I would be extremely disappointed if we ended up moving Hansen that way and were stuck with Raymond. Big Mike needs to hold on to Hansen.
In terms of players heading over to Florida, NO to Gaunce, NO to Hansen and NO to Edler. I don't know if there is even any merit to these rumors (Hansen probably, the other two I highly doubt) but either way - fu*k off FLA.
I can't see Gillis trading both Luongo AND Hansen to Florida, unless Florida are overpaying. Hansen is such a important player for our 3rd line.
I agree that Hansen is a critical component of our 3rd line, but what about two years from now when he's up for contract renewal and looking at a $3m salary? He will likely always be a 2nd/3rd line tweener here and I'm not sure it's smart cap management to have a $3m+ third liner. If we sign Doan for four years, and have D. Sedin, D. Booth, Burrows as well as Hansen on the wings, where does that leave Kassian & Jensen? One of them playing a 4th line role? Naw we need both Jensen & Kassian playing big 3rd line roles in a couple of years if we are to win a Cup.
Something's gotta give eventually and it's a choice between Burrows & Hansen.
Again, the Panthers don't need this trade, they will try to fill the holes they make acquiring Luongo. Hansen is awesome but sometimes to make a big splash you gotta get rid of good players
I can't see Gillis parting with Hansen in a Luongo package unless he gets one of Florida's three proven top-six forwards (Weiss, Fleischman, Versteeg) as part of a package deal with a lesser prospect (Howden) in return but that would mean no Doan in a Canuck uniform.
Who in the blue-hell is this Bjugstad guy...seriously. If we are gonna give up Luongo + Schroeder + Raymond, I think we can get Gudbranson.
He's a 6'5" 212lbs centre with a physical element to his game. Think of a potential Getzlaf (although he is more of a shoot first centre) or if he doesn't hit his peak, Arnott.
He's everything Brian Burke wishes Joe Colborne was. As for Gudbranson, it's never going to happen (as much as we'd all like it to).