Go all in?
Somebody wrote an article a few days saying the Canuck’s should go for the Cup this year, but most of his trades weren’t very realistic, the players he got wouldn’t fit that well, and the team gave up too much of it’s future. So my version will be realistic, and won’t involving giving up tooo much future. Trades:
To Boston: Marcus Naslund
To Vancouver: Glen Murray
Both are coming off bad seasons (Murray’s involved him missing a large number of games last year). Naslund has always been better then Murray and honestly still is, but this would benefit Vancouver because Nazzy just did not fit into the Nuck’s system very well (he played good defensivly though). Murray would the PERFECT fit for the twins. The twins said they wanted a fast sniper, because they want a linemate that can keep up with them. The Nuck’s desperatly need a 1st line right winger. They barely even have a second line right winger. Boston also needs a 1st line left winger. Not that badly, because they have Kessel, and Sturm, but they need some more depth.
Let’s be honest how good do you think Nazzy would be with Savard? That would be a deadly pair. Like I said earlier Murray would work well with the twins. It’s a fair trade and both team’s improve.
To Atlanta: Brenden Morrison
To Vancouver: Garnett Exelby, Chad Denny
Don Waddel is panicing. He needs a 1st line center. He got a bunch of 3rd line center’s on Febuary 27th, but none of them helped. Morrison is the only real proven 2nd line (can be a third wheel on the 1st line like with Bert, and Nazzy, but e still put up good number’s) on the trade market who won’t involve trading your entire team to get. He will cost something, but nothing major. Vancouver gets depth on the backend, and get a solid prospect too (I told you they’ll still have a future). I said before that Bourdon, and Edler should play on the big club this year, but I don’t think Bourdon will be ready and should spend one more year in the farm, because they should wait until he will capable of being a top 4 d man. Edler is ready and can be a full time 5th or 6th d man.
Atlanta might have overpaid in this deal, but Waddel is desperate and has showen he’ll do anything for help. Also do you think Mo won’t put up 75 points playing between Hossa, and Kovy?
To Florida: Mattias Ohlund, 2nd rounder
To Vancouver: Sean Avery
Sean Avery had an average year when he was playing on the 3rd line in L.A. In New York he was pretty good playing with Jagr, and if he played with Jagr the entire year and had the same point average he would have got 58 points. He can hit, score, and fight. He was also a playoff no show. He only had 5 points in 10 games, but those 5 points were probably the only good things he did. Terrible in the Buffalo series. He was okay in the Atlanta series. Mattias Ohlund would give the Ranger’s a very solid defense and pretty much challenge Marc Staal for a spot (he wouldn’t be challenging him, but let’s say if Malik was the 5th d man before he would be pushed down, and would have to fight for the spot). The 2nd rounder will give the Ranger’s even brighter future too.
If the Ranger’s need another center there’s lot’s on the market, plus they got a d man, and a 2nd rounder. Vancouver gets grit which they need, and either a 3rd line center, or could play left wing with Kes.
To Edmonton: Lukas Krajicek
To Vancouver: Raffi Torres
Krajicek would give the Oil some much needed help at the blue line, and a potential 3rd d man, while the Nuck’s get a gritty 2nd line right winger who can put up some good number’s if he finds chemistry.
Both team’s win.
Scott Hannan, 4 years, 4.5 mil.
Sean Brown, 1 year, 500k (two way contract)
Michal Handzus, 2 years, 2.1 mil.
Jan Bulis, 3 years, 1.3 mil.
Taylor Pyatt, 2 years, 1.5 mil.
Raffi Torres, 3 years, 1.1 mil.
Sean Avery, 4 years, 2.5 mil.
Garnett Exelby, 2 years, 1.0 mil.
Chad Denny, 2 years, 500k (entry level; two way contract)
Josh Green, 2 years, 600k
Mason Raymond, 3 years, 600k (entry level; two way contract)
Cory Schiender, 3 years, 700k (entry level; two way contract)
Drew MacIntyre, 1 year, 500k
Daniel Rahimi, 3 years, 600k (entry level; two way contract)
Kirill Koltsov, 3 years, 700k (entry level; two way contract)
extras: Burrows, Green
Players in the minors who can come up: Reid, Raymond
Players who can come up: Koltsov, Rahimi, Bourdon, Columbue, McIver
Total Cap hit: 44.8 mil.
Tell me what you think of this team.