The Brown Knight wrote:If these Shea Weber trade rumours are true, then I wonder if the Canucks put up a competitve bid.
http://hockeytraderumors.com/preds-trad ... urprise-2/.
dbr wrote:Strangelove wrote:Well I must say I completely disagree with you Dave
... both on the value of the Schenn Brothers and the value in dumping the Booth contract.
Well I guess to shift the equation around a bit.. I'd say that Booth is about as valuable a contributor as Luke Schenn at this point (neither can stay in the lineup on teams that need them badly) and in a deal where Booth leaves and Luke arrives he would instantly be the leading candidate for our remaining compliance buy out - unless he turned his game around in a big way, but given his game has been heading in the same direction for a few years now I wouldn't bet on it.
Given those two players more or less cancel one another out, and that Alex Edler is clearly a more effective player than Brayden Schenn in the here and now.. that's how I arrive at this not being a great deal for the Canucks.
Granted, I guess you can say that Schenn's future potential makes him as valuable as a currently superior player. And granted, the value in dumping Booth's contract is significant (when it's not in exchange for a different leading buyout candidate).
rats19 wrote:Funny how as the teams goes...so does the majority of the perception of RD's rants errr suggestions and how they are accepted or ridiculed.
RD is much like a GM..
The Brown Knight wrote:I like Blob's idea from a week or so ago in regards to Evander Kane. Can't remember the exact package he proposed, but it was something to the effect of Kassian, Tanev, and ??? (I can't remember......Hansen?).
I'd do that in a heartbeat.
dbr wrote:Doc, fair enough. Although it's dirty pool to chalk my views on Schenn up to the COTU.
He may only be 22 and there may be lots of people willing to buy low on a kid with a few years of "yeah but he was drafted 5th overall" left, but watching him fail to grab a role on the Flyers abysmal blueline has been pretty telling.
Who knows, I guess maybe the right coach, the right system, the right team, the right partner might be what it takes for his career to take off again. In which case he'd clearly be worth a hell of a lot more than Booth but right now all that matters to me is that he'd be our worst contract if we acquired him and dumped Booth. In my ( ) opinion.