HKSR Posted December 14, 2021 Share Posted December 14, 2021 So seeing the writing on the wall, it sounds like one of Boeser, Miller, and Bo will need to be moved sooner or later. I'm completely against moving Bo or Miller. Both are centres. Both of them are the type of players you win Cups with -- strong on the puck, offensively capable, strong defensively, can play PK and PP, etc. So that leaves Boeser. Would love to keep him, but when he isn't scoring, he isn't doing much else to help the team. So here is my proposal: To VAN: Jakob Chychrun Phil Kessel (50% retained) -- negative value IMO 2023 3rd Round Pick (conditional becomes 2nd Round Pick if Boeser scores 35 goals or more) To ARZ: Brock Boeser Jack Rathbone VAN does this to acquire Chychrun to make the Canucks LHD the strongest trio in the league. The Canucks are buying relatively low here as Chychrun is having a bad year without the sheltering of OEL. In Vancouver, he would be sheltered by both OEL and Hughes. He should absolutely flourish playing a lesser role. Chychrun is also signed relatively long term on a really cap friendly $4.6M AAV. Kessel fills in for Boeser this year, and inevitably would walk as a UFA. ARZ does this to acquire 2 young pieces to add to their infinite rebuild. We all know what Brock is capable of, and with Chychrun gone, Rathbone can step in and grow with their young team. They also unload Kessel since nobody seems to want him now anyways lol. The acquisition of Chychrun gives the Canucks the ability to always have an exceptionally skilled LHD on the ice throughout the entire game. OEL Myers Hughes Schenn Chychrun Poolman Here is what the future would then look like in terms of cap (I assumed a +$1M cap limit increase each year). It means we could keep Horvat and Miller even if they wanted $7.5M and $8M AAV respectively. Hogs and Podz would get big raises to $4M AAV each as well. Petey would inevitably get his huge deal at $8.5M AAV in a couple years. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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