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This trade proposal was sent in by Marty A.
Teams: Buffalo Sabres/ Pittsburgh Penguins
To Pittsburgh: Brad Boyes, 3rd round pick
To Buffalo: Tyler Kennedy, Ben Lovejoy
Pens are buying low on a Boyes rental for the rest of the season and the playoffs. He's having a down year but is a legit scoring threat and could be scary on Crosby's wing. Pens also clear up cap room for resigning Neal this offseason. Sabres' salary cap situation is a dumpster fire, so TK and Lovejoy give them a versatile and productive forward and a solid everyday D-man who are each under contract through the end of next year at very manageable cap numbers, giving them instant depth without further overspending; worth throwing in the pick.
Both teams are under the cap.
If Boyes on Sid's wing could be a fraction of what he was in '07-'09, this could be a game-changer. Boyes would also give some depth/flexibility on the PP. Buffalo has a lot of money tied up in long-term deals, so 2 solid contributors with affordable short-term contracts makes them better on the ice and with their cap situation.
Proposed Penguins lines:
Thanks and keep up the good work,
Let's face it. Tyler Kennedy isn't going anywhere.
1. He is hurt.
2. No one is dumb enough to trade for him.
Brad Boyes is an interesting case, guy was once a 43 goal scorer. He has 3 goals this season for the Sabres. A move like this doesn't seem like a Shero move. Brad Boyes isn't just going to become a 43 goal scorer again. He is a UFA, which is really the only thing that is interesting about him.