Captain Cowbasher Posted May 5, 2022 Share Posted May 5, 2022 I haven't made a trade proposal on this site for a while, but there's no time like the present. With all the noise surrounding the idea of Miller and Boeser being signed or dealt, I need to step in and add clarity to this situation. You have to look at the big picture here, are our young players like Pettersson ready to be an everyday 1st line centerman or not. I think Petty answered that loud and clear with his performance in meaningful games from January on (one of the best producing players in the NHL). So with that established, Miller MUST be dealt prior to the draft to capture the absolute maximum value (the other thing to consider is that Miller wants to play back east- Facts). Trade #1: JT Miller - C-(5.25 million) + Tucker Poolman-RD (2.5 million) to New Jersey for Damon Severson - RD (4.16 Million) + Pavel Zacha- C-(2.5 million) + Alexander Holtz- RW (.925k) The next component of our thought process takes us to Boeser. He's a good young player who, unfortunately, will never maximize as a Canuck. He needs to be closer to his home/family/Duke. My heart goes out to him, and I've always been a big fan. He's a great young man and he needs to be moved for his own sake. Minnesota cannot afford to take him on (that would have been ideal), but Pittsburgh is the absolute next best opportunity for him, playing with either Crosby or Malkin = Boeser scoring 40+ goals no doubt. I would be proud to watch him do this, there. Trade #2: Brock Boeser- RW- (6.5 million) + 2022 3rd + 2023 3rd to Pittsburgh for John Marino- RD- (4.4 million) + 2022 1st Our final big deal revolves around the Canucks biggest (6'7") player. As I watch Boston struggle with the Hurricanes I can't help but think, they're really missing Chara. They really do need to make that deal for Jacob Chychrun, but they could also use Myers on the right side of their D as I believe Brandon Carlo will be what Arizona will be part of the package to land Chychrun. Can you imagine a defense that bolsters Chychrun, McAvoy, Lindholm, and Myers. Very solid, very big, very capable. Trade #3: Tyler Myers- RD- (6.0 million) to Boston for Jake DeBrusk- RW- (4.0 million) Our final cap savings on these transactions equates to approximately 4.35 million. Not to mention we no longer have Luongo's 3.0 million penalty coming off the books to boot. With that money we sign UFA Andre Burakovsky to a 5.5 million x 5 year deal and Brandon Sutter to a 1.0 million x 1 year deal, as he'll be ready to go for next year and would be a huge part to our PK. Ok here's the new look lines and I'm sure you'll see why this is exactly why we need to move these players that we hold so high, as the team becomes substantially better, and playoff bound. Garland Pettersson Debrusk Burakovsky Horvat Hoglander Podkolzin Zacha Holtz Pearson Sutter Lammikko Highmore Dickerson Lockwood Hughes Severson OEL Marino Dermott Schenn Rathbone Burroughs Keeper The Canucks will still have around 5.0 million to play with if they let Chiasson, Richardson, Hunt, and Halak walk. Flame away guys, but I think you can see a more balanced team here. Faster, bigger, and more competent on the back end. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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