only decent option on the UFA market. After that it’s Thornton, Soferberg, Shore.
cant get into a bidding war for a 3rd line center because you are desperate when the whole point is signing Pietro.
there is no need, or rush to move Kerfoot.
I wouldn't trade Kerfoot though unless you can get a good center in a trade. The forward free agent class is poop, especially at center. Can’t really bank on the one old guy who was good on the 4th line and doesn’t score.
Replacing Freddy cheaply is a fairly safe assumption given the depth of the goaltending market this year. Thats the only reason it makes sense to do it.
We are also already banking on guys like Robertson, Engvall and Barabanov anyway. And all of the depth players Dubas adds this year are...
They could actually keep Kerfoot under zeke's math if the just don't waste money on signing Leivo.
Just gotta move Dermott, lose Johnsson for Robertson and replace Freddy with someone cheaper. No need to sign depth players for $1.5 mill.
In fairness it is way harder to get value offers for a guy like Nylander than it is for a guy like Kappy. How many players in the league would you trade Nylander for? Guys like that never get traded, or its a bad deal. Johansen/Jones swaps are so rare.