NMHockey Posted November 8, 2021 Share Posted November 8, 2021 (edited) TRADES Canucks acquire: D Travis Dermott F Pierre Engvall Maple Leafs acquire: D Travis Hamonic F Matthew Highmore 2nd Round Draft Pick 2024 ($975K of Hamonic $ retained by Canucks) The Maple Leafs are shopping Dermott and Holl but IMO will likely trade Dermott as they are very short on RHD and have a very similar young aggressive puck moving LHD to Dermott in Rasmus Sandin and also many similar overall LHD in the likes of Rielly, Brodie, and Muzzin. Dermott fixes are LHD issue after Ekman-Larsson and Hughes and Dermott easily plays both sides in a Nate Schmidt type puck moving fashion. So even when Rathbone is ready we can have Dermott in the future picture. He helps us now, in the future, is slick with the puck, has a jump in his crossovers, has vision, is 6’0, 205Lbs, hits to hurt, and will fight. The Leafs were also shopping Engvall at the start of the season and he’s fairly young with a massive frame and a poor-mans Pettersson type style. He gives us potentially more offense than Highmore and a lot more size. The Leafs get smarter in the two-way game on forward, more experienced on D as well as a much needed rounded RHD, and also a needed draft pick. With the amount I have the Canucks retaining on Hamonic in this trade; the cap is a wash for both teams and no one is taking on salary. UFAs D Jason Demers (1 year/2-way/$750,000) We’ve looked at him twice in just under four years now and he offsets the loss of having to move a veteran all-around RHD in Hamonic to get Dermott. He’s also a former teammate of Ekman-Larsson and Garland and D-pair partner of Ekman-Larsson. And he brings loads of playoff experience, heart, underrated puck skills from the point, and a keen understanding of handling the Pacific Division and winning in the league. NHL-AHL ROSTER MOVES Send Podkolzin down to play with his “Russian” friend Klimovich and have the two next superstars of the team build chemistry and allow Podkolzin to have some seasoning. (Yes I’m aware he scored tonight and many will call for my head for saying this but understand developing young players and a raw power forward of Podkolzins style and upside. Plus Podkolzin is early in his ELC and can be shuffled up and down no problem). Call up Di Giuseppe who is a former 2nd round pick for a reason, still somewhat young and seems to get better all the time, and IMO was the quickest, smartest positionally, grittiest, and best forward in pre-season out of the 4th line battle between him, Lockwood, Highmore, Dowling, Gadjovich, and Dries. DEPTH-CHARTS Engvall -Pettersson- Hoglander Pearson -Horvat- Garland Motte -Miller- Boeser Di Giuseppe -Dickinson- Bailey Lammikko Ekman-Larsson - Schenn Hughes - Myers Dermott - Poolman Burroughs - Demers Demko Halak LTIR Keeper Brisebois Sutter Ferland ABBOTSFORD Dowling -Petan- Chiasson Podkolzin -Dries- Klimovich Keppen -Focht- Rempal Plasek -Stevens- Lockwood Arseneau -Wouters- Lukosevicius Nielsen Rathbone - Woo Hunt - Juulsen Sautner - Bowey Schilling - Stephens Brubacher - Kannok-Leipert DiPietro Silovs Martin Edited November 8, 2021 by ZH96 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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