Phil_314 Posted April 28, 2015 Share Posted April 28, 2015 Vancouver acquires: F Brayden Schenn D Luke Schenn Philly acquires: F Chris Higgins D Ryan Stanton (R.F.A.) F Nicklas Jensen OR D Frank Corrado Why Vancouver does this: acquire two young guys, 23 and 25 years old, who can both contribute immediately, and fit into both the desired playoff identity and future building plans. Brayden's a decent goal scorer, with 18 goals this past season along with physicality. Luke's a safe, strong defender who doesn't make many mistakes. Though Luke's value isn't the highest, we could use a dependable ox like him. The Canucks still have Clendening and other depth options who can play regular minutes and a safe game like Frank, as well as Baertschi, Hunter, etc. who possess similar skills as Jensen. Vancouver then deals Luca Sbisa to one of Edmonton/ Toronto/ Buffalo/ Carolina. Why Philly does this: the Flyers lack cheap depth scoring up front and are aging and slow on their blue-line. By acquiring Stanton from the Canucks' blue-line they replace Luke with a cheap contract and lose the big cap hit. Jensen and Higgins together would likely help offset the loss of Brayden, as Higgins is also a strong play-driver and Nick has scoring potential. If they choose Corrado they'd have a potential Top-4 D who's mobile. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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