Topper wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:30 pm
Peason is what Gaunce isn't. Same draft year.
Almost incredible to think that Pearson and Gaunce were the same draft year. It feels like Pearson has been a name regularly heard out of LA for ages, and Gaunce is a rarely mentioned player even among Canuck fans. Is Pearson what Gaunce isn't because the teams that drafted them in 2012 were headed in different directions? Regardless, we have both of them now, but I can't see us keeping Gaunce as anything more than an AHL player now.
Shenn is a step backwards for the organization going younger and faster. I'm not opposed to a cheap one year deal, may loose him on waivers or he may be in Utica, but there are better option to look for.
There aren't better options right now actually. An under 30 RS dman who is all heart and soul and can actually play a big mean game and would be serviceable for 15 minutes per game is not going to be found internally, nor in free agency for the price that Schenn could be had for. Currently making $800K, I could see him signing on here for under $1.5M, and from what we've seen so far the past month he would be worth having for a couple of years in a placeholder role.
No question that the game has gotten away from him in terms of speed over the past 4 seasons, but he is an upgrade on Gudbranson at a fraction the cost. He's just as physical, and he can actually make a pass. He might be a good starting partner for Hughes right now, as he didn't look out of place as Quinn's counterpart against Dallas. If his play remains steady and he'll come at no more than $1.5M, then you won't find a better option.
Oh and learn how to spell the word "lose".....what are you, a millennial?