A NEW BEGINNING Posted December 22, 2015 Share Posted December 22, 2015 I have really been struggling on whether to write this thread, or just sit back and read all the other endless arguments over whether we are in a rebuild or we are not in a rebuild The fact is there are endless ways we (The Canucks Executive) could move through the rest of this season, and into the next few seasons. I would like to present one scenario, that is possible (Unlikely, but possible) First off, let's consider how much cap is coming off the books in the next 3 years: End of 2016 .....15, 800, 000 + Estimated Cap increase 3,100,000 = $ 18,900,000 (Vrbata, Prust, Cracknell, Hamhuis, *Bartkowski, Weber End of 2017.......14,500,000 + Unknown Cap increase (Burrows, Higgins, Miller, *Markstrom) End of 2018.......20,100,000 + Unknown Cap increase (H.Sedin, D.Sedin, *Hansen, *Sbisa) *Players I would consider resigning My idea started last week when I suggested trading Edler or at least having the idea considered My suggestion would be as follows: 2015-2016 Trade deadline.....trade Edler (possible return from Ottawa Cowen, 2016 1st-18 OA, 2016 2nd-48 OA) .....trade Vrbata to Montreal for 2016-2nd 52OA + 2016 2nd-58 OA ....Trade Hamhuis + Van's 2017 3rd to Dallas for 2016 1st-29 OA .....Trade Prust for 2016-3rd (Destination Unknown) *Kicker.... Trade B prospect + 2016-2nd-58OA for Columbus's 2016 2nd 31st OA + B prospect (Now I know this is unusual, but, this ensures us of Columbus 2nd round pick this year. This gives us 3-1st rounders (Van,Ott,Dallas) + 4 -2nd's (Cbs,Van, Ott, min).......all in the top 52 Now with the cap space + the Edler trade = $23,900,000 My suggestion is Byfuglien, Lucic, and Boedker for the 2016-2017 season, ........our own youngsters can fill Now I now that this is just crazy, way too many moving pieces....................but thanks for reading! Merry Christmas Jan! lol Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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