Coconuts Posted May 24, 2022 Share Posted May 24, 2022 2 hours ago, CanucksJay said: If you dont think we need to strip it down, I don't think you're advocating for big change? More like a retool? I dont think Myers, Miller or Boeser leaving is big change depending on who we get back. Big change is Demko, Horvat, Hughes, Petey being traded and I dont see that happening. As far as I'm concerned, those 4 guys are the core with Podz being the 5th. Hogz, Garland, Pearson are good top 9 players but again, them leaving would be a retool in my opinion. I would define big change as a young guy from the core being shipped out. Mller was our points leader but if he doesnt sign a new contract this offseason, I'd be fine with unloading him. More of a retool, yeah. Not so much a rebuild, but I would prioritize holding onto our picks and building up our prospect pool as opposed to flipping them out trying to make the playoffs. I'd add via free agency or via assets at the NHL level, we're not deep enough to be moving out futures. I agree with you regarding who I envision as the core. But yeah, I'd def be looking at players on the younger side and that very much means drafting and developing our own. I'd be patient with Hoglander because his age, the others have value but could be moved. There aren't many players on this roster I wouldn't be willing to move on from but I'm not as sentimental as some folks around here. I'm not interested in re-signing him at all, I'd use him as a chip to build up the roster going forward. To acquire prospects, picks, NHL ready youth, or help on D. 1 hour ago, mll said: The 2 year timeline to be contenders seem ambitious under that approach. It feels like they are going to be more aggressive than that and look for players who have been misused/buried and could flourish in a larger role or different system. Dermott might be the start of such targets. An easy example is Neal Pionk. Pretty much everyone mocked WPG for wanting him as part of the return for Trouba. Maurice explained rather diplomatically that they felt NYR's system was a work in progress but that he had excellent gap control - ie it was the system letting him down. He's now a reliable top-4 D. Matheson looks to have worked out quite well in Pittsburgh after struggling in Florida. Rutherford on the Seravalli's podcast was asked about trades/free agency and identified players 26 and under as their primary targets. Talked of wanting cap space so they could try and take advantage of cap strapped teams. I see it as ambitious for sure, I think the turnaround will take longer. Which isn't to say we couldn't be in the mix for the playoffs as soon as next season, I fully expect us to be Miller or no Miller. Trying to grab under the radar players would be intriguing, but we'll have to be ruthless in how we go about freeing up cap space if that's the game management wants to play. Good, that's the age bracket we should be looking at. Cap space has come up with him a lot, I can't help but think we're in for some significant movement. 2 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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