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The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf

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The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf.

The link is to The Battle of Alberta blog. The short version: Calgary needs an elite forward and has Phaneuf to spare now that they have "Jay-Bo." So...

Frolov for Phaneuf?

Or is the reasonable version of that Frolov and Johnson for Phaneuf? Or Frolov and Hickey. Or Frolov and Purcell and Drewiske.

What would the Kings do with Phaneuf?

Phaneuf/Doughty

Johnson/Scuderi

Drewiske/Greene

Jones? SOD?

Maybe it's a bad idea. And $6.5MM is a big bad cap hit. I guess maybe if you make it Frolov and Johnson for Phaneuf, it's both fair (since Frolov is UFA next summer) and it works for the Kings, as an upgrade over JJ. So then it would be:

Phaneuf/Doughty

Jones/Scuderi

Drewiske/Greene

SOD

And up front:

Smyth/Kopitar/Williams

Moller/Stoll/Brown

Parse/Handzus/Simmonds

Ivanans/Richardson/Harrold

Yeah, okay, I would do it. That's a better team. And maybe it's a pipedream since we would essentially be trading our two most problematic players (albeit potential stars) for one big monster defenseman.