underrated Posted January 14, 2017 Share Posted January 14, 2017 I mentioned in a previous proposal that I think Benning and Linden's plan is to compete for the cup one more time before the Sedins retire. Thus, I think we are really aiming for a roster to compete in 2018 and 2019, when the Sedins are our second line. To do that, our needs are young top line scoring wingers and a young true #1 workhorse defenseman. I'm assuming these proposals people will react to, because I'm trading players we like (Hutton, Virtanen, 1st rounder, Tanev, Baertschi), rather than just what's regularly suggested. But you have to give value to get value. YOUNG TOP LINE SCORING WINGER Trade: Chris Tanev for David Pastrnak Why: Boston has long been searching for a right hand defenseman, and was interested in Trouba. They won't want to give up Pastrnak, who is only 20 and has been amazing already. However guys like Tanev are the top commodity these days on the market. Both teams are sad to see their beloved player go and both markets might complain about this deal, but this trade helps both teams with their needs. Tanev becomes the solid rock d-man to help anchor Boston now that Chara isn't who he used to be. Pastrnak then slots in beside Horvat long term on the right wing. This deal may need to grow, adding a young winger like Rodin going to them, and a piece coming back our way. Boston has 3.45 million in cap space so they could just make it work after taking Pastrnak's contract off the books. Trade: Hutton and Baertschi for Landeskog Why: The Canucks get a top line young left winger to put with Pastrnak and Horvat as our long time top line for the future. WCE2? Colorado gets a young left handed solid defenseman and a young left winger to replace Landeskog. YOUNG #1 DEFENSEMAN I'm not sure they would part with him no matter what the package thrown at them is, but I would try to throw the entire franchise at Florida for Aaron Ekblad. They've had tons of transition in the front office, so maybe Tallon won't do this after getting reinstated, but make a significant offer like: Edler, Hansen, Virtanen & 2017 1st round pick for Ekblad . It's both quantity and quality in a package (two good current assets, two good future assets for one elite current/future piece). It may be an overpayment but to get one of the top players for the next 15 years is worth it. Trade Sbisa, Burrows, Miller for draft picks at deadline Free Agent: Sign BC Boy steady defensive defenseman Karl Alzner 4 years at 5.5-6 million per year. Long term roster (aiming at 2018/2019 cup runs) Landeskog - Horvat - Pastrnak Sedin - Sedin - Boeser Eriksson - Cassels - Sutter Rodin - Gaunce - Granlund Alzner - Ekblad Juolevi - Gudbransson Tryamkin - Stecher Minors: Subban, Pedan Demko Markstrom We should be able to fit under the cap, especially with Miller gone, Sedins on smaller contracts in 2018, and ELC on Boeser, Juolevi and Demko, but if not then find a way to buy out or trade Eriksson's contract. Offense: This team has both top line talent and great depth. The Sedin's slot in on the second line (on cheaper contracts in 2018). If Eriksson turns it around, our third line could be very dangerous as well. Players on all four lines could move up and down the roster as they all have the talent to play on a top two line. Defense: Again we have top end talent (Alzner, Ekblad, Juolevi) and great depth. Goalie: Either guy could be a #1 at this point. Depends on Demko's development. In 2-3 years time with those young players developing, that's a cup worthy team. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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