CanucksCountry Posted January 19 Share Posted January 19 If the Canucks can land #1 Overall I wouldn't be surprised to see a fast turn around that works this time 2023 Trade Deadline To Vancouver: Samuel Girard, Colorado's 2023 1st round pick To Colorado: Bo Horvat (50% retained) Travis Dermott Why Colorado does this trade, Colorado is still in win now mode trying to go back to back, they have a huge hole in 2c and Horvat would a be a perfect fit, they a surplus of top 4 defensemen in Toews Makar and Byram and Manson, Girard has typically played 3rd pair this year, Colorado is also saving some cap in this deal as well which allows them to upgrade their team further. Why Vancouver does this, Getting Girard would be a nice boost to our top 4, very good puck moving defensemen who is responsible in his own zone, Who is only 24, He can also play the right side despite being a LHD, getting a 1st this year also allows us to either a have another top 40 pick in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory or another valuable trade chip, 2023 Draft day Draft picks: Canucks win 1st overall and select Connor Bedard Canucks fill a organizational need and select Cameron Allen in the second round Draft Day trades To Arizona: Colorado's 2023 1st round pick Vancouver's 2024 1st round pick (lottery protected) Riley Stilman, Jack Rathbone To Vancouver: Jakob Chychrun Why Arizona does this trade, The Coyotes have been trying to move Chychrun for a while, here they get their asking price of two 1st round picks and a prospect. Why Vancouver does this trade, Winning Bedard changes this organization into win now mode overnight, Having a 1-2 Center punch of Pettersson- Bedard makes it easier to start spending high end assets like 1sts, Vancouver is finally able to address their biggest need with Chychrun who is a great 2 way dman with some size that can play with Hughes long term. To Ottawa: Tyler Myers (50% retained) To Vancouver: Ottawa's 2025 3rd round pick Why Ottawa does this trade, Ottawa needs defensemen Myers is good value at 3,000,000 with only a year left on his deal, he also can be a good vet for a younger Sens team. Why Vancouver does this trade, Cap space. Free Agency UFA J.T Compher $4,000,000 x 4 Years Tyler Motte $1,750,000 x 2 Years Alexander Edler $775,000 x Years Luke Schenn $775,000 x 3 Years Andrei Kuzmenko $5,750,000 x 5 Years RFA Ethan Bear $1,500,00 x 2 Years Connor Bedard $950,000 x Years Nils Hoglander $925,000 x 2 Years College free Agents Jake Livingstone $950,000 x 3 Years Why sign these players? Compher is the perfect 3rd line center, He is good in both ends of the ice he is 11th in the league for faceoff wins, Compher is going to need a pay raise and Colorado won't be able to provide it, Motte comes back to familiar place to where he has had his most success so far in his career Vancouver gets a great 4th line energy guy, Edler also comes back as the 7th D which new management he signs a 2 year deal into retirement, Livingstone stays in BC and provides a huge need Line Up Mikheyev - Pettersson - Kuzmenko Miller- Bedard - Garland Podkolzin - Compher - Boeser Joshua - Lazar - Motte Hughes - Chychrun Girard - Schenn Ekman-Larsson - Bear Edler Demko Martin This team should be able to contended almost immediately, In this system you would still have Guys like Hoglander, Livingstone, Lekkariamki this team would be ready for now and the future with this approach Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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