DownUndaCanuck Posted February 23 Share Posted February 23 (edited) Alright gang, no messing around, going to be a lot of controversial trades here but I think this gives us a shot at a complete 180 degrees turn and a stab at the playoffs next year. 1) Miller to CAR for Morrow + KK Canucks do it because we get our young top RD and 3C, and shed Miller's cap while we can. Carolina do it because their bottom defensive pairing is pretty average, Schenn gives them a Cup winning warrior, and they need a top-6 scorer. They also have a bucket-load of TDL cap and should shed some in the off-season too so can fit Miller. They've been rumoured to be in on him for whatever that's worth. 2) Boeser to MTL for Monahan I wouldn't have proposed this if it hadn't been suggested by "insiders" previously, for some reason Montreal are one of the teams interested in Boeser. Apparently Monahan might be able to get them a 1st but I doubt it, and I doubt Boeser is worth a first either, so they sort of cancel each other out. Monahan's probably going to walk in the off-season anyway so Montreal would be wise to get something for him and Boeser being 25 is still relatively young so sort of fits their rebuild. We do it so we get a (pretty average) 2C (more realistically a 3C). 3) Myers (1M retained) to TOR for Kampf, send a 4th rounder to a third team to retain 2M of his cap Seems like the price to retain a couple of mil is around a 4-5th rounder right now, there's lots of banks open for this. Toronto need a defenceman, Muzzin is out all playoffs now, and they have been interested in Myers for some reason. Myers at a 3M cap hit is a bargain for them. They have 4M in TDL cap space but just in case they don't they can send us Kampf, who's minutes are being replaced by Accari. He's a solid bottom-6 (really 4th line) center. 4) Buy-out OEL The big controversial one but with the cap space we save with the above trades, it's worth it. Massive savings next year, around a 2.5M cap hit the following year, 4M cap hit for 2 years then 2M the rest of the way. Sounds rediculous but pretty much every team has dead cap, it's just about managing it, and I'd spend it on retooling this dreadful defence. 5) Sign Graves in the off-season 5M x 5 years Sounds like another UFA disaster waiting to happen but Graves has been massive for NJD and with Luke Hughes coming through, they have no room to keep Graves along with the rest of their kids. Sometimes it's hard to tell if a player is doing well because he's on a good team, or the team is doing well because he's on it, but watching him I think their D is solid because of him. 6) Sign Livingstone We'd have to get lucky, but advertise the fact that he'd basically play with Quinn Hughes. You couldn't ask for a better partner. 7) Schenn to TBL for Foote Pretty simple one, old guy for a young guy, they want one last chance to win. Foote has been playing as a 7D so can fight with Morrow for minutes. Mikheyev - Pettersson - Kuzmenko Beauvillier - Monahan - Garland Hoglander - KK - Podkolzin Joshua - Lazar - Aman Hughes - Livingstone Graves - Bear Dermott - Morrow/Foote I know that's not a flashy team, the fire-power takes a hit but our defence gets more mobile, a lot younger, and under Tocchet I'd hope that those centers (who are pretty decent two-way guys, not great offensively) can really jam it up and play solid defensively, with Petey the only real star there. Not exciting, not a high-scoring team but if we can play a bit like Rick's old team (a bit the way the Islanders are now) we've got more chances of winning games. Edited February 23 by DownUndaCanuck Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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