NMHockey Posted October 29, 2021 Share Posted October 29, 2021 (edited) Coaching Staff Relieve Travis Green and promote Brad Shaw. Then hire Bruce Boudreau as an assistant. Round of applause for@King Heffyas he played a major role in assembling this new coaching staff! Trades Canucks acquire: D Nathan Beaulieu 7th Round Draft Pick 2023 Jets acquire: D Travis Hamonic (50% $ retain) F Matthew Highmore (Conditional) 4th Round Draft Pick 2024 Signings D Jason Demers (1 year/2-way/$750,000) F Bobby Ryan (1 year/1-way/$750,000) Regardless of the outcome of tonights game I still believe this type of change is necessary. The Canucks are far too inconsistent under Green and asset management because of Greens choices are far too concerning. Jim Benning has done great work. What’s going on is the fault of Travis Green and for Petterssons struggles that’s Petterssons own fault (although I think a new coach might help him push to the level of elite). Jack Rathbone needs major seasoning down in Abbotsford and he doesn’t require waivers until next season. We need to take advantage of that. We have lots of RHD depth. What we need is a true all-around, big, slick LHD to support Ekman-Larsson and Hughes. Beaulieu is that and has decent experience but is also only 28 and only comes in at $1,250,000 for this season and then is a UFA. (So if Rathbone is ready to fully step in next season than no problem. Beaulieu could even be kept as a 7th/8th D). The Jets have been leaking many goals to start the season and could use a top four experienced all around, hard nosed shut down D in Hamonic. Hamonic also being from Manitoba and everything that’s gone on with him would make this trade very appropriate. Hamonic now being back and getting warmed up in the AHL plus the Canucks retaining half his salary makes him much more valuable. The Jets need some more forward depth too and losing Highmore would kind of hurt but Motte will be back very soon and Motte is a higher-end version of Highmore. We’ve looked at Jason Demers twice before and Tocchet would want him brought in since he coached him (as well as OEL & Garland) for four seasons in Arizona. If Bobby Ryan can come in and stay healthy he may be a massive steal. He’s tenacious, will fit in nicely in the locker room, will protect his teammates, brings loads of experience, and still has very good technicalities in his hands and vision. He’d be a major upgrade on Chiasson who’s good for net front PP, aggressive efforts, and cup winning veteran experience, but his foot speed and age is killing us. To note on Rick Tocchet he’s very familiar with (the way it is right now) our two best players as I mentioned above. He also was an assistant coach with Pittsburgh when they won back to back cups. I truly believe he could come in and guide this team to a championship playoff run and also teach and grow young players better than Green. Observe. Depth Chart J.T. Miller -El.Pettersson- C.Garland T.Pearson -B.Horvat- N.Hoglander V.Podkolzin -Ja.Dickinson- B.Boeser T.Motte -J.Lammikko- Ju.Bailey B.Ryan O.Ekman-Larsson - J.Demers Q.Hughes - T.Myers N.Beaulieu - T.Poolman K.Burroughs - L.Schenn T.Demko J.Halak IR J.Dowling G.Brisebois LTIR B.Keeper Bra.Sutter M.Ferland Abbotsford P.Di Giuseppe -D.Klimovich- A.Chiasson N.Petan -S.Dries- S.Rempal J.Stevens -C.Focht- W.Lockwood K.Plasek -C.Wouters- J.Lukosevicius V.Arseneau -T.Nielsen- E.Keppen J.Rathbone - J.Woo B.Hunt - M.Bowey A.Sautner - N.Juulsen A.Brubacher - D.Stephens C.Schilling - A.Kannok-Leipert M.DiPietro A.Silovs S.Martin Edited October 29, 2021 by ZH96 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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