HKSR Posted May 2, 2022 Share Posted May 2, 2022 My Monday morning proposal lol Sounds like Pierre Luc Dubois may be available, and WPG needs help on defence: https://awinninghabit.com/2022/04/27/canadiens-pierre-luc-dubois/ I'm not one to trade Miller easily, but if it means PLD in a Canucks jersey and having Petey and PLD as the 1-2 punch for 8 years, I'm all in. TRADE #1 (3- Way) To WPG: Ivan Provorov Tucker Poolman ($600k retained) 2023 3rd Round Pick (PHI) To PHI: JT Miller Nate Schmidt To VAN: Pierre Luc Dubois 2022 2nd Round Pick (PHI) -- this is a high 2nd rounder WPG out: Pierre Luc Dubois, Nate Schmidt WPG in: Provorov, Poolman ($600k retained), 2023 3rd Round Pick (PHI) PHI out: Provorov, 2022 2nd Round Pick, 2023 3rd Round Pick PHI in: JT Miller, Schmidt VAN out: JT Miller, Poolman ($600k retained) VAN in: Pierre Luc Dubois, 2022 2nd Round Pick (PHI) WPG needs help on their blueline. They get a substantial defensive upgrade with Provorov, and someone they are familiar with in Poolman for a measly $1.9M AAV. PHI gets elite 1C JT Miller and a solid defenceman in Nate Schmidt. VAN gets a fantastic centre to provide that 1-2-3 punch down the middle for the next decade or so. Also acquire a 2nd round pick to fill out their draft this year. TRADE #2 To PIT: Conor Garland To VAN: John Marino Its gotta hurt to acquire a defenceman like Marino. Garland has cost certainty and is a Top 6 winger for PIT moving forward. TRADE #3 To CLB/DAL: Tyler Myers To VAN: 3rd Round Pick CLB lost Jones, DAL will lose Klingberg. Myers fills in nicely on either CLB or DAL. Overall, Canucks now have a 1st, 2nd, and two 3rds in this year's draft. Now to the projections and other moves... Assuming the cap goes up by $1M per year for the next 3 years, then a very conservative $2M per year after that (after escrow taken care of in 2024-25)... $7.875M x 8 for PLD (same deal as Suzuki in Montreal -- see article posted above) $7M x 8 for Horvat (Canuck for life!) $10M x 8 for Petey Sign Lyubushkin at $2.85M x 5 -- defensive defenceman for OEL to finally play offensively Sign Niederreiter or other Top 6 (Nichuskin?) for $5.5M-ish x 5 Keeping the UFA signings to 5 years, so when Petey and Hughes hit their prime, there's flexibility on what we wanna do then. Podkolzin-Petey-Boeser Hoglander-PLD-Niederreiter Pearson-Bo-Dickinson (would like to move Dickinson out if possible too, Chiasson could probably step in here) Highmore-Lamikko-Lockwood Chiasson Hughes-Marino OEL-Lyubushkin Dermott-Schenn Burroughs This is all assuming we have no prospects ever entering the roster lol. At some point, we'll have ELCs and young guys moving up. Thinking Karlsson, Klimovich, Rathbone, Woo, and others will come along. They will help fill in the bottom 6 and bottom defence pair (or 7th D). For example, I feel that Woo could eventually replace Lyubushkin. These deals allow the Canucks to be super competitive from now until the end of Petey and Hughes' peak years. When Petey and Hughes hit their absolute peak (29 and 28 years old in 2027-28), there is a TON of cap space to work with ($14M to $18M). Could make a major push then. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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