-Vancouver trades D Keith Ballard and a 2013 4th round draft pick to Philadelphia for D Brandon Manning, 2013 2nd
Philly needs help on there back end with several of there core players being out with injuries. there defense as is stand is very week and and prospects aren't going to fill that void, Ballard despite being used as a bottom pairing player can move the puck well, is very fast and his hip checks are amazing. Ballard can excel in the increased minuets of Philly and possibly a top 4 d-man for them like he was with Phoenix and Florida. We get a decent defense prospect from BC and a couple of draft picks for this year and the next, we also unload Ballard's contract to free up cap space
-Vancouver trades 2013 2nd and F Dale Weise to Toronto for D Cody Franson's rights baring he doesn't negotiate a contract extension with the Leafs. would that be enough to get Franson away from the Leafs?
sign Franson 2 years 4.5mill @2.25mill cap hit.
it doesn't seem that Franson will sign with the leafs so this is our chance to steal him from them. he is a big gritty d-man who can make our back end more imposing and intimidation to play against. just the kind of guy we need plus he is from BC.
-Vancouver trades G Roberto Luongo, D Yann Sauve and 2013 4th rounders to Florida for C/LW Quinton Howden, D Cody Robak, G Jose Theodore, 2013 2nd round draft pick
Florida gets an allstar goalie who can carry them to the playoffs despite them losing some significant players, a projected bottom pairing d-man with size as well as 3rd and 4th round draft picks. Vancouver gets 2 B+ prospects, a Veteran Backup goalie(if he agrees to waive his NTC) and a 2nd round draft pick to replace the one we lost in the Franson signing. Howden is a big player who has potential to be a 2nd line scoring winger, Robak is a decent defensive defense man with top 4 potential. hes like Bieksa
Roster after trades and point predictions: full 82 game season
D.Sedin(37G, 46A, 83Pts) H.Sedin(23G, 69A, 92Pts) Burrows(32G, 26A, 58Pts)
Booth(29G, 25A, 54Pts) Kesler(26G, 29A, 55Pts *62GP) Raymond(27G, 22A, 49Pts)
Higgins(19G, 24A, 43Pts) Malholtra(13G, 18A, 31Pts) Hansen(12G, 20A, 32Pts)
Volpatti(2G, 3A, 5Pts) Lapierre(8G, 10A, 18Pts) Kassian(10G, 7A, 17Pts)
Ebbett(5G, 7A, 12Pts) Schroeder(7G, 12A, 19Pts, 24GP)
Bieksa(11G, 27A, 38Pts +29) Hamhuis(7G, 29A, 36Pts, +31)
Garrison(15G, 32A, 47Pts, +13) Edler(11G, 39A, 50Pts, +7)
Franson(8G, 13A, 21Pts, +11) Tanev(5G, 9A, 14Pts, +19)
Alberts(2G, 4A, 6Pts, +1)
Schneider(2.27GAA, .923S%, 56GP, 40W)
Theodore(2.56GAA, .916S%, 21GP, 13W)
Lack(2.03GAA, .931S%, 5GP, 3W)*call up due to Theodre injury
Edited by Red-Haired_Shanks, 08 September 2012 - 10:05 PM.