I love the Canucks, but not as much as the Jets. So please listen when I say that all the proposals listed are not enough or they are assets the Jets do not need.
1. Taking Luongo's NTC out of the equation, the Jets have no need for him (the same goes for Schneider). I'll give you a hint why. His name rhymes with "Smavlac."
2. Raymond is useless on any team. Why the Jets want to get weaker is beyond comprehension.
3. First round picks from the Canucks do not mean a lot when dealing w/ a player the caliber of Evander Kane.
4. Ballard is a complete waste. If he cannot succeed on the Canucks, he has no hope with the Jets, a far inferior team.
If Kane wants to be a spoiled brat and play for only one team, then that team will have to pay through the nose to get him. Remember, this is much different than Rick Nash, Dany Heatley, Roberto Luongo, Chris Pronger, etc. Kane is a RFA and has no bargaining power. The Jets hold all the cards. He can be a big boy and sign a new contract and grow up; or, he can sit out and not play at all. Either way, the Jets won't trade him to his favourite destination just because Kane says so.
And by the way, IF the Canucks were to get Kane, they would have to give up Edler and Burrows to make it happen.
Thank goodness you are not the GM of Winnipeg. You would never get a deal done!!! Who wants a player, who doesn't want to play on their team! Remember Nabokov? He came around eventually but he sure wasn't happy about it at first. So no it isn't THAT different from Nash, Luongo etc. And like them his trade value is lowered because it is known he wants out! He is also known as a team cancer so lower his value even more. He has potential but hasn't had a brilliant season yet. He has also had injuries so lower his value even more. I'm not saying his value isn't high, just it isn't Edler AND Burrows level. Take off your homer glasses. Edler is a top 15 D-men in the League, possibly top 10. Burrows is the life and soul of our team while Kane is the cancer of yours, does that seem like a fair trade to you? It shouldn't any more. You also said your team would have no interest in Ballard because he hasn't been exceptional in a Canucks jersey and you say he wouldn't be any better on an inferior team. I think we would all call the Florida Panthers an inferior team and he was great there. He probably just needs new scenery and a different coach than A.V. that never seemed to want him in the first place.
Also Schneider>Pavelec every day of the week buddy.