(Note: This only occurs if we are unable to sign Doan or Arnott)
Ottawa gets a NHL calibre defenceman that they desperately need, Mike Lundin is not a good enough player to be in the starting 6, and Jared Cowen isn't ready for a top 4 role yet.
5th Round Pick
Ottawa has a bit of a glut of young 3rd/4th line calibre players, so the loss of Smith wouldn't take a huge toll on their team. Canucks get a versatile 3rd line Centre, who is more than willing to get into the dirty areas, and stand up for his teammates. He's 6'2, 212lbs, 24 years old, and put up 26 points in 81 games in his 1st full NHL season last year.
To make up for the loss of Ballard, we sign Scott Hannan to a 1 year, $1-1.5M deal.
Edited by Jagermeister, 16 August 2012 - 12:29 PM.