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  • Ducks for Sale - Who (if anyone) should the Wild target?



    Trading for Ryan Getzlaf:

    I can't see Fletcher trading away the Kaptain or the Savior. Getzlaf is definitely a win-now guy, but Koivu and Granlund represent the future of the club. In addition, it would be tough to part with Koivu or Granlund for a center that's only on the books for this and next season. Getzlaf could walk away to a lucrative UFA deal. It just seems like it would be way too much to give up to get Getzlaf. No thank you. Next please.

    Trading for Corey Perry:

    Trading for Bobby Ryan:

    This is where things get interesting. Bobby Ryan is a great player, but he's a step below Getzlaf or Perry. Ryan could be had a slightly lower price than either Getzlaf or Perry. Certainly, the Ducks would need a top-6 winger back.

    Devin Setoguchi could possibly be in play. He hasn't really met any type of expectations. Currently on pace for 30 points (lowest since his rookie season when he played 44 games), Setoguchi hasn't really found a role on either of the top two lines. Looking back at the Burns trade, Setoguchi was really moved to give the Wild back a player and to clear cap space for Burns. No offense to the guy, but he really seems like the afterthought that finished the trade. Moving Setoguchi would be tough on the guy, but this is a business, and Fletcher needs to make business decisions.

    It's a big price tag, no doubt, but there's no guarantee that Coyle is an NHL star, and Setoguchi isn't gelling. If it were me, I would offer Setoguchi, Coyle, and a future pick in exchange for Bobby Ryan. It's not every day you get to make an offer for a 3-time 30-goal scorer who's under 25. Ryan scored 31 in 64 games and was totally jobbed out of the Calder in his true rookie season.

    Since Blake is past his prime and has just this season left, he could be had cheap. A deal sending Wellman to Anaheim for Blake can't be that far off. Wellman, fair or not, just hasn't gotten his fair shake at the lineup. He continues to toil on the 4th line. Fletcher brought him in, and he really was the first signal of a change in mindset, but since then he's been a non-factor with the NHL club. Wellman still has upside, and the Ducks probably wouldn't pass on a young speedster for an aging veteran. This deal seems possible to me.


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