Lord Strangelove, what is the most you would give up for The Real Deal ... i.e. the top asset (main piece) you would offer from what the Canucks? Kassian? Virtanen? Horvat? Shinkaruk? 2015 1st rnd pick?
Any one of those other than Kassian.
Look .... I agree with the general idea that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Kassian and Kane could be explosive on the same line (playmaker and shooter).
The issue I have is who's going to centre them? Maybe I'm underrating the Bonino guy, but on a contending team, he's not a 2C. That's why the Ducks got rid or rather trading him away to get a legit 2C. On a positional need, a guy that is the true heir apparent to Henrik should be one of their two top priorities, besides a top pairing young D, IMO.
Now the talk is that they are going to re-hab Edler into a top pairing D. Not sure what Dougie Lidster's track record is when it comes to that? Who has he coached with potential and has realized it under his coaching?
The tweets from @botchford seem to support "speculation by some random CC poster" on the alleged Canucks' lack of interest in going "all-in" for The Real Deal.
Around here, tweets from Botchford are on par with farts from random CC posters.
Well, that random CC poster, HW, has a track record for getting things right when it comes to what the team's "thinking" .... botchford is pretty good when it comes to that, well, beside the Gaborik rumor a few years back, IIRC.