Let’s Make A Deal! … with the Florida Panthers

By , June 17, 2010 12:11 am
Let's make a deal with the Florida Panthers..

Let's make a deal with the Florida Panthers..

Let’s Make A Deal With The Panthers

The Florida Panthers currently hold the #3 overall pick in the 2010 Entry Draft. I think they could be a likely trade partner, but it’s more than just for that pick. * – The Sun Sentinel speculates that Nathan Horton will be gone from Florida at the draft. This speculation is spurred by Horton’s agent, Paul Krepelka. Darren Dreger has also confirmed Horton’s availability.

The article also suggest the Sabres would be a good trading partner, suggesting Tim Connolly coming back. I’m going to suggest that the Oilers give Dale Tallon a call and see first of all to see if the draft pick is available, and secondly, see if they have interest in any of the Oilers players for Horton.

What needs do the Panthers have? TSN’s Scott Cullen’s Off-season Game Plan for the Florida Panthers says the team will need one top six forward, a top four defenseman and an additional defenseman.

Some have suggested Sheldon Souray as a player the Panthers could be interested in for Horton. Souray will make $4.5M for the next and final 2 seasons ($5.4M cap hit) of his contract, which makes him a bit more marketable to teams with some cap space. The Panthers are sitting at $46.6M this coming season, but still have some signings to make. Perhaps we could spin this deal (be forewarned, I’ve never claimed to be good at drafting trade suggestions):

If Florida would shop #3…
To EDM:
Nathan Horton
2010 1st Round Pick (#3 overall)

To FLA:
Sheldon Souray
Riley Nash
Andrew Cogliano
2010 2nd Round Pick (#31 overall) or next year’s 1st Rounder if they don’t bite on that

With that #3 pick we would then, presumably, draft one of the big name d-men in this year’s draft – Gudbransson, Fowler, or Gormley.

The #3 overall pick is a bit of an added bonus. They may not have any intent on trading it, or it may take a lot to get it. The important part for me would be getting Nathan Horton, and I think we could make that happen for Sheldon Souray and perhaps a lesser prospect. As far as the #3 overall pick, we might have to give a bit more if we’re really after it (such as upgrade to our 2011 first rounder…. swap Cogliano with Brule…. add Omark or Rajala… and/or take on a bad contract).

If Florida isn’t shopping #3, we could try…
To EDM:
Nathan Horton
+ Salary dump player if necessary (** – Allen / Weiss / Reinprecht? – may need to balance the Edmonton end more)

To FLA:
Sheldon Souray
Andrew Cogliano

Let’s presume we get Horton for the idea above… perhaps our forward lines in a couple years would look something like:

Penner Gagner Hemsky
Hall Brule Horton
MPS Potulny Eberle
Stortini Horcoff (random defensive UFA signing)

* – Credit to Copper N Blue for pointing out this story.

1st Overall Pick Is Up For Grabs (…sorta)

One last note… I see a newer article up on TSN tonight by Darren Dreger about the Oilers welcoming all trade offers for the #1 pick. Anyone else scared here? I doubt that Tambellini would mortgage the future for someone (like another Hossa), but you just never know. Stay the course. That said, if some insane, unpassable deal (ex. Kopitar for our 1st + a good player) comes along, that changes things. But for the most part, that pick should remain ours when it comes time to step up to the podium.

This article also brings up the Florida Panthers and how Nathan Horton is available. ** – The article also suggests that there are few players that will stay untouchable on the Panthers (Booth, Kulikov, Markstrom) and even brings up Stephen Weiss as being shopped. It’s unlikely, but perhaps we could get Bryan Allen along with Nathan Horton in some way. I’ve brought his name up before. I know he’s a solid d-man that the Panthers aren’t likely anxious to move, but if they’re serious about a rebuild it won’t hurt to ask.

84 Responses to “Let’s Make A Deal! … with the Florida Panthers”

  1. gr8one says:

    Vic:

    Yeah, I actually had just read that too, I also just came across this too, sounds like a Fla/Bos trade might really have legs.

    http://www.spectorshockey.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1335:latest-bruins-news-june-19-2010&catid=5:trade-rumors&Itemid=4

    Semin is also brought up as being available…there appears to be some pretty damned fine forwards available via trade.

    things are getting interesting!

  2. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Two high end prospects and a pick for Semin? We have that!

  3. Racki says:

    Damn, hopefully the Bruins don’t pick up Horton. He would definitely fit in their system there, but I’d prefer to see him as an Oiler, obviously! :P

    Mr.Majestyk: Two high end prospects and a pick for Semin?We have that!

    Who would you give up? I love the idea of having Semin (although he’s a bit expensive for our team), but I’m just wondering which 2 high-end prospects you’d give up. I would hate to give away either of MPS and Eberle. Can’t see either ever being a 40 goal scorer though, so I’m pretty sure that’s just the fan in me speaking.

  4. gr8one says:

    Semin, I REALLY like…but, I don’t like his cap hit/UFA after next season, and I want Hall and I’d like to keep Penner…so that would a logjam at LW, on the other hand, if we let Boston have Hall and took Seguin and got say Wheeler and their 15th

    Semin Seguin Hemsky
    Penner Gagner Brule
    MPS Horcoff Wheeler

    looks pretty damned good.

    aaaargh, who knows, I just want the draft to hurry up so I can get all this stuff off my mind!!!

  5. Bostonoiler says:

    Racki: Damn, hopefully the Bruins don’t pick up Horton. He would definitely fit in their system there, but I’d prefer to see him as an Oiler, obviously! Who would you give up? I love the idea of having Semin (although he’s a bit expensive for our team), but I’m just wondering which 2 high-end prospects you’d give up. I would hate to give away either of MPS and Eberle. Can’t see either ever being a 40 goal scorer though, so I’m pretty sure that’s just the fan in me speaking.

    I could see Eberle high 30’s – low 40’d no doubt. I think our big sniper will be Hall though

  6. Racki says:

    gr8one: Semin, I REALLY like…but, I don’t like his cap hit/UFA after next season, and I want Hall and I’d like to keep Penner…so that would a logjam at LW, on the other hand, if we let Boston have Hall and took Seguin and got say Wheeler and their 15th
    Semin Seguin Hemsky
    Penner Gagner Brule
    MPS Horcoff Wheelerlooks pretty damned good.aaaargh, who knows, I just wantthe draft to hurry up so I can get all this stuff off my mind!!!

    My preference (which probably has no chance of happening) would be to obtain Carter and Horton somehow and share the size across the 3 lines.

  7. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Are Eberle and MPS our only top prospects? I was thinking more along the lines of Nash and Rajala plus the 31st pick. Then again, I didn’t realize he’ll be a UFA in a year. I have no interest in giving up assets for pending UFA’s in the next couple years. Unless we are purposely dumping those players contracts.

  8. Racki says:

    Mr.Majestyk: Are Eberle and MPS our only top prospects?I was thinking more along the lines of Nash and Rajala plus the 31st pick.Then again, I didn’t realize he’ll be a UFA in a year.I have no interest in giving up assets for pending UFA’s in the next couple years.Unless we are purposely dumping those players contracts.

    No, I was sincerely asking who you were referring to / suggesting.

  9. gr8one says:

    Racki:
    My preference (which probably has no chance of happening) would be to obtain Carter and Horton somehow and share the size across the 3 lines.

    Indeed, agree 100%.

  10. gr8one says:

    Holy shit, now Arnott dealt back to NJD.

    things are going down!

  11. Mr.Majestyk says:

    gr8one: Holy shit, now Arnott dealt back to NJD.things are going down!

    Serious? Wow, looks like the Preds are trying to clear cap room for when they trade us for Horcoff, POS, Moreau and Souray!

    Got a link gr8one, I don’t see it on The Sports Network.

  12. Haboiler says:

    Elliot Friedman has it on his Twitter as does the Fourth Period. Wow, looks like Kovalchuk won’t be staying in NJ. Maybe the rumours of Nashville liking Nillson will kickstart a trade. They do need offense, even is its an engimatic $2M a yr player.

  13. Mr.Majestyk says:

    friggin TSN. Bob McKenzie must have been taking an afternoon nap or something.

  14. Haboiler says:

    Bob is wake now lol.

    Mr.Majestyk: friggin TSN. Bob McKenzie must have been taking an afternoon nap or something.

  15. MetalOil says:

    Shits getting Crazzzzzy !!!!!!! Sorry I am still stuck in party mode LOL.

    I really do not understand what the Devils are doing here. The keep trading away their youth for walk away free agents and over the hill declining players. Are they foreign to the concept of a rebuild? Done properly it would not take all that long for them to get back to a respectable position. They must be thinking that they are not that far away from it but I think they are being fooled by how they finished in the reg season standings.

  16. LateNightOilFan says:

    What the hell is going on with these trades on a beautiful Saturday?! Don’t the GM’s know this type of stuff should be breaking during the week when we’re trying to sneak onto the internet while at work??

  17. Racki says:

    LateNightOilFan: What the hell is going on with these trades on a beautiful Saturday?!Don’t the GM’s know this type of stuff should be breaking during the week when we’re trying to sneak onto the internet while at work??

    Don’t worry, I’m sure Tambellini is out enjoying some rays.

  18. gr8one says:

    Mr.Majestyk:
    Serious?Wow, looks like the Preds are trying to clear cap room for when they trade us for Horcoff, POS, Moreau and Souray!Got a link gr8one, I don’t see it on The Sports Network.

    whhops, sorry, I always try and include links in my posts, but it had just broke on twitter and I was in a hurry, a little late, but here. :-p

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=325137

  19. Bostonoiler says:

    Racki: Don’t worry, I’m sure Tambellini is out enjoying some rays.

    Sigh, the sad part is you are probably right. It wouldn’t surprise me if hes yet to hear about these trades lol

  20. gr8one says:

    No, no, I’m sure Tambi knows what’s going on, and would very much like to get involved, he just can’t get out of his closet…he’s too busy evaluating what tie to wear.

  21. Racki says:

    lol gr8one.

  22. Bostonoiler says:

    gr8one: No, no, I’m sure Tambi knows what’s going on, and would very much like to get involved, he just can’t get out of his closet…he’s too busy evaluating what tie to wear.

    Now that wouldn’t surprise me lmfao

  23. victoriaoilerfan says:

    Mr.Majestyk: Serious? Wow, looks like the Preds are trying to clear cap room for when they trade us for Horcoff, POS, Moreau and Souray!Got a link gr8one, I don’t see it on The Sports Network.

    What does this say about resigning Kovie?

  24. victoriaoilerfan says:

    Racki: Damn, hopefully the Bruins don’t pick up Horton. He would definitely fit in their system there, but I’d prefer to see him as an Oiler, obviously! Who would you give up? I love the idea of having Semin (although he’s a bit expensive for our team), but I’m just wondering which 2 high-end prospects you’d give up. I would hate to give away either of MPS and Eberle. Can’t see either ever being a 40 goal scorer though, so I’m pretty sure that’s just the fan in me speaking.

    But in the clutch and sweat of the real life playoffs, playing with Ovieand lots of talent. Semin disapeared! Great talent but does he have the nuts to play out west. I am not so sure.

  25. Mr.Majestyk says:

    gr8one: No, no, I’m sure Tambi knows what’s going on, and would very much like to get involved, he just can’t get out of his closet…he’s too busy evaluating what tie to wear.

    Haha, you guys are too funny. How much time does each team get to make their selections? Even with the first pick overall Tambi might take the full amount of time before announcing the pick.

  26. Bostonoiler says:

    victoriaoilerfan: What does this say about resigning Kovie?

    I highly doubt he returns to the Devils. All that young talent for Jason Arnott, sucks to be a Devils fan! I think Kovie is going to the Kings, and yet again Ryan Smyth will be on the move (or maybe Frolov)

  27. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Bostonoiler: I highly doubt he returns to the Devils. All that young talent for Jason Arnott, sucks to be a Devils fan! I think Kovie is going to the Kings, and yet again Ryan Smyth will be on the move (or maybe Frolov)

    Is Smyth rumoured to be traded? I wonder why that would be considering he had a solid season last year till he was injured. They are a team that needs his leadership and it would be a mistake to let him go. If I was the Kings I’d rather part with Frolov than Smyth.

  28. chucker says:

    It’s time to move this joke of a franchise, well poor fanbase and ownership, out of Nashville. On the ice, it’s been the best run and coached team I’ve seen with what they get given every year. Players develop, players get good, then they dump them because of shitty ownership. Move this team to a good market already. Let them keep their players and become the team the should. Also, make it out East.

  29. chucker says:

    Mr.Majestyk: Two high end prospects and a pick for Semin? We have that!

    6 million for two more years and he wants to go back to Russia possibly? Love his ability, but he’s a high maintenance guy.

  30. Mr.Majestyk says:

    Make them the second Toronto team to compete with the Leafs.

  31. victoriaoilerfan says:

    chucker: It’s time to move this joke of a franchise, well poor fanbase and ownership, out of Nashville. On the ice, it’s been the best run and coached team I’ve seen with what they get given every year. Players develop, players get good, then they dump them because of shitty ownership. Move this team to a good market already. Let them keep their players and become the team the should. Also, make it out East.

    Is that you Mr Basillie? This is Bettman here, Fuck off
    with that common sense stuff once and for all will ya!

  32. Racki says:

    Hmm, interesting note… Nathan Horton has a no trade clause that kicks in on July 1st… trade for him nowwww! :P

    (In all seriousness, it sounds like Boston will nab him)

  33. Racki says:

    I need to think of a version of this “Lets Make A Deal” theme for New Jersey.. just so I can say: “Let’s Make A Deal… with the DEVIL(s)!!!!”

  34. victoriaoilerfan says:

    @ Racki:
    Well so much for making a deal with the Panthers:
    The Bruins just picked up Horton + Gregory Campbell for Wideman and the Bruins 15 pick this year.

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