captaincowbasher Posted February 12, 2017 Share Posted February 12, 2017 Fortunately, the overhaul is almost finished. It started a couple of years ago with the Kesler trade, and will be complete when the Sedin's have retired. The hockey that we've witnessed between these points is nothing short of just plain terrible. Our team is devoid of any real superstar talent/skill or physical presence. Benning must address the skill first, by using the chips he has; grit and physical presence is much easier to add. The first thing that has to happen is a team needs to covet our Swiss army knife(Jannik Hansen), this guy has consistently been our best forward over the past few years, he scores, hits, kills powerplays, fights, fits the speed game that Pitt plays and is the consummate professional. I can seriously see the Penguins come asking for him. What a great pickup for the Penguins come playoff time, and it would only cost them their late first round pick. Both teams win... With that said, To Denver, Chris Tanev + 2017 1st(acquired from Pitt) + Granlund(his value has never been higher) for M.Duchene as far as cap this deal is almost a wash, and the Av's are happy as this meets their criteria for the asking price for Duchene; which is a top pair defender, 1st round pick and a good young player or good prospect. To Tampa Bay, Edler + 2017 1st for J.Drouin as far as cap, Canucks win and Tampa has about 7 mil to play with. Canucks appear to be giving up a lot; first pair defender and a very high first round pick, but consider that this years draft is weak and with the Canucks luck the lottery for draft order would fall to unfavorable results...But to get a potential superstar we need to give up this sort of bounty. I know this leaves us weaker on defence and without any first rounders in this years draft(remember its a weak draft) but look at our forward lineup and we dealt from an area that we are strong and potentially could be stronger with Juolevi coming. New look lines, DROUIN HORVAT DUSCHENE very speedy, talented and legit first line in this league BAERTSCHI SUTTER ERIKSSON good second line D.SEDIN H.SEDIN BURROWS good third line, we really need the Sedin's to hang them up, or request a trade. SKILLE CHAPUT MEGNA solid bottom trio HUTTON GUDBRANSON TRYAMKIN STECHER SBISA BEIGA we loose Sbisa in the expansion draft, but Juolevi will more than fill that spot next year. I also think Brisebois might be ready for a third line defence pairing. We might have one of the best young defence core in the league. With Boesser coming, I see him slotting into the second line RW spot, which moves Eriksson to the third line. I also think to make the Canuck team a true three line team, they should split the Sedins next year( if they are still here) so Henrik can distribute the puck to Baertschi and Boesser and Sutter can play between Daniel and Eriksson. When the Sedins are retired at the end of the 2017/2018 season, we focus on adding 2 power forwards, at which point Virtanen might be ready and we'll really only need one. Next years line up, DROUIN HORVAT DUSCHENE BAERTSCHI H.SEDIN BOESSER D.SEDIN SUTTER ERIKSSON SKILLE GAUNCE MEGNA HUTTON STECHER TRYAMKIN SUBBAN JUOLEVI GUBRANSON Thoughts... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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