hammertime Posted January 26, 2017 Share Posted January 26, 2017 To Arizona Tanev + 3rd To Vancouver Keller http://www.dobberprospects.com/clayton-keller/ Merkley http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/nick-merkley/ Why Arizona does this: Tanev is a fancy stats sweetheart and Is a perfect fit to put alongside OEL or bring Chychrun up alongside. Keller is riding a bit of a high right now after a BIG WJC showing however is far from proven he's only 5'10" 168lbs and is stuck in their log jam behind Devorak, Strome, along with Dauphin, Mcinnis up the middle. Arizona is pretty loaded with young talented C's. Merkley shows promise but with Crouse, Fischer, Duclair, Perlini, Domi, they won't be crying from lack of youth on the wings either. Why Van does this: If Horvat is our future 1C/A Keller projects as a perfect 1C/B he's got the skill level and creativity we are woefully lacking in our prospect pool. Tanev IMO should be moved he is becoming increasingly fragile and Injuries will eventually catchup to him. He is also past the age of being a good fit for our future core. IMO Stetcher is a more effective partner for Elder. Merkley is a guy I really like I live in Vernon and watched him as a Rocket he's very speedy with high end passing who certainly doesn't shy away from contact I would be surprised if he doesn't turn into a future 50pt NHL player or better. Future Canucks Bae Bo Boeser Virtanen Keller Merkley Granlund Sutter Eriksson Depth: Lockwood, Cassels, Gaudette, Jasek, Rodin, Gaunce, Zhuk, future draft pix etc Edler Stetch Juolevi Tram Sbisa Gud Hutton Subban Don't think we miss Tanev at all with that top 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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