If the Canucks were to trade.

Fair enough, the Canucks play the season has been less then stellar; they have suffered many defensive set backs mixed with being unable to score. Many people are suggesting trades but they seem too implausible or trade our young to get better now, the same mistake the Canucks have made forever. The right course action would be just get through the season and spend the newly freed up 10 millions dollars, from Naslund’s and Morrison’s contracts, on free agents.

But I understand that Vancouver fans are too impatient. So If I were to trade, it would look like this.

To Vancouver: Patrick Marleau 14gp 5pts salary: 4.5 mil this season the 6.3 mil for his remaining two seasons

To San Jose: Marcus Naslund 14gp 11pts salary: 6 mil

This seems somewhat plausible Marleau is struggling right now living in the shadow of Thornton but he still put out 78pts last year. So perhaps SJ would deal him and in return Naslund would probably put up huge numbers playing with Thornton. This trade to me seems fair and has potential beneficial for both teams. Perhaps it could be a multi player deal and the Canucks could try to get Pavelski as well and trade Cooke but I think SJ would want Bourdon if they gave up Pavelski.

I would love to see Marleau in a Canucks uniform. He is definitely not doen scoring yet he just off to a slow year playing on a second line but he would still bounce back and be a great asset to the Canucks at the age of only 28. It will be sad to see Naslund go but it looks like that will be the case at then end of the year anyways.

4 Responses to If the Canucks were to trade.

  1. canuck8 says:

    thats a good idea. i don't see cooke going to the sharks becuase of thorton. but naslund for marleau could work. marleau isn't playing great and naslund needs a big linemate who can is a playmaker.

  2. svenki says:

    yah, if that were to fall through, then you just gotta hope the result will be like that of the Heatly-Hossa trade, where both players did really well after the trade.
    cuz the last we want is to be on the short end of the stick

  3. PointMeAtTheSky says:

    That's not a horrible idea. Struggling captain for struggling captain.

    But the Sharks need an offensive d-man(unless Ozolinsh is their answer). Morrison is expendable if they get Marleau, but he'd be a decent 2nd or 3rd line center for San Jose. So how about

    To Vancouver:
    Patrick Marleau

    To San Jose
    Morrison, Salo

    Salo is often injured, but he'll bring offense from the back-end that San Jose needs. Vancouver has a deep blue-line(well..not as deep as we thought, they haven't played that well and have been ravaged by injury)

    HOWEVER, due to the rash of injuries on the Canucks blue-line, I don't see this happening.

  4. Ibemebewhobeyoube says:

    Can't see Sharks moving Marleau into a team in the west, better returns from eastern teams plus not having the bite-you-in-the-ass factor

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