#1, Deep drafts only come around every 10 years or so, if in possition, they give you a chance to add skill and depth to your organization in numbers.
#2. "IF" Booth and Ballard were moved either by trade or Bought out, our team still does not get more competitive, they remain status quo, while other teams that have had the cap space and the young players to make those alterations.
#3. You worry about the Sedins, but what about our depth players, Raymonds, Higgins, Lappy, Hansen, Tanev, an our 4th liners Most of which are up for contract or a year from it.
Add to that Edler and Burrows salary increases and you guarantee, that not much will change in Canuckville in the near future.
#4. Moving assest while they have value can always backfire, but if there is a well thought plan, instead of a knee jerk reaction, then the plan has a better chance of success,
We have assests that can bring in large returns, and can set the Canucks up for years to come, and will allow us to compete for available free agents. Point in fact: Garrison never cost us a player, draft pick, or anything, because he wanted to come home. You can't always count on that, but not all decisions are based on money.
Trading away an Edler, Luongo,
Schneider, Raymond and Higgins to a lesser extend, can also reduce your cap and put you in a better position for future players/draft picks.
My Position on this, is I do not believe we will compete for the Stanley Cup this year, other teams are stronger and/or younger. There are too many things broken this year, but I believe Gillis could fix them between now and this summer.
My view is you move players now for picks and 3 or 4 line players at the deadline and you pick up the higher end players either at the draft or in the summer.
I believe we should be sellers now, while GM's are paying crazy amounts for guys like Douglas Murray and Jerome, etc There will be alot of 2/3 3/4 players floating around this summer, because of Cap cuts.............
Remember the old addage of " Buy low, Sell high., Yes they are Tough decisions, you just can't have a "love in" with every single Canuck, otherwise we keep them all and let them play out their carreers here, not giving any young assests a place to play, and getting absolutely no return for your veterans.
Do you think the Shark Fans didn't love Murray, how do you think they feel in Calgary? But was it a good decision for theier franchise, long term?
Edited by zcaptain, 31 March 2013 - 09:50 AM.