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#31 disisdayear


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

October to December (assuming roster is as of 07/12/12):

D. Sedin -- H. Sedin -- A. Burrows: continuity and proven history (19 mpg)
D. Booth -- C. Higgins -- J. Hansen: size, speed and experience (16 mpg)
M. Raymond -- M. Malhotra -- M. Lapierre: shut down line? size (Manny/Max) and speed (Mase) (16 mpg)
N. Jensen -- J. Schroeder -- Z. Kassian: kid line to gain NHL experience. Will cost us 10 points in standing though (9 mpg)
A. Volpatti -- A. Ebbett -- D. Wiese

December and beyond:

D. Sedin -- H. Sedin -- A. Burrows
D. Booth -- R. Kesler -- C. Higgins
M. Malhotra -- M. Lapierre -- J. Hansen
N. Jensen -- J. Schroeder -- Z. Kassian
A. Volpatti -- A. Ebbett -- D. Wiese

I think at the time of Kesler's return, Raymond will have done enough to show that he is worthy of acquiring for a trade partner of the Canucks. At this time, I believe his trade value is very low, so he would be an afterthought, or a throw-in on a deal (which does not serve Canucks needs very well at this time).

Presuming Luongo trade takes place, which hopefully will by the start of training camp, I would hope that we receive a second line centre and a prospect (at the very least). Then it provides the team more flexibility in the line up and the opportunity to move either Malhotra (low value in a trade) or Lapierre (higher value than Malhotra and entering UFA) when Kesler returns.

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I believe that this is the season where prospects (maybe a little premature on Jensen, but valid for Schroeder and Kassian) have to be given a legitimate chance to succeed or fail in the NHL. I say this because we have one year of NW Division dominance left, and losing 10 points from the standings (which I think is a real possibility with a kid line) would still give us a good chance of winning the division and seeding third for the playoffs.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

At Raymond's price tag, he can't afford to be sitting in the press box me thinks.

I was just about to say. Give Raymond a chance. I would prefer him over Volpatti.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Our middle is going to be really weak until Kesler comes back, i hope an actual offence threat takes his spot until than......Schroeder or a trade. Coho would probably get more ice team here than in Buffalo this season.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

We didn't re-sign Raymond so he can sit in the pressbox. Especially when AV loves him.

We signed him...

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

If we sign Doan:

Sedin - Sedin - Doan
Booth - Kesler - Burrows
Higgins - Lapierre - Hansen
______ - Malhotra - Kassian

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Garrison
Ballard - ______
Alberts, Tanev


Trade Raymond and pieces for a defenseman to play with Ballard. Whoever out of Weise, Volpatti, Pinizotto, etc wil play on the 4th line.
What is the deal with Mike Gillis, it always seems like he's sweating...

#36 DaMacNamedDre


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:04 PM

Pinnozzoto + Bitz+ Random Superthug


if Lu goes to Florida maybe Raymond joins him and we take a weiss and gudbranson back. we need some size back there, at least another 1-2 horses with mean streaks 6"3 225lbs +

Edited by D.J Ball, 12 July 2012 - 05:39 PM.

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#37 bigpush


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

Rumor has it if Lack is in the AHL again he's going to Sweden

I have seen that Jensen would play in Europe if he can't play in NHL because he didn't want to play juniors anymore but haven't seen anything about Lack. It would be a big loss to the wolves and even worse if Schnieder is injured.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

At Raymond's price tag, he can't afford to be sitting in the press box me thinks.

That's the friggin problem. Too many guys like that. One should be traded.


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:14 AM

We signed him...

I think you didn't quite understand what I was saying...



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:32 AM

Sedin Sedin Doan
Burrows Kesler Kassian
Booth Lapierre Hansen
Volpatti Malhotra Higgins
Pinizotto Weise

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