By the end of next week I think all we do is buyout Higgins and Burrows, it's the way the league is trending, unless you are willing to take on cap hit contracts or willing to deal young players on cheap contracts, there isn't much movement trade wise for mediocre players on contracts.
Unless you deal with a team up against the cap ala Shaw, Teravainen, so you might want to target Pens-Hornqvist, Caps-Wilson, NYR-Kreider.
So we just sign Lucic and be done with it, strike out on him target Hartnell, Ladd, Brouwer.
Then we see how Rodin, Etem, Virtanen, Gaunce, Granlund, Hutton, Pedan, Tryamkin and Stecher progress this upcoming season.
Rodin, Tryamkin and Stecher give me the most interest, Stech might not play any nhl games till dec/jan though.
Can't wait till Boeser comes in 2017.
Lucic Sutter Etem [Lucic - Horvat - Etem]
Baertschi Horvat Rodin [Baertschi - Sutter - Rodin]
Dorsett Granlund Virtanen
March 2016, The Canucks announced the one-year, $950,000 deal on Tuesday and general manager Jim Benning said he expects Rodin will be a top-nine forward next season for the National Hockey League team.
Rodin, who had 16 goals and 37 points in an injury-shortened 33-game season for Brynas, was recently named the Swedish League’s MVP. He was selected 57th overall in the 2009 draft.
“We think playing over there the last couple of years he has gotten physically stronger,” Benning said. “Mentally, I think he’s ready now to come over and to have a real good year for us.
“We think he is going to be a skill guy for us,” Benning said. “He has got a real good release on his shot and he is quick. He is a little bit like Sven Baertschi, he is skilled like Sven and he can shoot the puck. We just felt it is good timing for him and us to add his skill set. I think it is going to be a good fit for both of us.”
Rodin, who is 5-11 and 180 pounds, is a close friend of Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom. The two played together with Brynas.
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