Threadsetter Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 An offensively gifted puck moving defensemen is something we desperately lack. Weber is average, but is a liability in his own end and makes poor decisions at times. There looks to be two or three suitable options for us via free agency, but I also believe there needs to be trades made. To Flyers: Lack Corrado Jensen 23rd overall pick To Canucks: 7th overall pick - Philly gets a young d men who they so desperately need, a decent prospect and a young goaltender to split 1/3 of games with Mason. Lack also has the potential to become a good full time starter when Mason's contract expires in two years. Emery's contract is expired and he was less than mediocre all season, doubt he resigns. Lack comes with a small price tag and Philly has 23rd and 26th pick that they could package to trade up. -Canucks get a pick for another top prospect for the 3rd straight year, which could solidify our prospect core. To Blue Jackets: Chris Higgins Nick Bonino 3rd round pick 2016 To Canucks: 60th overall pick Artem Anisimov -Bonino is a replacement for Anisimov, similar numbers and a year younger, 3rd round pick gives a little extra and higgins is worth a late second himself. To Predators: Rights to Y. Weber 60th overall pick To Canucks: Ryan Ellis -Preds have d better and younger than Ellis and rights to weber allows them to sign a player similar and the extra second gives them options at the draft and Weber will be slightly cheaper than Weber. Keep in mind he is only 2 years older than Ellis. To Blues: Bieksa To Canucks: 58th overall pick St. Louis gets another veteran piece to the puzzle and Bieksa waves because he has a chance to win with the Blues. Canucks get to dump 4.6 million and Blues can afford to pick it up. Draft: Barzal at 7th - Has the potential to be a skilled top line point producing centre. Burnaby Boy! Parker Wootherspoon at 58th - Could amount to a #4/5 defensemen. Hometown boy! Free Agency: Cody Franson - 4 year 5 million AAV - Gives the Canucks an offensive threat on the backend who is just entering his prime. Overpayment, but its free agency. Helps replace Bieksa's lost minutes. May take slight discount to come back to BC. Justin Williams - 2 years 2.8 million AAV - Veteran presence who can score gives us another option on the PP. Solidifies the second/third line. Slight overpayment, but it is again free agency. Cap room assuming we release Matthias and Richardson will be just over a million. Could make room to sign a veteran centre if need be. Roster: Sedin-Sedin-Burrows Williams-Anisimov-Vrbata Baertschi-Horvat-Kassian Kenins-Gaunce-Hansen Vey *if virtanen shows he is capable of playing at this level then give him every chance to make the team and succeed, but personally I think he could use another year in the WHL. Edler-Tanev Hamhuis-Franson Sbisa-Ellis Stanton-Clendening Miller Markstrom PP Sedin-Sedin-Vrbata Edler-Franson/ Ellis - An improvment to this year pp. Second Unit is also dangerous now. Williams-Anisimov-Burrows Horvat-Franson/Ellis Any thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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