Hortankin Posted January 20, 2016 Share Posted January 20, 2016 TO VAN NYR 1ST TO NYR BURROWS (50% retained) HIGGINS PRUST The Rangers have the cap space and really need to make a serious push in the next couple of years. AV got a lot out of Burrows and Higgins in the 2011 playoffs and could see them being huge for their playoff success. They are also both very good penalty killers and that could be huge for the Rangers in the playoffs. Prust bring them a physical presence and willingness to drop the gloves. The Rangers will most likely pick from 25-30 so it isnt to much of a loss to a team who needs to win now before their window closes. Burrows at 2.25M is a greats aquisition. TO VAN THEODORE TO ANA VRBATA (50% retained) HAMHUIS The Ducks get some much need veteran help to help them out of their current situation. They get a good sniper in in Vrbata and an olympic gold medalist in Hamhuis. Maybe Theodore may be too much but if so i would take a couple picks (2nd, 3rd) or just a 1st. The Ducks have the cap room and are desperate to get to the bog show after a dissappointing defeat coming from the defending champions (the Black Hawks) in 7 games of the western finals last year. Now we are in a full rebuild heading into the final half of the season. We already know what we have in the young guys currently on the team (Hutton, McCann, Horvat, Vey, Baertschi, Virtanen, Etem) now lets get some more in to get some NHL experience before we try and turn this rebuild around for next year. This is the team I would ice for the remainder of the season. (excluding Theodore) Sedin Sedin Hansen Baertschi Horvat Virtanen McCann Sutter Dorsett Shinkaruk Vey Etem (Willie Tigers) Cracknell Edler Tanev Hutton Sbisa Biega Bartkowski Weber If we make the playoffs, great, but if we dont, even better. If we can get a high pick to add to our already impressive prospect pool that would be nice. The way i see it is we have 2 chances to get a top 10 pick, i dont want to be hoping for one 3 drafts from now, that is when this team should be pushing back towards contender status. With these moves we should have about 16M in cap space going into FA and thats where we need to speed up this rebuild. Lets say we sign Lucic to a 5 year 5.5M contract with a limited NTC for the first 4 years and byfuglien to a 3 year 7.5M. Instead of going any further lets assume we resign Vey, Baertschi, Etem, Bartkowski, and Biega lets look at next years lineup: Sedin Sedin Lucic McCann Sutter Hansen Baertschi Horvat Dorsett Shinkaruk Vey Etem Gaunce Edler Tanev Hutton Byfuglien Biega Bartkowski Pedan Tryamkin Miller Markstrom I think Jake goes to the AHL for a season to better develope his game and Shinkaruk finally gets rewarded. Judging by this team i could see a few trade deadline bait next year for younger players to get a spot. Players that could be on the chopping block are; Hansen, Dorsett, Bartkowski, Biega, and Miller. I another 2-3 years this team will look a lot different. I trust in what Benning is doind and believe we will be contenders again, very soon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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