coco_canuck wrote:It's completely obvious Gillis is after Weber, and the rumors of Weber wanting to play here are absolutely true. As HW stated, Weber isn't hellbent on coming here, but all things being equal, Vancouer would be his first choice.
We can likely trust Darren Dreger, a very reliable source, when he says the Canucks may not be done dealing. Gillis also made a power move getting his 3rd rounder back from Florida, setting up the threat of an offer-sheet in the summer, with the most likely target being Weber.
Here is where I will throw out a bit of a wild scenario...
If the Canucks are after their own 3rd rounder from Anaheim, they would be doing so to set up another power move to sign a current RFA. Let's speculate the target is Kyle Turris.
LOL what are you on today (smile).
Anyway since we are throwing out the pie in the shy stuff today......
I'm sure Gillis would love Weber and you are right in that he very likely has considered how to position himself to target this player given he is from BC and his former partner Hamhuis is here already.
And you raise a great point on Turris....
As much as I like Tanev, there is simply no question that a signed and flourishing Kyle Turris is worth far more as an asset then Chris Tanev.
Tanev would be great for us because he will still be dirt cheap for us next season and cheap defensive depth is huge for cup contenders, but there is just no comparison between the asset value of a former 3rd pick who is finding his grove.
Turris right now is the ultimate "buy low" in terms of asset value. If he wasn't holding out there is zero chance he would be available for the caliber of players we are talking about.
I'm not even claiming he's that great, but there is a certain cache that former top picks carry and it takes a long time for their value to diminish.