Brocklovich Posted December 21, 2015 Share Posted December 21, 2015 If the club is struggling along and Henrik / Miller are out for an extended period of time then it only makes sense by the TDL to move some players for prospects / picks and attempt to get yourself a better pick come june. Its pretty unfortunate that Hamhuis got hurt and is out for awhile as I'd say he is a guy that could do what Vermette did last year (traded for a late 1st + prospect, unless this is over valuing Hamhuis). If I was Benning I'd look at moving these pieces: Hamhuis -> Late 1st + Prospect, if this is over valuing then maybe a 2nd + prospect or just a good prospect. Figured a 1st wouldn't be out of the question come TDL and he potentially puts a contender over the top. Not really sure where he could go, MAYBE the Islanders since they are looking at moving Hamonic maybe Hamhuis would be appealing. Burrows ->2nd / 3rd. I'd hate to move this guy as he is a Canuck through & through but at this point having Guance or Grenier up to play on the 3rd (move Hansen up on the 1st line) seems beneficial to the team & player (can those guys handle that spot) doubt they have the space but wonder if NYR would be a club interested in reuniting Burrows with AV. Vrbata -> 1st rounder. If he can get on a bit of a streak and pot around 15 goals I believe this would be fair value, again to a contending club that has asperations to go far into the post season adding a Vrbata could round out their scoring and put them over the top. Nashville might be a decent trading partner to flesh out their attack a bit more, although not sure how much interest / if Poile would be keen on flipping a 1st for Vrbata. Edler is kind of in no mans land. Not sure Benning could get the full / proper value for him and it is doubtful he would waive his NTC. Its not a bad thing to have to 'keep' Edler around considering he wants to be here. Higgins -> 4th / 5th - attempt to recoup the 5th we traded to MTL for Prust Prust ->5th - again attempt to recoup the 5th we traded for him. Nothing against the guy but pending UFA, might be useful to a team looking to add a solid 4th line grinder / PK specialist. Obviously not all of these guys will get moved but I believe that if Benning & Co. felt that this draft was more loaded compared to 2015 then it makes more sense to make some of these moves to bring in additional picks to fill the cupboard up. Main issue that he has is NTCs / NMCs but if a guy has a shot at a cup I'd have to believe they would take a shot at it over playing out the stretch on a team that is (most likely) out of a playoff spot and obviously looking at going younger anyway Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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