hammertime Posted July 10, 2022 Share Posted July 10, 2022 (edited) I don't think Miller is getting traded. All signs point to us being under mandate to make the playoffs. So operating on this assumption we go the tweak route. Biggest area we need to address is our PK. Top4 4 RHD is a pipe dream so lets move on. We need to get Hughes off the PK. I commend him for putting in work and helping to take our PK out of legendary worst status. But there are better uses for Hughes abilities than standing infront of slapshots. Trade #1 To Carolina: Myers 1m retained. To Van Aleksi Heimosalmi + Bear's rights. Carolina only have Pesce on the Right side they aren't done gunning for a cup. They would absolutely love to add vastly underrated on this board Myers @ 5m. We get Heimosalmi one of my absolute favorite players from last years draft. And Bear hear me out on the Right we have Schenn Dermott Burr. All decent defensive guys but not great puck movers. MGMT has expressed interest in adding another puck carrier Bear fits the bill if we're digging in the bargain bin. Trying to shed Cap. Trade #2 To Wpg: Garland + 2nd To Van: PLD Extend him! He will break out It's really hard for WPG to find guys willing to play there on good contracts. PLD is RFA and wants out or he's going to hold them over a barrel. Garland is on a great contract through his prime. Trade #3 To CBJ Hoglander + Rathbone To Van Gavrikov + 2nd They get 2 exciting young players with great upside that can play now sell tickets. Admittedly they probably win this trade in the long term. The Canucks get a guy we really need. I'd love to go after Peeke but I don't think there's a chance they move him. Gavrikov however is less exciting but I think that is a good thing. He has come up slowly from the 6th round getting better and better each year he has quietly become one of the top defensive D around the league. Logging the 4th most PK mins around the league last year (Peeke being 1st) https://www.moneypuck.com/stats.htm Line Up Miller Pete Pod Kuzzi PLD Brock Pearson Bo Karlsson Dickinson Lammiko Lockwood Hughes Schenn OEL Bear Gavrikov Dermott Burr Poolman We fit under the cap with room to make moves at the deadline and most importantly we have drastically improved the balance of our lineup. Edited July 11, 2022 by hammertime 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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