** NHLRumors.com transcription
(phase was earlier than the three-way commerce made yesterday involving the LA Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Philadelphia Flyers)
“My factor is, and this has form of been (Jim) Rutherford’s MO prior to now, is, you wish to create a crew the place the goalie doesn’t actually matter. It’s good to have a goalie like Demko, however realistically you need to have the ability to have a crew that may win with, you want a sure degree of goaltending, however a crew that doesn’t want Demko-like performances to win night time in and night time out.
And I simply suppose that if this crew, if this administration group, could make just a few strikes that perhaps elevate to the place they’re near that degree, then you may discover the concept of buying and selling Thatcher Demko and perhaps placing your self at that degree.
Due to what we heard when it got here to potential rumored commerce packages for Demko on the deadline, particularly from LA. I do know Satar Shah Canucks Central has talked about this. Is, there was a right-handed defensive prospect, I consider it was Helge Grans, and then you definately’re perhaps heart prospect, somebody like Alex Turcotte, a first-round decide and also you had been additionally taking again anyone like Cal Petersen.
So, if, a really perfect state of affairs you’re in a position to get a right-handed defensive prospect, one thing you desperately want. A middle prospect, one thing you additionally desperately want, and a decide. And perhaps you’re taking again a contract, and I get that.
Is that not one thing you discover and also you commerce from a place of energy to deal with a number of positions of weak point? And once more, that is assuming (Arturs) Silovs exhibits properly in Abbotsford this yr, once more, perhaps performs 10 or so video games in Vancouver. Most likely much less, 5 to 10 video games, and appears like he’s able to be the 1B. Possibly Cal Petersen, if that potential rumored commerce did come to fruition. Possibly anyone like Cal Petersen or whoever it might be could be your 1A, and hope Ian Clark can assist determine them out.
However I simply suppose finally you’re going to need to decide on Demko and look, he’s comparatively wholesome for a goalie. I used to be going to say, however there’s at all times a priority that finally a goalies going to get an damage that’s onerous to return again from. With the 2 years left on his contract after subsequent season. That will form of offer you ample time to attempt to determine the perfect return for anyone like Thatcher Demko.