2ndComingOfLinden Posted June 25, 2015 Share Posted June 25, 2015 My first post...here it goes. Rarely do I agree with Pratt, and his rambling non-sense, but he did propose a rather intriguing trade... Here is my take on it. To Van: Ryan O'Reilly 3rd round Pick (2015) To Col: Alex Edler Nick Bonino 4th round Pick (2015) Although the loss of Edler would hurt, this may be that opportunity to acquire that quality top six centre to complement Horvat moving forward. Bonino has upside, and is a more realistic 3rd line centre in the Av's depth chart. Now people will complain that in this trade, I am suggesting that Bonino and a 4th is equal in value to a 3rd. I believe that shipping him out will free up that needed roster spot (which ROR will fill anyways), and shed his 2 mill cap hit. So yes, its worth it. Chances are he will hit the UFA market at the end of his current contract anyways. Its a no brainer, the Av's will want Edler. To Van: 3rd round pick (2015), 82nd pick To NYI: Chris Higgins 5th round pick (2015) With the Islanders most likely going to lose Kyle Okposo, this may be a quick fix for a team looking to bring in a quality bottom six forward, that could move to the second line if needed. It also looks like Bieksa, and Lack will be on the move. The loss of Edler, Bonino, Bieksa, Lack and Higgins results in about 9 mill of freed up cap. That 9 mill can be used in free agency to acquire a serviceable defensemen, i.e.: Franson, Jackman, etc. while leaving enough to tender RFA's and resign Richardson. Lineup: Sedin-Sedin-Burrows Baertschi-O'Reilly-Vrbata Kassian-Horvat-Hansen Kenins-Richardson-Dorsett Vey Hamhuis-Tanev Franson/Jackman-Sbisa Weber-Clenndening/Corrado Miller Markstrom The back end is weak, but lets be honest, we are a transitioning club and this lineup is manageable. What are everyones thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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