Maddogy Posted February 3, 2020 Share Posted February 3, 2020 (edited) Mental Exercise: Trading Boeser for Brady Tkachuk Boeser: Higher offensive ceiling but can no longer score on top of the slot consistently, he is trying to adapt to NHL and find his game. Chances are he will eventually break through like Jake Virtanen and reach his potential. This however may take another one or two seasons at the worst. J.T. Miller and Nathan Mackinnon took several seasons to reach their potential. Tkachuk: Has a lower offensive ceiling. Provides more net front presence and scores more garbage goals. Offers intimidation factor especially in a division that also exhibits his older brother. His former roommate Quinn Hughes plays in Vancouver. Seems like a good kid and not a douche like his older brother. So far he is the "good" Tkachuk. This is a trade that Ottawa would have a hard time saying no to. They may still say no but it would be difficult for them. From Canucks' perspective, the question is whether there are any players in the system that can replace Boeser or resemble Tkachuk. Hoglander may become a player somewhat akin to Boeser. However the system is full of young, tough, gritty scorers such as Baily, Podkolzin and Lind. None of these prospects are guaranteed to reach their potential. All in all, I don't think this would be a bad trade for either organization but I think J.B. is comfortable with the number of gritty scorers in the system and still wishes for the David Patrnak type of sniper. Boeser is no Patrnak but he is the closest we have in the system. I don't think J.B. would make this deal. Edited February 4, 2020 by Maddogy 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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