Noble 6 Posted November 21, 2017 Share Posted November 21, 2017 To LAK: Gudbranson Goldobin 3rd Round Pick 2018 To VAN: 1st Round Pick 2018 Jokinen * This deal would be made closer to the trade deadline, assuming L.A. is still doing well. The Kings get Gudbranson; a hard nosed defenseman who would fit in well with their style. He would add a right-handed shot to their D-core that would compliment their existing group pretty well. He would provide grit, leadership and physicality in a top-4ish role for a Playoff run. Depending on how they like the fit, they can decide whether or not to re-sign him as well. Goldobin has been a very good player in the AHL this year and would provide some scoring depth for them in the long run. He could be a cheap winger they could call up that wouldn't break their cap. With Carter and Gaborik coming back from injury at some point, they could have a shot this year if they're young guys, like Kempe, continue to play at a high level. The 3rd is depth for giving up such a high pick. Overall, this move boosts their D-core for a run: Muzzin - Doughty Martinez - Gudbranson Forbert - Folin MacDermid The Canucks gain a 1st rounder in a very deep 1st round. The pick would probably be in the bottom half of the first round, but it would provide more options on draft day. Given how many good defenseman there are in the top-30 this year, we could very well still land a pretty good player. I understand that losing Gudbranson hurts our team toughness, but we can't afford to let him walk for nothing. His contract demands are rumored to be pretty high, too high given his value to the team. We don't need another bloated contract we have to carry around long term. We have enough forward depth to trade Goldobin, and giving up the 3rd doesn't mean much when you're getting a 1st in return. We take back Jokinen's contract to make it work with the cap. This deal is all about adding that extra 1st rounder in a deep draft for the Canucks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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