Right, so because Philly has a lot of young players, they thus shouldn't care about trading Sean Couturier?
Is Nick Jensen expendable to us, since we have Anton Rodin?
You're on a roll King. Your parapharasing skills are impeccable.
I would far rather have Bozak than Goc. Goc is a floater. Wouldn't go over well in Vancouver. Weiss should be the guy that we're going after in a deal with Florida - immediate second-line help. Not a huge fan of his game, but no doubt that he would help.
King, you almost started making sense when you referred to Bozak as a better option than Kadri - but then you had to go and run down Lapierre, and here you are referring to Goc as a "floater"? You should reserve such comments until you have any clue whatsoever about the player you're talking about. A floater who is used as a defensive zone start center and still has a strong positive relative corsi lol. An actual floater would be the player whose tires you've been pumping because of OHL accollades, when the NHL evidence was patently obvious to all who paid attention.
On top of that, you're the guy who preaches about considering the other team's needs, and you're proposing Weiss - their veteran top line center. The Canucks in your opinion could never land a prospect like Bjugstad, and yet here you are wanting their #1 center, (who, by the way, will be sporting a cap hit of over 5 million.)
I don't think you should be calling anyone else's posts ridiculous King - and btw, you missed a piece in my 'ridiculous' proposal.
I like your Philly deal more than the Florida option. I suspect that MG is talking to more than just TO, Philly and Florida.
I simply don't see what the Laffers have to offer that Van can use. The Kadri coolaid gang is so laughable that even the HC boys are sayin wait a minute. Consensus seems to be that Kadri will struggle to ever be a NHL regular. SO SN and TSN really want Lu in To because it means possible playoffs for them. The really sad fact is that TO franchises suck in every league NHL, NBA and MLB. The Laffers should have been blown up 4 years ago when Burkie came in but the Board said no to that.
I still think there are some dark horses out there talking to Gillis.
There's a lot of Laffs coolaid getting drunk around here. Kadri as the centerpiece in proposals lol - young Leafs blueliners that are defensive liabilities that we could never get for mere Luongo - even suggestions that guys like Connolly or Komisarek could be of use on the Canucks roster - I could just imagine CDC after a month of those results - the only positive would be the absolute focus on complaining about them, while Ballard and Raymond finally get to fly under the whiner radar.
I'd guess that the Isles could be a dark horse.
Especially if the Canucks were willing to take Dipietro off their hands - it would be extremely difficult for Snow not to jump at that opportunity, particularly with Nabokov's UFA status - he could trim in half from two 'starters' to one.
The Isles are also desperate for a veteran blueliner they can't really afford as things are - and to create a splash in their market.
They'd have to pay a big price, but I think it could make sense for Vancouver as well - The Isles have a whole lot of young talent at center, a good deal of young talent on their blueline in their system, and a great big speed bump in the way of the next level. The Canucks could really open the window for a long time with a few more young pieces.