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PHT Extra: Where will Kesler end up?

Mar 4, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

FYI, at least one Vancouver reporter has been led to believe it’s down to Philadelphia or Pittsburgh.

Update: Have to think the Andrew MacDonald trade lessens the chances of Alex Edler going to Philly. The Canucks aren’t all that enthusiastic about moving the d-man anyway, but we thought it was worth mentioning. Still could happen. Never know.

Related: Kesler won’t accept trade to Columbus, per report

  1. jpdoc26 - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Don’t see either team as a perfect fit. Don’t see him as a fit at all in Philly. Gotta think they are just driving up the price. Hopefully Shero is smart enough to realize that and stay strong with his offer.

  2. imleftcoast - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Agree Edler is part of this deal. I still think Vancouver will do a deal with either Toronto or Detroit.

  3. penguins87and71 - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Why would Kesler want to go anywhere? Especially come to Pittsburgh? Why would he want to be a third line center?

    • ntvd7 - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM


      First line – Losing
      Third line – Winning

      That’s an easy choice

    • flyerspsu - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:07 PM

      in Philly, an organization that has loved him from day, he would be the #2 center and a prominent guy on the team but not the guy, seems like it would be a decent fit

  4. hawksin5 - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    CHICAGO CHICAGO CHICAGO. how many times do people have to say it, PHT guys. they are still in the mix 100% and have fielded an offer. philly is driving prices up and keeler won’t want to be 3C. he fits perfectly at 2C with kane and Saad.

    • gret9 - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      As much as I would love to have Kesler in Chicago, I’m not sure the price is worth it. I would guess Vancouver would want Shaw or Kruger, Teravainen and a couple of high picks….imho that’s a lot to give up, even for Kesler.

      Can’t see Stan doing that.

      • hawksin5 - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

        apparently it’s a 1st, bicker, and ledgy.

      • hawksin5 - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

        did you see what they just gave up luongo for? we could probably give VAN a massage table and a bus and get keeler at that rate.

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        I’d agree, except for Philly and Pittsburgh. One of those two Keystone Cops are going to lose their mind and throw a lot for him.

      • elrock7 - Mar 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM

        hawksin5, bicker?, ledgy?, keeler?, what are you a close friend to these guys?

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

      In my poor, deluded mind, those picks Chicago got for Pirri are going to be part of a larger package for Kesler.

      I really wish I wasn’t deluded.

  5. penguins87and71 - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I heard Vancouver doesn’t want to trade Kesler to a Western Conference team.

    • elrock7 - Mar 4, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      to Leafs for Kadri, Jake Gardiner and a pick. Nucks tried last year to get Kadri

      • elrock7 - Mar 4, 2014 at 8:17 PM

        hope Leafs don’t make that deal, I would rather try for local boy Cammilieri, cheaper and a better fit.

  6. pdmjr - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Saad and 2 draft picks for Kesler it’s coming now

    • hawksin5 - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

      ok u saw the luongo coming, where did u see this? is this true?

  7. pdmjr - Mar 4, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Luongo traded to Panthers very soon

  8. xbrightxredxbloodx - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Beagle and Neuvirth (plus 4th or 5th round pick, maybe) for Kesler. Improvement for the Caps at center and in goal.

    • flyerspsu - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      not even close to enough

      • xbrightxredxbloodx - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM

        Sub Neuvy for Green, and make a play for another D from elsewhere (Erhoff?). That’s my final offer.

  9. hockeyflow33 - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    I’d love to see him in Boston. Even though it isn’t in the works I’d make a Krecji for Kesler swap, the money works out.

  10. jpat2424 - Mar 4, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Hoping philly. Just one more guy to hate on that team.

  11. slaugin - Mar 4, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Krejci for Kesler is blasphemy…

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