KevRat Posted July 20, 2022 Share Posted July 20, 2022 2 trades to get better and younger. Colorado gets: JT Miller Vancouver gets: Bowen Byram Why Colorado does this: Colorado is dynamite. An absolute train. But they are underestimating the value lost with Kadri gone. JT Miller more than replaces him, all while not screwing up their cap situation for Mackinnon next year. Byram had his coming out party in the SCF but prior to that, he was a bit player with a concussion history. He only got his chance when Girard broke his sternum. Why Vancouver does this: JT Miller is a big loss that need to get big return for. Byram looks like more of a sure thing than any late first rounder. He is dynamic and retainable. Chicago gets: Tyler Myers, CHI 2023 2nd Vancouver gets: Seth Jones (10% retained) Why Chicago does this: Total rebuild. They took a chance signing him long term and it failed. His analytics took a big hit playing on that roster. Chicago is now in the hunt for #1 next year. They also are ridding themselves of expensive contracts. That long term commitment will cost them the 33rd overall pick next year as well. Why Vancouver does this: Tyler Myers is fine. But Seth Jones alongside Quinn Hughes could be a pairing in 2026 for USA. Big strong mobile RD is exactly what Quinn needs to take the next step into the Norris conversation. Hughes - Jones OEL - Byram Dermott - Schenn THOUGHTS? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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