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[Proposal] Simple Offseason Depth Moves


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*This isn't including the likely goalie trade which will likely net us a top 6 forward/top 4 RH d-man

Signings:

Jarret Stoll - 3.25 million x 3 years.

- Fills in short term for Kesler, Anchors checking line of Hansen/Higgins normally

Brandon Prust - 1.75 million x 3 years.

- Gives us one of the premiere tough guys who can play strong defensively.

- Is used on the PK, and depended on as a low offensive zone player (AV loves this on his 4th line)

Matt Carkner - 1 year 1.2 million

- Aaron Rome replacement

Sami Salo - 1 year x 1.5 million

Trades:

Columbus

Mason Raymond (rights)

Dale Weise (rights)

Billy Sweatt

4th Round Pick 2013 * Becomes a 6th if Raymond plays at a .5 point/game pace (41 points+)

Vancouver

Vinny Prospal

Derek Dorsett

- Prospal obviously isn't in Columbus' plans long-term, and has 1 year remaining at 2.5 million. Put up 39 assists last year and has been a strong playmaker throughout his career.

- Raymond gives Columbus a young player with upside who could be a contributing top 6 player long-term

- Dorsett is an energy winger, who is utilized as a low offensive zone % player and strong defensively.

Sedin Sedin Burrows

Booth Stoll Prospal (Move all the centers down 1 when Kesler is healthy)

Higgins Lapierre Hansen

Dorsett Malhotra Prust

- Playmaker for 2nd line, 3rd line center and physical, defensively responsible wingers for the 4th line.

- Prust and Dorsett were 1st and 3rd in fights last year. However, both were in the bottom of the league in offensive zone start % and faced tough competition (something AV loves on 4th line).

Hamhuis Bieksa

Edler Salo

Ballard Tanev

/Gragnani, Alberts, Carkner

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*This isn't including the likely goalie trade which will likely net us a top 6 forward/top 4 RH d-man

Signings:

Jarret Stoll - 3.25 million x 3 years.

- Fills in short term for Kesler, Anchors checking line of Hansen/Higgins normally

Brandon Prust - 1.75 million x 3 years.

- Gives us one of the premiere tough guys who can play strong defensively.

- Is used on the PK, and depended on as a low offensive zone player (AV loves this on his 4th line)

Matt Carkner - 1 year 1.2 million

- Aaron Rome replacement

Sami Salo - 1 year x 1.5 million

Trades:

Columbus

Mason Raymond (rights)

Dale Weise (rights)

Billy Sweatt

4th Round Pick 2013 * Becomes a 6th if Raymond plays at a .5 point/game pace (41 points+)

Vancouver

Vinny Prospal

Derek Dorsett

- Prospal obviously isn't in Columbus' plans long-term, and has 1 year remaining at 2.5 million. Put up 39 assists last year and has been a strong playmaker throughout his career.

- Raymond gives Columbus a young player with upside who could be a contributing top 6 player long-term

- Dorsett is an energy winger, who is utilized as a low offensive zone % player and strong defensively.

Sedin Sedin Burrows

Booth Stoll Prospal (Move all the centers down 1 when Kesler is healthy)

Higgins Lapierre Hansen

Dorsett Malhotra Prust

- Playmaker for 2nd line, 3rd line center and physical, defensively responsible wingers for the 4th line.

- Prust and Dorsett were 1st and 3rd in fights last year. However, both were in the bottom of the league in offensive zone start % and faced tough competition (something AV loves on 4th line).

Hamhuis Bieksa

Edler Salo

Ballard Tanev

/Gragnani, Alberts, Carkner

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1.) Stoll is currently making $3.6 million with the Kings. While it might be nice if he did come to the Canucks, why would he leave the Kings, especially with the playoff run they are currently having, to come here for a paycut?

2.) It does seem to be a bit high of a price you suggest for Prust.

3.) Carkner's contract offer also seems a bit high. Further, if he isn't even going to in the top-6 why bother to sign him, especially if you already have 8 d-men signed and there are other d-men out there who might be picked up via trades or as a UFA?

4.) Why insult Salo with a 25% pay cut? The guy is already giving the Canucks a huge hometown discount.

5.) I don't see the attraction in the CBJ deal. While I would not necessarily feel a huge sense of loss for the assets the Canucks would move, I don't really care for what's coming back. Prospal has put up some good offensive numbers, but he seems to be a bit and down with regards to his +/- stats, and it's not just from his time with the CBJ.

Dorsett also looks a bit risky on the defensive side being -26 over the last two years. Was the 12 goals he got this year a one off, or will he continue to produce?

***Out on a limb here***: Chances are the Canucks could take a wait and see position with Raymond. If someone offer sheets him that would gain the Canucks at least a second round pick which I'd rather have than Prospal and Dorsett.

6.) I'm assuming Kassin is being groomed in the AHL.

7.) So who gets bumped when Kesler returns?

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I'd look at Stoll for $3.8 for 3 seasons if there's really competition (agreed that there'd likely be over-payments, plus he's a playoff performer of sorts-- look at what Bergenheim and Ward got even though they don't regularly score much during the season)

Prust'd be nice; hope the team can find a replacement long-term for Salo soon (Garrison!)

Also quite like the Prospal pick-up; Raymond'll get his chance, Jackets get decent value too IMO; Prospal - Kes - Higgins would be nice

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