I'm not against acquiring Jokinen through waivers, but trading away any roster player, much less Raymond, one of our most productive forwards is pretty darn stupid.
And no, it means he would be getting quite a few less minutes playing on the Canucks, and possibly even scratched a lot of the time, especially when Kesler is back, and now you ask yourself would it really be worth trading away a player with the 2nd most goals on the team for a streaky shootout specialist who might be scratched most of the time? There is a reason he has been waived, it's because he has been playing poorly.
Would he be a good depth player on the 3rd line? Absolutely. Does it make sense trading away a roster player in order to acquire a depth player? No, no it doesn't.
Jokinen wouldnt be scratched here i dont think. He would clearly play at worst in our top 9. I dont think Raymond is capable of producing as well on the 3rd line. We have seen a healthy Canucks lineup up and AV doesnt play Raymond in the top 6, at times he was on the 4th line last year.
Raymond has speed which is good, but I think he is as good as gone in july. Why let him walk free, Jokinen is signed next year. Jokinen showed he could produce decently on not nearly as good of a team, he could fit nicely with Kesler.
Preferebly Raymond gets moved for a 3rd line center, and alberts and a pick going to Carolina if they didnt have interest in ballard and his contract.