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Bryan Murray Looking For A Trade Partner

from the CP at Yahoo,

"Just watching the progress in the last month and a little bit, I think that the objective now is certainly more than it was a month before," Murray said on a conference call. "We are available to make a deal."

As an example, Murray pointed to the July 5 trade with the Anaheim Ducks that landed the Senators Bobby Ryan. Ottawa gave up young forward Jakob Silfverberg and prospect Stefan Noesen to get the winger who filled a void left by Daniel Alfredsson's departure.

Again, the Senators would be willing to trade from their position of youth in the organization.

"We do have a number of players that probably are deserving of playing some games or playing in the NHL that may not get a chance because of our numbers up here that we would talk to teams about for a more veteran-type player," Murray said.

Earlier in the season, Murray expressed a desire to upgrade his team's mobility on the blue-line and talked to "a number of teams" about a puck-moving defenceman. That need has been eased by the recall of 20-year-old rookie Cody Ceci, who has been a mainstay since making his debut in mid-December.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

“We do have a number of players that probably are deserving of playing some games or playing in the NHL that may not get a chance because of our numbers up here that we would talk to teams about for a more veteran-type player,” Murray said.

I sure hope Ken Holland is sending that same exact message to his fellow GMs. The farm teams are pretty loaded right now with players who, at the very least, have solid NHL potential.

They all can’t play in Detroit, especially with Babcock’s and Holland’s love affair with guys like Cleary. If they’re not dealt, they’ll be lost as soon as they’re no longer waiver-exempt.

Get ‘er done, Kenny – before it’s too late.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/13/14 at 02:20 PM ET

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Problem is, Wings can only trade prospects for prospects or NHL roster players for NHL roster players or prospects.

He can’t use our abundance or prospects to get anything to help the Wings. There’s no space under the cap.

Unless he says: I’m going to put together this can’t miss package of prospects for your guy - but to get it done, you’ve got to take some of my toxic waste off of my NHL roster. It probably costs Kenny an extra prospect to do it, but not that much. I mean, think about this: if Buffalo wants to move Matt Moulson and the trade partner (let’s say Ken Holland) says “ok, I want Moulson. you want Jurco and a D-man.” BUffalo says “yeah, Jurco and Mike McKee will be fine.” “Ok, well, we can’t do that straight up, because we can’t fit the extra salary on our roster. You’ve gotta take Kyle Quincey for the last month of the season.” Big deal, right? I mean, it makes no difference to Buffalo to pay a month and a week of Quincey’s contract - they got the prospects they wanted….right?

But anyways, that’s the only way Holland can leverage a deal. Otherwise, all those prospects that look so nice are useless to him this time. Unless he wants to take some and consolidate and go 2-for-1 to get more potent in terms of prospect value (i.e., trade two 7s for an 8 or 8.5).

Anyways, we will see. I think a significant deal will be hard to come by.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 01/13/14 at 02:37 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Karlsson for Cleary.

Whaddya’ think, Bryan?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/13/14 at 02:47 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

In the immediate.  Is Mule IR.  Should’t he be?

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/13/14 at 03:07 PM ET

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MoreShoot - I would imagine it makes sense from a cap standpoint to put him on LTIR. If I understand the rules correctly, it would free up the salary from while he was out from counting against the cap.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 01/13/14 at 03:36 PM ET

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If I understand the rules correctly, it would free up the salary from while he was out from counting against the cap.

There would only be cap-relief id we were at the cap-limit.

Since we currently are not at the limit(Weiss being on LTIR) brings us below the limit) putting someone else on doesn’t give us any “spending money.”

Posted by alwaysaurie on 01/13/14 at 05:29 PM ET

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MoreShoot - I would imagine it makes sense from a cap standpoint to put him on LTIR. If I understand the rules correctly, it would free up the salary from while he was out from counting against the cap.

They’ll be able to do it retroactively later on whenever they know when he’s going to come back, unless that return is too soon for the LTIR standards.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/13/14 at 05:38 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Karlsson for Cleary.

Whaddya’ think, Bryan?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/13/14 at 02:47 PM ET

hehe, if Uncle Mike was doin’ the sellin’, this deal would be done.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/13/14 at 10:39 PM ET

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