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09-17-2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post

From a Canuck perspective, a 20 year old defenceman certainly isn't what a win-now team needs. Heck, even if you equate Petrovic and Kadri, there's no way the Panthers are going to part with their 1st as well. They do not have enough talented young players on their roster to make that kind of move. Sure, they've got a marginally stronger prospect system than Toronto, but their roster is pretty much baren when it comes to young NHL players with upside.

They can, but they get grossly undervalued at that time and talent gets a premium placed on it. You don't need $4-5m of space to work with at the deadline because it's just not realistic to make that big of a splash.. You need $1-2m.
Canucks don't necessarily need to improve their top 6 forward group or add a top 6 defender in the Luongo trade. If Vancouver gets futures, Gillis will have more wiggle room at the trade deadline to address his roster, which i'm sure he's be happy with.

Where did you get the idea Gillis needs an improvement on the roster in a Luongo trade? By saying 'different' it seemed obvious he was willing to accept a futures package.

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