1st line right wing for Canucks (DISSCUSION)
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10-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Zemgus Da Gawd
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Upstate NY
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TBH, I think the package is pretty fair.
Gaborik has more value than Brent Burns
and this package is on line with what the Wild received.
Coyle = Kassian
1st = 1st
Setoguchi => Hansen (based on upside at the time)
Really think the Higgins-Kesler-Gaborik line would work well. Higgins can dig for loose pucks and Gaborik is always in position to pot in goals. The speed on the line will give defense fits.
Yeah, this isn't true for starters. At the time of that deal, Burns was four years younger than Gaborik is now, had more positional value (future #1 D vs #1 winger), and even with a concussion history had less wear and tear than Gabby. Also, the Sharks got to name their price and eat up UFA years, while whoever gets Gaborik will have to deal with his contract, which, while not a gross overpayment, doesn't fit into most salary structures, including Vancouver's.
As for your actual proposal, the Burns deal featured the Sharks trading from a position of significant strength (forward) to fill holes on defense. The Canucks have no such wealth anywhere in their organization, much less at forward, so Kassian and Hansen are significantly more valuable here.
Edit- if Gabby is available, I'd look to Phoenix, who might still need to replace Whitney's offense. Lord knows Sather and Maloney aren't strangers.
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