canucklehead44 Posted May 2, 2015 Share Posted May 2, 2015 The Canucks need speed from the back-end. Ellis is a great skater and still young (24). Dejardins stated that the twins need a big goal scorer who will go to the net. James Neal fits this bill pretty well and is still fairly young (27). He had a subpar season with Nashville and could probably be available via trade. I think either, or both, players could be a fit in Vancouver. Ellis is buried behind a really great D in Nashville (like Hamhuis) and could really thrive here. As much as I would love to see Kassian play on the top line I don't know if he is quite there yet. Neal sucked this year and has one season left on his contract. I don't know what it would cost to acquire him, but he is attainable. Ellis will be much more costly, but considering he was their number 5 dman in ice time he is likely also within reach. Thoughts on either player? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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