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[Proposal] FLA, ANA, and PHI trades

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Trade 1: Garrison, Jensen, and the 6th overall pick to Florida for the 1st overall pick and Jovanovski.

*Assumes Garrison waives to go back to Florida

Trade 2: Kesler (50% retained) and a 2014 3rd (66th overall pick) to Anaheim for Lindholm, the 10th overall pick, and the 24th overall pick.

*Retain $2.5M per year of Kesler's salary and add a 3rd to sweeten the pot just enough to get Anaheim to include Lindholm.

EDIT Trade 2: Kesler and a 2014 3rd (66th overall pick) to Anaheim for Vatanen, the 10th overall pick, and the 24th overall pick.

Trade 3: Tanev to Philadelphia for Brayden Schenn

At the Draft

With the 1st overall draft pick, select F Sam Reinhart.

With the 10th overall draft pick, select F Jake Virtanen.

With the 24th overall draft pick, select D Travis Sanheim.

Travis Sanheim

Defense — shoots Left
Born Mar 29 1996 — Elkhorn, MAN
Height 6.03 — Weight 189 [191 cm/86 kg]

  • The Late Arrival – First 31 games, 2 assists and a +6. Then they let him play: 36 games, 27 points and a +19.
  • Offense – Travis started to blossom when they started to use him – great shot on the PP, the skating ability to join the rush, good passing ability – still raw so the best is yet to come.
  • Defense – NHL size at 6’3, 189 lb., solid one-on-one, good stick.
  • U18s: Led Team Canada in plus/minus with a +5 in seven games; Tied for the team lead in points (6) with Jake Virtanen; Named by opposing coaches as one of Canada's three best players (Sanheim, Fleury, MacDonald).

Travis Sanheim had a solid rookie year for the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL, with five goals and 29 points in 67 games. After a bit of a slow start, he really came on about a third of the way through the season, as his play improved and he was given top four minutes and used on both powerplay and special teams units.

Travis Sanheim is an excellent skater. He has very good top end speed in both directions, strong acceleration, and an excellent first step. His pivots and edgework are extremely good for a man his size, and it gives him strong mobility in all directions. His balance is also good and while he isn’t much of a hitter, it gives him the ability to battle in front of the net, contain his man in the cycle, and win battles along the boards.

Defensively, Sanheim is very difficult to beat one-on-one. His excellent mobility and strong footwork keeps attacking forwards to the outside and makes him very hard to beat off the rush. Sanheim uses his long stick to cut down passing and shooting lanes and take away options when opponents are set up in the zone. He isn’t afraid to use his big frame to block shots and does so effectively.

Offensively, Sanheim is more likely to join the rush as a trailer than to lead it. However he does have the stickhandling and the skating skills to move the puck out of danger in his own zone. He makes a smart first pass and can be key to starting the transition game. He is also a very good passer from the blueline, making smart offensive reads and heads up plays to create scoring opportunities. He doesn’t have a huge shot from the point, its good but not great. However, Sanheim’s ability to get it through to the net effectively by walking the line and opening up shooting lanes, and also by utilizing a quick wrister at times to keep defences off balance really adds to its effectiveness. Sanheim became more confident as the season wore on, and began to pinch into plays more often and do more to create offence for the Hitmen. It was something that was really apparent with Team Canada.

The Under 18s were a real coming out party for Sanheim, and his strong two-way play and six points in seven games helped Canada to a bronze medal at the games. Sanheim also led all defencemen in the tournament in assists and points, opening scouts eyes to the offensive potential that he possesses. Travis Sanheim was also named one of the top three players on the Canadian team. It wasn’t his first time playing on the world stage as Sanheim was part of Team Western Canada at the 2013 U17 Hockey Challenge.

Sanheim’s style is reminiscent of Jay Bouwmeester of the St. Louis Blues. This is a stylistic comparison and not a talent one though. In terms of potential, he could become a top four defenceman, with some use on a second powerplay unit, and as an important penalty killer and log significant minutes if he reaches his full potential.


With the 36th overall pick, select Jack Glover

Jack Glover

Defense — shoots Right
Born May 17 1996 — Golden Valley, MN
Height 6.03 — Weight 190 [191 cm/86 kg]

  • The Fourth Man – Jack is that offensive defenseman who commands time on the power play and is that fourth man on offense when it is even strength.
  • Offense – Has the skating ability to be effective on the rush, has the creativity and hands to make his passes very effective, has an effective wrister with a nice trigger and, oh, does he love to make those tapers.
  • Defense – Reasonably physical, will use his body, calm when the temperature is turned up, good stick.
  • Improvements to make – On offense, Jack could bulk up his slap shot to be more dangerous in power play situations. He also could improve his decision making in potential pinching situations. On defense, experience will likely cause any shortcomings in his gap control to just go away.

Jack Glover spent the last two seasons with the US National Team Development program, winning a bronze medal at the 2013 U17 Hockey Challenge, and topping it off with a gold at the IIHF U18 World Championships this spring. He scored four points in the seven game tournament, leading the US squad in scoring from the blueline.

Jack Glover is a solid two-way defence prospect. His skating is good, especially in terms of straight line speed, and acceleration where he is well above average both forwards and backwords. His edgework, pivots, cuts and agility don’t reach the same level though, as they can use some work to be more fluid. They are still above average. He is strong on his skates and has good balance helping him in board battles and to be strong on the puck in general.

Jack Glover has a very high hockey IQ. He is always making the smart play with the puck on his stick. It is easy to see that he has offensive potential, as he is a very good passer, able to make a good outlet pass, and uses great vision and creativity to really quarterback the play from the blueline on the powerplay. Glover has a good wrist shot and good release, and uses it to make sure he gets his shot on net and create rebound and tip-in opportunities for teammates. He doesn’t have a huge slapshot though and that is the reason he doesn’t seem to produce the huge goal totals. One area he can stand to improve is picking his spots when he pinches in from the blue line. He does it too often and can sometimes make a bad pinch that doesn’t really help offensively, but does hurt him as he is out of position defensively. Good coaching the experience to identify the best opportunities can really improve this area of his game.

Glover has good size and plays the defensive game with a somewhat physical edge. He is willing to really battle hard in the corners and in front of his own net. He has very good gap control, and can change directions quickly to lay a big hit. However, he seems to make these big hits few and far between, preferring to stay and play strong positionally instead of looking to get out of position. Glover is extremely smart as he reads the play well anticipating passes and causing turnovers. He is good at cutting down passing and shooting lanes with his good size, and an active stick. Glover is certainly not afraid to block shots or take a hit to make a play, as he’s willing to do whatever is necessary to help his team win.


2014.15 Lineup

Daniel - Henrik - Burrows

Reinhart - Schenn - Kassian

Higgins - Santorelli - Hansen

Booth - Richardson - Matthias


Hamhuis - Bieksa

Edler - Lindholm Vatanen

Stanton - Corrado




Future Roster

Reinhart - Schenn - Kassian

Shinkaruk - Horvat - Virtanen

Gaunce - Cassels - Fox

Edler - Lindholm Vatanen

Sanheim - Glover

_______ - Corrado


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Interesting...for a guy who might be retiring, it's surprising that Jovo has come up in a couple trade proposals/rumors. I definitely think there's something there with Anaheim though if we do trade Kesler with the number of picks and prospects they have.

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Say we change Lindholm to Vatanen and have no retain, how would you guys feel about an Edler - Vatanen pairing? Would it be like an Edler - Ehrhoff type of pairing? Is Vatanen a good enough defenceman to handle 1st/2nd line forwards?

Also, any thoughts on a Tanev for B. Schenn trade? IMO if we trade Kesler then one of our defensemen has to be traded for a 2nd line centre. I don't think Santorelli will cut it for 2C and I we would seriously have to overpay to bring in a 2C from free agency.

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