The Brown Knight wrote:Mondi wrote:Short of Crosby, or Toews the Canucks are not one impact forward short of being legit.
If the Canucks trade someone like Gaunce for Cammalleri, I'll be disappointed but not surprised.
Gillis' track record with respect deadline acquisitions has been spotty. I like the Higgins pickup though.
As far as Cammalleri goes, I do not like the idea of getting him at ALL (unless we're giving away ONLY Booth and a shit round pick).
Mondi wrote:Q: Are the Canucks an "impact" forward away from being LEGIT?
Mondi wrote:Short of Crosby, or Toews the Canucks are not one impact forward short of being legit.
Mondi wrote:Why the fuck would anyone want David Booth?
He's worth $4 million and can't buy a goal, or even get into the lineup of a team that can't score a tonne.
Mondi wrote:Now we're trading our future forwards for some crusty under achieving guy in his 30s to hope and pray this team makes the playoffs?
Mondi wrote:No Strangelove. You, like I, know that the Canucks are not capable of acquiring the kind of forward that would turn them into a legitimate contender.
Mondi wrote:Unless you are suggesting that any of Crosby, Ovechkin, Stamkos, or Toews are realistically available? If which case, I'd suggest you're losing a step, or four.
Mondi wrote:If you are a GM would you trade Weber or Giroux for David Booth and a CHL player?
NBC Sports’ Jason Brough noted that Craig Button had wondered if the offensively anaemic Vancouver Canucks might have interest in Flames winger Mike Cammalleri, who has nine goals and 13 points in 15 games. Brough wasn’t sure if the Canucks would part with a high pick or top prospect for Cammalleri, suggesting they could ask the Flames to take struggling David Booth’s $4.25-million-per-season contract off their hands, which the Flames could then dump via compliance buyout next summer.
Given Cammalleri is earning $7 million this season ($6 million cap hit), the Flames could also offer to pick up part of his contract to make him palatable to clubs with limited cap space. In addition to the Canucks, the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes are three other low-scoring clubs carrying hefty payrolls that could have interest in Cammalleri, along with budget-conscious teams like the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators.
Even if the Flames absorb half of Cammalleri’s remaining salary, it could take a while to find a suitable trade partner. Some of those cap-strapped teams would still have to shed salary to absorb the remainder of his contract. His limited no-trade clause will also be a factor. It’s expected the Flames will shop him close to the March trade deadline, when most of his salary will be paid out and playoff contenders start shopping in earnest for scoring help.