shanghai owey Posted March 21, 2015 Share Posted March 21, 2015 Ill make this brief, but I think Canucks are doing a terrific job at the moment, Our players now, our management, and our prospects; Organization as a whole. I think a major component however we are lacking however is a top centre. One that could help now, and make the second line a bigger threat, and one going forward to replace Hank after hes done. A top centre could vastly improve our team now, and the chances of winning the cup. As well, every good team has a clear Number 1 centre. Where as a major weakness of Toronto is in never having that #1 C. Vancouver- McCann, Jensen, 1st (or Bonino) Colorado- Duchene Duchene just turned 24, his goal high is 27 so far, has been over 20 goals 3 times so far and had 70 points in 71 games last season. This guy is a game breaker, with tons of speed, passion, and playmaking ability. A true number 1 centre and a good Canadian boy. Analysis say his playing style is comparable to Steve Yzerman. This propels our rebuild on the fly as it cuts down the time waiting for our number 1 centre, and gives no question marks, with having one being able to take over Hank, with Bo hopefully filling the second line role. Duchene is 5'11 195 which is okay size, but with the likes of a physically dominant fast skating Virtanen on his wing, this would compliment his up-tempo play and Virtanen's presence would be noticed on the ice when a player decides to take a run at Duchene. Why Colorado may do this: Colorado already has some future stars in - McKinnon, Landeskog, O'Riley, Barrie. With the Likes of Eric Johnson too, and McKinnon being able to take over that top centre spot, Colorado will not be able to sign all these players due to cap space and one will have to be left out. Our package is fair as it gives them a potential very valuable 200foot centre, a cheaper option to second line centre spot, if ROR doesn't work and is too expensive to keep in the future. Jensen who could turn into a top 6 player with goal scoring ability, size and speed. As well a first, Or possibly Bonino, as this allows them to have a good player with defensive and offensive abilities now, and cheap enough in return of Duchene, to resign ROR. Also Canucks do not have a desire for Bonino has Hank-Duchene-Bo would be our centres. Duchene is not having a great season among other Colorado players at the moment perhaps making him a more expendable option. This puts us in a terrific spot going forward, having that number 1 C that we will have to get one way or another, McCann will be a great player, but would rather have a sure number 1 C now, and be able to make adjustments from there. Duchene is same size as crosby and Giroux in comparison. Now Future Daniel- Hank- Kassian Top LW-Duchene-Virtanen Mathias-Duchene-Vrbata Baertschi-Horvat-Kassian Hansen-Horvat-Burrows Gaunce-Cassels-Kennins -(Kassian, Vrbata, Burrows all interchangeable) -Kind of similar to boston model (which Benning may have in mind), number 1 centre in krejci who is not a physical force and is protected by his strong wingers, and Bergeron who is a solid player, and a leader locking down the second line role with some offensive flair on his left wing Marchand, and we would also have the likes of Kassian adding strength and intimidation to our top 6. -On a separate subject Defence would then have to be of upmost priority going forward as we have our top 6 young forwards for the future. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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