RoyalDude wrote:Ryan Kesler/David Booth - $9.5 million/34 goals - OUT
Bonino/Vrbata - $6.9 million/42 goals - IN
Winning! - Charlie Sheen
Also IN for Kesler
Sbisa - 24 years old, 6'-2", 210 lbs
McCann - damn fine prospect
Dorsett - Desjardins favourite
Winning! - Charlie Estevez
Benning has done a nice job of shuffling the deck, consistently getting younger, less expensive and upgrading the prospect depth. McCann and Rey are guys he sought out and brought in, while I don't give him much credit for Virtanen and Demko as a Gillis' team sucked enough last year to get them.
At least the guys here now aren't going to whine like Kesler and Luongo did, they are happy to be canucks. If nothing else we won't have to deal with that soap opera anymore.
I'm not sure why most aren't talking about the prospect depth assembled, when a guy like Jensen or Gaunce is your #5 prospect you are doing well. Horvat, Shinkaruk, McCann, Virtanen are all very good prospects while Gaunce, Jensen, Corrado, Hutton, Fox and Rey all have very good NHL potential. Demko, Eriksson, Markstrom and Cannata is a very deep set of goalie prospects, even if goalies are wild cards.
This management team is doing a solid job of retooling while adding young players. It's early but I like the direction so far.