the signing of seidenberg sort of makes one of our kid dmen expendable and puts us in a good position imho to make a smart trade... i have no insider information which of anaheims young forwards is being offered up but i think a few of them would be an upgrade over smith/caron/fraser company as a third liner Im not sure that Bartowski by himself would land us one of these former first round picks of Anaheim like Palmeri or Etem but if I was in charge id probably offer one of our excess forwards to balance the deal out. The reason i would be in favor of a deal like this is that I think these young duck forwards have the ability to step up to a top line down the road soon... kids like caron/smith probably can adequetly fill a third line role for us but i dont have faith they will ever be more than decent third liners. bartowski looks like he probably can become a pretty solid 3/4 dman but i dont believe he has more upside then that. Krug/Hamilton seem to have more potential upside. If Im picking one of these three dmen to be expendable in a trade it has to be bartowski. I actually like the kid... and i was ok going forward with him being seidenberg's replacement if we were unable to resign seidenberg but now it is clear that the plan is to have chara/seidenberg and maybe both of boychuck/mcquaid around as our vets for the next couple years and that only leaves 2 spaces for the 3 kids to play and by the time one of boychuck/mcquaid gets moved we are going to have 1 or 2 of the other kids pushing for the job. we do have the asset available to be able to get into the discussion here and anaheim does have at least 2 young rws that id be very happy to pick up at the right price.