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09-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
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To San Jose: Roberto Luongo & Alex Edler (Canucks replace Edler's spot with Ballard)
To Vancouver: Patrick Marleau & Ryane Clowe
Both teams improve even though both teams trade away very good players who were expected to be core players. The skill levels of all four players are fairly equal and considerably above average but the two teams trade players from areas they have depth at their respective positions and receive players in areas that each of those teams need to bolster. San Jose especially as that team really needs help in goal and in the top four defense position.
If this trade went through, I would consider both the Sharks and the Canucks would jump well ahead of the Kings in both the regular season standings and cup finalist potential.
what use do the Canucks have for Marleau exactly when Kesler is back?? so we just gave up our best offensive d-man and a top 10 goalie to a team that may become a divisional rival in the next couple years the NHL re-aligns the divisions for a good power foward and a 2C we don't need?
Not to mention our 3rd pairing is now Alberts Tanev playing 10-15 minutes a game! Just terrible. Now if it was Luongo + Raymond for Niemi + Clowe, it would make more sense for the Canucks but with how HF values Luongo and Raymond, that wouldn't go over well. Plus I don't think it fills SJ's need. Don't they want more offense? so Why would improving goaltending while downgrading their wingers help them?
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