Patel Bure Posted September 28, 2021 Share Posted September 28, 2021 (edited) [proposal] Yes, it’s Canucks-Devils part infinity, and yes it involves Quinn Hughes part infinity To Devils: Hughes + Hamonic (assuming that Hamonic’s absence right now is related to anti-vaccination protocols). To Canucks: Ryan Graves + Damon Severson + 1st round pick :::::Ryan Reynolds gif..........but why?:::::: 1) New Jersey fulfills their fantasy of getting all three Hughes brothers while the Canucks address a HUGE hole on their right side D (Severson) while also bringing in a guy that could shut down and take on some tough defensive assignments (Graves). To what extent Graves would be able to take on tough defensive assignments I am not sure, but he’d be better than all of our current options. 2) If Hamonic isn’t slated to play for the Canucks this season, then that right side D will come with *way* too much risk. Schenn, a 7th dman, will be forced to be a 3rd pairing guy, Poolman, a 3rd pairing guy, will be forced to play on the 1st or 2nd pairing, while Myers, a #4, might also be forced to play on a top pairing with another offensive minded defenseman......which could ultimately mean a defensively suspect pairing. And this of course, is assuming that our D is 100% healthy! For me personally, a Hamonic-less D would create too much risk on the back-end. 3) Although I would like Quinn to be here for the long term, there is a part of me that wonders if he secretly wants to re-unite with his brothers in New Jersey. We all saw the draft day reaction of the Hughes family when Luke got selected to NJ, and we are already starting to see some indirect guerrilla warfare tactics from New Jersey with regards to legalized indirect tampering (ie Jack Hughes commenting on the negotiations occurring between Quinn and the Canucks with Jack stating that Quinn simply wants a deal that’s fair and respectful). Im starting to wonder if Quinn not being with the Devils will slowly turn into the “elephant in the room.” 4) Rathbone is much better than Juolevi. Heading into pre-season, my line of thinking was that IF Rathbone was only slightly better than Juolevi (ie 5-7%), then you could still justifiably keep OJ as the 3rd pairing guy while sending Rathbone to Abbotsford for asset management purposes (Oj getting NHL ice time + Bone logging huge minute in Abby while getting frequent NHL call ups with inevitable injuries). Unfortunately however, Rathbone is MUCH better than Juolevi right now and so he needs to stick. IF the Canucks were to move someone like Hughes, they would need another strong PMD in the line-up besides OEL and so this where Rathbone would come into play. 5) Cap wise: Devils receive: 3 million + Quinn Hughes long term deal Canucks receive: 3.17 (rounded up) + 4.17 (rounded up) = 7.34 The Devils currently have about 12 million in cap space and so signing Hughes long term wouldn’t be a problem for them. The way I would arrange the lines: Miller-Pettersson-Garland Hoglander-Horvat-Boeser Pearson-Dickinson-Podkolzin Gadjovich-Sutter-Motte Highmore Graves-Severson OEL-Poolman Rathbone-Myers Schenn Demko Halak Edited September 28, 2021 by Patel Bure 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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