To CHI: Luongo+Booth
Why Vancouver does this:
We get an all-star forward capable of consistently putting up 70+ points and who plays a great two-way game. We take on Montador, who stuggled last year, but is still a solid bottom-pairing guy. His 2.750m cap hit is more or less a cap dump from Chicago's side of things.
Why Chicago does this:
They get a great goalie, who is much better than either Crawford or Emery. They also get Booth, who should be able to achieve 50 points as a replacement for Sharp. If Booth plays with Toews and Kane on the top line (where his style of play would be a deadly compliment) look for him to get upwards of 60 points.
I think this trade is pretty even, seeing as Chicago gets a great goalie, as well as a top-6 forward in return for a consistent top-6/3 forward and a cap dump.
We are most likely going to lose Luongo anyways, and if it makes our team better, why not move him to Chicago, where he has a good chance at a cup? Booth is a really good player who I like and would hate to see go, but some fans disapprove of him(after little more than half of a season >.<), both on and off of the ice.
I think Sharp would be really hard to lose from a Blackhawks perspective, as he is a great two-way player (think Canadian Kesler). He could be replaced with Hossa. Montador is a player they would be happy to get rid of at the moment with the emergence of Leddy (think Ballard to a lesser extent).
Vancouver Estimated Lines:
D. Sedin-H. Sedin-Burrows
Chicago Estimated Lines:
(Morin, Saad, Beach)
So my question is: What do Vancouver fans think of this trade and how realistic does it look to you?
Edited by Hamhuis2, 07 November 2012 - 03:41 PM.