Junkyard Dog Posted July 3, 2015 Share Posted July 3, 2015 Could be a deal done during the season. (In terms of when it could be done if done and not the likeliness of it happening) Dan Hamhuis for STL 1st round pick Tommy Vannelli Why STL does this? They lack a solid LD to play with either Pietrangelo or Shattenkirk. They also lost Jackman. Hamhuis would be a nice addition. Pair him with either Pietrangelo or Shattenkirk and he could put up more points then he does in Vancouver while being able to play against other teams top players. Vannelli is expendable with having Shattenkirk(26) and Pietrangelo(25) who both play on the right side top of Schmaltz who is a better RD prospect. Why VAN does this? If we don't plan on re-signing Hamhuis then we should move him as we can get a good return for him. We get a 1st(20-30) on top of Vannelli who is a solid RD prospect with size and offensive upside. He will be starting his first season in the AHL next year with 3 years left on his ELC adding more depth to our defense pool. This is basically a Sekera-like return. Hamhuis is better IMO but Sekera is almost 4 years younger than Hamhuis. Flame away. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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