I just want to show people what the Canucks team could look like next year, and just writing some ideas.
Taylor Pyatt, 3 years, 1.1 million
Brian Smolinski, 2 years, 1.8 million
Josh Green, 2 years, 550k
Ryan Kesler, 3 years 1.8 million
Raffi Torres, 2 years, 1.0 million
Robert Esche, 1 year, 0.7 million (Luongo can have a rest, and Esche plays 12-15 games)
To Edmonton: Lukas Krajicek, Jozef Balej (with the risk of him not coming back to Canada)
To Vancouver: Raffi Torres
extra: A Moose d man like Rahimi, Coulombe, or sign someone who is still good, but no one wants, like Dick Tarmstrom
That team still isn’t the most offensive, but Torres will hopefully have a breakout year, and Grabner will get 40-50 points. Added a bit of grit with Torres, so the team will be a bit tougher, but not really a tough team to play against like Anahiem. The defense is really good. That is one of the best defense’s in the NHL assuming Edler can at least play like he has this year, and I’m expecting Bourdon to get the same numbers as Carle did this year. I think if Naslund has grittier players to play with that might help, because he’ll feel like his job once again is just to put the puck in the net (and play defense, but he would either way, so why not get him some tougher players). Also the three lines in my opinion are more lines then what the Nuck’s have now. Now they have the twins, and just whoever, and the same goes for Smolinski and Nazzy, and then Mo and Cooke.