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We have some great pieces we can move in order to get younger and tougher to play against.

To Washington: Roberto Luongo

To Vancouver: Michal Neuvirth, 2nd, Rights to Mike Ribiero

Why? Luongo would fix a hole for the Capitals.  Neuvirth can battle Lack for the back up position and Ribiero would look good as our 2nd centre.

To Philadelphia: Alexander Edler

To Vancouver: Scott Hartnell, Kurtis Foster

Why? Edler has come under scrutiny for not being "the guy" in Vancouver.  A change of pace may be just the ticket.  Hartnell is big and nasty and would look great in a Canucks uniform.  Foster is a UFA but if we can sign him for 1.5 he is a solid depth guy.

To Florida: Ryan Kesler

To Vancouver: Jonathan Huberdeau, Shawn Matthias

Why? Kesler would need to waive his NTC but I think he is itching to be that #1 centre.  He would fit that role in Florida.  Huberdeau is a steep price but I think they pay it in order to get Kesler.  Matthias is an RFA who can play that 4rd line C position beautifully.


My Custom Lineup


Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Scott Hartnell ($4.750m)

Jonathan Huberdeau ($3.194m) / Mike Ribeiro ($5.200m) / Alexandre Burrows ($4.500m)

Chris Higgins ($2.500m) / Jordan Schroeder ($1.250m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)

Dale Weise ($0.800m) / Shawn Matthias ($1.300m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)

Andrew Ebbett ($0.800m) /


Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)

Jason Garrison ($4.600m) / Chris Tanev ($1.800m)

Kurtis Foster ($1.300m) / Frank Corrado ($0.599m)

Andrew Alberts ($1.300m) /


Cory Schneider ($4.000m)

Michal Neuvirth ($2.500m)


Buyout: David Booth ($0.000m)

Buyout: Keith Ballard ($0.000m)


CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)

(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)

SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $66,413,611; BONUSES: $2,300,000

CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $186,389

On Line 1, Hartnell can protect the Sedins while providing scoring.

Our second line is completely revamped to infuse scoring with youth.

3rd line is fast with scoring.

Our 4th is big mean and are very capable of playing 12 minutes a game.

On D we are asking Hamhuis and Bieksa to be the studs they are.

Garrison with Tanev is solid

the 3rd pairing may be a bit weak but both have looked more than capable in the time I have been able to watch them.

Schneider and Neuvirth is solid too.

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Washingotn doesnt need Luongo. they are content with Holtby, who played well this season and in the playoffs, despite giving up 5 goals in game 7. makes no sense for washington

would rather get a younger guy for edler but i guess its alright. edler has more value however so they need to add more.

florida says no. kesler is injured more often than not and they arent going to give up a future star for an injured star.

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From these comments I think all the trades are fairly fair outside of the the Florida trade where the current concenus is a big win for Vancouver.

The proposed trade was Kesler for Huberdeau and Matthias.

It was deemed unfair because Florida is not going to trade Huberdeau who is a future star (no argument here) for current star, Ryan Kesler. Here is why I think it IS fair. Huberdeau is a Left Winger- they currently have Huberdeau, Fleischmann, Kopecky, and Bergenheim at that position. Florida's top Centre is Marcel Goc. Florida is painfully weak up the middle. Kesler would be their number one centre for the next 8-10 years.

I look at Florida and they are honestly not far from being a playoff team every year- their one glaring weakness is in the Centre position and their trade addresses that.

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I'm pretty sure Matthias is better than Schroeder. Hes a big, tough centre who was on pace for 36 points last season, so he should probably be able to get 40 in Vancouver.

Schroeder is 5'9 and I doubt he will get over 25 points next season.

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Trade Kelser and Luongo for Mattias and Howden, providing you sign Ribeiro first. Might be an overpayment but that would justify eating Lu's salary. Sign Ryder and ? plug for the fourth line. Buy out or trade Booth and Ballard. Good to go?

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Few responses your comments.

Hodgson!!- Matthias is a good player who would probably be a solid 3 line centre on some teams. I suppose he could take Schroeder's spot on the 3rd line but I like Schroeder there as his speed would look fantastic next to Higgins and Hansen. Also, it never hurts to have scoring from your 4th line.

Downtownbeans- That is an absolutely awful trade you proposed. Matthias is a 3/4 line Centre and Howden is a bottom pairing D man. You are willing to give up 2 allstars for spare parts? UGH.

Magikal- Simmonds is a solid player I would take on our team. To me, Hartnell and Simmonds are interchangable but I don't think Philadelphia trades him away purely due to his age/potential.

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