Patel Bure Posted February 14, 2020 Share Posted February 14, 2020 (edited) To New York Islanders: Jake Virtanen To Vancouver Canucks: Noah Dobson Islanders get someone that can be more of an immediate help (JV) which will suit them since they are legit dark horses, while the Canucks get a great young long term piece in their biggest long term positional need (ND on right side defense). I do want to make a few things clear here: 1) I don’t hate Virtanen. Quite the contrary, I love the young man. I’m just smart enough to know that in order to receive, you gotta give. I think Graham James may have said that once. 2) Losing Virtanen would suck since he’s had a strong year and seems to be taking his game to the next level, but the Canucks should still be strong on the right side with Boeser, Eriksson, a returning Leivo, Ferland (if they Nucks use him there), or even a guy like Wayne Simmonds if the Canucks decide to go that route. Edited February 14, 2020 by DarkIndianRises 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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