flames4eva Posted September 25, 2008 Report Share Posted September 25, 2008 I think this is something that could be of interest and is pertinent to Hotstove discussions... other trades may also be discussed here if they have realistic potential and are attached somehow to rumour. According to Spector the Los Angeles Kings are in search of potentially two d-men... Kings GM Dean Lombardi has stated he's more interested in acquiring one or two defensive blueliners and if he sticks with that plan he'll have no requirement for Schneider. Quite frankly, if Lombardi were really interested in him I think the deal would've been done by now. We'll find out soon enough. http://www.spectorshockey.net/index.php?op...s&Itemid=55 OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch ... cites sources claiming the Kings have offered the Ducks defenseman Tom Priessing for Schneider but the Ducks have rejected offers thus far that have them taking on salary in return. So if they are not interested in a deal with the Ducks that much right now... and since Bruce Garrioch reports they may want to move Tom Preissing, it could indicate they don't want to spend that much more money against their Cap (currently sitting at 38,876,283 according to CapCentral) 42 - D Tom Preissing Age: 29, Arlington Heights, IL, USA Ht: 6-0 Wt: 198 Shoots: R Salary: $2,750,000 NHL Seasons: 4 ASSETS: Makes smart decisions with the puck. Is capable of putting up good offensive numbers, especially if given regular ice time with the man advantage. CAREER POTENTIAL: Power play specialist. Could this be a good fit for the Habs and a way to move the likes of Bouillon (1.875) and Dandenault (1.725) and save some money (.850 to add to what the Habs still have available)? When Preissing played for the Sens I thought he played well enough and was surprised to see them let him go the way they did... I think that was one thing that hurt the Sens on the PP last year. With Streit gone and the Habs sitting with eight d-men signed, two for one would seem to be a good possibility. It could be an automatic fix for the powerplay and IMO Preissing is a better fit than Streit was as far as the defensive side of the game is concerned. He's not really a top four, but he does have decnt potential still. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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