CanuckMan10 Posted December 3, 2015 Share Posted December 3, 2015 Calm down kids... Before you freak out I said tank, feel me out, I don't really mean it. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Our forward pool is starting to look very good lately, and we're going to have a very an excellent bottom 9 in the future. We have a lot of very good 2 way players that will make a Boston style contender one day. Maybe McCannon can become a 1C and maybe Boeser has 1RW potential. BUT... This season it's become blantently obvious we need defence. Oh god do we need defence. If we want to open up another window for ourselves to take a run at the cup we have about 4 years to compile a strong d-pool. If we play like this the rest of the season we'll be probably 8-10 range. Sutter is out over a month and our D is probably top 5 worst in the leauge. I have a plan that involves us embracing the badness for a season so we can be reloaded in 2-3 years and then still not even be bad next year either. 1) Send McCann and Virt to the world Juniors. Send Virtanen back to junior after to save his RFA status a year. 2) Call up Vey to replace McCann. Keep Kennins up until Higgins is better. Call Grenier up to play 3RW. Sedins-Hansen Kennins-Horvat-Vrbata Baertschi-Vey-Grenier Prust-Cracknell-Dorsett once sutter is back from injury and McCann is back from world juniors we can either trade or send Vey back down 3) Trade Vrbata, Hamhuis and possibly Vey at trade deadline. Return hopefully 1st,2nd,3rd (Hammer and Vrbata) + 4th (Vey) After the trade deadline: Sedins-Sutter Baertschi- McCann-Hansen Higgins-Horvat- Grenier Prust-Cracknell-Dorsett Kennins At the draft we should have a lottery pick where we will be able to select Chycrun, Juolevi or Fabbro. With our other first (late) we select BPA or another good defenceman like Bean OR package picks and players to go after good young defensemen like Hamonic or Barrie so that we can compete again faster. Sign Okposo (6M) to play RW with Sedins, Resign hammer Antoine Vermette style (3.5M) and we're back in a playoff spot to start next year. All of our young guns will be a year better and our D will be better. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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