Trade Luongo and Edler.... OKAY, yes Edler...but here me out first..
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:37 AM
So here goes:
Luongo and Edler
Scott Hartnell (<--- to play with the Sedins.. or with Kesler)
Sean Couturier (<--- our 3rd line centre, or 2nd line centre when Kes is out)
and 1st Round or 2nd Round pick (whichever one we can squeeze...if Edler resigns with PHI)
With Edler gone, hopefully Ballard (unlikely) will pick up the slack.. but we do want to give a chance to Connauton to develop too... cuz we cant always just trade for serviceable players... we really need to give young players a chance here.
So the lines will become....
Hartnell - Sedin - Sedin
Burrows - Kesler - Booth (<-- Kassian or Raymond; preferably Kassian cuz Raymond sucks)
Higgins - Couturier - Hansen
Volpatti - Lapierre - Weise (<-- or Malhotra for Volpatti or Weise)
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Garrison - Tanev (<-- Tanev for his right hand shot)
Ballard - Barker (<-- Vandermeer / Alberts / Connauton)
Schneider - TBA (whoever's available as UFA)
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:40 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:43 AM
Second, your value is way off. No way is Luongo and a pending UFA Edler who has a history of back issues and has even admited he may never be 100% will ney Vancouver Hartnell, Couturier and a 1st.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
If this team lets go of Sang he will burn this team next year.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:58 AM
Okay... without the draft pick..... Luongo + Edler for Hartnell + Couturier? Would y'al consider that?
I personally think they could squeeze something more... and Hartnell only really had one impressive year (which was last year)... Couturier is good but there's still some uncertainty of whether he will truly become REAL good... i dont know.. just saying.
Edler was dominant 2 years ago before he was out for like 20 games... last year, he was an all-star.... and now this year, Edler's healthy...
but dont get me wrong.. if Edler re-signs, I'm more than happy to see the Canucks buy out Ballard at the end of the season... I love Edler.. best D overall on the team... but given our offensive woes currently, we could really switch it up...
Or.. give PHI Mason Raymond as well? ahahaha.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:21 PM
Philly would love to have both Luongo and Edler on their roster, with them they would arguably be the number one contender for the cup. But, Philly can't move significant pieces to aquire other significant pieces, to them this would be unilateral move leading to contract headaches in the future.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:16 PM
maybe the best trade is the trade not made.... would NOT be unhappy to see Lu and Schneids in net this season.
just hoped we had some more offensive prowess...