Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/22/12 at 01:02 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Now, it’s no sure thing that the Buffalo Sabres will move Gaustad, especially after another win last night, but if he is indeed made available before the Monday 3 p.m. ET deadline, here’s a list of teams—in no particular order—that I believe would be a good fit for him.
Detroit Red Wings: Gaustad would be just what the Wings need, adding a physical presence to their skilled forward set. Remember what the scout above said about putting him with speedier linemates? How about Darren Helm? That would be a good fit in my mind. The Wings are 20th on the PK and could use him there. I also think the Wings got pushed around a tad in back-to-back playoff exits to San Jose. Gaustad’s size would be welcome.
Vancouver Canucks: Like the Wings, the powerhouse Canucks could use a little more size and strength in their bottom-six group. The Canucks have few holes, if any, but a bigger forward for their third or fourth line would be a good addition. It’s why the Canucks also have interest in Travis Moen, although the Canadiens are telling teams they might not move him.
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