To FLA: Jordan Schroeder C, Keith Ballard LD
The Canucks have a need for a third line checking center with size who can win face offs kill penalties and play a shutdown role in the playoffs while still being able to chip in offence.
Also they need a right hand shot physical depth guy to stabilize the d-pairings. They can go back to a familiar trading partner for the trade.
Florida is rebuilding and is ravaged with injuries. Ballard could step in for Kulikov and Schroder for Weiss to give them a chance at regaining ground in the playoff picture.
Matthias is big and would fit the Canucks third line need perfectly. Strachan is a physical right hand shot perfect to stabilize the third pair.
They might need to add a draft pick for Florida to take on Ballard's contract though.
TO VAN: Brad Boyes W/C, Lubomir Visnovsky LD
TO NYI: David Booth W, Keith Ballard LD
This trade helps the Canucks right now for the post-season. They get Boyes who is versatile enough to play the wing, even a little center and Visnovsky to quarterback the power play and play the right off hand side like Ehrhoff did with Edler.
Again might need to add a draft pick for Islanders to take those two contracts. Islanders get younger. Canucks get guys to help their needs right now.
Edited by Terry Crews, 06 March 2013 - 03:18 AM.