HEY EVERYBODY! LET'S RUSH HODGSON! MIGHT AS WELL DESTROY HIS DEVELOPMENT WHILE WE'RE AT IT!Mooger35 wrote:Our youth is going to have to step it up HUGE!
Can you actually imagine a 2nd line of
That is a terrifying thought.
I was hoping to see #19 hanging from the Rafters some day. I can't wait for the former Naslund haters to start jumping out of the woodwork and start claiming to have liked him all along. As a long time supporter of his I feel justified in saying "you got what you wished for you insufferable douchebags."Puck wrote:Thanks for all the great goals, Markus. I wish we could have sent you off with some style and grace.
No. No I wouldn't.Farhan Lalji wrote:Would YOU consider trading the Sedin twins for a top 5 defense man in this league? (i.e. Zdeno Chara).
So we have the best defence, where do our goals come from? As for NHL proven forwards we have Sedin, SEdin, Kesler, Pyatt, Pettinger, Burrows, Johnson, Hordichuk, Wellwood.Farhan Lalji wrote:What carnage!
I agree with the sentiments expressed by Puck. At this point - I think it's safe to say that Sundin is out of the picture for Vancouver (as he should be).
Like I was saying earlier, this team still has....
A) Excellent goaltending
B) A solid defensive core.
Why not build around that?
-Canucks can still get tougher (Brashear is available).
-Canucks can still get Peca, who if used correctly, is still one of the premiere shut down forwards in the league.
-Canucks can still add some 5th/6th defensemen that could competently play 3/4 if injuries occurred.
A crazy thought (please keep in mind..I don't concretely feel this way, but here me out...just an idea).
Would YOU consider trading the Sedin twins for a top 5 defense man in this league? (i.e. Zdeno Chara).
IF something like that were to happen, the Canucks would arguably have the best defensive and goaltending depth in the entire league. A guy like Chara would not only make us have a legit. top 3 defense in the league (combined with the fact that we already have Ohlund, Edler, Mitchell, and Salo), but he would also make us tougher as well.
At this point, I don't know how much the Canucks will be able to maximize the twins if they stay. If the Sedins' are our ONLY offense, they will be easy to shut down (especially if they don't have an adequate line-mate)
Now? There would be almost NOTHING up front, but that is what the summer is for.
Gillis could then spend the summer acquiring and/or trading for a bunch of shut down forwards, PP specialists, and PK specialists. With 20 mill+ in cap space, Gillis could over pay a lot of these guys just to make sure they come (yes...not the most desirable option or strategy, but still....).