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Who would you trade for Alex Galchenyuk

Who would you trade for Alex Galchenyuk  

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  1. 1. Who would you trade for Alex Galchenyuk

    • No one, he stinks!
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    • Bogo, straight up.
      20
    • Colin miller
      5
    • Risto
      0
    • Any draft pick outside of round 1
      1
    • A second or third round pick
      1
    • Nothing higher than 4th rounder
      2
    • Evan Rodrigues
      2
    • Connor Sheary
      1
    • Any prospect not named Cozens
      0
    • Casey Mittlestadt
      0


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Bogo would make sense because of the contract and the injuries.  We will miss him in the locker room.  

McCabe is another option.  I think he has been lackluster this season and I feel we have seen his best.  I think Scandy has been the better of the two.  

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I have always liked this guys talent and at times in Montreal he looked like he was becoming a star.  Now he was hit rock bottom with the Pens and they are dumping him for next to nothing according to Lebrun.  This seems like a perfect opportunity for Jbot and the Sabres.  

The guy has had 2 50 pt season and 3 40+ pts seasons.  He is 25.  He skates like the wind.  Attitude and back checking have been a problem in the past, but so has usage.  Given our injuries and our inability to create offense, I think he could find a home here.  He might benefit from RK's positive message.  He also plays all 3 forward position.  He is an UFA after and has a cap hit of 4.9.

IMHO send Sheary back to Pitt and take Galchenyuk off their hands.  We'd probably have to trade Erod for a bag of pucks to make the money work but so be it.  If he responds well to RK then we could have a Danny Briere type steal on our hands.  If not he walks at season's end.  Get him now Jbot.

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4 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

I have always liked this guys talent and at times in Montreal he looked like he was becoming a star.  Now he was hit rock bottom with the Pens and they are dumping him for next to nothing according to Lebrun.  This seems like a perfect opportunity for Jbot and the Sabres.  

The guy has had 2 50 pt season and 3 40+ pts seasons.  He is 25.  He skates like the wind.  Attitude and back checking have been a problem in the past, but so has usage.  Given our injuries and our inability to create offense, I think he could find a home here.  He might benefit from RK's positive message.  He also plays all 3 forward position.  He is an UFA after and has a cap hit of 4.9.

IMHO send Sheary back to Pitt and take Galchenyuk off their hands.  We'd probably have to trade Erod for a bag of pucks to make the money work but so be it.  If he responds well to RK then we could have a Danny Briere type steal on our hands.  If not he walks at season's end.  Get him now Jbot.

If Botterill could work out a deal for him that makes sense, would not mind kicking the tires on him.  Can't see them wanting Sheary back though.

And would still want a true 2nd liner brought in.  

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6 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

Oh sure, perfect Sabre. Another guy who quits, takes shifts off, and isn't a team player. Perfect fit. Let's offer up a 1st rounder.

If they really want Okposo, I guess we could part with him. 😉

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11 minutes ago, inkman said:

If only someone had thought of this already.

 

Well, in fairness to the OP, he starts new threads rather than post in his own threads too.

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8 hours ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

I have always liked this guys talent and at times in Montreal he looked like he was becoming a star.  Now he was hit rock bottom with the Pens and they are dumping him for next to nothing according to Lebrun.  This seems like a perfect opportunity for Jbot and the Sabres.  

The guy has had 2 50 pt season and 3 40+ pts seasons.  He is 25.  He skates like the wind.  Attitude and back checking have been a problem in the past, but so has usage.  Given our injuries and our inability to create offense, I think he could find a home here.  He might benefit from RK's positive message.  He also plays all 3 forward position.  He is an UFA after and has a cap hit of 4.9.

IMHO send Sheary back to Pitt and take Galchenyuk off their hands.  We'd probably have to trade Erod for a bag of pucks to make the money work but so be it.  If he responds well to RK then we could have a Danny Briere type steal on our hands.  If not he walks at season's end.  Get him now Jbot.

Merged!

Regarding the bolded:  I would do this in a heartbeat and would gladly include ERod, but I highly doubt Pittsburgh would accept that offer.

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8 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

Oh sure, perfect Sabre. Another guy who quits, takes shifts off, and isn't a team player. Perfect fit. Let's offer up a 1st rounder.

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2019/12/10/Penguins-Canadiens-Alex-Galchenyuk-Mike-Sullivan-John-Marino-Phil-Kessel/stories/201912100151
 

I don’t your comments are accurate. He has defensive issues, but his work ethic isn’t an issue.  He needs a team that needs his skill up front and he needs a coach to bring him along properly.  I think that is RK.

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2 hours ago, Randall Flagg said:

I used to be on the Galchenyuk train but I'm not anymore

Ok, but what is the harm in trying.  He is a FA at year’s end and if it works you’ve acquired a talented player who can be a top 6 forward for next to nothing.

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I think we should trade for good players instead, rather than using our limited assets to acquire bad players.

Edited by Thorny

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1 minute ago, erickompositör72 said:

The asking price is believed to be either a draft pick or a bottom-six forward. He’s UFA July 1 and carries a $4.9-million cap hit.

-LeBrun

Which is why I mentioned Sheary, but Vesey, Erod, etc also work.  

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I would guess that Pittsburgh wants a bottom-6 forward who is not a FA after this season -- so that rules out most of the Sabres' bottom 6.

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1 minute ago, nfreeman said:

I would guess that Pittsburgh wants a bottom-6 forward who is not a FA after this season -- so that rules out most of the Sabres' bottom 6.

Where in the Lebrun quote does it say that? Isn’t it more likely they are looking for a cap dump for the rest of this season?  Why would they care if the asset they get back is lockup up? 

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Just now, GASabresIUFAN said:

Where in the Lebrun quote does it say that?

Nowhere.  That's why I said it was a guess. 

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14 minutes ago, Thorny said:

I think we should trade for good players instead, rather than using our limited assets to acquire bad players.

1. Galchenyuk isn’t a bad player, he is having a bad season.  His age and track record says he is a perfect buy low candidate.  
2. Also what asset would we be giving up to get him? Sheary, Vesey, Girgensons? Etc.. These guys are all UFAs and none will be here next season.  Isn’t it worth the gamble to try out a talented player for 30+ games and see what he brings vs the same players that have already failed us?

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6 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

1. Galchenyuk isn’t a bad player, he is having a bad season.  His age and track record says he is a perfect buy low candidate.  Also what asset would we be giving up to get him? Sheary, Vesey, Girgensons? Etc.. These guys are all UFAs and none will be here next season.  Isn’t it worth the gamble to try out a talented player for 30+ games and see what he brings vs the same players that have already failed us?

I think Sheary is the better player. Vesey, I guess. Just seems pointless. He’s not good. “Unplayable” was the latest on him, reportedly. Send him to Buffalo! /s

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The Sabres are crippled by the cap right so it'd have to be money in money out. Bogo would make sense to me but it sounds like Pitt doesn't need defense...although it seems he would be more effective than Chad Ruhwheedle or the other schlub at the bottom of their depth chart?

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23 minutes ago, Thorny said:

I think Sheary is the better player. Vesey, I guess. Just seems pointless. He’s not good. “Unplayable” was the latest on him, reportedly. Send him to Buffalo! /s

Sheary may be the better player right now.  So what. What upside does he have?  

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Penguins are trying to shed cap.  Not get Bogo and be cap neutral without another forward to plug the injury holes they have right now.  I think they want to shed cap and then use that cap to make a defenseman trade they actually want.  aka not Bogosian

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4 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

Sheary may be the better player right now.  So what. What upside does he have?  

I long for the day when keeping the better player is the chosen strategy, simply because the foremost goal of this franchise is winning hockey games. Rather than winning seemingly being a happy afterthought and never the central focus. 

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