Island Nucklehead wrote:Farhan Lalji wrote:Twins for Weber/Suter.
Canucks would then be set at center, goaltending, and on 'D' for years to come. Kesler-Hodgson-Weber-Suter-either Schneider or Luongo.
But again - it will never happen. I would also like to point out that despite the Canucks' recent "slide", we are still 7-2-1. Championship calibre teams find ways to win even when they aren't playing particularly well. Canucks may not be playing their best hockey right now, but they have earned the right to have the benefit of the doubt.....as long as they keep on winning.
I think people around Vancouver have got a little spoiled. Henrik and Daniel Sedin are two of the best hockey players in the world. They are as consistent as anyone, and you'd have to say we have two of the top-10 players in the game. Factor in their contracts and you'd be a certifiable nut-job to consider moving them. The Sedins at $6M (instead of $7.5) allow you to have David Booth at $4. Just like Burrows at $2M (instead of $4M) allows you to have Higgins at $1.9M. Suter and Weber are going to cash in at around $14-$15M for the pair. That's too much to keep a competitive BALANCED team around them. Nashville can do it, but imo they will be the same team they are now, and will be hard-pressed to move into the true "consistent contender" class that the Canucks are currently in.
Crosby, maybe Ovechkin when he wants to be, Stamkos, Malkin if he's healthy, Giroux is getting there. The Sedins are in the discussion with all these players. These are all players you just don't trade. Superstars.
I'm sorry but that forward group doesn't do it for me at all.
Yo Island Knuck,
That's a little unfair for you to leave out the first part of my quote and misconstrue my post. I also don't want to trade the twins. All I was saying was that IF these thoughts are being entertained at some point after this season, then you can atleast think about it. Lets face it - the twins aren't getting any younger while guys like Weber and Suter are just entering their prime years. The twins are world class superstars as you mentioned, but in a hypothetical team consisting of Kesler, Hodgson, Weber, Suter, and either Schneider or Luongo, this team would be set in ALL of the important positions for years to come.
Anyway - the first part of my quote is below.
If you trade the twins, you'd have to package them off.
I wouldn't trade the twins at all.
The ONLY way I would consider trading the twins, was if the Canucks didn't win the cup this year......AND we could get both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter from Nashville.