Neutral Posted October 11, 2017 Share Posted October 11, 2017 He has a manageable contract and is still quite young especially for a defenseman in the NHL. If we give Pouliot a shot this could lead Hutton to be available for trade. We could package Hutton with a forward like Baertschi to try and upgrade @ F with someone who could really compliment Horvat. I just don't see the fit or chemistry with Eriksson so far. Maybe someone who has a bit of edge to his game but can also keep up with Bo's speed. I also would like to see Virtanen get a chance again with him at some point. Maybe a Virtanen Bo Granny/Boeser line could be tried out? The typical 2 big names that are rumoured to be available or clearly are: 1. E. Kane- Local kid, speed, size pending UFA (No guarantee that he would just sign here July 1) So why not look at acquiring via trade? He is off to a hot start this year so likely wont come cheap if they are willing to move him. Unsure if they have had any contract extension talks with him yet or not. 2. Matt Duchene- Many on CDC will say he is too old, well our skilled C ages go from 37 to 22. Adding in a 26yr Duchene would also ease the pressure on Bo when the Sedins retire & also ease the pressure off a young Pettersson. Duchene has great speed and skill, can play C or W, he also clearly needs a change of scenery. Lineup I would like to see: Sedin Sedin Granlund - Think Granny has the speed and some snarl to do some forechecking & also back check, plus some prior chemsitry Virtanen Horvat Duchene/E.Kane - Aggressive, speedy & some scoring, potential new top line Eriksson Sutter Boeser - Two 2 way forwards to play with Boeser Vanek Gagner Dorsett - 4 line team can still use Vanek in a top 9 role for Virt or Boeser if they need some sheltering Burmi/Gaunce Edler Stecher- Was a good pairing last season Del Zotto Gudbranson- looks like a good pairing, I do hope we keep Guddy & try to re sign him after Jan 1, trade him by deadline if he wont sign tho Pouliot Tanev - Not a 3rd pairing for Tanev just a solid Defensive guy if Pouliot pans out was my thinking behind this pairing Biega So off the current roster would be Baertschi & Hutton along with prospect or pick for said 2nd line player Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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