hammertime Posted January 22, 2022 Share Posted January 22, 2022 Bruce and Hoglander don't mix IMO he is hurting Hoglander's development. But Bruce has enough problems trying to re build Pete and Brock into top 6 ers that it's completely understandable. I have an incredibly hard time penciling Hog into our top 6 while Garland and softies like Pete and Brock are under contract soo in the end it's more of an issue with fit. I have a really hard time moving Hoglander because he is one of my favorite canucks but in the end It may be the best thing for both parties hopefully we don't end up on the wrong end of the Naslund trade. I am of the mind that project re"building Brock" has more to do with his trade value than it does long term aspirations. Lets face it Brock isn't Jeff Carter if we want a cup here and that is our goal we aren't doing it with slow 210 lb guys who have 14 hits on the season or whatever. Brocks a leaner not a lifter just doesn't have the huevos. To the trade. Bruce has expressed explicit interest in acquiring another offensive defenseman. IMO LA's core is looking to retool on the fly I am aware they used 8oa on Brandt last year however he may still be a ways out from playing pro's. He was left off team canada at the WJC and LA already has Sean Durzi and Helge Grans in the pipe at the position. Possibly they have soured on Brandt juuuuuust enough to consider this. I think Nils and Brock get them back to the dance and they are young enough to be a key part of their re tool. To LA Nils + Brock50% To Van Brandt Clarke 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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