06 May 2018 09:45:46
Winnipeg will need to shed some salary this offseason and the next.

Two players with significant salaries I can see as expendables:

Tyler Myers - 1 more year, 5,5M
Mathieu Perreault - 3 more years, 4,125

Trade 1

Myers is the best of these three and had a very good season but the Jets can't afford him in the future so trading him while his value is high is a reasonable move.

Tyler Myers

1st 2018
Connor Carick (RFA)
Calvin Pickard (RFA)

Toronto gets their so needed RHD to play with Rielly. Winnipeg gets back a selection in the first round of this year's draft, young 6/7 D to challenge Poolman and Niku, and a talented goalie to fight with Comrie for the backup position.

Trade 2

Mathieu Perreault

Paul Byron

Montreal could use any offensive help. Perreault is a versitile skilled forward who can play both C or wing and - of course - he's from Quebec. Byron would help Winnipeg's bottom six and is cheap.

There is a third player who could be moved - Steve Mason - but I can't see any takers without retention of salary at this point. He's had a rough year but I believe he turns things around in his contract year. Since it's just a year left of his contract, he stays next season and then is gone to free agency with Comrie taking the backup role.

1.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 09:50:27
Sorry for including Pickard in the Myers' deal. I initially thought of Mason (retained salary) going to Dallas but I gave up that idea beacuse the countervalue wouldn't be enough to make it work IMO. So exclude Pickard in the first trade. It could still be an interesting deal.

2.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 09:54:40
I don't think that's enough for Myers myself and get ready for Montreal fans in here to say Byron worth a heck of a lot more than that. They think he's the fastest in the league, a superstar. You're going to get laughed at. Watch.

3.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 11:49:04
I'm always prepared for that. :)

4.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 14:13:32
Umm I rather say that Perreault is 100% better than Byron

5.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 14:48:41
Myers deal isn’t bad I’d do it from the Leafs POV unless someone falls drastically to 23rd ovr.

6.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 15:57:03
I am shocked. 😱

Perreault - Tavares - Drouin could be alright in Montreal next season.

7.) 06 May 2018
06 May 2018 17:44:43

if you're okay w the Toronto deal, i am too. I would think toronto would need to add a prospect tho, and then WPG add like a 5th or sumtin.

8.) 07 May 2018
06 May 2018 23:59:22
I’ll do that all day long from leafs perspective.

9.) 07 May 2018
07 May 2018 10:54:28
Perrault is way better than Byron and WPG is trying to win now, how does getting a first for one of their top 4 D help?

10.) 07 May 2018
07 May 2018 14:22:24
Winnipeg is not going to move players like Myers when they are in cup contention. The window of opportunity is usually quite small and Myers is a big part of that defense.