Diehard1 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:03 pm
RoyalDude wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:13 am
Diehard, the Avalanche fixed their defence in one draft - Makar and Timins, and the Duschene trade - Girard. And don't forget the O'Reilly trade, Zadarov is playing good hockey finally. Anyhow, Benning can do a lot for this team's D with a top 10 pick in this draft and a high 2nd round pick. Unlike Cliffy and Nuckles, I'm confident Tryamkin will return, he's too good not to be in the NHL.
That's my point - where do the Nucks go from here? ...
I really hope you're right and Benning does focus on D. It's badly needed.
Let's just say we land 6th overall, we'll probably get Evan Bouchard, a big right shot dman with high scoring ability.
Move Tanev for a blue chip dman prospect and a high pick, with that pick can take another dman.
With Vanek probably get a 3rd, so with two 3rd rounders can take another dman and a high risk move like drafting a highly skilled smurf.
Then sign a college dman (keeper or whitecloud) both right side dmen.
http://www.vancourier.com/pass-it-to-bu ... 1.23165181
Out Tanev, Hutton.
In Bouchard, (a blue chip dman via Tanev trade), couple more dmen picks via Tanev trade pick and Vanek pick, a college dman prospect.
That's 5 quality dmen prospects the team can theoretically add realistically before next season starts.
Juolevi/Holm/Pouliot/Chatfield/Brisebois with 2018 moves - Evan Bouchard/Zach Whitecloud/(blue chip dman prospect via Tanev trade ex: Liljegren) and a few more 2018 NHL draft dmen prospects.
and finally in 2019 or 2020 the return of the TRYAMKING.
A long time ago, a baseball player remarked: "If I owned a ballclub, I'd hire a $5,000 coach and a $15,000 scout."