tantalum wrote:It's a moving around of assets. I guess they decided that Hodgson wasn't going to move to wing or force Kesler to the wing. The team is missing young wingers, especially ones with size and Kassian has big time size. He's NHL ready but RAW yet. However, he is a young guy that is likely not far behind Wiese or Bitz right now and has a far higher ceiling.
Gragnani is a 25 year old D-man that can likely play in that 6-8 slot and improve to a 4/5 guy.
It makes sense from the canucks perspective but damn it could blow up in Gillis' face in a hurry.
Our time is now (especially in light of the Bruins and Preds moves) not in 5 years time...and besides, we can get Nash for Schnieds July 1st