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28 minutes ago, rekker said:

If your taking Gadjovich, I don't know. Not a fan. Have seen him play a few times and unless his skating has vastly improved I don't see him as a big loss.

It has improved quite a bit as has his 5 on 5 play.

 

He’s a goal a game player in the AHL right now. Something I don’t think we’ve ever seen from a 22 year old prospect in this organization:

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7 minutes ago, DeNiro said:

It has improved quite a bit as has his 5 on 5 play.

 

He’s a goal a game player in the AHL right now. Something I don’t think we’ve ever seen from a 22 year old prospect in this organization:

That's good to hear. He seems like a great person from his interviews. Everytime I sour on his skating I hear how it's improved. If it has I'm pumped for him, and pumped for the team. 

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56 minutes ago, mll said:

Komarov has the same cap hit as Roussel and also a year left.  An NHL executive tells Staples that he doesn’t think a 1st will even be enough to move his contract. Seattle can’t buy Roussel out.  They’ll probably have better ways of using up that cap space.

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28 minutes ago, DeNiro said:

It has improved quite a bit as has his 5 on 5 play.

 

He’s a goal a game player in the AHL right now. Something I don’t think we’ve ever seen from a 22 year old prospect in this organization:

11 goals 2 assists... seems to be taking care if business on his own :P

 

Do you think he's actually ready to push for a roster spot up here? 

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2 hours ago, Jimmy McGill said:

WPG actually has more cap space than we do for next year, so imo its going to take a Sutter-type deal to steal him out of there, likely in the 4.5x5 year range, something that Chevy wouldn't likely do.

 

If we're going to have a fast re-tooling of our bottom 6 this is whats needed, or the alternative is to try for a decent fill in on day 2 or 3 of free agency, but then we're also probably overpaying for a much lesser guy.

 

I'd rather Jim just go for it and land Lowry and we give him line mates like Motte and maybe Jake, or if not Lind to work with. 

Still think that finding our 3C upgrade via trade, especially with the ED pressure point on other teams, is better than getting in what will likely be a costly bidding war for Lowry. Sutter is then the backup plan. Should that fail

 

1 hour ago, rekker said:

If your taking Gadjovich, I don't know. Not a fan. Have seen him play a few times and unless his skating has vastly improved I don't see him as a big loss.

All reports out of Utica is that his skating is much improved. Not to the point of being a 'burner' but his skating sounds like it's gone from 'below average' to 'average'.

 

Hopefully that will be enough to make use of his other, many tools at this level. Guy's a beast in front of the net and we REALLY lack that up here.

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3 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

11 goals 2 assists... seems to be taking care if business on his own :P

 

Do you think he's actually ready to push for a roster spot up here? 

I think by next season he gets a serious look.

 

He would be a perfect bottom 6er on a cheap contract. We don’t currently have any player that brings his mix of size and skill.

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1 minute ago, aGENT said:

Still think that finding our 3C upgrade via trade, especially with the ED pressure point on other teams, is better than getting in what will likely be a costly bidding war for Lowry. Sutter is then the backup plan. Should that fail

yeah but what I'm scared of if Jim giving Sutter a 2 year deal :lol: please Jim, no.

 

I'm not all that worried about overpaying tbh, every team has it and sometimes its the right thing to do depending on need and what else you have to fill the other spots. 

 

Any thoughts as to who we could trade for tho? I think Ottawa hangs on to Tierney. 

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3 minutes ago, DeNiro said:

I think by next season he gets a serious look.

 

He would be a perfect bottom 6er on a cheap contract. We don’t currently have any player that brings his mix of size and skill.

one thing I do like about Green is he does allow players to earn spots in camp, so I suppose its up to him. I haven't watched any Utica games this year so I just wasn't sure how he was playing or if he was ready. 

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17 minutes ago, coryberg said:

I call bull@#*×

Brisebois says cap space has never been so valued because it’s so rare.

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14 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

yeah but what I'm scared of if Jim giving Sutter a 2 year deal :lol: please Jim, no.

 

I'm not all that worried about overpaying tbh, every team has it and sometimes its the right thing to do depending on need and what else you have to fill the other spots. 

 

Any thoughts as to who we could trade for tho? I think Ottawa hangs on to Tierney. 

I'd be completely fine with something like $2x2 for Sutter. Especially with limited or no trade protection that second year.

 

Oh god, don't say that overpay word around these parts, you're liable to get strung up :lol:

 

Really, I'm just not sure if it's the time to 'overspend' for that 'Malhotra' guy. I'm fine with another year or two of cheaper, solid 'training wheel' vets until Pettersson/Hughes get in their primes and support kids like Hoglander, Podkolzin, Lind, Jasek, Juolevi, Rathbone, Woo etc get some miles under their skates at this level.

 

Haven't had time to look at expansion lists and see who's at risk of exposure and might have a prospect etc to replace that guy.

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3 minutes ago, N7Nucks said:

With the cap being what it is for the next few years, I'd believe it.

Thing is, the longer time moves on with the cap flat, the more guys contracts expire and new contracts get signed at lower Covid rates... The less tight cap space overall becomes.

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1 hour ago, aGENT said:

I'd be completely fine with something like $2x2 for Sutter. Especially with limited or no trade protection that second year.

 

Oh god, don't say that overpay word around these parts, you're liable to get strung up :lol:

 

Really, I'm just not sure if it's the time to 'overspend' for that 'Malhotra' guy. I'm fine with another year or two of cheaper, solid 'training wheel' vets until Pettersson/Hughes get in their primes and support kids like Hoglander, Podkolzin, Lind, Jasek, Juolevi, Rathbone, Woo etc get some miles under their skates at this level.

 

Haven't had time to look at expansion lists and see who's at risk of exposure and might have a prospect etc to replace that guy.

I would be fine with Sutter at 2x2. Without a ntc or expansion protection guaranteed. But I think its pretty unlikely Benning would even suggest that type of haircut to Sutter. I think 3x3.5 with a ntc is more likely. Which imo is too much for Sutter.

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1 hour ago, aGENT said:

I'd be completely fine with something like $2x2 for Sutter. Especially with limited or no trade protection that second year.

 

Oh god, don't say that overpay word around these parts, you're liable to get strung up :lol:

 

Really, I'm just not sure if it's the time to 'overspend' for that 'Malhotra' guy. I'm fine with another year or two of cheaper, solid 'training wheel' vets until Pettersson/Hughes get in their primes and support kids like Hoglander, Podkolzin, Lind, Jasek, Juolevi, Rathbone, Woo etc get some miles under their skates at this level.

 

Haven't had time to look at expansion lists and see who's at risk of exposure and might have a prospect etc to replace that guy.

I'd be fine with a stop gap replacement for Sutter if the replacement has more speed. Fast teams are really beating on us. We need more speed in the bottom six. 

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5 minutes ago, rekker said:

I'd be fine with a stop gap replacement for Sutter if the replacement has more speed. Fast teams are really beating on us. We need more speed in the bottom six. 

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8 minutes ago, rekker said:

I'd be fine with a stop gap replacement for Sutter if the replacement has more speed. Fast teams are really beating on us. We need more speed in the bottom six. 

Yeah again, this is why I think trade is the route we go for now ideally. But failing that preferred 'plan A', Sutter on a short, reasonable deal is a decent backup plan. Sutter also may not be a complete burner but he's not slow either. 

 

But  then we see another reason Benning targeted Highmore here...he's got speed and solid defensive play. Fits our team needs.

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22 minutes ago, aGENT said:

Yeah again, this is why I think trade is the route we go for now ideally. But failing that preferred 'plan A', Sutter on a short, reasonable deal is a decent backup plan. Sutter also may not be a complete burner but he's not slow either. 

 

But  then we see another reason Benning targeted Highmore here...he's got speed and solid defensive play. Fits our team needs.

Agreed. I am a Sutter fan for what he does bring. We could do worse and there may well be few options. Especially if Beagle is done. 

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44 minutes ago, aGENT said:

Yeah again, this is why I think trade is the route we go for now ideally. But failing that preferred 'plan A', Sutter on a short, reasonable deal is a decent backup plan. Sutter also may not be a complete burner but he's not slow either. 

 

But  then we see another reason Benning targeted Highmore here...he's got speed and solid defensive play. Fits our team needs.

He is not an accomplished center though. Not sure I see him as an out of the gate Sutter replacement. Would be awesome though.

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Just now, wallstreetamigo said:

He is not an accomplished center though. Not sure I see him as an out of the gate Sutter replacement. Would be awesome though.

Wasn't talking about Highmore replacing Sutter... I was talking about trading to acquire a Sutter replacement/upgrade.

 

Also (separately) talking about bringing more speed (and solid defensive play) to the bottom 6. Highmore brings that (on wing).

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Just now, aGENT said:

Wasn't talking about Highmore replacing Sutter... I was talking about trading to acquire a Sutter replacement/upgrade.

 

Also (separately) talking about bringing more speed (and solid defensive play) to the bottom 6. Highmore brings that (on wing).

Hopefully Highmore lives up to the hype here.

 

Lets hope there is a trade for a player like that. 

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