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Who would you add?

  1. Voted Jonathan Toews (169 votes [54.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.34%

  2. Marian Hossa (22 votes [7.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.07%

  3. Patrick Kane (77 votes [24.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.76%

  4. Duncan Keith (20 votes [6.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.43%

  5. Brent Seabrook (16 votes [5.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.14%

  6. Dave Bolland (7 votes [2.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.25%

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#1 Patrick Kane

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

Now I know there's a lot of Hawk haters on here, but there are quite of few that have put the previous days past them, and have begun to enjoy and appreciate their talent. I understand that some people will forever hate the Hawks. Regardless, here is a question for those willing to partake in a discussion.

Let's say if you were able to add one player from the Hawks onto the Canucks, who would it be? Let's not put cap into consideration here, but at the same time, no other moves can be made. Just adding one player from the Hawks, that's it.

1. Jonathan Toews
Leader, first line center, young, defensively sound, improving offensive game, and a whole lot of heart. Point per game center in the regular season who plays with an extra gear in the playoffs.

Problem? H.Sedin and Kesler stand in the way. Could easily clash with Kesler, as Kesler would be bumped down to a 3rd line role.

The lack of wingers to spread around would be poor.

H.Sedin
Toews
Kesler

Wingers: D.Sedin, Burrows, Higgins, Hansen, Booth, Weise, Kassian, Raymond (if re-signed)

We all see how poorly Roy played with 3rd line players, when in fact he his a fringe 1st line center, that should be playing with guys like Vanek and Pominville, not Higgins and Hansen. The case could be with Toews who has been gifted amazing line-mates such as Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and others.

Potential forward line-up

D.Sedin-H.Sedin-Burrows
Booth-Toews-Kassian
Higgins-Kesler-Hansen
Lapierre-Lain-Weise

2. Patrick Kane
Supremely skilled offensive talent. Provides outstanding on ice vision, ability to make slick passes, deceptive shot, with tons of speed and ability to finish on breakaways and penalty shots. An elite offensive producer.

Problem? His lack of defensive play may hinder him a bit, assuming AV is coach. Although he might work very well with shooter Ryan Kesler. He's a bit undersized, but the skill and talent is undeniable. He doesn't play with Toews or Hossa, and yet continued to produce this year. So maybe Kane is the best fit for the Canucks. But you have a gaping hole in center with Max Lapierre as the 3rd line C.

Potential forward line-up

D.Sedin-H.Sedin-Burrows
Booth-Kesler-Kane
Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen
Lapierre-Lain-Kassian

3. Marian Hossa

The savvy two-way veteran forward is one of the most reliable players in the NHL. Get's it done defensively and offensively. Has one of the best shots in the NHL, one-timer or wrister, he can score goals. Has good playmaking ability and an outstanding puck-possession game, which could absolutely dominate with the Sedins. He is extremely versatile, and could also work very well with Ryan Kesler, creating a 1A line/shut-down line, similar to the current line of Saad-Toews-Hossa.

Problem? He's a bit older, and can be prone to injury. He would likely fit the Canuck system better, but it's risky to add a 34 year old winger with some injury problems. Once again, you have a gaping hole in center, with Lapierre on the 3rd line position. His skill is undeniable, and he would be a monster in the cycle with the Sedins, or shutting down top lines and producing with Kesler.

Potential line-up

D.Sedin-H.Sedin-Hossa
Burrows-Kesler-Hansen
Booth-Lapierre-Kassian
Higgins-Lain-Weise

4. Duncan Keith
Former Norris winning all-around defenseman, provides elite skating ability and puck-movement, excellent defensive smarts and skill, ability to quarterback a power-play and play with a edge when needed...

Problem? I honestly don't see one. The LD depth would be insane, and RD depth would be weak. Keith, Hamhuis, Edler, Ballard, Garrison vs Bieksa, Tanev and Corrado. He isn't a crease clearing defenseman, which is something Vancouver might want more, but I think since the departure of Ehrhoff, that puck-movement is being missed, and Keith provides that and offers the ability to play defense. You get a PPQB and a top notch PKer. Not to mention you are able to shelter Edler ala Cody Franson.

Potential defense line-up


Keith-Garrison
Hamhuis-Bieksa
Edler-Tanev

5. Brent Seabrook
Big BC boy. Can move the puck, initiate the body, bring his physical game in every game, can play a shut-down role, and chip in some with offense with his big point shot. Right handed, right-side defenseman.

Problem? Who do you put him with! Do you put all your eggs in one basket and play him with Hamhuis? Do you see if he can be a calming influence to Alex Edler? Or do you role a big pairing and run him with Garrison? He would be a great fit for Vancouver, but he is not a #1 defenseman. At his peak, he was dominant on both ends of the ice, but he has regressed a bit. Still can log huge minutes and would be a great fit.

Potential defense line-up

Edler-Seabrook
Hamhuis-Bieksa
Garrison-Tanev

6. Dave Bolland
Quite a talent difference from him and the rest! But he fits a huge need for Vancouver... A third line center. No clashing with Kesler, he knows his role. Clutch playoff player, can throw players off their game. Adept in a shutdown role and playing on the PK, and has a some offensive upside.

Problem? Canucks are still lacking wingers for Kesler. But one can argue, putting Bolland's line against other teams top lines will open up space for Kesler and H.Sedin ala his 40 goal season with Malhotra playing like beast. But one can argue that getting Toews would be better then Bolland, and have Kesler as the shut-down C. Plus Bolland has had an history with injuries.

Potential forward line-up

D.Sedin-H.Sedin-Burrows
Booth-Kesler-Kassian
Higgins-Bolland-Hansen

Lapierre-Lain-Weise

So what is it CDC?

Elite two-way center
Elite two-way winger
Elite playmaking winger
Elite #1 defenseman
Big top 2 physical defenseman
Bonafide third line shutdown center
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

Jonathan Toews is without a doubt the best player on the team, perhaps the best player in this western conference.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:22 PM

Kaner for sure
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

If teows was on thiss team Kes would play wing on the 2nd line not be bumped down to a 3rd line role LOL
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

uhhh... What about Sharp?
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:26 PM

Jonathan Toews is without a doubt the best player on the team, perhaps the best player in this western conference.


Pavel Datsyuk says hi, but he is the best player on the Hawks and would be on the Canucks.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

For me it's a toss up between Toews and Hossa.
If it's for one season it's a tough call - for a one season one-off with this current team, I think I'd go Hossa.
If you take age, the future, etc into consideration, Toews is a no brainer. Could sure use him on the draw.
They're both beasts.
I like Hossa more.
Seabrook is actually my favorite Hawk, and he's a right side stay at home guy, but I think the top 6 could use the boost more.

Edited by oldnews, 17 May 2013 - 08:29 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

Patrick Kane.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:32 PM

For me it's a toss up between Toews and Hossa.
If it's for one season it's a tough call - for a one season one-off with this current team, I think I'd go Hossa.
If you take age, the future, etc into consideration, Toews is a no brainer. Could sure use him on the draw.
They're both beasts.
I like Hossa more.
Seabrook is actually my favorite Hawk, and he's a right side stay at home guy, but I think the top 6 could use the boost more.


I like all of the guys posted, but my favorite player would be Hossa. I may rep the name Patrick Kane, but I have loved Hossa since Ottawa. Gotta appreciate guys who play such an elite two-way game like him, and still produce 1st line numbers. He could play the possession game with the Sedins, or run and gun with Kesler and shut-down top lines. He could play the point on the PP and get set up for his lethal one-timer which he used numerous times this year in OT. While not physical, hes got size and speed and protects the puck well. I don't think people would realize how much stress a tandem of Kesler-Hossa would take off the Sedins. They can handle first line duties and let the Sedins match up against lesser opposition.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

Toews. Need a guy like him, can score, provide leadership, just a guy any team would love to have.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:37 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

Toews for obvious reasons

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Keith for his ability to move the puck which we desperately need
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

Kane or Seabrook
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:43 PM

I like all of the guys posted, but my favorite player would be Hossa. I may rep the name Patrick Kane, but I have loved Hossa since Ottawa. Gotta appreciate guys who play such an elite two-way game like him, and still produce 1st line numbers. He could play the possession game with the Sedins, or run and gun with Kesler and shut-down top lines. He could play the point on the PP and get set up for his lethal one-timer which he used numerous times this year in OT. While not physical, hes got size and speed and protects the puck well. I don't think people would realize how much stress a tandem of Kesler-Hossa would take off the Sedins. They can handle first line duties and let the Sedins match up against lesser opposition.


I agree - Hossa is exceptionally versatile.
I think he's also one of the most difficult players to handle in the NHL and the Hawk who poses the biggest matchup problems for the Canucks.
He may not be the stereotype of "physical" but he looks as strong, pound for pound, as anyone I can think of - ridiculously strong on the puck and difficult to move - and a very intelligent hockey player to go with his speed, skillset, and strength.
I was really disappointed to see Ottawa trade him - terrible deal imo - (imagine if they'd kept Hossa and Chara...)
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

Kane.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

Seabrook or Kane.

Seabrook because this team desperately needs an elite right-handed defenseman. It doesn't hurt that he's a local kid, either.

Kane because he's an elite right winger. Again, fills a need plus he's one of the best. The girls love him in Vancouver.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

Patrick Sharp, Toews, or Keith. I'll choose Sharp because he can play every forward position.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

How could anyone pass up Toews?! One of these best players in the game right now, hands down. Knows what it takes to win
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Toews. His type of leadership is what's needed.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Patrick Kane. Arguably the best sniper/playmaker combo in the NHL. Something we haven't had in a long time. He would be deadly with Kesler.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

Jonathan Toews.

True leader, can bring his team up from the grave when they need him the most, a captain that every team needs. He's not only a great leader, but is probably the best centre in the western conference.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:06 PM

Jonathan Toews all the way, he's a good canadian kid who does it all both offensively and defensively
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:08 PM

Where is the "all of them" option?

I would be ecstatic with Toews or Keith. Captain Serious can do everything, he's clutch in the playoffs and he would give this team elite depth up the middle. Keith would also be great since he fills an important need, that being a #1 defenseman. He can be the PP QB or play shutdown.

HM's (Would've chosen Hossa if he didn't have those health issues, and Kane's not a bad choice either, just that he's smaller and may not be as strong defensively. Bolland's played as the 2nd line center so he also gives them great versatility).
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:14 PM

Definitely Rostislav Olesz. Or Johnny Oduya. The guys in the poll are plugs.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Toews.
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