Yeah, Staal is finding the net again this year so I say no to any deal involving him. Aren't we stocked at goalie down to the AHL level? Smith is 2.50 and 92%, though. Not bad on a bad team, so they might not be interested in that.
Going by the reports, it's sounding as if the Bolts are looking for a top young player. I would have to believe they want a young defenseman or forward and not a AHL goaltender for a player like Martin St. Louis. I don't think that would be enough to get it done. Just a guess on my part, but I'm pretty sure it would take more than Brown or Berkhoel.
I would have to believe that the Bolts are going to be asking for some of our youth who have shown signs of playing good hockey at the NHL level (Staal, Gogo or Letang) for St. Louis. Like I said, I would go as high as Whitney/Satan and possibly a pick (not a first) for St. Louis, but I wouldn't trade our future for a 33 year old Martin St. Louis. If the Bolts need anything, it's a offensive defenseman after losing Boyle. Whitney could possibly fit that role for them.
Then again, who knows what Shero is going to do? Nothing would surprise me after the Hossa deal last season.