Thread: Proposal: Canucks offer for a top pick
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06-22-2009, 02:04 AM
Blane Youngblood
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Originally Posted by NHL KING View Post
this guy oviously has issues... why do you think its SOOOOO important a player starts in the NHL at 18? does that make the player better if he starts at 18? NO
and no, gillis is a brillient GM for not letting him in the NHL, and to let him have another year of conditioning... take stamkos as a example!!
Honestly, Hodgson wasn't good enough to make the Canucks at the start of the season.

Also, Stamkos had a rough start, but development wise he really seemed to improve in the 2nd half and looks like he'll have a monster season next year.

Re: the proposed trade, Tavares has a chance to be a Dany Heatley type player. In making the trade (and really I just meant Edler + Bieksa + 1st + Raymond/Grabner) the Canucks would free up like $4M in cap space which would probably be enough to offer $6-7.5M for either Niedermayer or Bouwmeester (while keeping the Sedins). At this point I'd take a pairing of Bouwmeester/Niedermayer with say Vanannen over Edler + Bieksa, so we don't get worse on D and we get Tavares. This IMO makes it well worth giving up the other assets for.

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