Canucks Still need more offence!!

I would like to see Ryan Kesler get more time to develop. I think he could be a very solid player in the future and being on the 3rd line just won’t help him.  Here is what I would like to see happen to fill out our lines and I think it is realistic as well…

1. Sign Mike Johnson, he would be a very hard working 3rd or 4th liner that would bust his butt every night and wouldn’t be too expensive.  This year he played 80 games with the Montreal Canadiens and recorded 31pts(11G & 20A).

2. Make this trade:

To Florida:

Brendan Morrison
Matt Cooke
Jason King
2nd Round Draft Pick

To Vancouver:

Olli Jokinen
David Booth
or 4th Round Draft Pick

Then our lines would be:

1st Line:  Sedin-Sedin-Pyatt
2nd Line: Naslund-Jokinen-Kesler
3rd Line:  Raymond-Rypien-Johnson
4th Line:  Cowan-Ritchie-Linden

Kesler would be able to learn from Naslund, as well as Jokinen.  And although Linden is on the 4th line, him and Cowan have shown some chemistry before and seem to play well together.

Would Florida do it though? Please feel free to make suggestions to edit the trade as it just came off the top of my head.


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