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Not only is it obvious that the Canucks need an offensive defenseman, but it is inevitable that they get one. Who is left on the free agent market that could provide the PP quarterback service and a good first pass out of the defensive zone.
Burke made it clear he wanted Brayden Schenn in a leaf uniform in the next couple of years. TSN even caught his disgust on camera when the Kings drafted Schenn this year, but Burke hasn’t given up on the Schenn brothers in Toronto. Rumor is Burke is currently working out a deal which would see Toronto send Tomas Kaberle and Jiri Tlusty to Los Angeles in exchange for Alexander Frolov, Brayden Schenn and the Kings 1st rounder. Frolov put up 59pts in 77 games and has been on a decline in the past couple years. In the WHL Schenn put up 88pts in 70 games. The Kings hope to make the playoffs next year meaning their pick will likely be in the 10-16 category. In Return they recieve a top 2 defenceman in Kaberle who usually puts up at least 50pts and a promising young forward in Jiri Tlusty who put up 66pts in 66 games for the marlies and added 4pts in 14 games for the Leafs this past year.
Apparently tired of waiting on Saku Koivu to make a decision, the Minnesota Wild have turned their attention else where.
Here is the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins’ probable lineup going into next season, with possible signings to fill holes. Please feel free to post depth charts/line combinations for any other teams you know of.
The Vancouver Canucks made their first move in the free agent market, adding winger Mikael Samuelsson with a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.”Obviously that (the money) was the key, I shouldn’t lie,” Samuelsson said in a telephone conference call Friday after signing a three-year NHL deal with Vancouver.