Yeah ... I get that math, for sure. Problem being that McGinn is a core PK guy and you'd be replacing him with a kid that has no business anywhere near a penalty killing unit at this level.I'm not disagreeing with you JB on Necas, he has to be given a real chance at the NHL level this season. Assuming the Canes are also seeing things that way, then a Gauthier grab of a roster spot almost has to spell the end of Brock McGinn. That would solve the concern about our tight cap situation as well even if Faulk ends up sticking around for a while.
Given his salary and numbers, McGinn probably isn't worth much more than a 3rd round pick or a lesser prospect if you are trading him straight up somewhere. He has the potential to be a 40 point guy if he finds the right situation somewhere else. I don't ever see him becoming that here.
Again, there are all first world problems. We're not used to this thing where the club might actually have to move a quality forward just because there are other quality forwards pushing them out. I honestly can't remember this kind of issue with the Hurricanes since the move. We sometimes under-utilized kids when they came up ... Kapanen, Battaglia and O'Neil spring to mind but that was ages ago ... but this? Nope.