Yeah Smashian, he is.
Bozak can score and he doesn't hurt the team taking stupid penalties. Far better than Lapierre in a 3rd line role.
Really? 30 and 20 Point season before being forced onto the top line (and only getting 40 points despite Kessel and Lupul being on a roll)
Lappeirre is bigger, probably a better skater if not the same, more physical, better defensive player, more reliabile defensively, stnads up for teammates (fights) and has chemistry with the Hansen and Higgins, his most likely linemates. And judging by Lappy's most recent vow to cut back, or cut off his talking, I wouldn't be too worried about undisciple penalties.
Would Bozak be a bad fit? of course not, I think he gets unfairly dumped on here, maybe he would be great on the third line, but is he a big upgrade on Lappierre? No, if we have to use Lappierre in that role we will be perfectly fine.
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.
Goc isn't a floater, basicly a younger verison of Pahlsson with better upside, I would probably take him over Bozak myself. I do agree Weiss is the guy we should go for, I think it might work to.
A lot of Canuck fans prefer to deny reality and try to convince themselves that Cody doesn't have an extremely bright future in the NHL, to feel better about how last year's trade has turned out to date.
He is going to be awesome. I'm expecting a minimum of 30 points from him this year.
Your setting the bar pretty low, I think you along with some Canuck fans are still married to this thoery that he will just be this great superstar and catch up to Eberle, Pietrangelo and Tavares cause of his junior acomplishments, junior acomplishments really don't mean anything, notice in TSN top 50 Canadian WJ's of all time, alot or most of them never did anything significant in the NHL?
Hodgson IMO could easily get 50 Points next year, I will say 52, I don't think he will become a franchise 1st liner, I think he could be maybe a borderline 1st liner, which isn't all that bad, he has major detractors in his game that prevent him from getting to that top level. He was a great allround player at the OHL/Junior level, but that stuff doesn't always translate to the NHL level. I think you are forgetting that.
I'm gonna say
Biggs, Kadri, Franson
That's not very good honestly
One of those players is coming to Van or Luongo is not going to that team, it's that simple.
Kadri, Frattin, Franson, Biggs?
You want to trade a top 10 goaltender other teams are salivating for for bottom 6 players/people who have not even proven themselves in the NHL?
People are delusional and or retarded.
Luongo for Couturier straight up is arguably the fairest deal.
How do you put Mattias in the group with all those players who arguably have 1st line upside?
The only one of those 4 avaliable to us is Mattias and he is overrated.
I think you will be dissapointed and I consider myself a big Lu fan but there are circumstances that handcuff his value quite a bit.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 12 January 2013 - 03:24 PM.