thejazz97 Posted June 2, 2015 Share Posted June 2, 2015 VAN: Radim Vrbata Eddie Lack Frank Corrado 2015 1st Rd. Pick SJS: Tomas Hertl 2015 1st Rd. Pick Vancouver gets a young center who can be a top line threat one day soon. San Jose gets a scorer and all-star, a young defenseman with Top 4 potential, and a goalie to share the load with Alex Stalock. VAN: 2015 1st Rd. Pick (via SJS) Jared McCann Nicklas Jensen NJD: 2015 1st Rd. Pick Eric Gelinas Vancouver receives an almost guaranteed chance to draft Wheat Kings gem Ivan Provorov as well as a snappy defensive prospect, and New Jersey gets a potential Top 6 W, and a center of the future that they need oh so badly, whether it's McCann, Barzal, Zacha, or two of those three. VAN: Jannik Hansen WPG: 2015 3rd Rd. Pick Hansen gives WPG grit and secondary scoring from the bottom two lines at a relatively cheap price, and Benning recoups a pick. VAN: Chris Higgins CGY: 2015 2nd Rd. Pick (VAN) Talk about recouping a pick. Higgins gets to be a veteran on a young and powerful team in Calgary (while avoiding the pressure of playing in his hometown at the same time), while the Canucks get a late 2nd round pick in return. EDM - McDavid BUF - Eichel ARZ - Strome/Hanifin/Marner TOR - Hanifin/Strome/Marner CAR - Marner/Hanifin/Strome VAN - Provorov With Provorov in the system and Gelinas and Hertl ready to step into the lineup, the Canucks should be set for the future (Imagine Hertl, Horvat, and Cassels down the middle!). In free agency, Benning would sign Mikkel Boedker to replace the scoring of Radim Vrbata and to transition in prospects into the top 12. Benning also would release Brad Richardson and Shawn Matthias to free agency in this scenario. Sedin(35 at season's start)-Sedin(35)-Boedker(25) Baertschi(23)-Hertl(21)-Kassian(24) Shinkaruk(21)-Horvat(20)-Virtanen(19) Burrows(34)-Bonino(27)-Dorsett(28) Vey(24) Edler(29)-Tanev(25) Hamhuis(32)-Gelinas(24) Clendening(22)-Sbisa(25) Bieksa(34) Miller(35) Markstrom(25) This roster would be at approximately $1M-$3M under the Salary Cap, so there is some wiggle room for trades and such. And the average age would be 26.7, which is very close to the mid-20s age that Benning wants. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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