Hockey Widow wrote:I think in terms of a tandem of missing pieces, or maybe a trifecta. A stud on D, another top 6 centre, a true power forward. If MG could get us all three I'd be ecstatic, but I'd settle for 2 out of three.
Of those three my gut says we could get by without the stud on D. Since the lockout there have already been a handful of teams to win the Cup with a mediocre-but-deep D corps. Adding another legit top-4, or getting more out of Ballard would probably suffice.
On the one hand, I think that adding Doan, plus moving Lou for a package along the lines of Bozak and Gunnarsson would do the trick. On the other, I wonder if that would just be adding a bunch of mediocre pieces when MG should be aiming for a Nash+Weber type home run.
The unique/exciting/frustrating thing about this off-season is that there are potentially some huge pieces out there that we have needed for a long time. To varying degrees Doan, Nash and Weber are more available than they've ever been. And we have the luxury of a legitimate #1 goalie as a trading chip for them, or any other holes that need to be filled.
The table is set for MG to finally push the Canucks over the top for this season, and possibly many more to come. The anticipation is killing me.