saw234 Posted March 23, 2015 Share Posted March 23, 2015 This is a proposal I thought of and if it is decently received, I will add the numbers to it. Please only constructive criticism. Thank you. Currently we have a wealth of Defensemen and Left Wingers in the system but we are lacking natural Right Wingers and a standout Offensive Defenseman. With sticking to Benning`s concept of win now but build with the future in mind, I propose the following Draft Day moves. To Vancouver- 1st, 5th To San Jose- Miller Reasoning: With Niemi as a UFA and SJ going through a probable tear down, Miller can give them the strong goaltending that he supplied us this season as well as giving a veteran leadership presence in goal. Vancouver gets another 1st rounder and a 5th. To Vancouver- Yakupov To Edmonton- Sbisa, Mullen, Petitt, 2015 Van 5th, 2016 3rd Reasoning: Vancouver acquires a young RWer with a wealth of potential and a goal scoring touch that can be mentored by Vrbata among others in a much more complete system than Edmonton. Edmonton gets a good young defenseman that can step in and help right away as well as a defensive prospect, center prospect and our 5th round pick in this year's draft as well as a 3rd for next year. At the draft, with current projected rankings of both players eligible and teams, our picks would look like the following: 14th Overall--Jansen Harkins-C--Prince George (WHL) 17th Overall--Oliver Kylington-D--Farjestads BK (SEL) 108th Overall--Rihards Bukarts-LW--Brandon (WHL) 135th Overall--Wyatt Kalynuk-D--Lincoln (USHL) 168th Overall--Karch Bachman-LW--Culver Academy (HS-IN) Come the summer, we look to bolster our blueline to standout since we have the youth the step up in our forward ranks and our solidified in goal. To Vancouver- OEL To Arizona- Corrado, Gaunce, Blomstrand, 2016 2nd round pick. Reasoning: OEL provides Vancouver with a young standout offensive defenseman that can QB the offense and can match the speed of the forward group. Arizona gets a young defenseman that can step in right away in Corrado and gives them a great prospect for the future, a strong young forward prospect in Gaunce who could push for NHL minutes in the desert, a young LW prospect in Blomstrand and a 2nd round pick. Arizona in rebuild mode gets 3 developed prospects and a pick in a deep draft. To Vancouver- 2016 2nd round pick To Toronto- Vey Reasoning: This trade could be completed with any team really but with Toronto going into rapid demolition with their eyes on the future, Vey provides them with a young center with NHL experience coming from 2 strong teams with winning cultures and can bring energy and a hard working grit that was so desperately lacking for them. Vancouver clears a spot and gets a solid pick in a deep draft. Vancouver also signs Adam McQuaid in the offseason. He adds a veteran presence and cup ring along with his grit and hard nosed play. Connection with Benning. Vancouver also signs Matt O'Connor from Boston (NCAA) to add to a deep goaltending pool and can tandem in Utica with Demko. Re-sign Dorsett and Matthias along with the RFAs seen in projected line up. Projected line up Sedin Sedin Vrbata Kenins Horvat Yakupov Higgins Bonino Burrows Dorsett Matthias Kassian Bieksa Hamhuis OEL McQuaid Edler Tanev Clendening/Weber Lack Markstrom Players that can push for spots in September: Shinkaruk McCann Jensen Virtanen Cassels Baertschi Conacher Subban Pedan Tryamkin McEneny McNally This leaves Vancouver with a rock solid defense, a good tandem in net and plenty of youth and experience with speed and grit in the forward group. Builds them for now and the future. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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