Dubi makes $5.85 for two more seasons. Boone makes $3.75 for three more seasons and I think Brass makes $3.0 but is a UFA after this season.
Not sure I like a Boone for Brass swap. I think statistically offensively speaking they are comparable productive players (I know they get there in different ways). But Boone is one of the leaders on this club...is the waaaaay better face-off guy (arguably our best), is younger and his contract is locked for three more years.
Next season Brass is somewhere else (I certainly don't want him for a multi-year deal going forward) while Boone would be facing us many times a year for at least the next three. I know Boone is not a gifted scorer but there are so many intangibles he brings and I prefer him on my side rather than the other side of the face-off dot.
I love Dubi but would make a one for one swap like that in a heartbeat. His contract for two more years is looking more and more like an albatross. How about something like Nash and Milano for Brass (or Nash and a draft pick or some other non-top-tier prospect)? My guess Pittsburgh says no to all of those. How about Duclair for Brass? Both are UFAs next season and I don't think either team plans to retain their services.
To me, Brass is a minor player...he's a borderline 2C better suited to the 3C as long as you don't need him to take an important face-off. I am giving them nothing of real value for him because he offers us little of value in return.