Popular Post R3aL Posted June 11, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted June 11, 2022 Based off all the rumours, smoke, interviews I’ve heard over the past while and kind of what the management team looks to do with zero regard for cap numbers (hope everything works) here’s my estimate of a what our offseason could look like: 1. Kuzmenko I don’t know if he’s a fit on our team. Stylistically I’m unsure if his game is going to translate to anything better than 45-55pt complimentary winger. And I think he will be signing with LA or Edmonton over us. But if we do sign him I hope I’m wrong and he fits in amazing. So I’ve included him on the roster. Based off his and boesers year management could decide which of the two will stay long term. 2. Big UFA Splash with FORSBERG With uncertainty with Boeser’s ceiling and future with the team we need an elite winger for EP40. Who better than Forsberg? The future line of Forsberg-EP40-Podkolzin will be disgusting. And perhaps the vision of that combination for Forsberg would allow for a nice / fair contract negotiation. I doubt he’s just going to go to the highest bidder. Forwards will be built around Forsberg EP40 and Horvat for salary structure as well going forward. Makes up for the offense lost by Miller instantly. Which sets up my next point. 3. Trade Miller to NYR Trade Miller and Poolman (partial retain if needed) to NYR for Schneider, Chytil, and a conditional pick (2nd round pick for next years draft that turns into a 1st if they win a cup or resign miller) Series with Tampa so far has shown they are close but need more depth up front. Miller is a big piece and he’s the one that got away that they can bring back. Schneider has to be the focal piece of the trade for us though. With fox and trouba ahead of Schneider and lundqvist coming up it makes sense for them to be able to do this trade. Even if Drury is very fond of Schneider. Lundqvist isn’t proven enough for chytil to be the only guarantee piece in the trade and it’s not a stylistic fit with our left side being so dynamic already. Also answers our question of 3C next season. 4. Trade Garland and Myers to PITS A hockey trade with Pits is expected here. And with the talk of Marino I could see this trade happening: Garland and Myers to Pits for Marino and Kapanen Trades a risk, but we shed a little salary, downgrade on garland, and upgrade our right side. Marino vs Myers is mostly in age with a big improvement on stylistic fit with OEL or Hughes as a partner. Which is what we need. I think he will perform very well with either OEL or Hughes. If we could keep garland someone how and do this trade with Myers + for Marino I’d be very happy though. 5. Pearson and Dickinson will be moved They both will not be in Canucks colours next season. I don’t think management has ever liked pearson and especially at his current contract price. But other teams will and he won’t be hard to move. Dickinson shouldn’t be impossible to move or difficult either. 6. We either draft 15th or Trade Down I’m not expecting us to move up in the draft. I’m expecting us to stand pat if one of Mateychuk or Mintykov are available or a forward that is high on our list falls to us. If not I think we will trade down and get an extra pick. Proposed Roster with Potential Line Up: Forsberg-EP40-Boeser Kuzmenko-Horvat-Podkolzin Hoglander-Chytil-Kapanen Highmore-Lammikko-Lockwood OEL-Marino Hughes-Schneider Dermott-Schenn Rathbone Demko Martin If we don’t sign Kuzmenko we would need another winger. Jake Debrusk for Bo could be a target perhaps. I’m expecting a dramatic roller coaster off-season though and am optimistic. Where we maximize our return for Miller if traded, upgrade our right side for OEL + Hughes and find a suitable 3C. 6 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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