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Actually Little has already scored 30 and got 50 points, and there is only a 2 year difference between the two, so its not that big of a deal.

I like them both but I don't think we will be able to get Voracek, and they play a little bit of a different style but I do think that Little is better offensively and is faster, Voracek is better defensively and physically but still.

If you want a top 6 forward I would say right now Little is the better option.

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Our top six can't compete with the big teams in the league which seem to have an advantage in the playoffs. We need to add size in our top 6, Little would be our smallest player, not something I feel comfortable with. Little gets 4 minutes a game more ice time and Voracek is relegated to 3rd line duties with some top 6 playing time. I feel Voracek is a better option and is available as an RFA with a team pushing the cap trying to acquire Ryan Suter. On the other hand, Little is under contract and must be acquired through trade; so is he really available?

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Not sure if you meant physically as in his height and weight or his physicality. If its the latter, Little and Voracek actually have the same amount of hits last season (44).

They actually play very similar types of game, which says a lot for Little and his size. Not afraid of traffic or going to the net but Voracek is stronger downlow because of his size. Little is actually the better goal scorer. Having had both a 30 goal season and a 20 goal season while the closest Voracek has gotten is 18 last season.

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Our top six can't compete with the big teams in the league which seem to have an advantage in the playoffs. We need to add size in our top 6, Little would be our smallest player, not something I feel comfortable with. Little gets 4 minutes a game more ice time and Voracek is relegated to 3rd line duties with some top 6 playing time. I feel Voracek is a better option and is available as an RFA with a team pushing the cap trying to acquire Ryan Suter. On the other hand, Little is under contract and must be acquired through trade; so is he really available?

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Just because Voracek is and RFA doesn't mean he is avaliable, an Offer sheet for him would probably cost a team a 1st and a 3rd or more, and to trade there would be alot of teams to compete with and with the trade I offered im sure Winnipeg would really consider it, and possibly accept it.

And just because he is smaller (not really) doesn't show a weakness he goes to the tough areas like anyone, check out that highlights pack alot of his goals came form around the net. And I'm not sure how our top 6 is small? Booth, Kesler are both pretty big guys, the Sedins, and Burrows are also, and they are all strong players, just because Little is smaller, doesn't make him a weaknes, he is the same height as Keith Ballard and the same Weight as Alex Burrows, so I don't think it's as big of a deal as you make it seem.

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Our top six got man handled by the Kings and Bruins, that needs to be addressed. We didn't have an answer to Kopitar, Richards or Brown; we need to find that and Little definitely isn't the answer to battle those guys. Its not that I'm against Little, I think he's a good player. I just think we need to go in a different direction. Our forward group needs some size pretty bad.

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Wheeler would be very difficult to get. It would be much easier to pull away small,yet effective pieces than a big prize player/free agent.

That being saig, 1 big move wouldn't hurt.

To TO-Luongo,Raymond

To VAN-Franson,Lombardi

To WPG-Edler,Booth

To VAN-Kane, Little

Sign

-Garrison

-Schultz

-Zanon

Resign

-Salo

-Schneider

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows

Kane-Kesler-Little

Higgins-Lombardi-Hansen

Weise-Lapierre-Manny

Juice-Ham

Franson-Garrison

Shultz-Tanev

Schneider

Lack

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Wheeler would be very difficult to get. It would be much easier to pull away small,yet effective pieces than a big prize player/free agent.

That being saig, 1 big move wouldn't hurt.

To TO-Luongo,Raymond

To VAN-Franson,Lombardi

To WPG-Edler,Booth

To VAN-Kane, Little

Sign

-Garrison

-Schultz

-Zanon

Resign

-Salo

-Schneider

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows

Kane-Kesler-Little

Higgins-Lombardi-Hansen

Weise-Lapierre-Manny

Juice-Ham

Franson-Garrison

Shultz-Tanev

Schneider

Lack

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Hi, I really tried to think this out, much more than my last one (which I didn't really think out at all) so here it goes. Trades: To Cgy: Anton Rodin, 1st, 3rd To Van: Curtis Glencross Curtis Glencross has scored 25 goals in back to back seasons, he brings a solid package of everything, Speed, Skill, Physicality. And every thing else. If you have doubts about Glencross, watch this video, it will show what he brings.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Van: Bryan Little, Jim Slater To Win: Keith Ballard, Chris Higgins, Raymond, 2nd Bryan Little, will be the winger that is needed on our 2nd line, Winnipeg gets Ballard who will really help there defense core, could possibly become his former self, Higgins replaces or Raymond fills the spot in Winnipegs line-up and gives them depth up front and also they get a 2nd round pick. Slater would be good on our forth, he's a good energy guy, a has great speed, checking, defensive play, just an energy guy, one of those guys who can provide alot in the playoffs and he can put the puck in the net when the chance is given aswell. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Van: Matt Lombardi, Jake Gardiner To Tor: Roberto Luongo, Malhotra, Grenier Everyone seems to have different opinions on Lu's value, and now with Toronto going after Vokoun it may start to seem unlikely but I for one doubt it, Luongo is better than Vokoun and if Vokoun does go to the KHL then they will be after Roberto, Manny greatly helps there brutal PK and Grenier is a good prospect (better than people think) to add the there system. Lombardi is a very dynamic player, brings lightning speed, prolific faceoff guy, can play solid defense and also chip in well offensively, he creates chances for his linemates with his speed and hands, he's pretty gritty for his size, can also play wing if needed on the 2nd line or something. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Then we sign.. -Schneider at 3.5 -Garrison at.. lets say 4 and our line-up looks like this. Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows David Booth - Ryan Kesler - Bryan Little Curtis Glencross - Matthew Lombardi - Jannik Hansen Jim Slater - Maxim Lapierre - Zack Kassian Kevin Bieksa / Dan Hamhuis Alexander Edler / Jason Garrison Jake Gardiner / Chris Tanev Cory Schneider Eddie Lack CAP SPACE (20-man roster): $5,430,000 So we still have 5.4 left in Cap Space to Sign another D-man or 2 or/and a different player to play on the 4th line. We finally get the playmaking winger for the 2nd line, we get a good 3rd line that brings Speed, Skill, Grit/Physicality, and Overall solid, reliable 2-way play, we get a young D-man in Gardiner, and we could either use Tanev, Salo or sign someone else to play with him. Thoughts?
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