I heard Dreger on TSN today say Brassard is actually in play. Seems he hasn’t been a fit in Pittsburgh and they’re looking to move him. He’s a UFA at the end of the year, and tends to play big in the playoffs. Might help us shore up center on that third line, but as I mentioned on a previous post, I wouldn’t give up Janko or Bennett for him. I’m thinking Czarnik or preferably Ryan. Brassard may be able to gel with Neal, and if he doesn’t have any better chemistry than what we have going with Neal now, we let Brassard walk at the end of the year.
Alternatively, if the Wild fall out of the race by the TDL should we consider trading for Eric Staal? $3.5m salary, UFA at the end of the year. The wild have gone 6-4-0 in their last 10 and they’re holding on to the last wild card spot currently by 2 points.
Admittedly, part of me would really like to see Ferly back for a cup run. I’m just not giving up a first round pick or more for him like Carolina has reportedly been asking.