From Dan Wood of the Orange County Register:
“Right now, having profiled the guys that are there and how much money they’ll get, I doubt we’ll do much on July 1,” Burke said. “Second-line center is a void, but we might have to get this player the old-fashioned way, and trade for him.”
Having added 10 prospects during the entry draft earlier this month, including seven in the first three rounds, the Ducks have some chips to play.
“There is trade bait in the system,” Burke said. “If we don’t like the price tags on July 1, we’ll wait. We don’t play a game that counts in the standings until October.”
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Doug Weight sure didn’t work out in that role, so look for Burke to trade a defenseman, or some young assets, for a solid second-line center.