Gretzky to Lemieux Posted July 7, 2015 Share Posted July 7, 2015 Trade 1: To Anaheim: Mccann and 2016 second round pick (Anaheim) To Vancouver: Shea Theodore Looking back at the Kesler trade, I feel like we should've just asked for Bonino and their 10th overall pick or getting Theodore instead of Sbisa. Anaheim has lots of stud young defensemen barely into their 20s but lacks a good center prospect. We trade Mccann for Theodore and give them back their second round pick as a bonus since stud defensemen are harder to acquire then stud centers. The remaining 3 trades all happen at the trade deadline. Trade 2: To a contender he waives to: Chris Higgins To Vancouver: 2016 2nd round pick We trade Higgins to a contending team that he waives to. Trade 3: To St. Louis: Radim Vrbata To Vancouver: 2016 1st round pick St Louis would be looking to get over the hump and make a deep playoff run. We give them Vrbata to make up for the loss of Oshie while getting a late 1st round pick in return. Trade 4: To Washington: Dan Hamhuis, conditional 2nd round pick (Higgins) turns into our 2nd round pick if Hamhuis doesnt resign, and a conditional 1st round pick (St. Louis) if he doesn't resign To Vancouver: Madison Bowey We trade Hamhuis and a late second rounder for Bowey. The Caps are in a win now mode and with Oshie and Williams now on their team I think they could be legit contenders for the cup. Hamhuis shores up their defence while also getting a late second rounder in a deep draft. Many people think this won't work since Hamhuis is an UFA but I think he would resign in Washington because they're cup contenders and Washington is a great city. Even if he doesn't resign, Washington gets an extra 1st rounder in a deep draft and also gets a higher 2nd rounder as well. Hamhuis is still a very good #3 defensemen (especially in the less competitive Eastern conference). We would have two 1st round picks (if Hamhuis resigns) and a 2nd round pick in next years draft. I think we'll probably have a top 10 pick and I would like us to use it on a #1 center. The reason I want to trade for all these young defensemen is because they are both 20 and are already a couple years into their development which is good for us since defensemen and goalies usually take longer to develop then forwards. We would then be able to be legit cup contenders during 2020-2025. If everything pans out, I feel like this team could win a cup in 2022 Canucks Lineup in 7 years: Baertschi(29)-2016 draft(24)-Virtanen(26) Shinkaruk(27)-Horvat(27)-Boeser(25) Gaunce(28)-Cassels(27)-Jensen(29) Kenins(31)-Grenier(31)-Fox(29) Theodore(27)-Bowey(27) Clendening(29)-Tanev(32) Sbisa(32)-Corrado(29) Markstrom(32) Demko(26) Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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