J.I.A.H.N Posted May 25, 2017 Share Posted May 25, 2017 Vancouer Tanev, Erikksson (30% retained) for Arizona's 2017 1st (7th OA) + 2017 2nd (34th OA) + L. Schenn This is about the best we get, while getting rid of Eriksson now, instead of later when he has no value. Schenn becomes a free bee and a small cash dump, which makes it easier for Arizona to add additional pieces. Arizona is close to breaking out.....with a strong stable waiting to get in as well.....if they can pick up one of Alzner or Shattenkirk, which they can afford, they will be close....certainly they will be moving up, and may be able to pull a goalie out of the hat as well.....they have a lot of cap space! For Vancouver, this puts them at rock bottom, but they will be collecting for another year or so. but in the end will have a tremendous amount of cap space, will have the ability to take a bad contract for gain, and will be in position to pick high quality picks in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 draft. This year is a crap shoot at the top, but the over all feel from Benning was the top 40 is as solid as any other year.... more top picks means a better chance at finding the gems...... Having (5th OA), (7th OA), (33rd OA), (34 OA), (55 OA), and (64 OA) gives us a chance to catch up to the other young teams, we may be behind momentarily, but long term this gives us possible 1st, 2nd and 3rd liners, as well as defencemen to move into the top 4........this is a win for us! PS......(95 OA + 112 OA) are not bad picks either! Remember that Kesler, Broeser, Demko, Schneider were all late 1st and early 2nds In short, give Benning the tools and let him do his job.......If he is to be known as a good drafter, then let him draft! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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