Doogie Posted January 19, 2022 Share Posted January 19, 2022 (edited) As much as I am hoping the Canucks will make the playoffs this year, if they do and I know anything can happen, I don't see them making a run for the cup. JR mentioned there are some holes in the lineup and I completely agree. So let's look ahead and discuss a potential trade of our biggest trade chip JT Miller and next years lineup. Hoglander - Pettersson - Podkolzin Pearson - Horvat - Boeser ??? - ??? - Garland Motte - ??? - Highmore Hughes - ??? OEL - Myers Rathbone - ??? Demko ??? This is how I see our lineup next year and as you can see there are glaring holes that need to be addressed. I've left Dickinson out of the lineup because I'm hoping a playoff team this year could see a need for Dickinson and he is traded. Now as for the holes that need to be addressed, Miller is our best trade chip and will command a lofty return helping fill these holes. There are reports in the media as the Rangers being "all over him" so the focus of this will be trading Miller to the Rangers. So, what would your ideal trade look like with the Rangers? I would center the trade around Schneider who could be a long-term partner for Hughes and is our biggest need, a RHD. Our second biggest need is a defensive 3C who can chip in offensively when need be and this is where Chytil or Barron come in. Although both shoot left and we would be better off if either of them shot right this need can be filled with our 4C. The only other issue is some are projecting Chytil to move to the wing where he may be better suited and for this reason I would prefer Barron a big physical presence who plays to his size. Now this is where it gets a little interesting, Schneider and Barron are not enough of a return for Miller so what else could we squeeze out of the Rangers. I would prefer another roster player or prospect over a draft pick to help fill out the rest of our lineup but for the 3LW I see Klimovich getting a shot next year and we could easily find sign a UFA for the 4C position. Here I'm not only thinking next year I'm thinking 2-3 years down the road as we will need to find replacements for Pearson and Myers when their contracts are up. There were two names that stood out to me in a recent article I read and they were Hunter Skinner (RD) and Brennan Othmann (LW). However, I believe the LW position is a lot easier to fill than a RD but then we also have Woo who could jump in and fill that bottom RD position maybe as early as next year. But again, going back to how easily we could fill a LW spot over a RD I would prefer Skinner here. The return of Schneider, Barron, Skinner still seems a little underwhelming especially since we'd retain 50% of Millers salary so just for good measure I'd ask for a 2nd round pick. To Rangers: Miller at 50% retained To Canucks: Schneider Barron Skinner 2nd round pick 2022 Potential lineup next year Hoglander - Pettersson - Podkolzin Pearson - Horvat - Boeser Kilmovich - Barron - Garland Motte - UFA - Highmore Hughes - Schneider OEL - Myers Rathbone - Woo/Skinner/Schenn Demko ??? Do you agree with the return heading back our way, if not what would be your ideal return in a JT Miller trade to the Rangers? Edited January 19, 2022 by Doogie 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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