There isn't a way we can trade them with a pick as a cap dump or would we end up having to retain cap anyway?
Who the hell would trade anything for Lehtera right now?? The Blues could try doing the trade thing, but who really wants guys not producing and being paid too much?
Pause. Re-read my question.
I asked about a Cap Dump. Lehtera + Pick goes somewhere, possibly Arizona, who has ample cap space to do the deal. In a Cap Dump situation, Lehtera isn't the prize; it's the Pick. A team like Arizona that's rebuilding would take on a bad contract for a pick because it would help them rebuild and possibly rebuild faster by establishing a youth corps that over time they can build on the right way. You've never heard of such a thing? Teams do this quite ofthen.
In a weak draft, giving up a pick shouldn't be a big deal if we can move a 4.7m x 4 years? contract and be done with it. Granted in Lehtera's situation, we would probably give up two picks and a prospect to get the deal done, which might be beneficial; we have a logjam of players in Chicago, this could help unjam it?
We aren't big on Lehtera and you and I are in total agreement on this. Holding on to his contract is lunacy; if it's better for us to just buy him out, then buy him out. But if we got plans to use the cap for something else, then would my question be worth exploring? This question goes out to everyone, not just Theohall.
As for Jay Bo, I don't think he's a bad player, he's just on a really bad contract and honestly he's really sucked this year.