Gstank29 Posted June 4, 2015 Share Posted June 4, 2015 SO it's about 3 weeks from the draft which is about the time trade rumours start popping up. Now we all know that Utica is going to the Calder Cup finals which would indicate that we have a bunch of young players who will be on the cusp of playing for the Canucks in the next 2 or 3 seasons. Personally I feel that the goal next year should be more on developing our future core and shedding excess weight as opposed to making the playoffs. I also believe to do this correctly we need to have a balance of veterans and young players in order for these players to develop into the type of players who know they are going to have to earn every minute of ice time they get. Something that hasn't been thrown around a lot is the idea of dealing off players like Elder who aren't young enough to be a part of the "next core" but are not old enough to be part of the veterans who sails into the sunset with the "old core" Players I would deem as Veteran who should stay around Dorsett Sedins (obviously) Bieska (yes Bieska, I wonder if he will accept being a 7th defenceman next year) Miller (good mentor for young goalies) Hamhuis Young Core (on the team next year) Horvat Virtanen (personally I believe he will be on the team, brings the type of game the Canucks lack) Baertschi Corrado (might be expendable) Clendening Tanev Bonino(??) Kassian(??) Markstrom(Time will tell) Sbisa (???) Kenins (??) Player who could be Traded Higgins Lack Hansen Burrows Vey Edler (???) Bonino (???) Miller Markstrom Kassian Vrbata Sbisa Kenins So IF the right offers(A bit above Market value) come around to we trade some of these players? Keep them? Or maybe try and replace them with younger options who are NHL proven IE Edler for someone in there mid twenties. Don't know if this is considered a redunant thread. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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