Is John Tavares on the level of a Crosby, Stamkos, or Malkin right now?Island Nucklehead wrote:
Well it's pretty much the kind of trash your proposing, Farhan. You ask if Kesler will ever be a #1 Centre, then you turn that into a ridiculous proposal to get John Tavares. If we're living in complete fantasy-ville, I think we should go for Sidney Crosby.
"How set our organization would be for many more years if we made a move like that" applies to every team in the NHL.
Man, we'd be a sick team if we had Sidney Crosby...
My reasoning for asking if Kesler had the potential to be a true elite # 1 dominant center like Henrik, is because of what we saw in the Nashville series last year. Maybe it was an anomaly (I think it was), but maybe it wasn't. If it wasn't, then what I suggested was that maybe 18 months down the road, Kesler's line could assume the official role as the #1 line and we wouldn't have to worry about our dominant offense being watered down. We could then use Schneider/??? as a package to trade for something else......like a quality defenseman.
However - if Kesler doesn't have that potential, then I think it's worth exploring the idea of getting a guy that COULD take over one day.......so that the Canucks maintain their strength and identity of a skilled puck possession team that could light an opposing team up while not sacrificing their solid defensive play.
People on here speculate all the time about us getting Rick Nash and Shea Weber. Even though those are different situations (I.e. Requested trade, RFA), I don't think trading for those types of guys would be any more or less difficult or impossible than trading for a guy like Tavares......especially when you consider the fact that we have the necessary pieces to put together a package of interest.