Pa Parenteau, Jiri Hudler? Younger? More Size Needed?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:09 PM
Gillis has mentioned in his press-conference on Tuesday that he wants to get bigger and younger. Yes! We've seen it now. Teams now destined to win the cup like Nashville (my pick), NYR and St.Louis have big centers throughout the lineup (Gaustad, B.Boyle, Arnott). One thing we definately need to add to our lineup next year is more size. Kassian is a young still developing Power Forward who's at the same stage of development as Hodgson was last year. Expect him to break out next year! Apparently, when we aquired Kassian he was 1 of 6 players on Gillis' radar (hoping Brandon Sutter is one of them). Getting bigger and younger will be vital, now with the Sedins and Burrows already in their thirties.
One thing though I haven't seen brought up lately on this board is acquiring a playmaker. Back to my point about all of our "shoot-first" players, one of our needs is a player who passes first. One of the quiet surprises coming out of the NYI organization is the late emergence of Parenteau, and he's a UFA coming up this off-season. Also, another pass first player, Jiri Hudler is a free-agent this summer. These are just two guys I brought up, but a playmaker is just one of our other needs. According to capgeek.com, if we were to let all of our UFAs go (Salo, Pahlsson, Rome, Bitz, Ebbett, Raymond (RFA), etc.) we'd have over 9 mil in cap space. Plus, if Luongo just happens to be the odd goalie out, we'd have over 14 mil in cap space. I see one of Gillis' targeted prospects coming into this organization if Gillis decides to move Luongo this off-season, but could it be there's a possibility we bring in a playmaker into this lineup for players on the second line like Kesler and Booth to feed off of?
If we bring in some size and a playmaker I could see a forward lineup looking like this:
Malhotra-Lapierre-(Weise, Prust, Kostopolous, Konopka)
This is all my opinion folks. I can see us getting a Victor Hedman from the TBL or an up-and-comer like Jake Gardiner from TOR around the draft our in the off-season.
Thoughts and opinions please. Cheers.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:14 PM
Credit to -Vintage Canuck- for the awesome sig!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:17 PM
Back to my point about all of our...
I wish you'd gotten to it sooner instead of stating the obvious. This belongs in proposals/armchair gming anyway.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:19 PM
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:49 PM
Burrows - Jarret Stoll (UFA) - Hansen
Edler - Brad Stuart/ Ryan Suter (one of these UFA's)
If the plan is to build from inside the organization,
Higgins - Kes - Schroeder
Burrows - (young offensive 3rd line center from trading a goaluie) - Hansen
Edler - Tanev
Connauton/ Gragnani/ Ballard - Brookbank
(UFA; really dependable, tough 3rd pair defenseman with decent mobility, had 14 points and was +11)
or in REALLY extreme situations where no one gets signed, likely promote Yann Sauve to be the dependable, shutdown guy which hopefully he can become (starting on 3rd pairing with Tanev up)
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:57 AM
I want to see you make that happen.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:36 AM
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:17 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:29 AM
NHL 12 too much?
How so? Parenteu and Hudler are both free agents, no?
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:38 AM
Didn't you know that every year the Canucks have to turn away UFA's that are begging to sign with the team?
My favorite is when CDC members stack their line ups with like 3 new players. Yeah right! Even 1 is probably day dreaming.
I've heard that there can be up to 10 players lined up outside of MG's office to sign with the team.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:59 AM
Can we please stop talking about trying to become f'ing boston!? We already tried to become a bigger team by getting Kassian and how well did that work out...stick to what made us successful force us to become something we are not and watch us follow in Calgary's foot steps (outside looking in for years).
Did you not watch the L.A. series? We lost most puck battles,d-men all got DRILLED in our end (Tanev mostly) and lost a lot of blueline battles.
Yes, I like our skillset,but would sure like some size to help them out.