ken kaniff Posted November 22, 2021 Share Posted November 22, 2021 This team is rotten to the core. Rumours of locker room turmoil. Players unhappy. Management is awful. Coaching lost the room. Ownership doing nothing. I think this team needs to do what Buffalo has done and look to start another rebuild and rebuild properly. Fire Jim Benning Fire Travis Green and the coaching staff Trade #1 Vancouver: C Elias Pettersson, D Travis Hamonic, LW Matt Highmore New York Islanders: C Mathew Barzal, LW Matt Martin, D Robin Salo -Both Pettersson and Barzal are underperforming this year. I think Barzal is a more speedy dynamic player that fits with players like Garland and Hoglander better. Martin gives us a tough guy and locker room leader. Salo is a young LHD with some upside. -NYI get Pettersson who is more skilled than Barzal but not as fast. Hamonic replaces Pulock as he’s out on LTIR. Highmore is a high energy guy. Trade #2 Vancouver: RW Brock Boeser, D Jack Rathbone, New York Rangers: D Braden Schneider, RW Vitali Kravtsov -Rangers get a top 6 forward and prospect. I think they’re gearing up to make a push for the playoffs either this year or next. -I don’t think Boeser is going to be worth his next contract. He’s good but not someone we need right now. He’s a supporting player not someone to build around. We get a young RHD with promise and a young Russian winger with promise. Trade #3 Vancouver: C/LW JT Miller Washington: C Lars Eller, C Hendrix Lapierre, WIN 2022 2nd -We get Eller who fills in at C for a few years while Lapierre develops. Lapierre could be Horvat 2.0 with time. -Washington gets Miller who slots into their top 6 while Backstrom is injured. They’ll have another run for the cup with Ovi still lighting it up. Garland-Barzal-Hoglander Pearson-Horvat-Kravtsov Motte-Eller-Podkolzin Martin-Dickinson-Chaisson Ekman Larsson-Myers Hughes-Schneider Salo-Poolman Demko Halak This also leave us with close to 10mill in cap space. Start the rebuild from here. I honestly don’t know what to Dow it’s this team anymore. But this is a start. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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