Tuesdays With Hildy: Dingbat Trade Proposals And The Blues: What's Your Favorite?

The Stanley Cup is barely out of its case, and already people are looking forward to the drafts and all of the fun trades that happen at them. People looking forward to draft day (and pre-draft) trades can have a nasty habit of saying some silly stuff, and this year is proving to be no exception. It doesn't help either that the Blues're currently one of the hot teams, so now they're getting mentioned in this stuff. Remember: don't believe anything until it's happened or one of the official TSN accounts says something. Rules to live by.

Anywho, Bruce "Malkin to the Kings" Garrioch is tossing around Jordan Staal coming to the Blues. He didn't mention who'd be going to the Pens in return, but God willing it'll be like what happened in my copy of NHL 11. A girl can dream. While Staal might be nice, it's probably not going to happen. Having new owners doesn't mean that the team will go out and blow millions of dollars. Things'll still be played smart.

Playing smart and this next trade proposal from Fantasy Hockey Coach (ed. note: do the opposite of what they say and you'll be fine) have nothing at all to do with each other. If you're drinking something, set it down. Eating? Swallow. Ok. Here goes...

Rick Nash to the St. Louis Blues for Chris Stewart, Vladimir Tarasenko, and a first round pick.

If you just choked on something while reading that, it's not my responsibility. I told you to stop drinking.

There're a few problems with this. First off, Nash isn't going to be traded within the Central Division. Secondly, while Stewart might be on the moving block, he's also not going to get moved to someone within the Central. Thirdly, Tarasenko? What the hell? The Blues traded David Rundblad to get that pick so they can select him. They just got him (in theory) signed to an entry-level deal. Why would they bring Tank over and send him directly to Columbus? The whole idea's ignorant.

The author also tosses out speculation on trading goaltenders, since we're "stacked" with Jaroslav Halak, Brian Elliott, and Jake Allen. Sure, because either the Blues want to split up their 1A/1B tandem or the Peoria Rivermen don't need a starter.

Anywho, in the comments, throw out some of the goofier trade proposals you've heard so far, not just from this season, but from any. Heck, if you want to, make your own up.

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