slickjim23 Posted December 3, 2015 Share Posted December 3, 2015 I've seen a lot of proposals around here that are overvaluing, and some undervaluing, and I decided to meet those values in the middle to make a pretty realistic shake down of what the trade deadline and draft might look like... At the TDL: Hamhuis: Benning offers Hamhuis to a wide range of top tier teams who could use that steady veteran presence who's a UFA. Here are some decent looking packages that the Canucks could ask for that are pretty fair both ways, especially since Hamhuis' drop in play. I have arranged these from most to least likely in my eyes. Hamhuis at 50% and our 2017 5th to Montreal for their 2016 2nd round pick and 2017 2nd round pick. (Montreal will be reluctant to give up their first, and Benning seems to like having multiple draft picks, so he settles for the depth in the 2nd round) Hamhuis to Dallas for 2016 2nd, 2016 4th, Ludwig Bystrom. (Gives us some picks and a decent little prospect. Bit of a project but could turn into a bottom pairing, mobile type guy, or more.) Hamhuis to Ottawa for 2016 2nd, 2017 3rd, and Patrick Weircioch (We get a hometown boy who's struggling who could turn it around with us and some decent picks.) Hamhuis to Detroit for 2016 2nd + Ryan Sproul (We get a really nice PP QB potential d-man and a really nice 2nd round pick.) Hamhuis to NYI for Our 2016 3rd back and Scott Mayfield. (May be one of the more enticing packages for us, as it gives us a big kid with a great shot who can play a physical game and also is very capable offensively. Asking for the 3rd as well might be reaching but maybe a later pick coming back from us and this could work out) Hamhuis and Weber to Anaheim for 2017 2nd, Josh Manson and Andy Welinksi (If Anaheim overcomes their slump, which it looks like they're going to, and can be in a comfortable position come the TDL, then I can see them targeting Hamhuis to shore up their defense. I think this is one of the less likely ones because I know Benning would want a 1st if Hamhuis is going to Anaheim, but I think if they did work out a deal, it would look something like this... Not too special, but a solid pick, a physical, decently young RH d-man and a really nice looking RH shot prospect would take some of the sting of trading to a division rival away. Also, getting Weber out of here would be very worth it) Hamhuis to Colorado for Nic Meloche. (This one is a bit of a reach, as Meloche is a real nice looking prospect, but if we could make a straight up swap to a team looking for a top 4 LH d-man like Colorado certainly needs for a guy like this, it would definitely be an interesting return.) Vrbata: Vrbata has obviously been unlucky with his SH% being down and it'll definitely lower his value if come TDL this doesn't change, but I still think we can get okay value for Vrbata. He's a nice piece for a team looking for that one shot scoring ability like Vrbata has. A true sniper on his good nights... I don't see many making a call for him cause of his inconsistencies but if teams do, I can see these deals working out.. Vrbata at 50% to Montreal for Jared Tinordi, 2016 3rd and Martin Reway (Canucks get two project young players, but one or both of them could pan out to be pretty solid, and an extra 3rd as well on the side. Vrbata + Hamhuis could be moved in the same deal, but camp dumps might have to come back, therefore a little more value could be bleeded out of MTL) Vrbata to NYI for 2016 Islander's 3rd, 2017 3rd and Sebastian Collberg (We get a project RW prospect, and some decent picks) As for the rest, like Higgins, Weber and Prust, if we can acquire some late picks for them at the deadline, that would be great. At the draft: Edler is a big one of course, but there are so many different packages for him that I'm not even going to speculate. If we trade him here, I'd like for him to be either packaged with our first to move into the Matthews or Chychrun territory (Not likely), or used to acquire a guy like Johansen, who we solely need. Something like Edler, Sutter, our 1st+...... Aka a lot of value. What would you do with Edler? Then we have guys like Tanev, Hansen, Dorsett and Burrows who are questionable at best to be traded at the draft, but very possible if this management wants to clean house. I hope you enjoyed my proposals. I tried to make them as realistic as possible, and really this was just a fun little exercise to kill some time. Thank you for reading. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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