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Trade Panic?

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When we already had a goalie to deal with no imminent trade destination clear. Now we have a huge hole in center.

So the question I ask is have we lost all trade leverage???

Every team out there knows we are extremely desperate, and we dont really have much to stand on as in demanding the quality back we need. Feels like we missed a big opportunity, and our rate on return will be severely diminished do to our now desperate situation.

Did we miss a lucrative window of opportunity?

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I agree we are not desperate. This shouldn't change anything in terms of value. GM's make trades for more then just the next 20 games... We played the first 15 without a second line center and we were one of the better teams in the league.

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We haven't lost leverage as there are still some viable options in free agency if worse comes to worse.

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i don't understand how we missed a big opportunity?...please explain.....?.

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I just feel we will overpay or not get the value we could of previously demanded, now that were under the gun.

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Id love to see us make a big trade, but Gillis hasnt shown us any signs of "trade panic" in the past, and I doubt that any short term circumstances will change any long term goals.

If the right deal comes along (according to him), he'll make it.... if not, he's said multipul times that he's happy with what he's got. that being said, i would be somewhat suprised if the trade deadline passed without any movement.

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lol desperate the avs just matched calgary's offersheet for ror which means they can't trade him for a year and his next contract will be min 6.5mill. Lol sure glad MG didn't make that offer ROR isn't worth 6.5 mill so...... the avs just matched an offer that screws them over in a season and a half. Personally I think they should have taken the 1st and the 3rd because they would have been so much better off in a season or 2. Calgary's 1st will be a top 10 for sure. if not top 5.

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i don't understand how we missed a big opportunity?...please explain.....?.

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Well it's not like we're gonna miss the playoffs, not with this division. Kesler out = Ewing Theory. We are about to get on a roll here, LA will play us tough but we ought to win this one.

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We were on a 6 game winning streak. Kesler came back and we have bee playing like crap because the team thinks we can play a different style. Watch with Kesler out we will start winning again not because Ebbett is better but the team plays better.

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We are not desperate.

We've had that huge hole for most of the abbreviated season and have manged to come through fairly unscathed. Nothing much has changed...there's no missing a window of opportunity if the opportunities didn't present themselves.

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I am not sure how the whole Volpatti situation has everyone in a tailspin.

Options we have include:

1) A goalie trade. I just think it msy not happen till the off-season. Yes, I think Lou will be traded, but part of me thinks he is willing to hang around because this team is still a contender

2) A player trade near trade deadline. Several teams will be in fire sale mode, and may be willing to trade off salary.

3) Free agency. Free agent centers include Dominic Moore, Daymond Langkow, Jason Arnott, Brendan Morrison, Jeremy Colliton, Patrick Rissmiller and Blair Betts off the top of my head.

Right Wing, another area we are weak in, Radek Dvorak, Trent Hunter, and, lol Byron Bitz

Just saying there are guys available in a pinch without selling the farm

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Probably go back to Burrows in the middle, and kassian with the twin. We have seen it work already this season. Gillis has leverage until the summer when the cap will likely force him to make a move or drop other players (ballard and booth unless they both cement themselves as 4 million dollars players). Kesler gets back in a month and we once again become one of the deepest teams in the NHL. He makes a few moves like he did these past trade deadlines bringing in some 3/4 line talent and the canucks dont really have anything to worry about

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MG can not panic and realize this team might not have what it takes to win it all and when he does pull the trigger on a Luongo deal.

He needs the players that are coming our way, be able to help us 2-4 years down the road. The Sedin's can play at this level forever.

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I think Kesler is traded this deadline. He's played his last game

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I think Kesler is traded this deadline. He's played his last game

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this is so incorrect.

the canucks are buyers this trade tradeline. 29 teams know what they have to offer, and what they want from them. Canucks have 2 options...stay pat and get bounced in the first or second round again, or make a move. Problem is, they have no leverage, no prospects, and besides schneider and the sedins, no trade baits.

Whether you would like to believe it or not, the canucks are desperate. They are being exposed in the WC, and the only reason they have a winning record is due to 4 teams in the division being even worse than them.

MG definitely lost any leverage he had. Every team will be ready to lowball.

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I think Kesler is traded this deadline. He's played his last game

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