Lots of speculation on Gerard Gallant to Seattle.
League executives insist the Ducks, preparing for a full rebuild, want to be busy at the deadline and they’re open to just about any possibility, including taking bad contracts in exchange for prospects and picks. The belief is Murray isn’t willing to trade just anybody on his roster, but he’s certainly open for talks on several fronts.
you don't think a (let's pretend) a 4-5 million dollar player won't accept a one year contract at, let's say 6 or 7 million?Name me one upper tier UFA that would sign a one year deal. There's only one who ever did it and it was Marian Hossa in the hopes of winning a Cup in Detroit.
When the players crack free agency for the first time, they're not like Marian Hossa. They want generational wealth and stability.
Thats a third-fourth tier player your paying . That player is also near the end of his careeryou don't think a (let's pretend) a 4-5 million dollar player won't accept a one year contract at, let's say 6 or 7 million?
I see Carolina get Toronto's first for Marleau. I think they're available, but that there aren't enough DGs willing to take on those crippling contracts.Deals are probably not as plentiful as you imagine.