The_Rocket

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  1. The problem is, when you’re trying to trade away guys like Sutter, you have to find a trade partner that has some kind of a need for the player and you have to be willing to do that team a favour. Otherwise, the Canucks will end up attaching decent picks or prospects to Sutter to cap dump him to some team. Not worth losing a 2nd or Lind or something if you could instead just swap him for a D-man
  2. I will attempt to explain the Tanev aspect a little bit more for this trade. if the Canucks sign Markstrom, Toffoli, virtanen, and Gaudette, they will be way over the cap and can’t afford to sign Tanev nor Stetcher. Essentially they would have to trade some of their excess forwards to make up cap space to sign a defender. The only way to trade players like Sutter or Roussel or Baertschi or Eriksson is either to take salary back or include a sweetener. by trading Sutter for Russell, the Canucks can ice a full line up with baertschi and Eriksson buried in the minors, the Canucks would be less than a million over the cap. This means they only have to make one other cap dump to stay under the cap. tl;dr the Canucks simply can’t afford to keep Tanev. This trade finds a way to replace him and stay cap compliant
  3. Brandon Sutter for Kris Russell 1 for 1. No salary retention, no picks, no conditions. Edmonton need a 3rd line C, preferably some one with experience and some leadership skills who can play hard minutes (they had Markus Grandlund in this role for much of last season, for reference). Sutter obviously fits this bill quite nicely, but his cap hit is definitely a deal breaker... or is it? Kris Russell (1 year left at $4 mill per) bring a lot of similar “intangibles” to table that Sutter does. High character, gritty, Team guy, blah blah blah. Most importantly, he plays LD and RD. if Canucks have to let Tanev walk, they can replace him in the line up with Russell. Tanev and Sutter = $8.825 million out. Russell = $4 million in. Total cap savings is $4.825 million and the Canucks can still easily ice a full line up with plenty of spares. “But wait!” You say, “Tanev is way better than Russell, doesn’t this make us worse?” thus is a good point. Russell does a lot of things that Tanev does (block shots, shutdown D, tough minutes, low scoring, etc.) but his skating and breakout passing are definitely a step below Tanev at this point in their careers. However, this is the sacrifice required to shed cap without giving up any futures like picks, prospects, or good young players. Hopefully rafferty/Myers/joulevi etc. Can pick up the lid left behind by Tanev
  4. Marky is probably the most important player, and is imo a top 10 goalie in the league. However, I would say that petey, hughes, and Miller were all better players this season. Again, I’m ignoring a players importance and simply looking at who is the best player. I think it’s hard to argue the pettersson, who arguably played like a top 10 player in the NHL this season, isn’t the best
  5. Was thinking about who the best player was this season and ended up going through every player and ranking them. my list isnt necessarily based off of who is most important, but more about who is the best player and brings the most to them game, ie tanev might be more important than Pearson, but Pearson was the better player this season. I’m also ignoring things like games played, so players like toffoli, macewan, leivo, etc. Aren’t penalized for not playing all games. I also ignored call up players like graovac, Bailey, goldobin, beartschi, Sautner, dipietro, etc. because it’s hard to compare them to the line up regulars. MacEwan is the only exception because he stuck with the team after his most recent call up. okay... 1. Pettersson 2. JT Miller 3. Hughes 4. Marky 5. Horvat 6. Boeser 7. Toffoli 8. Edler 9. Pearson 10. Tanev 11. Gaudette 12. Virtanen 13. Leivo 14. Myers 15. Demko 16. Sutter 17. Stetcher 18. MacEwan 19. Motte 20. Beagle 21. Fantenberg 22. Eriksson 23. Roussel 24. Ferland 25. Benn 26. Domingue 27. Schaller
  6. If they are deciding to run a top pair of Reilly - Muzzin then they should be fine. However, if they are planning to have Muzzin play on the 2nd pair then they are still missing a top 2 right side Defenseman. on top of that, reilly expires at the end of next season. They will be right back in this same situation next TDL
  7. That’s uh, quite steep. Just turned 31, average offensively, skating already slowing down. I get he a good defenseman but that’s a lot of money per year for a LHD when you have no RH options
  8. Revisiting this... it’s was only about 13 months ago that people were on the fence if Jacob markstrom is even a #1 goalie. Maybe the 6 million dollar price tag i see people floating around for his new contract is a bit too high for a guy who has been really good for only a season and a half.
  9. Not sure if this was posted back in the previous 200 pages on this thread, but though this would be good for a laugh... a popular Instagram page with 250,000 followers named NHL.discussion ranked GMJB 29th in the league in their pre-season rankings based mostly on the idea that the miller trade was the worst one he’s ever made. THE WORST ONE HES EVER MADE! just hilarious to think about how wrong people were about this trade when it happened
  10. Gaudreau 1st Star monahan 2nd Star but the flames lose? Not sure how that makes any sense. and I thought Garret was a homer
  11. As far as I’m aware, Rafferty was never pegged as an offensive d-man. He’s viewed more as a all-round 2-way sort of guy. Unfortunately, due to AHLtv’s stupid prices and the lack of meaningful statistics, we can only really go off things like his points per game for comparison to other players. Eye test and fancy stats aren’t really available I wonder how he is doing as a two-way guy. I did notice in the highlight package from the game last night that he blew the zone to try and create an odd man rush which resulted in a 2 on 0 the other way for one of the Tigers goals
  12. I like that a lot. I was thinking bracco and a pick (3rd round maybe?) but if Toronto is willing to part with Kapanen Canucks should be all over that. Maybe send motte back as well to even out the cap