saw234 Posted January 12, 2017 Share Posted January 12, 2017 With the Canucks treading water surprisingly but clearly not contending as they stick to their retooling plan, the Canucks could speed things up by getting younger and acquiring better draft positions. I propose the following: Vancouver gets: Lazar, Ryan and Ott 2nd Ottawa gets: Daniel and Henrik Sedin and Van 5th. Reasoning for Ottawa: Lazar hasn't panned out and could use a change of scenery. Bobby Ryan hasn't played up to potential although being immensely talented. He has a massive contract which hinders them as well. They want to contend but have the leagues 25th best offense. Not good enough to contend even with the defense and goaltending they've gotten. Reasoning for Vancouver: New environments for Lazar and Ryan could pay huge dividends and in the long term win the trade for Vancouver, potentially. They get younger and kickstarts a new era in Vancouver which the fans desperately want to see. Also the draft pick swap will favour them. Reasoning for Sedins: They get an opportunity to contend with players that they are familiar with such as Karlsson. They still get to play in Canada and are already locks for being among the greatest players in Canucks history. Time for them to get one more crack at a cup. Vancouver gets: Pavelec, 3rd Winnipeg gets: Miller Reasoning for Winnipeg: Miller has been stealing games for a very mediocre Canucks team. The Jets goaltending is their weak link and having a goalie of Miller's calibre could help mentor their young goaltenders and backstop them to contend. Miller's contract also expires at the end of the season which lets them off the hook come expansion draft time. Reasoning for Vancouver: Vancouver decides to sell and get what they can for rental players. We bring in a competent goalie in Pavelec. This allows Markstrom more playing time and the Canucks gain a draft pick as well. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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