Noble 6 Posted January 20, 2017 Share Posted January 20, 2017 Now, before you start, I know how unlikely a trade within the division is, especially when both teams are giving up key players. I also know how we all feel about former 18 year old Sam Bennet, but hopefully we can look past that and consider this. I know how unlikely this first one is, but it's still fun to throw ideas around. After the expansion draft: To CGY: Tanev + 4th 2017 = 4.45 million To VAN: Bennet + Wideman (cap dump) + 1st 2017 + 3rd 2017 = 6.175 million Calgary adds a top-pairing right handed defensman to an already strong defense core. With this, they get one of, if not the best blue lines in the league. This makes them better now for a playoff push and allows them to compete sooner. They also dump Wideman's reputation and contract which is a big boost. They free up cap space and essentially replace Wideman with Tanev on defense, while losing a struggling forward and a couple of picks. Their lineup for the rest of the year would look something like this: Gaudreau - Monahan - Versteg Tkachuk - Backlund - Frolik Bouma - Stajan - Brouwer Ferlund - Hamilton - Chiasson Giordano - Tanev Brodie - Hamilton Jokipakka - Engelland The Canucks add a young center that has a lot of potential. He was the 4th overall pick in 2014 and fits the Benning mold of being hard to play against perfectly. He has struggled a bit this season after a good rookie season last year. He is fast, skilled, smart and has decent size to go with a great motor. I'm sure you guys have heard all this before, so I'll stop there. We also add a 1st and a 3rd this year which will hopefully increase our chances at landing a good player. We take back some cap, but we can take it by putting Dorsett on LTIR since we will be over the cap by about 2 million. Overall we add 2 big pieces for our future. Now, if we add in a trade that I've previously proposed for Lazar, we would be set at center long term: At the trade deadline: To OTT: Hansen 5th 2017 To VAN: Lazar 3rd 2017 4th 2017 Long term, we add 2 young centers and a 1st round pick. Combined with what we already have, our core starts to fill out at forward: Baertschi - Horvat - Boeser ________ - Bennet - ________ Granlund - Sutter - Virtanen _________ - Lazar - Lockwood Juolevi - Gudbranson Hutton - Tryamkin Brisebois - Stetcher I don't know about you guys, but that center group looks amazing. We have 2 lefties and 2 righties for faceoffs and all of them play a responsible 200ft game. All that's missing are a couple of 2nd line players and we are in good shape. That's the kind of depth I would want to enter the Playoffs with. Overall I think we end up a better team especially when you factor in the extra picks we get in this draft. What do you guys think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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