shanghai owey Posted February 27, 2015 Share Posted February 27, 2015 Vancouver trades Nick Bonino, Linden Vey, Prospect Columbus trades Brandon Dubinsky Bonino has been okay for us, but does not come close to filling the void that kesler left, not just in points, but in passion, inspiration, leadership and fearlessness for this team. Watching alot of Canucks I constantly feel the intensity is lacking, and like always, too much attention on the sedins to perform, and too much pressure by the opposing team. Dubinsky had 50 points last season and 98 penalty minutes, and wears his heart on his sleep every game. I think a player like this is what the canucks need to enhance their competitiveness and realism of making a deep playoff run, and not sacrificing our future rebuild. Dubinsky is a fiery player who would give canucks more swagger, AND i think make the canucks much harder to play against, especially in a 7 game series. I think one of the canucks weaknesses, besides secondary scoring is lack of grit in their top 2 lines, and other teams view the canucks as easy to play against, because why wouldn't they? Our lines might look like Daniel-Henrik-Kassian Burrows-Dubinsky-Vrbata Matthias-Richardson-Hansen Dorsett-Horvat-Kennins Edler-Tanev Hamhuis-Corrado Sbisa-Bieska *I view this team as a serious playoff contender *also hope kassian can productively remain on top line, but if not adjustment would have to be made. Dubinsky is a instant spark plug, and can go against other team top lines and allow sedins to do bit more of their thing. To his credit in the past, showing a little what he can do to get underneath skin of superstars; he has fought Toews, Ovechkin, and Crosby. In an episode of 24/7 with chicago and washington, I remember Quenville in a scene talking about what a threat Dubinsky was and how they wanted to try and play against him. The reason Columbus may do this is, they are not a contending team right now for the playoffs, and will not make the playoffs, and Dubinsky is 28 where as Bonino is 26, meaning, when COlumbus gets a bit more competitive like Ryan Murray developing etc, Dubinsky will be on a decline likely, while Bonino will still be in his prime. I think we are not giving up that much in return for what were getting as well as gives us a better chance for this year and the next few years. Most importanly does't sacrafice our future rebuild, while increasing our chances of winning the cup now. Some times gotta take risks, to gain rewards, and although it is a definite splash, anything can happen in the playoffs. gracias Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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