Matt_T83 Posted November 27, 2016 Share Posted November 27, 2016 This is definitely the year to blow up the team. It should have happened last year, but it's better late than never. Things that can and should be done: 1) Trade the Sedins!! These guys are still amazing players and class acts. I'm sure they will, if asked, give a list of 3-4 teams they would be willing to be traded to. The Canucks could retain 50% of their contracts, making their combined cap hit only 7M. In such a trade, we could also take a bad contract from the trading partner. In exchange we would need 2 first round picks and 2 prospects. This could give a team like the Montreal Canadiens an almost gimme Stanley Cup. It sucks giving up franchise players, but we need to think about the future of the franchise. Plus this would give the Sedins two prime chances to win the Stanley Cup, which they deserve. 2) Trade Alex Edler. This guy is a great player, but we're not deploying him well and we don't have the personel to complement him. He could be a dynamite 2nd pairing defenseman on a playoff team. He's signed this year + 2 more years at a very reasonable 5 million. Again, we could take on a bad contract if necessary to offset the cap hit. In return we would want a first round pick and a prospect. 3) Trade Jannik Hansen. I love honey badger, but he's got good trade value and he's the kind of player that playoff teams want. We should also try to trade NTC players. Miller, Sutter, Eriksson. However these other players are more conditional, and would need to work with the team to make trades happen. This would allow us to fire Willie, hire Travis Green and build around our young players. We'd suck for 2-3 years, hopefully get some draft lottery picks, and then our youth could start to take over, with Captain Bo leading the way. As an afterthough, I hope the team also fires Jim Benning and hires a new GM to make these trades happen. Trader Jim just doesn't make good deals. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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