Farhan Lalji wrote: Strangelove wrote:
I can't shake this feeling that Schenn is a "beast" in the making.
And that he'd thrive in Canucks' system.
And i like his contract.
To TO: Schneids + Alberts
To Vcr: Schenn + Gustavsson (Beast + Monster)
Gives Burkie some cap room for another big deadline, get Schenn while ya can....
Given Luongo's playoff history, I'm not sure if I feel comfortable with the idea of Schneider moving anywhere. I'd much rather keep BOTH goalies for this post-season.......but IF it was possible to move on (cap permitting), I would choose Luongo.
I'm not opposed to getting Schenn but do you think there's any way we could get him without having to give up Hodgson or Schneider?
I generally just lurk, but this talk of "trade Hodgson" is plain ol' pissing me off. The kid is the best prospect/youngster -- aside from Schneider -- that we've had on this team in a decade. Don't pull a Neely here. Last week people are suggesting we package the two of them together for Nash (along with an arm, leg, 1st rounder, and your grandmother), and this week it's for Schenn?
Don't get me wrong, I like Schenn and he has a ton of potential, and he's probably wasted in TO right now, but come on. He was a turnstyle last night against all 4 lines. You don't trade either of your two best young assets for a young D who's struggling and a mediocre monst... errr.. backup.
The only expendables in this team right now are Raymond and perhaps Alberts/Sulzer, but Sulzer basically has no trade value, and Alberts is decent insurance if a better D goes down in the playoffs. Raymond may be responsible defensively, but he's been passed in the depth chart not only by Booth and Higgins, but also by Hansen and Hodgson.
I love the arguments that his speed and decent defensive play in the neutral zone make him worth a $2.55m cap hit, but with almost no offense to back it up, I'd rather have someone earning their salary instead. The guy is being paid for offense, not defense. We already have a guy making $2.5m to be primarily a faceoff/checking forward. And which has been more prominent the last few games in both an offensive and defensive role? Malhotra.
If anyone is going anywhere, it's Raymond and a pick or prospect for a top-5 D.
That said, GMMG is a pretty shrewd guy at the deadline so my expectation is that he pulls something minor, yet complementary, totally out of left field, similar to last year.