It's obvious that Maple leafs need a center. I mean last I've heard they're desperate so why not take advantage of this and make the trade workout for you in the end. I know they'll take most ideas but not all of them and they need to unload some contracts which with the Avs cap space of almost 12,000,000 we could do that for them.
I propose that we trade Paul Stastny, Jamie Mcginn and Stefan elliot a 4th and a 6th( draft is not as deep this year) for Dion Phaneuf Jake Gardiner and David Clarkson(or Nikolai Kulemin) . Well cap wise this trade works this gives The maple leafs some space to work a deal with Stastny to keep him there. We also still have at least 10 million left over afterwards ( I did the trade on Capgeek to see if it work and it did) but we also get our defenseman in Dion Phaneuf who has shown he can score when given the right system so I think he could do that with Roy and we also get a good defenseman for Elliot ( I think Gardiner is better than Elliot ) and it gives a young defenseman who is only a year older than Elliot but has more experience than he does. In giving away Mcginn we give away a struggling forward for someone a little better in return. Clarkson plays a lot like Downie but a little better offense or Kulimen when put with the right players can score a bunch of goals and doesn't have that bad of a contract and the draft picks to convince them a little bit more to do it(It's really not as deep as last year) . Personally I think this deal works great for both teams. It gives us a better defense which can help us get to the playoffs better and not until the last game and it gives the Maple Leafs the Center they desperately need. I want feedback on this trade too see what you guys would say about this? I think it would work but that's just me.(Also, I know I got some grammatical errors so if you seem point them out please)
Paul Stastny, Jamie Mcginn,Stefan Elliot a 4th and a 6th for Dion Phaneuf David Clarkson and Jake Gardiner and maybe a 5th round pick
or Paul Stastny, Jamie Mcginn, Stefan Elliot a 4th for Dion Phaneuf Nikolai Kulemin Jake Gardiner and a 5th.