Yeah Panarin will likely end up in NY/LA/Chicago or Florida, Florida pretty much tampering jk, have cleared the cap space for both Bob & Panarin, are gonna sign Joel Quenneville https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/flo ... story.htmlMeds wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:56 pmA thought on Panarin based on Cherry's comment in another thread.....
Apparently Vancouver is the only Canadian city he hasn't ruled out. Based on what he's saying I'd say his preferences would be Anaheim, LA, San Jose, Vegas, Florida, Tampa, New York, and maybe even Arizona
Of all of those teams I think only Arizona, Florida, San Jose, and Vancouver, will be throwing the huge dollars at Karlsson should he be available. The rest either can't afford it, or would prefer to add some firepower up front.
Who apparently loved Panarin and was pissed he was traded. Florida is gonna put on a big show/push to land them Russians, I'd say they will offer the most money to Panarin.
They might give $10M per to each, maybe more for Panarin like $11M, & either buyout Reimer or Lu goes on LTIR and they probably move Hoffman for a couple picks.
Erik Karlsson to Vancouver - the owner will approve that, gonna need to do what all teams did to lure a top tier UFA, a recruitment bonanza - it'll be a long and difficult process, which if they plan on it, should have started the process behind the scenes by now, as they go into a recruiting battle against probably four or five other teams after the season concludes, Canucks gotta create a recruiting video featuring past and present Canucks including Pettersson, give them a personalized show/intro at Rogers, layout the blue-print on what the team is going to do for the long term vision & where the team is heading with young up-and-coming talents like Petey, Boeser, Horvat and Hughes , all the special contract talk, gotta meet with EK's agent at the draft.
And when they meet with EK, JB/Weisbrod explaining things, Green has to show how EK will be used on the top pairing, on the top powerplay.
Get players like the Sedins and current players who love playing and living in Vancouver to talk about the city & franchise. Even Naslund, Ohlund etc can chip in, to show how great Vancouver is with Swedish players & it's rich history of Swedes.
Put your best foot forward & hope for the best with your pitch for Karlsson, it'd be a game changer for the franchise if they indeed landed him.