The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf
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?
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:
And up front:
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.