J.I.A.H.N Posted October 17, 2017 Share Posted October 17, 2017 As, I read certain posts throughout CDC, I see a certain amount of concern, with a fair amount of members wanting to make trades and thinking that Benning has made a mistake by signing the veterans he has.......... I see it as a plan to just get through the next couple of years without having to subject too many of his prospects to the pain of a rebuild, and one that keeps them on the farm as long as they can be kept there. Think about it, on the farm they play a level up from junior or Europe, they get tested and they succeed....this is good for their development. And in fact, having looked at the current line up. I regrettably feel, it might not be such a bad idea to send Broeser and Virtanen back down to the Comets, until after the TDL, for development and sheltering purposes. This would ensure, better chemistry with our younger prospects, and would keep them away, from what is looking to be another bottom placing finish..........The Comets of course would be banging on all cylinders, and would be building chemistry and learning success.........then once making the decision to keep the kids on the farm, bring them up one by one for injury replacement, and let them play 2 or 3 games up before sending them back down and bringing another one up On the other side of this would be the Canucks, who would have a veteran laden team, and one that looks to be a bottom placed team, expectation would be low, and this would allow Benning to be in a position to move players at the deadline, without fan rage.......... Canidates for the TDL could be............. Baertschi, Vanek, Dorsett, Sutter, Edler, Hutton, DelZotto, Tanev, Gagner and Gudbranson, Markstrom. and Eriksson if at all possible This is not a challenge to trade them all, or even most, but to prepare the team for the onslaught of young players, that indeed will be coming up in the next several years..... this rebuild will take a couple more years, of drafting and signings, and will require veteran players to be moved to make room. So for now, lets move the young guys who can go back to the farm, back, and replace with vets, play the season up to the TDL to assess and develop players into valuable assets, keep those veterans that will fit into the rebuild and move those veterans that can be replace in the summer through the draft, promotion or other free agency at the TDL As of right now, I would suggest not panicking and not screaming for the rookies........I honestly think their development is better served in the minors at this point...... Lets stay calm! Just for the record, I would be keeping Sutter, Del Zotto, Tanev, and Gunbranson, as all bring a different elements to the team The rest are replaceable! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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