herb wrote: I just don't think you trade those kinds of prospects for what would amount to a depth move (albeit a significant one).
Good point, but you said it best: (albeit a significant one).
The only thing really missing frrom this team right now is a power play. The addition of Erhoff could very well ignite a complete 180 in our PP......to the point where our GF would go up by 1 on average.
Granted - we've been getting decent chances (as another poster pointed out.....I can't find his quote), and our power play will probably end up being "middle of the road" at some point, but why not bring it back to its 2011 level?......or close to it? Erhoff is that guy. Plain and simple.
My line of thinking is that if Erhoff comes back here, this Canucks team is awfully close to their 2012 or even 2011 level.........for atleast a few years.
I love Shinkaruk as well, but solid puck moving defensemen/PP QB's do not grow on trees. They are far more rare than skilled wingers. As far as promising up front talent goes, we've got Horvat.