ForsbergTheGreat Posted January 19, 2016 Share Posted January 19, 2016 So here is my long winded story of how I would approach this upcoming trade deadline and off season. Trade Deadline Deal #1 Edler and Vbrata (retained salary) to the Panthers for Gudbranson and a 2nd round pick Spoiler Why Panthers do this? Panthers have right handed D in Petrovic and Ekblad. They are taking a hit in the summer as two top 4 left handed D, Mitchell and Campbell who will be 39&37 at the end of the season are both UFA's. Edler becomes there replacement and fills in that gap. Next year the Panthers have the following as their top 4. Edler Ekblad Kulikov Petrovic They'd still have cap savings (6.39) from dumping both Mitchell and Campbell for Edler, and an additional 2.5 saved from Gubranson, meaning they'd have 8.9 million total saved, enough to be in the market for another D if they wanted. Panthers are a known team to be in the market for a goal scorer. They are also a team that doesn't get many shots even durting in their winning streak they haven't been getting many shots, they are also looking for goal scoring. Vbrata shoots from everywhere and is a known goal scorer, two bird, one stone. Both Vbrata and Edler are two pieces that fills current and future holes for the panthers, Sure it costs them a young D, but Edler isn’t that old either. We need a right handed shot, they need left. With Ekblad, Edler doesn’t have to be that go to guy and his play likely picks up to where he is comfortable again. Why Canucks do this? We need another top 4 RHD. One with size is ideal. After tanev we don't have much and our only real prospect (subban) is a ways away. We complain about Weber, but that's because we have no other right handed shots. Gudbranson fits this spot. He's young enough to grow with our young core and good enough to slide into our top 4. Looking ahead into the draft this year, it is loaded with left handed shots. Chychrun, Sergachev, Juolevi, Bean. Fabbro is the best right handed option. Looking to the UFA's this year and Yandle, goligoski are left handed shots. It's much easier to pick up a left handed D. Moving Edler would mean we lose a big minute muncher...This season..but we likely pick higher improving our chances for Juolevi or Sergachev. Moving Edler saves us cap and allows us even more $ to be a big player In the off season, so we can go after a top 4 left handed replacement (Yandle). And finally we also start to build our D core to match our young forward core.. The only hang up here is would Edler waive his NTC. Sure two years ago it was rumoured he said no, but things have changed, new mgmt, new direction with the team, different roster. I have a hard time believing a player wouldn't lift the clause if the team is willing to work with the player to find a suitable team. Aka, i'm going down with the ship, Bieska. At least he's familiar with Luongo and Mitchell. Deal #2 Hamhuis + Tryamkin + conditional CBJ 2nd round pick (becomes a 3rd , 2016 if caps make it past the 2nd round) to the capitals for Bowey + Laich (cap dump) Spoiler Capitals will be in the market for a depth left handed shot. Last year they picked it up Gleason. Currently the Capitals have a log jam on the right side of their D core. Carlson, Niskanen and Orlov. Right now all three of those players are ahead of Bowey on the depth chart. Both Niskanen and Carlson are locked up long term. Orlov is a RFA this summer, and he becomes the question mark but is likely to resign. On the left size Orpik has been out, but is ready to return to the line up soon. Alzner is a strong top 4 leaving Chorney and Schmidt as solid depth players (with Schmidt having some upside). With that all said, it’s well known that the caps will be looking to upgrade before post season. The other thing the caps are going to be looking for is cap space. Laata, Wilson, Johanssen, Orlov are all due for raises, and in the following year Kuznestov is due for a huge raise. With the CND dollar being so weak, the cap is likely to not rise near as much as was expected, the caps are going to be looking to open up some space, while still improving their team. Dumping Laich helps open up that space. This is where the deal comes in. Hamhuis is UFA. Hamhuis not having term, works to the benefit of the caps. He gives the caps an upgrade for their playoff run and can come off their books next season if they choose. Tryamkin helps replace the D depth pool and adds size to the cap as Orpik will be 38 at the end of his (3 year remaining deal). Tryamkin also has the Russian influence and could fill into the caps depth as early as next season. He does have potential to be a solid NHLer as well. The pick becomes added insurance. Caps have yet to make it past the second round since drafting Ovi. This is a team desperately pushing to have some playoff success. An conditional pick adds value to the rental deal. Another thing to note is. Caps really don’t have any need for our young forward prospects. They are loaded with young talent, and anything we have to offer them really isn’t a upgrade. Wilson, Laata, Burakovsky, Johanssen, Vrana, Kuznetsov are all under 25 (imagine that team with Forsberg still). Backstrom, Ovi, Oshi are under 30. Canucks get a stud right handed D prospect, since out right handed pool is extremely weak. He’s also close to being NHL ready and would likely fill in our top 6 next season. Canucks will have the cap room to eat a bad contract, at the price of a, A prospect. Deal #3 Prust + Weber to the predators for 3rd round pick Draft Day Deal #1 Trade Burrows (retained cap) + Kenins to Ottawa for 3rd round pick Canucks would have 1st, 2nd(2X), 3rd(3X), 4th, 6th, 7th(2X). Draft Sergachev or Juolevi in the first round. UFA Sign Lucic Sign Yandle Bring Rodin over To start the next season, I would look at starting McCann and Virtanen in the AHL, letting them play top line minutes alongside of Shinkaruk. That would give Canucks some time, to not rush players but also to see how Rodin, Grenier (no longer waiver exempt) and Etem fill into a full time role on our roster. 2016-17 roster Sedin Sedin Hansen Lucic Sutter Rodin Baertschi Horvat Etem Gaunce Vey Dorsett Grenier Yandle Tanev Hutton Gudbranson Sbisa Bowey Pedan Miller Markstrom Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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