Okay, put down the pipe, son. You simply don't trade one of the top 10 d men in the league, unless his wife hates Edmonton or something.
Your calling Ohlund a top 10 D man and telling him to put down the pipe?
I wouldn't. Scoring forwards are easier to come by than quality defensemen, and a team can never have too many of those.
The Canucks already have scoring forwards; they just need to loosen the grips on their sticks a little bit. Wink
No actually they really don't, scoring forwards are worth more in todays NHL the defensive defenseman. 5 years ago? sure your assessment is correct but look at all the top teams in the league and tell me if there strength is there defence or their offence.
this thread is garbage
and the delusion concerning Ohlunds value continues.
never say never, but if ohlund were to be traded it better be one hell of a package coming back. i'd rather hang on for awhile and trade salo for some picks and prospects since we can't afford to put more money into our D.
Ohlund is not worth his current contract. He is not a 4 million dollar defenseman. Its doubtful he would make any serious list of top 30 defenseman in this league. Hes horrific on offence and severely overrated on defence. He can't skate, he can't make offensive decisions, he takes a ton of stupid penalties. Hes a very good #2 defenseman. What is it with this city and falling in love with certain players? Clouiter was defended up the yang for years despite his insanely obvious deficiencies, and there is a long line of players just like them.
How about we do this, lets see just how deep the delusion goes. Who on this list is not better then Ohlund:
Lidstrom, Niedermayer, Pronger, Blake, Redden, Zubov, Chara, Stewert, Pitkanen, Phaneuf, Bouwmeester, Meszaros, Jovanoski. Now thats 13 of the better known defenseman in this league that are quite frankly head and shoulders above Ohlund but I am curious as to who exactly would rate Ohlund ahead of any of these guys.
Only an insane person wouldn't trade Ohlund for a good young centerman right now.